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Kovar Systems
Point to Ponder

Who is Your Coach?

By Dave Kovar

I would like to think that I am a relatively intelligent and motivated person, and I am pretty proud of what my company has been able to accomplish since I first opened my doors back in 1978.

With that said, any success that I have had is due to the people in my life.  I have always done my best work when I have been surrounded by coaches and mentors that have helped to point me in the right direction and guided me through the inevitable turbulent times. My parents, of course, would be at the top of my list. They were always (and still are) great role models and confidants. But there have been many others that have helped me along the way. 

And especially after our recent event, ProMAC International, I would like to recognize the coaches and mentors who helped me along the way and those that truly support the week's theme of "The Rising Tide." Here is a list of stand outs...

Bruce Juchnik - My first martial arts teacher, who saw some potential in me and really pushed me to realize it. Not one for false praise, he rarely gave me positive feedback, so when he did, I soaked up every word and then pushed myself to do more.

Jhoone Rhee - An amazing martial arts role model, who helped me to see the potential of operating a martial arts school. I had no clue of what was possible with my school until Grand Master Rhee started showing me the way.

Tim Kovar - My older brother and business partner for twenty years, who kept me on task and helped me point my energy in the right direction. Tim really helped me to see the importance of structure and planning. Without his influence, I would probably still be "wingin' it" most of the time.

Nick Cokinos - The founder of EFC, who would never settle for anything less than my best and always found a way to get it out of me. He really helped me to see the positive impact that our profession could have on the world.

John Corcoran - MAIA Success editor and author, who helped me to craft my writing style and encouraged me to become an author.  His ongoing patience and methodical method of critiquing my work really has helped to bring out my best.

Dave Chamberlain - My current business partner and friend, who lives, eats, and breathes commitment, hard work and integrity. He really compliments my randomness with constancy and strategy. He knows where my strengths are and allows me to dwell there.

My list could go on, but I think you get the idea. So my question for you is... do you currently have a coach? Do you currently have a mentor? Do you currently answer to someone who demands you to be at your best and keeps you on task? If you have to think too long, perhaps it's time to start looking.  When you find the right person, the upside will be pretty amazing and your life will change forever.


A Message from the Kovar Systems Team...

If you have not had the pleasure of reviewing the coaching services we offer with a Client Development Specialist, then there is no way you can know if there is a level of coaching that is more appropriate for you and your business. Plus there are more than just coaching services offered, what if we have just the solution you need and you just haven't taken the time to discuss what is going on with an expert coach? Click here to make an appointment today and let us be your success coach.

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by Dave Kovar