The Superior trainer isn’t necessarily the supportive and motivational one: although the best do support and motivate you too. The superior trainer is the one who has the courage, the foresight and the pure ability to break complex skills down into bits so you can practice them on your own.
They also constantly feedback. We often tell our trainers that their job is….
ALWAYS BE FEEDING BACK
Always, be feeding back. Always be feeding back
It is the inter relationship of drill based sessions and feedback that drives performance . Knowing the movement and the drills and the faults, and which drills cure which faults, is key. See this article
Coaches may well entertain you and make you feel great, but their principle role should be that of teacher.
At the end of the day you want to feel great because you achieved your goals, not because someone flatters you.
But, if they can go “woo hoo” and high five you, it helps a bit. But remember, anyone can high five you. Only a genuine trainer can improve your performance