I was often asked in interviews why a successful executive would need a coach.
|Only the racehorse needs a coach|
When answering this question, I always draw on an example from sports: only the really good athletes have their own coaches; it is not worth investing in a coach for also-rans. An individual who is offered a coach should not feel there is amiss with him or her but instead view it as a token of appreciation from their company that is willing to invest time and resources towards their betterment.
It is not the workhorse but the racehorse that needs a coach.
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