Successful entrepreneurs are well aware of the advantages they can get from hiring a coach. This explains why no matter how successful they have become; they still believe having a coach to guide them is crucial to their business. You see, in business, it’s really not about achieving success but rather learning how to sustain it.

Sure, there are business people who have amassed fortunes at an earlier time than the rest but before you envy them, try to see where they are now. If they are still doing well in their industry, then that’s great! But if they have only achieved a one-time success in their years of doing business, it could be that there is something wrong with their business plan or perhaps they failed to do the one thing that consistent successful business owners have done – hire a coach.

In my years in business, I learned that one of the ways to achieve stable success in everything you do, regardless of the type of business you are operating, is having a coach by your side. You can always benefit from outside insight.

It no longer comes as a surprise that the business scene is brimming with coaches. The world will never run short of them because of their growing demand. But before you hire the first name you see on Google, make sure that coach possesses these five qualities.

  1. Experience

Experience is very important and it should be one of the qualities you need to look out for when hiring a coach. Textbook knowledge is good but having a vast experience in the field is always the best. Try to check what that coach has accomplished and if you see that his or her accomplishments are what you want to emulate, then you’ve got yourself a coach.

  1. Attitude

Having the right attitude is important. Look for a coach who is persistent, kind, patient and determined. Remember that coaching takes time and if you wind up hiring the wrong coach, you might get discouraged and never hire one, ever again.

  1. Generous

Generosity is a coveted quality and what I mean by this is the coach’s willingness to share what he or she knows, both the good and the bad. If you sense that a coach is holding back then that’s a sign you should look for a new one.

  1. Passionate

A passionate coach is an effective coach. If you can feel that your coach has a passion for teaching and sharing knowledge, techniques and strategies with you, you’ve hit the jackpot! Anyone can be a coach but it takes a real passion for coaching that makes clients successful.

  1. Accessible

You are partnering with your coach so he or she can guide you and give you advice but if your coach is hard to reach or is always busy or is handling so many things at one time that you are no longer a priority, that coach has to leave.

Getting coached by an expert will not only bring you success, it will also make you more confident about yourself.

If you are interested in becoming an amazing coach, I am inviting you to my three-day workshop called Grow Your Coaching Biz on May 10 to 12, 2019 on the Gold Coast. In this fun-filled and action-packed workshop, I will share with you my strategies and processes to attract high paying coaching engagements and to become the coach you have always wanted to be.