3 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Leadership Coach | Executive Coaching
Frankly, most of us are not born leaders. It is a skill/collection of skills that takes time, energy, and patience to master – but you can jumpstart that process by hiring an Executive Coach. I have been an Executive Coach for years and have helped thousands become more equipped and balanced leaders. Today, I hope to demystify the process of hiring a Coach!
Start by identifying your end goal. Often, people employ an executive coach under their organization’s recommendation. That’s great! This means they see potential in you – and there’s likely a leadership role in your future. However, it’s also a clear indication that there’s something in your leadership that could be improved. To ensure you’re working towards you and your employers’ desired outcome, make sure it is clearly defined.
Next, schedule meet and greets with a handful of potential coaches (there are lots of them and most have their own ways of doing things). To sift through your options, here are 3 questions to ask to help you find the right Executive Leadership Coach for you:
What Engagement Levels do you offer?
Different Leadership Coaches will offer different ways to employ their services. This ranges from hourly to monthly. However, the results will be very different for each…
What is the minimum and maximum amount of time required in order for me to achieve a particular result?
The best Leadership Coaching – and the best bang for your buck – will require a monthly retainer, rather than dollar-for-time. You’re looking for an expert who’s invested 10,000+ hours, developing their own methods and shortcuts to make sure the work sticks. I work with my clients for a minimum of 4-6 months to ensure consistent results.
What are your expectations of what I need to be doing?
You’re hiring a Coach because something needs to change – and change rarely comes easy. So, find out what degree of commitment your potential coach is expecting. Personally, I believe that you get out what you put in and I ask all of my clients to give me 100%!
To find out if we might be a good fit for you or your team, and to learn more about my style of executive coaching, go to uncoverysession.com and schedule a time for us to chat.
If you have other questions about hiring the right Executive Coach, leave a comment below, and be sure to check out my YouTube channel for more insights.
Beate Chelette is The Growth Architect & Founder of The Women’s Code, a training company specialized in providing companies an ROI on Balanced Leadership. She has been named one of 50 must-follow women entrepreneurs by the Huffington Post. A first-generation immigrant who found herself $135,000 in debt as a single parent, she bootstrapped her passion for photography into a highly-successful global business and eventually sold it to Bill Gates in a multimillion-dollar deal.
Beate works with business leaders and supports organizations by developing and providing training the training, tools, and expertise to create and maintain a balanced, equal, and inclusive work environment that fosters creativity, employee engagement, and corporate growth.
Recent clients include Merck, Women’s Legislative Caucus of California, Cal State University Dominguez Hills, Small Business Development Centers (SBDC), NFTE, CreativeLive, the Association of Corporate Growth, and TracyLocke.
Beate is the author of the #1 International Amazon Bestseller “Happy Woman Happy World – How to Go From Overwhelmed to Awesome” a book that corporate trainer and best-selling author Brian Tracy calls “a handbook for every woman who wants health, success and a fulfilling career.
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