By Whit Mitchell
I was recently called by a young, first-time CEO of a software company in Boston who was looking to hire an executive coach. She announced that she would interview others and me, and then make a decision. I told her that I had some questions to make sure it was the right “fit” before agreeing to work together. She had 30 minutes for the call.
She told me a bit about her personal and organizational challenges, followed by questions for me about my process, my fees, stories of my past successes, my work with new CEOs and new mothers, and length of time working together. These were all questions that would be important for me to share and her to learn. However, the call ended with, “And what questions should I have asked?” I had opened the conversation with a request to interview her so I could better analyze her situation and understand the key outcomes she would want to achieve during our work together. Unfortunately, there was no more time left for these questions.Read More