Here are five things it helps to know to effectively coach political leaders:
- Time – they have crushing work schedules
- The Glass House – there are unique challenges to life in the public eye
- Payment and Ethics
- Power – they have the power to impact a lot of lives
- Coach and Citizen – coaching is about the person, not the politics
There are plenty more considerations when it comes to coaching political leaders, such as staff management, family, and the potential collaboration between coaches and consultants. However, the most important thing to know is that when you’re coaching, your clients are just people.