Updated: Mar 18
One of the top reasons why many executives hire business coaches is to use them as a sounding board. Having someone there to hear ideas and then offer feedback can help leaders make important decisions and steer their business to success.
If you’ve invested in Business Executive Coaching, chances are you may not be using your coach in this particular way. While you may have sought out a coach for ongoing feedback, it’s easy to get sidelined with projects or other "fires" and forget that you still need to develop ongoing communication with your coach to see the maximum benefit. Even if you think you know the answer, it's always a great tool to bounce it off your business coach first!
To help make the most out of your relationship, consider some of the best questions you can ask your coach each month. Even if you don’t have a specific problem you need help with, these questions can guide you toward new strategies and ongoing improvement.
Where Do You See My Strengths and Weaknesses?
Asking about your strengths and weaknesses as a leader is one of the best questions to ask a business mentor. Your coach is there to provide an unbiased view of your business and leadership, and this question can help you see yourself in a new light.
Hearing about your weaknesses is sometimes a heavy weight to lift against our pride. Let's face it, as entrepreneurs we have a bit more confidence than the average person and criticism can sometimes sting. However, as a business leader we should exhibit humility as a functional act as well as inspiration for our teams.
That being said, after you’ve worked with your coach for a few months, they’ll likely have a good idea of your strengths and weaknesses. Asking this question can help you