Q: I have more than 20 years of experience gained from many executive positions in four different industries. I have trained extensively in areas such as executive development and operational efficiency. And I have read many books on coaching over the last two years. Do you think I am qualified to be an executive coach?
A: You have a number of strong advantages over many others to start coaching right away. But the question you must ask is whether you can deliver great results for your clients. A setback that many like you can face is trying to deliver coaching without a good coaching model and strong coaching competencies. You may want to solidify your coaching deliverables by attending a good coaching program that will equip you with a good coaching approach and critical skills such as questioning, listening, influencing, game planning, feedback giving, etc.