There are many questions that invade the HR professionals or managers when selecting a good coach. Is it better with experience as a coach or manager is not necessary? What does it mean to be accredited? What questions should I do to not mistaken?
These are the 7 errors which mainly make when selecting a coach:
Error 1: To think that if a coach has done well for a person to have to go right to another.
The coaching process we define as "soft", ie act on the skills of managers or middle managers and their ability to bring out the best of themselves. This means that there must be a very good feeling and confidence between the two must be written in capital letters, so the client has to feel extremely comfortable and supported by this figure.
Error 2: Believing a exdirectivo is the best coach for a manager or a team leader.
The exdirectivos are excellent mentors more junior managers. Are people able to transmit knowledge collected over the years. However this does not mean that is a good coach exdirectivo. Unlike mentoring (transmission of knowledge and wisdom), coaching is focused on the individual interlocks in order to develop and to a lesser extent the use of such tools consulting.
Error 3: Find coaches specialize in ciertos sectors.
Although it is a mistake that increasingly makes fewer, I still see that some companies are seeking coaches who have worked in the marketing industry because they will "Coachability" directors of a marketing company.
When a professional coach is totally versatile and works seamlessly across different sectors and that's what makes enrich your overall vision face a manager.
Error 4: Not hiring an ICF certified coach or another internationally recognized association.
That a person has an international accreditation as the ICF does not mean it is the best coach for your company, gives assurance however and whenever HR managers to demand more collateral when hiring these services. It is also important to distinguish the different levels of certification based on standards that have been able to achieve these coaches and the number of "flight time" having. So in Coaching Federation have Interncional ACC levels (Associate Certified Coach), PCC (Professional Certified Coach) The MCC (Master Certified Coach).
Error 5: Choose a coach for his years of experience
Not the same have worked 10 years as a coach to have 2000 hours in professional coaching sessions. As a rider is not measured by his years since he finished his training, a coach should not be measured not by his gray hair and for years he has done coaching, but by their actual hours.
Error 6: Choose a coach that is not usually mentorice.
Every time I run into coaching selection process, where it is required that the chosen coach is constantly recycled and are polishing their skills.
Error 7: Not having the courage to fire your coach
A coaching process has to enrich the minute 0. Say goodbye to your coach no es ni bad negative, is positive even. If you feel your growth with that person has stalled, changes coach, you could use a change of style and learn more about new approaches.
Angel Martinez Marcos
Executive Coach & Managing Partner
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