Coaches are advocates of coaching – after all that is the reason they are doing the work. The old expression “what is good for the goose is good for the gander” applies to coaches too. As a coach, having a coach enhances your focus on your business and on developing your coaching competencies. Consider also that you are demonstrating your belief in the value of coaching.
One benefit for a coach that has a coach is the experience of being a client. The awareness of what it is like enhances the awareness a coach has of their client.
Coaching focuses on goal setting, strategizing, and action planning. For a coach, develop both business goals and skill development goals for enhancing your coaching competencies. Intentionally choosing skill development as a goal means exploring different strategies and defining specific actions. A coach for a coach, in addition to serving as an accountability partner, serves as a sounding board and a provider of perspective. A coach is going to expand and challenge your thinking which in turn supports you enhancing your coaching competencies.
On another note, having a coach provides an example for different ways to coach. The coach’s coach is utilizing different techniques in different ways, which is a modeling of coaching competencies.