02 Nov

Everyone needs a Coach: Reasons why you need a Business Coach

Reasons why you need a business coach

Everyone Needs A Coach
Bill Gates and Eric Schmidt

Bill Gates, TED Talks, April 2013

Everyone needs a coach. It doesn’t matter whether you are a basketball player, a tennis player, a gymnast, or a bridge player. (Picture of Bill Gates and the back of his bridge coach, Sharon Osberg). My bridge coach, Sharon Osberg, says that there are more pictures of the back of her head than anyone else’s in the world. Sorry Sharon! Here you go.
We all need people who will give us feedback. That’s how we improve.

Eric Schmidt, Fortune, 22 Dec 2009
The thing is I’ve received so many kinds of advice, I don’t know where to start. One that comes to mind is to have a coach. Our board member in 2002, John Door said: “You need a coach.”
I said, “I don’t need a coach, I’m an established CEO. Why do I need a coach? Is something wrong?”
He said, “No, no, no. You need a coach. Everybody needs a coach!”
Bill Campbell became my coach and has served very well. Every famous athlete. Every famous performer has somebody who has a coach. Somebody who can watch what they’re doing and say, “Is that what you really meant? Did you really do that?”
They can give them perspective. The one thing that people are never good at is seeing themselves as others see them. A coach really, really helps.

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