Hello again,

Coaching is a hugely personal thing, and choosing a coach is a hugely important task, whatever you are choosing as a profession.

For instance, if you were a soccer (football in the UK) player, you wouldn’t pick a boxing coach to train you, would you? Also, have you noticed the amount of coaches there are for just about every aspect of life, business and sports nowadays?

You can get a boxing coach, gymnastic coach, business performance coach, life coach, indeed there a myriad of options when it comes to coaching. Even internet marketing now has coaches, which to me is a good thing, as I’ve found this profession to be confusing at best, and at worst, soul destroying when you try to go it alone.

I believe that when choosing a coach, you should first ask yourself two questions before you even begin your search.

The first question should be,

What is the most critical thing I need to be coached on right now?

This question is vital as you need to know what it is that you need the most urgent help with now.

It’s no good to you, asking yourself this question after you’ve picked your coach, as then you’ve lost that moment, and more importantly, you may need another coach as well, meaning more investment in yourself. So be aware of what exactly you need to be coached in right now, as it saves you a major headache later on.

The second question you should ask yourself is:

What exactly are my coaching needs long term?

Again, this is important as you are looking for long term success, in whatever you decide to do. Again, like question one, by focusing on a narrow coaching goal, you will limit yourself to that particular area, and the chances of future growth diminish for you, and that’s not good, as you need to be constantly growing and learning.

Once you’ve answered these two questions, honestly and openly, it’s time to start your search for the coach, and coaching team that can assist you in achieving both your short-term critical goal, and your longer-term goals.

As for myself, I have two coaches and two coaching teams, who are not only helping me to achieve my most critical short-term goals, but also my long-term goals as well.

I have a life coach in the wonderful Nicki and Tony Vee, who help me with my life goals, and thanks to them, have helped me become an accredited life coach, and I’m going on another of their accreditation courses in 2019 to achieve greater knowledge of life and success coaching.

My other coach is for my internet marketing journey, and I am blessed to have found John Thornhill, he is a well-respected internet marketer with years of experience, and also very friendly and professional, as his team, and of course Nicki and Tony Vee’s team.

Why would I want two coaches? well that answer is simple, the reason I required two coaches and teams was because I wanted to achieve two different aims, the first aim was to become a life coach, and the second aim was to combine my life coaching with internet marketing, and be a success in both fields.

So, how do you choose the correct coach for you? Well, that’s fairly simple, you go looking for the type of profession that you need coaching in, and you research about ten different coaches and their programs, look at their testimonials, see if they practice what they coach, and how much experience they have.

Once you’ve done that, you then narrow it down to the people you think can a. coach you to achieve both your short- and long-term goals, and b. will be a good fit for your personality.

Do that, and then watch as success befalls you, if you follow what your taught, and teach yourself as well. For there is no better feeling than success, in whatever area of your life needs that success the most.

Take Care….

Paul.


    6 replies to "What Kind Of Coach Do You Need?"

    • Randy Smith

      Hi Paul,

      Just one question…

      Where is the P.S. Here’s a link to my coaches programs… 😉

      Randy

      • paulhaylett

        Hi Randy,

        Thank you for replying to the post, I’m grateful you too the time to reply 🙂

        That is something in the works, as I’ve had to literally redo the whole blog from
        scratch again, which has been painstaking lol.

        I can say that it won’t be long before this will be added to my blog
        very soon.

        Hope that ressures you.

        Take Care,

        Paul.

    • Tony Tydeman

      Like the post. Everyone needs a coach or guide sometimes.

      • paulhaylett

        Hi Tony,

        Your absolutely right, everyone does need a coach, mentor, or guide, whatever your preferred terminology is, at times.

        Thank you for replying, please keep a look out for more great content soon 🙂

        Take Care,

        Paul.

    • Anthony

      Hi Paul, a great article on a topic that is close to my heart. Years ago I started on a joint business venture and my colleague at the time strongly recommended that I find a coach or mentor. Well, years passed and it’s something that never happened….not that I actively sought someone out. I didn’t even know how to find a good coach or mentor. Finally, this late in my career I now have a mentor, and a business coach, just as you suggest in your article. And boy, what a difference that makes – just knowing you’re not alone, and having sosmeone that can straighten you up when it’s needed. Wishing you every success.

      • paulhaylett

        Hi Anthony,

        Thank you for replying to this post first of all, I am grateful you took the time to do that 🙂

        Sometimes we never truly realise, value or understand the immense help and understanding that
        investing in a good coach is until we realise that we need the help of someone who is, or has
        been in the space we occupy at this moment.

        I couldn’t agree more with you that having that someone in your corner is an immense aid
        in getting your health, life or business to be the success you deserve.

        Please keep a look out for more great content on the way very soon, have a great day 🙂

        Take Care,

        Paul

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