While my clients may have some idea of the assistance they expect to receive during executive coaching, like gaining these skills and abilities, many are surprised at the comprehensive information they receive in our sessions.
I encourage my clients to ask questions to gain much more from our executive business coaching session. Here are some questions you can ask before and during a session that will enrich your experience.
1. What Are the Differences Between Executive and Regular Business Coaching?
Knowing the distinctions between executive business and business coaching assures you’re learning the skills necessary for your career and is an excellent way to understand your position. A critical component of high performance is understanding your role within your company, your responsibilities, and the unique skills you possess making you qualified for an executive position.
2. What Is Your Experience In Executive Business?
Asking about your coach’s professional background and experiences usually sparks an insightful conversation in which you learn what experiences or skills you may be missing or unexplored ways of development. Experience is everyone’s greatest teacher – this includes coaches with unconventional career experiences leading them to their executive business positions and having valuable information to offer.
3. What Skills and Qualities Often Make Up the Most Successful Executives?
Grasping general and practical knowledge about successful executives is necessary as a foundation or baseline. Your executive coach, certified in business growth data and analytics, will share the objective insight and research into successful executive performance.
4. Is Single or Group Executive Business Coaching More Beneficial for Me?
Whether you pursue single or group executive coaching, you will learn essential business skills and strategies. However, effective learning is unique, and having an objective perspective on the optimal path to your development will help you get better results out of your coaching experience. Ask about the differences between individual and group executive coaching to help identify your most beneficial learning environment.
5. What Are the Most Common Challenges Executives Face?
Not only does this question assure you you’re not alone in facing challenges as an executive, but you may also learn about unique challenges other executives have faced. Asking about the challenges your coach observes the most is an opportunity to become inspired by the perseverance of your peers and develop more confidence in your coach’s guidance.
6. What Are the Most Important Takeaways You Want Clients to Have?
Getting a comprehensive executive business coaching session is guaranteed – however, every coach will have slightly varying perspectives on what they consider essential behavioral skills, strategies, and business knowledge executives should have. Ask your executive coach what part of their services they believe will serve you the most throughout your career.
Receive more personalized information about executive coaching by booking a consultation with me today.