Why you don't want a coach
You don’t want a coach. Here's why...You're fine just the way you are. I know, you have a nagging thought that says that keeps telling you, "You can do better." And of course you have a few blind spots, but so does everyone else, right? You've settled in and don't have anything left to learn. After all, coaches are for people still developing professionally, and you're not one of them.
It's true. You don't want a coach, but you need a coach.
Without a coach you will get stuck at the level of growth you are currently at and you will not reach to your fullest potential. On the other hand, if you want to keep moving forward, you will want a coach to assist you.
Imagine if a professional athlete said to his or her coach. “I don’t need your help anymore. I’ve got this. I’ve been playing the game for 30 years and had some success along the way. I think I know everything I need to know to keep being successful.” How long will that athlete last in the league, especially as the aging process, injury, and the reality that other players are competing for his/her position? Not long. Every professional athlete knows that coaches are essential to their success.
Consider what three influential leaders have said about coaching:
Bill Gates from Microsoft, “Everyone needs a coach. It doesn’t matter if you are a basketball player, a tennis player, a gymnast, or a bridge player.”
Eric Schmidt of Google, “People are not good at seeing themselves as others see them. A coach really, really helps. Everyone needs a coach.”
Billy Graham, “A coach will impact more people in one year than the average person will in an entire lifetime.”
You may not want a coach, but if you want to keep growing personally and professionally, you need a coach.