Have You Done Your Homework?
At the risk of sounding cranky, if you call or e-mail me just to ask a question that is readily answered on this website, you may not be the client for me.
I value other people's proactivity...their willingness and motivation to think, research, and take responsibility for themselves. It's your health, your fitness, your new skill, hobby, or sport in question. No matter whom you entrust to teach you, please do your homework first. Read the stuff that's written. Consider the information. Determine if it sounds like a good fit for you. It will save you a lot of frustration in the long run.
If, having done all of that, you still think I can help you, then I'd love to hear from you. Helping you be a better you is what I'm here for.
So, who is a good client for me? Great question...
I work well with self-starters. I am happy to provide a certain amount of motivation, but I firmly believe that the basic drive has to come from within the student/client. "My trainer makes me work hard" and "My teacher made me do this competition" are not things my students would say.
I think you decide to work hard or you decide not to. You decide to dance at a competition or you decide not to. Teachers definitely have influence - I, too, allow my trainers to "push" me when appropriate. But ultimately, I do it for me, because I want to. If you need a coach who will "make" you do whatever it is, I'm not your girl.
Aside from that, a sense of humor makes our time together that much more rewarding. I'm a hard worker, but I like to laugh, too.