So who are you to think you don’t need one?
Every great athlete, from the school football team to the Olympics, to professional sports every great player has a coach. Authors have editors, and the President of the United States of America has a cabinet of people who advise and coach him.
People who excel in their area of expertise know that they can’t do it without a coach.
A coach helps you see your blind spots. A coach helps you focus on the basics. A coach tells you the truth, even when it hurts. A coach helps you see beyond your perceived limitations. A coach encourages you when it all looks dark and failure feels overwhelming. A coach kicks you in the rear when you need it.
Your spouse or close friends do not make good coaches, because a coach need to be able to tell you the truth like a therapist would. Your boss does not make a good coach because most people don’t have that kind of relationship with their boss. If you do that is great but it is rare.
A coach should be someone with experience in the area you are trying to grow, someone who has “done it” for real not just with theoretical knowledge.
Remember Everyone can use a Coach.