Would a senior citizen be at a disadvantage as a coach?
by Jan Gouws
I have studied and re-read your report several times and it sounds very exciting but... I am 69 years old according to my ID. I was forced to retire in 1995 and then started my own business selling and installing computer business systems. I work hard and make a reasonable living but I still have this dream that I am not living my destiny - if you know what i mean.
I have observed an interesting aspect in dealing with our customers - when we first make contact and start a new installation they tend to prefer to talk to my (considerably younger) partner, but as soon as we go live and they need day to day assistance I get 95% of the calls - they say I train better and i am extremely patient when they battle to understand.
Hence my concern - will people not be put off by my age on first meetings? I am physically fit and healthy and I love exploring unknown territory.
Your straight reply will be appreciated.