It’s hard to improve when you have no one but yourself to follow.

You can only take yourself so far with your own growth.

One of the things that I had to work through, and continue to work through, is my belief in me reaching my goals.


We are always going to face challenges when we start making changes to business or ourselves.


It was in my darkest time that I took on a coach. At this time I had no idea how I was going to move forward. I had got to a point where I could not move forward on my own. I was fighting so many internal challenges that were stopping me from moving forward.


It was not until I got a mentor who supported me and made me accountable for where I wanted to go.


How did I know that I had the right coach for me?


Good example:

I wanted someone who was a good example and who I could identify with.

I wanted someone who really had my interests in mind when coaching me.

Someone who lived out what they said they believed in. It is very hard to have a coach who cannot follow what they are guiding you to do.

I wanted someone who was professional and possessed skills but also demonstrated a character worthy of emulating.



A good coach is available.

A coach’s actions can sometimes speak louder than their words.

A coach who is available is a coach who is interested in your growth.


Availability works both ways.

A coach’s actions can speak louder than what they say. We cannot say we want a coach but then not carry out their actions. This is wasting the coach’s time and we will lose credibility with our mentor.

Be available to work through the coaching process – the more you stick to the coaching process the more you will get out of your coaching.



I wanted a coach who had experience but also went through coaching themselves.

A Chinese proverb says, “To know the road ahead, ask those coming back.”

Every successful person has learnt from an experienced person.


Friendship and Support:

I wanted a coach who would be my friend and support me no matter what the situation was. I am not saying that I wanted a new best friend – I wanted someone who cared about what I was trying to achieve.

Someone who cares will always support you through difficult times.

If they do not support you, do they really care?


Make a difference:

I wanted someone who was making a difference in people’s lives.

I wanted to make a difference in people’s lives, so it was important for me to have someone coach me with the same values.

A coach shares five common characteristics:


  • Care for the people they coach
  • Observe their attitudes, behavior and performance
  • Align them with their strengths for peak performance
  • Communicate and give feedback about their performance
  • Help them to improve their lives and performance


Do you want to find someone who can help you improve?

Do you need some support in knowing how to find that someone who can help you improve?


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Mandy Connolly


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Phone:     +44 7811336249