Nancy Kline said:
"The Brilliant executive coach is the one who brings out the brilliance of the client."
What you get when you engage me is a chance to work on your own role as a leader and to become not just better but brilliant. This is not a glib marketing offer as I genuinely believe that with work we can all be so much better than what we are now. I call it the best version of yourself. Do, you want to try brilliant?
Now that I have grabbed your attention how do you separate the authentic executive coach from those who say they are executive coaches?
Most leaders consider some of these before they engage a coach; Do I like them? Can I open up to them? Also, do I get a good sense of chemistry around them?
You might also ponder if you are personally motivated to change? As this will be needed if coaching is to work for you. These are good things to consider but I do not suggest you start there.
Many people these days advertise themselves as executive coaches via their web sites or LinkedIn.
Did you know that the professional title of coach is not protected in any way?
I and other professional coaches work with individual leaders and teams when they have mastered the technical skills of their role but need to improve organisational performance, lead a major transformation in business or recruit and build new teams.