Picking an executive coach and leadership consultant that is right for you is critically important. You and your organization are going to invest not only money but more importantly – time. As a result, I would encourage you to interview your coach so that you can determine that fit – both from a competency standpoint as well as from a chemistry standpoint.
Here are several questions you can consider in your search for an executive coach:
- What is your value proposition as an executive coach? What makes you unique?
- What experience and tools do you bring to the coaching experience?
- Who can be involved in the process?
- What is the experience like? How long will it last? What will we do?
Lastly and most importantly – the coach you interview should be listening to YOU. Your coach should be asking you questions to understand your objectives and goals. Not all coaches are a fit for all situations. You are interviewing to find a good match and the coach should be interviewing you to ensure they are a match to deliver what you need.