If you’ve been following my work, then you know that I’m keen on coaching.
That’s because I’ve experienced first-hand the benefits of working with a great coach, which is why my husband and I didn’t hesitate to hire a pickleball coach to help us up our game.
I did what many of you have done when looking for a coach.
I hired the person with the most visibility and the best marketing.
We arrived at our semi-private lesson, only to find another client participating. At that point, I immediately knew this coach was not a good listener, as I had specifically discussed what we were looking for prior to our session.
Our entire “lesson” was spent playing pickleball. At no point in time did our “coach” stop the play to provide feedback on how we could have hit a better shot, nor did our coach help us with the game’s strategy.
We left disappointed and feeling like we had wasted our time and money.
I don’t want the same thing to happen to you.
Here’s what I learned from this experience.
We should have:
- Taken more time to find the right coach for us.
- Asked people whom we trust for a recommendation.
- Checked references.
What’s worked for you in terms of finding a great coach?
What would you do differently the next time around?
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