What to Look Out for When Choosing an Executive Coach Who’s Right for You
Updated: Sep 27, 2019
Forward-thinking CEOs and other executive leaders know that they can stand to benefit from external insight and mentorship. That’s why executive coaching has gained remarkable traction in every industry in the U.S. in past five or so years. Even so, a recent survey conducted by Stanford Graduate School of Business revealed that not many executives are being coached, and that most of them want to hop onto the executive coaching bandwagon.
If you’re on the hunt for a top-notch executive coach, I got your back. Whether you're managing a team or a company, own a small business, or helping out managing a family business, in this blog post, I will walk you through 4 critical things to watch out when searching for the best CEO coaching.
#1. A Track Record of Success That Speaks for Itself
There’s no room for amateurs and newbies in the world of CEO coaching. Remember this is someone who is supposed to help a CEO, someone who’s responsible for the company they are running and for its' employees. As such, a fabulous executive coach should exude an air of confidence and grit as he or she expounds on her past successes and clientele.
The coach’s technique and model of change should be able to knock your socks off. The bottom line is that you’ve to opt for a seasoned veteran who goes above and beyond to deliver incredible results.
#2. The Right Background
Ideally, you want to bring on board an executive coach with background and skills that you may not have, and you want to acquire. However, familiarity with your line of work might come in handy. More importantly, you’ll have to make due diligence before interviewing potential coaches so you can ask relevant questions.
#3. Utmost Confidentiality
Confidentiality is a huge deal when it comes to executive coaching. You want someone who’ll not share what you’re doing or talking about with any other soul. If a coach is unclear about confidentiality, that’s a deal-breaker. Remember lack of privacy on the side of the executive coach can spell doom to your career.
#4. Real Skills
Most executive coaches are successful people with a wealthy of experience, skills, and knowledge to bring to the table. Whether leadership, decision-making, time management or organizational skills, the coach should be able to impart real-world skills to you.
CEO coaching should help you take charge of your future and career. You want a coach who is not only experienced but also comes with a track record of success -- someone with solid life experience.
Sasha Raskin, MA, is an international #1 bestselling co-author , the founder and CEO of Go New , a transformational education program, a life, and business coach and a psychotherapist in Boulder, CO. He is working on a P.h.D in Counseling Education and Supervision and is an adjunct faculty at the Contemplative Counseling master’s program at Naropa University, from which he also graduated. Sasha has been in the mental health field for more than 10 years, worked with youth at risk, recovery, mental health hospitals, and coached individuals, couples, families, startups, and groups. He has created mindfulness stress reduction and music therapy programs within different organizations. Whether it’s in person or via phone/video calls, Sasha uses cutting-edge, research-based techniques to help his clients around the world to thrive.
As a coach Sasha Raskin provides individual and group coaching in Boulder, Colorado, and worldwide via video and phone calls, drawing from over ten years of experience. His services include: life coaching, business coaching, career coaching, ADD / ADHD coaching, leadership coaching, and executive coaching. Schedule your free 20-minute