There are many things you should be looking for when choosing a coach. First and foremost, is this a person who is a winning player? Nobody who is losing, especially over a large sample size, should be coaching others. They may have some nice ideas, but the cliché “those who cannot do; teach” doesn’t apply all that well in poker.
Next, you want to make sure that this person works well with you. That they are patient, articulate, and work well with your learning style. You also want to make sure that this person is available for the times that work best for you. If you work during the day, and can only do coaching sessions at night, and they work all night, u might want to find a different coach or different hour set to work with. Lastly, you really want to make sure that goals are lined up. You want a coach who not only understands what your poker needs are (let’s face it, some people need work on the whole package, while others just need certain tweaks), and is able to focus on that. Having a coach who teaches two levels underneath you is as useless as one who teaches advanced topics to a beginner.
Keeps these tips in mind when selecting a poker coach. Coaching should be a pleasant and eye-opening experience. If you need any help in this area, or wish to speak further, please feel free to email me at SplitSuit@gmail.com.