To Hire or Not to Hire a Coach? How to Know if You're Ready

[fa icon="calendar"] January 19, 2016 / by Ray Van Gilst

coaching_word_cloudAs you know, I’ve done quite a bit of work with coaching. I’ve been licensed as a coach trainer by Creative Results Management (CRM) and certified by the International Coach Federation as an Accredited Certified Coach.

 

CRM’s Keith Webb is the head of the coach training and has helped us with developing a coaching culture in the CPD, which is gaining momentum. He puts out a regular blog and has given me permission to use him as a guest blogger from time to time as I come across articles he has written that really apply to us.

Posted by: Keith Webb

 

3 Reasons Not to Hire A Coach, And 5 Why You Should

 

Coaching is the new “it” thing for leaders for a very good reason – it gets results. The largest determining factor for coaching results is your reason for hiring a coach in the first place. Here are 3 reasons not to hire a coach, and 5 reasons why you should. 

 

Perhaps you’ve thought of hiring a coach but you’re not sure it’s worth your time and money. Finding a qualified coach is important. One that is well trained in specialized coaching processes that make coaching so fruitful. Look for someone trained through an International Coach Federation (ICF) approved program. The ICF sets the global standard for effective coaching.

 

Even more important than the coach, however, is you. You need to be ready. How can you know if you are ready for coaching? Take a look at the following reasons and see where you line up.

 

3 Reasons Not To Hire A Coach:

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I would also be very open to having those of you who enjoy writing to be our blogging guests from time to time as well. In the meantime, you may like some of our other blogs posts below.

 

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Topics: Coaching, Leadership