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.
Organizations wishing to hire me as an External Executive Coach may send me an Email with the subject, Organization Seeking Coaching.
"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