At Awakened Executives, we believe a coach who is charging for their services should be appropriately qualified and committed to their own development. The coaching profession is currently unregulated. So technically, anyone could sell their service as a coach, even with little or no qualifications or experience.
One method of ensuring a coach is committed to their own development is through continuing professional development (CPD) and coaching supervision.
Coaching Supervision is a collaborative learning practice to continually build the capacity of the coach. This benefits the coach and their clients.
Mentor coaching is observed coaching with feedback against a set of competencies, that sharpen the coach's skills and all-round presence.
To feel you are getting a good return on your investment, you may wish to ask a potential coach the following questions before committing to working with them:
At Awakened Executives we always start with a discovery call, or matching meeting (sometimes called a chemistry meeting) where we can answer any questions the coachee, HR, sponsor or budget holder may have.