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I am thinking of taking my new M.A. and my passion for helping people and businesses to the next level and would love your input!  

Have you ever used a business consultant or a personal/business coach to help you in your work or life?

If you have, what did you look for in that person or relationship?

What makes a good consultant or a good coach?

Thanks in advance for any insight you may be willing to share.

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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Jun 9, 2010
    • I’ve never used a coach or consultant but what comes to mind is this:

      A good coach helps a person see potential and talents that in themselves that they may be unaware of

      They help to bring forward these talents

      They unlock passions and interests that may have been dormant

      They also help find the resources available to bring these talents, interests, passions, potential to fruition.

      It’s similar, in my opinion, to having a great college counselor in a high school or a great head hunter in an employment agency. It’s a matter of finding the right fit.

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      Suzann wrote Jun 9, 2010
    • Cynthia, great point about “finding the right fit.” It’s like that with therapy - I haven’t gone to a coach (although the idea is tempting, I think I might like to), but I have been through my share of therapists. And like coaches, they are human, and some were great but just not for me, and others were just perfect fits for me.  

      I guess my advice would be: GO FOR IT!!!!! You‘re going to be great, because that’s where your passion is. And I truly think your sevices will be needed. That’s long-winded-speak for: Don’t be hurt if someone doesn’t come back or a client doesn’t work out. Keep a “thick skin” and know that it’s not about you.  

      I’ve been a writer for a long enough time to have collected an enormous number of rejection letters from publishers. I usually am very thin-skinned, but as far as rejection letters from publishers, bring ‘em on. I don’t care. I only care about the one who will send me an acceptance letter.

      My point is, don’t let anything or anyone discourage you. I just have this “feeling” that you‘re going to be terrific, Trudy.  

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      Max0125 wrote Jun 10, 2010
    • I say go for it as well. Best wishes!

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