Organizations Seeking Coaching
When looking for an Executive Coach for leaders inside your organization, you may first want to ask yourself and/or other key stakeholders some questions:
- Why are we seeking external Executive Coaching for this particular leader?
- Is this leader actually a good candidate for Executive Coaching? Are they receptive to feedback?
- What coaching results do we, as an organization, want to see for a given leader?
- How will we evaluate the short-term and longer-term executive coaching outcomes?
After establishing that an Executive Coach is needed for a given leader or set of leaders inside your organization, take the time to locate and interview several Executive Coaches.
- As you look for the best client-coach match, ask questions that keep in mind the specific leadership development needs of the given executive or for each person on your executive team.
- What are the leadership competencies or performance areas that need the most work?
- Do you have Professional Development funds that could be applied to Executive Coaching for this person?
- Whenever I am being considered as an Executive Coach, I ask to meet with the leader one on one, to give her a chance to meet me and assess our perceived fit for working together.
"As a result of our time together, I have been able to improve my performance, enhance my ability to lead, and increase my positive perception about my leadership that has opened up new opportunities for me that I never thought were possible."
--T. M., Human Resources Manager