Many executive coaches are experienced entrepreneurs themselves, but have usually not followed any study in the field of coaching nor in the field of executive coaching. For example: coaching courses, NLP or (applied) psychology. At most, they have taken a course of a few months. They mainly rely on their own experience, this is no guarantee that they can provide substantiated, competent, and adequate guidance for you unique personality and situation.
Other coaches have studied to become an executive coach and have acquired the knowledge and skills, are familiar with the scientifically proven methodologies, and ways to help you further.
However, a diploma obtained in the past can provide a false sense of security. Namely, it does not reflect what the current performance level of this person is.
In addition to following a specific training course with a diploma, there are also self-taught people who acquire the same or often more knowledge and skills. Chances are they are better than someone with a degree, because they often have a higher intrinsic motivation, are enthusiastic, have a high level of commitment and a high degree of perseverance. This leads to much broader knowledge and expertise than that of one specific field.
How important is it to you that your executive coach has completed a different study, which has nothing to do with guiding personal development?