Originally Posted by kilross
OK, you have pretty much the whole online poker world including the Stars Poker School, which is free, and probably several other site's online schools which are free. Free is always a reasonable alternative. DO not discount the free schools they offer. None of them will make you a pro, but all of them will force you to focus on basic to mid level poker table concepts (both ring and tourney). Once you feel comfortable that you could ask a pro a valid, specific question, AND understand the answer, you will be ready to fork over your hard earned cash to get personalized training that you can benefit from.
You have not shared with us what your experience level is, nor what you would hope to gain by paying for training.
I put this all this way because I am sure there are folks with deep pockets who have been enamored by the pro poker (perceived) lifestyle, who don't know diddly about poker but are sure they can buy a fast track education of poker.
I'm of the opinion that yes you can accelerate the learning process, dramatically even, but that you still have to put in the hands, and time, and thought and effort to understand what it is you are trying to learn.
There is a wealth of knowledge here at CC about how to get to be a mid-level (profitable) player, and it is all free. Start with the strategy Articles button up top. Do not take any of this as my disapproval of coaches. Far from that, I approve wholeheartedly, and only wish I could afford one (or 2 or 3). But to get the most bang for your buck from a coach, you want/need to be prepared.