I had a conversation the other day with a potential client, who reached out to me about coaching. She’s a director now and wants to be a VP.
You may be surprised to learn that I walked away from this assignment.
Why? Because she wasn’t ready for a coach. Our conversation prompted me to write this article on 5 Questions to Ask Yourself If You’re Considering Hiring a Coach.
Here are the 5 questions to ask yourself if you’re in the market for a coach.
- Am I willing to make an investment in myself? Coaching takes time and hiring a good coach isn’t a minor investment. Are you willing to give up some things now to have a better future?
- Am I ready to hear the truth? It’s hard for some people to hear how they’re being perceived by others. I totally get that. But isn’t it best to know so you can control your own narrative?
- Is there anyone in the organization that I can trust to be my confidant? You’ve heard that saying, “It’s lonely at the top.” This saying is true. I was in the executive suite for a number of years, and I can personally attest to the fact that trusted sounding boards are in very short supply.
- How satisfied am I with how my career is going? Could I benefit from a boost? If an opportunity were to present itself tomorrow, would I be the obvious choice for this promotion?
- If not now, when? This is the most important question to ask yourself. Many people say they’ll get to something and never do. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been told, “I’ve been thinking about hiring a coach for “X” number of years.” If you’re ready for a transformative experience, now’s the time to take that leap of faith.
Got a question about coaching? Email me at Roberta@matusonconsulting.com.