Define "Top Producer". What exactly are you asipring to? Top Listing agent of the month or 100+ closed sides per year. Each takes a dfferent level of commitment.
My partner and I were MFO members for many years. To this day I drive up to my dream home and think,"Thanks Mike!" We truly would not be the successful agents we are today had we not found the MFO system when we had.
When new agents ask me how I became successful I always recommend Mike Ferry as a good place to start. I also recommend Matthew Ferry and Tom Ferry, I've personally coached with each of them and they are wonderful. Other wonderful coaches that I personally would recommend are Tony Dicello, John Alexandrov, Harris Real Estate University, Tim Woods, and John Furber. Google them and see what they are about. These are the few that I know of. I'm certain there are many many others.
Right now my partner and I are coaching very successfully with Harris Real Estate University. http://www.harrisrealestateuniversity.com/ . They are new to us but very good. They were recommended to us by John Alexandrov, http://www.themoneychi.com/ . I met John at a Mike Ferry "One on One" retreat.
My opinion is that coaching is an evolutional process. It's not a ... take a two day class and get "IT" thing! It's an accountability thing that makes you ... "Get up and do the awful terrible thing everyday that you don't want to do but makes you money thing." Mike calls it repetitious boredom. This is the key!
It's true, many trainers weren't successful agents. "Those that can't teach." So what? Don't shoot the messanger. A great surgeon may not e a good carpenter, doesn't mean he can't operate!
Who one coaches with is almost a matter of finding the system or person you resonate with - like speaking the same language. I couldn't coach with anyone who speaks Italian - I don't understand it. Likewise, the coaches that work for me are those that deliver the message and process I need to hear ... not want to, Need To!
I spent this past weekend with our Mastermind Group, C5 Live. We all started out of MFO. Some members still belong. These are superstars and all make millions and millions of dollars every year. Everyone in the group will tell you that coaching and accountability are intergral parts of their success.