BLUF: what types of things should I consider to try to improve on when working with an executive coach? Are they beat used to bounce ideas off of, or to help overcome insecurities, or to work on specific skills?
now some background if anyone is interested. I'm one of 5 VPs who report directly to our CEO, so a very senior in our small firm. The CEO recently hired a coach to help him with some challenges and found it so useful that he has essentially told all 5 of us that if we want to hire a coach, the expense is approved.
He wants nothing to do with determining what we may want/need to work with the coach on. I view a chance to have an executive coach as a great investment in improving my own performance and think it would be foolish to not take him up on this offer. I only wonder how to get the most out of this process.
I would love to hear some perspectives or experiences my fellow MT/CT listeners have on getting the most out of executive coaching.
thanks in advance,