While you may fancy yourself as a coach, not everyone is meant to become one. Do you know why some coaches are better than others? There are certain qualities that a good coach has and we will discuss these below.
Expertise – while it certainly helps to have expertise in order to coach others, it doesn’t always mean that just because you are an expert that you can coach.
Listeners – great coaches are good listeners for sure. You need to be able to identify what your student is telling you, and this isn’t always as easy as it sounds.
Teacher – a good coach is definitely someone that knows how to teach another person. No two people will learn the same topic in the exact same manner. When necessary you may have to come up with innovative ways to help get your ideas across to your students.
Leadership – good coaches are viewed as leaders. Remember that as you coach a person they are going to pick up traits from you. They will follow your example so it is imperative that you display leadership qualities at all times.
Honest and Sincere – your coaching business will see more success when you run it in an honest and sincere fashion.
Enjoy helping others – this should be one of your main reasons for wanting to become a coach. You just love helping others and want them to enjoy the success that you have had and more.
Patience – coaching some people can be challenging. You may find that one of your students doesn’t have the same grasp on a topic as another. It is up to you to try and find new ways to help them overcome this challenge in order to learn the lesson or step.
Engage with your clients– this is a key area that is sometimes overlooked in many coaching programs. Ensure that you allow enough time for your students to connect with you. If you are running a webinar add on extra time for a question and answer session. Or you might want to set up an online forum, Skype group or Facebook group where your students can access you.
Flexibility – a great coach is prepared to do what it takes to help their students succeed. This can sometimes mean giving more time to one student if necessary.
If you possess the above qualities then you should have no problems in setting up your own online coaching program.
Randy Bett is the author of three books – 7 Secrets of Real Estate Investing, Investing in Real Estate Sucks Unless… and The Value Driven Approach To Sell Real Estate.
He is also a retired high school teacher and former Saskatchewan farm kid. He now writes, speaks and coaches full time. He is happily married and has 2 children and 2 grandaughters. He lives in Red Deer, Alberta.