Guideline through the coaching jungle
Your management is ready to spend money on executive coaching. That’s good news. Now it’s your job to recommend the right coaches for the development of your high potentials. This can be tricky as the high number of coaching providers makes it difficult to separate the wheat from the chaff. So how to find the best fit coach for each of your employees?
Get inspired by recommendations, mouth-to-mouth referral, contacts and research. Make a shortlist of interesting external coaching partners and invite at least 3-5 candidates for a telephone interview. This should take around 45 minutes and reveals fast if the chemistry is the right one to work together and if concepts and methods are also matching. To get the most out of your interviews we’ve prepared some questions which can guide you through the call:
Now you’ve finished the interviews and you probably have a favourite candidate(s). Ask your employee to have a get to know-meeting with your first choice. This will give him the opportunity to see if the prospective coach matches his needs and expectations. Help your employee to have this conversation at eye-level with the coach by giving him the following questions to hand:
Finally it’s the employee who has the last say. If he doesn’t want to work with this coach you should present him a good alternative candidate. Mutual trust, appreciation and the right chemistry remain the basics for a fruitful cooperation.
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