20 Questions To Ensure a Good Executive Coach Decision

There are many people out there who claim to be a business or executive coach, but sadly there are no real requirements to ensure they are qualified to do the job.  Basically anyone can offer coaching services with minimal training and limited business leadership experience.  To ensure your coaching decision is a good, here are […]

Top Ten Reasons for Hiring an Executive Coach

Executive coaching is a powerful tool that can help you achieve your goals and improve your performance as a leader. An executive coach works with you one-on-one to provide you with guidance, support, and feedback to help you become a more effective leader. In this blog, we will discuss the top 10 reasons when you […]

Leadership Thought #458 – Questions To Ask Your Potential Executive Coach

Regrettably, I am in a profession where there are minimal barriers to entry and just about anyone (within reason) can claim to do what I do. Just about every week, I meet another person who is billing themselves as a business coach or executive coach and charging a considerable amount of money for something they have no business doing in the first place. More often than not, it is someone who has been downsized from an existing position or exiting a failed business endeavor, an individual who has hit a career brick wall themselves, an academic with free time on his/her hands, an independent consultant looking to supplement their income, or a psychotherapist who has figured out they can charge more money if they change the title of what they do. I shutter sometimes when I think about the bad advice which is regularly disseminated to executives and business owner by often well-intentioned, but under-skilled or poorly trained business coaches. Here are a few questions I recommend you ask before working with someone in this capacity: