If you’re reading my blog you may be considering getting a coach, maybe even considering me.
I’ve observed that the people who perform best at things tend to have coaches whereas the people who don’t do so well remark that they don’t need coaching or bristle at the prospect of getting help. Derek Jeter has multiple coaches. Forty percent of Fortune 500 CEOs have personal coaches.
This week’s New Yorker features a long article on coaching. While not scientific, it covers many of the important points one might want to consider on coaching, describes observing successful coaching describes the author’s successful experience testing the waters being coached, and describes some research in the field. It doesn’t say everyone should get a coach, but thoughtfully walks through many of the relevant principles and considerations. Not everyone would benefit from a coach. It depends on what you want to do.
I recommend reading it.
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