Who really needs a coach?

 

“Everyone needs a coach. It doesn’t matter whether you are a basketball player, a tennis player, a gymnast or a bridge player.”
Bill Gates

If you’ve had a good coach before, then this blog is like preaching to the choir. You already know that with a coach challenging you, showing you who you are in a mirror (despite what you had thought), keeping you accountable, helping you build your level of self-responsibility and growing your skills in both business and self-perception, you are inevitably going to perform significantly better than you would have done on your own.

You also know that when you work without a coach, you can spend way too long swirling around in your own head and not gaining sorting out your priorities and moving forward. You also know that there are most definitely hidden talents and realisations you are not discovering about yourself.

If however, you’ve never had a coach, or never had a good coach (or one that really resonates with you), then you might be wondering what the point is. Is the investment really worth it? Surely, you might think, I should be able to just get on with this on my own and sort it out for myself?

Of course you can. The question is, how much faster, more efficient and more productive could you be if someone was helping you look at you from a different perspective, from outside yourself? What could you be learning about yourself and your business / life that will allow you to operate at an even higher rate in the future?

Surely you’ll work it out on your own or with your mates (who are usually not as objective but rather, supportive). Of course. But maybe, just maybe, it’s worth considering why successful, high-performers all use coaches. What are they on to? Eric Schmitt (CEO, Google), Oprah, Bill Clinton, Barak Obama, Serena Williams (outside of sports), Richard Branson – all avid coach advocates.

Perhaps you’ve been in your business or role a long time and have lost motivation, perhaps you are just starting out and need some clarity and direction, or maybe you are changing roles or careers. I’ve even coached people who just want to be better than they are today. Do you know there’s more in you? Consider a coach. They might just see it already.