The idea for this post came from a friend. Thank you Cathy Mahady for the inspiration.
My life has been truly blessed.
I have been surrounded in every endeavor by incredible coaches and mentors.
At school, in my broadcast career and throughout my business career I have somehow lucked into the absolute best coaching available.
There was the incredible Gerry Gundersen who was my grade 8 teacher and saw the potential. He taught me how to work and to love the process.
There was Roy Currie, a broadcast genius and father figure to hundreds of successful broadcasters across Canada and around the world. He taught me that passion and precision were important, that people never really knew who they were listening to but always listened to who they knew, and he taught me profanity. He was really good at profanity.
And in my business career, from the very first day I decided I needed a business I have been able to surround myself with people that not only had the skills and the success but knew how to pass that information on to those who were willing to listen.
Can you succeed without a coach? Of course you can.
But can you reach your full potential of success without a coach? Totally different question. And a totally different answer.
I try every day to emulate the coaching skills of Gerry and Roy and more recently Mike and Ken. My goal is to pass on to others what they so freely gave me.
It seems to be working so far.
To find out how much difference a coach can make in your life, check this out.