Do business coaches need a solid business background?
Many coach training institutions train people from all walks of life to become
coaches. They also award diplomas in areas like Personal Performance
Coaching , Executive and Corporate or Coaching in Education, Coaching for
However in a world of specialisation, when clients have an abundance of
choice in coach selection, the natural process will be to choose a Coach who
has the relevant experience in your sector.
I belong to the school of thought , where I believe the Coachees will get their
results faster (and more effectively ?) if they work with a Coach who has the
relevant background experience .
Some agree that in the collaborative coaching method with a non directive
approach , it does not matter what the background of the coach is . Since non
directive Coaching is exclusively based on working with the person’s inner self,
with powerful questioning and the coach is able empower the coachee to take
positive action to move ahead.
Sure, I agree with this, but how long will it take for such Coaching to get you
closer to the results you want.
In a fast moving and rapidly changing world, in which we are now in the
current Covid and new normal world, your results will have to come fast, to
really benefit from Coaching.
So I conclude that a Coaching process with a Coach who has the relevant
background and experience will be much more beneficial to your getting the
results you want in the time frame you desire.
Do you agree with me?