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Do you have your eye on medal-worthy success? Do you want to live life at the next level? Here are 5 qualities Olympic athletes look for in a great coach. If you are looking for your own breakthrough, keep these in mind as you seek out your own mentor and support system.


A coach knows short-term goals are just as important as long-term ones. If you only know what your long goals are, they can help develop a strategy composed of short-term goals that will help you. A coach can help you develop your goals but more importantly, motivate you to stay focused and take the steps necessary for you to reach your goals.


Who is going to motivate you when you can’t motivate yourself? Olympic athletes know better than anyone that the path to success is not always easy. Often, the easy choice is giving up. When you feel like giving up, your coach is there to instill confidence and pick you back up.


If you truly want to see success, you need a coach who won’t sugar coat things for you. The tough conversations are often the ones that lead to the most change. A coach who will always be honest with you is critical to improvement and setting realistic goals.


A coach can’t do their job properly if you aren’t able to communicate with them. Having a coach who asks questions, gives feedback and checks in on your progress is critical to your success. Effective communication guarantees that the approach your coach takes with you is unique to your strengths and weaknesses, which allows for greater improvement.


If you fail to prepare, you prepare to fail. A great coach will make sure you are properly prepared in order to meet your goals. They take your goals and implement a plan that will guide you to success.

PNL Coaching models many of Tony Robbin’s programs and philosophies. Please send a brief email to to find out how we can help you!

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