09/12/2013 08:34 GMT | Updated 05/02/2014 05:59 GMT

Do You Know When You Are in Need of a Coach?

I know there are a lot of people who think that they are 'fine' and certainly have no need of coaching of any sort. They are mistaken in their belief that there is nothing anyone else can do to help them, that there is nobody else out there in the entire world who is in, or has been in, the same or similar situations as them.

They continue to plod on through life without help, without looking for answers to their questions and still believing that there is nothing they or anyone else can do to change their current situations.

I know differently.

I have been on both sides of that argument, and I know exactly what I am talking about. I have been there, I have resisted being coached. I have been coaching for many years and successfully changed the lives of lots of people, both male and female, young and old. But, and this is a big BUT, I resisted being coached myself because my ego kept telling me that I was okay, I was 'fine'.

Then I began an online coaching programme, and as I read through the pages I was intrigued by the depth of work that had been put into the various programmes. I was not that keen when I was told that I would have to be coached myself, and I was a little resistant (well my ego was) but I agreed. And I haven't looked back.

I worked through the programme from beginning to end, my ego has been booted into the back of beyond, I love being coached, coaching, watching people change and grow, and I love all the friends I have made and continue to make. We support each other online, on the phone, via Skype. We encourage each other and we learn and grow more and more each day.

I also now have a coach with whom I meet monthly, and he keeps me on track and going in the right direction.

So, are you in need of coaching? I suspect you are. Are you really 'fine'?

Do you think that you would like to experience coaching for yourself? Are you a coach who, like I did, thinks that you don't need coaching?

I was wrong, could you be too?