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Guidelines. An executive coach must:
- Hold a high level of confidence and expertise in working
within the leadership and leadership development arenas.
- Ability to be an insightful sounding board so that executives
are able to share all sides of themselves; their hopes,
fears, needs, and their dreams for themselves as well as
- Ability to be highly innovative, creative, and collaborative,
serving as strategic partner to the executive leader and
- Comfortable coaching around complex issues and international
- Ability to intervene in the organization dynamics to maximize
performance. Able to discern patterns of behavior and systems
that prohibit peak performance.
- Have highly developed coaching, communication, and interpersonal
skills and competencies.
- Ability to ask powerful, strategic questions and challenge
individuals at high levels. Someone who will work beneath
the strong ego of the leader and who will challenge him/her
to raise standards in all areas.
- Ability to be a direct communicator and speak the truth.
An experienced conversation partner who is a good match
who will give strong objective feedback.
- Ability to inspire others at the highest levels; executive
coaches are the ones who inspire the inspirational leaders.
- Ability to hold all things in confidence and is an ethical
and trustworthy partner.