The 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.