The Importance of a Good Coach
"As you go through life, you will meet people that have done what you want to do in life. They’ve made it! You know deep in your heart that if they can do it then you can too. So, how do you get to that level of success? Get a coach!"
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I really liked this article on why it's so important to have a coach. The author goes on to list 5 attributes that you should look for when selecting a coach. He says a coach should exude confidence, openness, admiralty, consistency and lead a healthy lifestyle. As I'm sure you already know, coaching doesn't just apply to sports. If you are looking to excel and achieve success in any endeavor (including your practice) then working with a coach is something you should consider.
Jennifer and Kyle (of IMS) have been coaching clients and each other for over 15 years and embody all of the characteristics listed in the article. Coaching has become part of who they are. I have yet to meet another person so willing (and able) to help others than Kyle Krull. Kyle is a wealth of knowledge and experience. He has built a very successful practice and, maybe more importantly, his ideal lifestyle. Everything he has in life he worked his butt off for. He never took short cuts, never gained at somebody else's expense. This is the kind of guy you want on your team.
Jennifer Goddard is Kyle's practice development coach. You will notice that I did NOT say "marketing" coach. What Jennifer did for Kyle, and is doing now for our Essentials clients, is help them grow and develop a successful practice. Marketing is obviously a big part of the equation but the reason having her as a coach is important is that through marketing she allows you to become a better attorney. Kyle didn't have to worry if there would be clients coming in and be forced to scramble to "drum up" business. Kyle could focus on his presentation, staying organized, networking events, and generally running his business.
If you are feeling like now is the time to take your practice to the next level. Or you see an opportunity but are not exactly sure how to capitalize, you owe it to yourself do something about it. My suggestion is to check them out online or shoot one of them an email. It may be your first step towards having the practice you've always wanted.
Online at: www.estateplanningpartners.com
Jennifer Goddard: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kyle Krull: email@example.com
As always, strong mind, strong body, strong practice!