As coach and author Mary Beth O’Neill describes in her book, Executive Coaching with Backbone and Heart: A Systems Approach to Engaging Leaders with Their Challenges, a coaching engagement “is a continual dance of balancing backbone and heart,” requiring coaches to speak not only with kindness, but also truthfully and courageously.
What questions should you ask when you an interview a leadership coach? Here are four questions to ensure coaching will make a difference for you.
Receiving feedback plays a significant role in one’s development as a leader. By opening ourselves up to feedback from others, we are acknowledging that we are in a continuous process of learning and growth, and that we understand that there are always ways we can be more effective.