Personalized coachingThe second of the four essential elements for making any network fully functional is personalized coaching.

Powerful networks always have effective coaching relationships. In a sense, a network is a coaching system—a coaching environment—much more so than a series of seminars. A network is a relational, coaching environment.  You can have coaching relationships without a network, but you can’t have a network without coaching.  Coaching happens at each network meeting and between meetings.

Each network needs a competent coach participating with them in the network. These coaches serve a dual purpose: they facilitate the network meetings themselves, and they coach each member of the network individually outside of the network meeting time.

Coaching is the glue that holds a network together.