Hiring an executive coach is a personal choice. Use time to build the right set of screening questions during your vetting process.
- Does this coach have a track record of ensuring that my actions, ambitions and aspirations are aligned with my company’s key goals, vision, and values?
- Can she point to measurable results from her coaching engagements (versus smile sheets)?
- Can I rely on her to help me dramatically grow my external and internal networks, or is she isolated from business communities?
Relationships trump hands-on skills as I climb the career ladder. Will she show me a way to reach beyond the “do good work” model, and help me build a dedicated team of stakeholders?