It is true that an executive coach will make you work harder and progress much faster than you would you tried to do it all on your own.

Sometimes hiring a business coach might not be right for you.

A coach can give you the tools and perspective to grow your leadership effectiveness, but it doesn’t mean you should hire one.

Here are 6 reasons not to hire me as your executive coach:

1. You don’t want to go outside your comfort zone

If you’re the sort of person who is completely happy where they are and have no desire to grow as a boss, stepping out of your comfort zone and trying something new.

2. Solving Your Personal Issues

If you have personal issues that are affecting your relationship with your boss, peers or employees, then you need a psychologist or counsellor. 

3. You need to learn new technical skills

If you need to learn new technical skills, such as web design or accounting, you need to take a suitable skills course.

4. You’re not coachable

Some people can’t cope with being told their way isn’t the best way. If you don’t like to be told you’re could be doing things differently, then don’t hire a coach.

5. You don’t want to be held accountable

Let’s face it; You are busy.

It’s not always easy to deliver on your commitments.

And if you’re the sort of person who agrees to things, but doesn’t follow through, then paying for a coach to help keep you accountable is a waste of money.

6. You aren’t sure what you want out of life or your career

If you don’t know what you want out of life or whether you’re on the right career path, then an executive coach is not for you. Hire the right kind of help.

Should you hire an executive coach?

If you’ve read this far and realized that you are serious about growing your business or your leadership experience.

Then consider hiring an executive coach who can help you achieve far bigger results than if you were doing it on your own.

Here are four other tips to help you find the perfect match:

1. Gauge your chemistry.

During your initial meeting or phone call, pay attention to the chemistry between you and the coach. Do you like the person’s energy and experience? Ask them about what works and doesn’t work in a coaching relationship to see if that works for you.

2. Find someone with the background you need.

You want a coach who has worked with other clients like you. Before meeting with a potential coach, consider the questions you need answered  for him or her to help you best.

3. Make sure you understand the coach’s area of expertise.

Many coaches have a specialty in helping improve certain skill sets or to support clients during specific situations. Depending on your needs, you may benefit from someone with specific know-how.

4. Ask how the coaching process works.

A skilled coach should walk you through their process, so you have a clear idea of what to expect and how it helps reach your goals.

 

Now What?

You now know why you shouldn’t engage me as your executive coach.

And I have shared what you should consider before you hire a coach.

Now, click here to read about my coaching services.

Why don’t you reach out and learn more about hiring me as an executive coach, click to get in touch

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