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Beware of flaws in ‘perfect’ coaches

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Before you hire an executive coach, beware if he or she:
  • Professes to be able to work with anybody on any problem or goal.

  • Abuses acronyms or name-drops.

  • Makes unrealistic claims.

  • Talks more about herself or himself than about you.

  • Doesn’t offer a trial period.

  • Doesn’t provide references.

  • Pressures you for a commitment.
—Adapted from Coached to Lead, Susan Battley, Jossey-Bass.

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