A good coach is positive, enthusiastic, supportive, confident, focused, goal-oriented, informed, observant, respectful, patient and a clear communicator. Over the years, I've met many people who desperately want to succeed, but who are ultimately unwilling to invest in themselves. They think I can teach myself. I can learn this on my own.
I am always surprised by this attitude. If I can avoid making some mistakes, I'm going to. The first thing to look for in a person's resume is their experience. What exactly have they achieved? Is that what you want to achieve? Your coach must have followed suit.
Find someone who has actually paid your debts and can talk about their real-life experiences. Ideally, this person should have failed and succeeded. Your knowledge will help you avoid making costly mistakes and will greatly increase your chances of success. In my experience, having a great attitude comes with time and experience.
The right coach will have been through everything and will have come out the other side knowing that a sense of humor helps a lot in business. They are able to see the big picture. They understand that everything is a numbers game. An ideal coach is very patient, but also persistent and determined.
A great coach is willing to share with you all their experiences, the good and the bad. Do you have a feeling that this person is hiding? It's not a good sign. You'll learn more from someone who is willing to be radically transparent. You can train your brain to react better to stressful situations.
What is your dream job? Ask yourself these 4 questions to find out. No one would rent me a cafe in modern neighborhoods in New York, so I tried something risky. I now have 3 coffee shops. However, it's certainly beneficial to analyze what your coach is doing.
Are they themselves runners or triathletes? Have they competed in events that you want to hold and do they have knowledge of this sport? What is their experience and skill as a coach if they haven't completed the event I want to do? With events such as ultramarathons and Ironmans, I highly recommend working with someone who has experience in these events and knows exactly what is expected of your body, heart and soul to complete them. Especially if it's the first one.