This video has been circulating the web for the last few years and I love it because it’s so short, sweet and to the point. Listen to Eric Schmidt, the CEO of Google, being interviewed by Fortune Magazine for a series called “The Best Advice I Ever Got.”
Schmidt discusses why having a talented coach is a crucial element for success.
I was coaching one of my clients recently and what we uncovered during the conversation was the impact that his close family are having on his life and his efforts to change it. And how, whilst having the best of intentions, they were part of what was holding him back. Now this is very common, and also a somewhat complex topic, which I’m not going to dive into right now. However one thing in particular that he said stood out to me. He revealed that his wife was of the opinion that he shouldn’t need to hire a coach to help him create a more successful life, he should be able to do it “on his own”. (more…)