What does teaching someone how to ride a motorcycle and training a new inside sales rep have in common? On the surface they may seem worlds apart.
For many years I have been involved in training new motorcyclists, coaching them on the basic skills required to ride a motorcycle and eventually more advanced skills, but all built on a foundation of the basics. There are important things to know before a new rider begins to get the wheels rolling; like how to put the helmet on, what to wear while riding, knowing where the controls are, how to operate them and how to start the bike. There is a logical process and each skill learned allows the student to progress to the next basic skill. They’re building their foundation in a safe learning environment. The individuals who come to our classes range in age from 16 to 70 years old. They are all hungry to eventually experience the thrill of riding on the open road. As a rider-coach, I can only assist students in their learning, but it is up to the individual to use the information to be successful. Usually if a rider is having difficulty with a new skill it is likely they need some remediation and to remember the basics. It is easy to forget what they just learned because there is so much information to process. Usually a minor correction and they are on their way.