If you’re interested in hiring an Executive Coach it would be wise to look for the following traits identified by CEO online after years of extensive research.
Trait #1: Organized approach/commitment – Great coaches are organized which is important it shows commitment.
Trait #2: Process oriented/consistency – The coaching process is not arbitrary, it is consistent.
Trait#3: Participative feedback – Great coaches don’t tell, they ask.
Trait #4: Objective – Great coaches are objective with their feedback.
Trait #5: Knowledge/skilled – Great coaches are skilled; they know the process.
Trait #6: Balanced/fair – A great coach is looking for and provides positive feedback.
Trait #7: Flexibility/adjustable – A great coach adjusts to the personality and behavior patterns of their client.
Trait #8: Patient/tolerant – A great coach is aware of how quickly a client can adjust. this requires patience.
Trait #9: Tough/firm – A great coach knows when to be tough and firm with lots of follow-up.
Trait #10: Realistic – A great coach knows when the process is not working. Not every person will benefit for a coaching experience.