What makes a great coach?
As part of raising awareness during Internation Coaching Week, I wanted to share some ideas of what makes a great coach.
What makes a great coach.
Do you have your eye on medal-worthy success? Do you want to live life at the next level? Are seeking to bring a sense of balance and harmony into our life.
Here are five qualities Olympic athletes look for in a great coach. If you are looking for your breakthrough, keep these in mind as you seek out your mentor and support system.
A coach knows short-term goals are just as important as long-term ones. If you only know what your long goals are, they can help develop a strategy composed of short-term goals that will help you. A coach can help you develop your goals but more importantly, motivate you to stay focused and take the steps necessary for you to reach your goals. Often clients see the end game they want but seek out a coach to get them started from where they are and guide them past all the distractions and mindset issue that keep them from success.
Who is going to motivate you when you can’t motivate yourself? Olympic athletes know better than anyone that the path to success is not always easy. Often, the easy choice is giving up. When you feel like giving up, your coach is there to instill confidence and pick you back up.Coaching is not about false hopes and empty praise. Coaching is about helping you keep perspective of the journey and the success you have made along the journey. Coaching my the simple fact, you have an outside observer that is solely there for you is motivating.
If you truly want to see success, you need a coach who won’t sugar coat things for you. The tough conversations are often the ones that lead to the most change. A coach who will always be honest with you is critical to improvement and setting realistic goals.Many of my clients say for the first time in their life they know that the feedback that is given is aimed at helping them get more of what they want in a way that builds on their strengths. It’s not about nice happy hand holding for 30mins to and hour, it is about growth, and sometimes that can get messy, but the end product is so worth it.
A coach can’t do their job properly if you aren’t able to communicate with them. Having a coach who asks questions, gives feedback and checks in on your progress is critical to your success. Effective communication guarantees that the approach your coach takes you is unique to your strengths and weaknesses, which allows for greater improvement.Having studied multiple models of coaching, I know that coaches ability to communicate and connect with a client increase the client’s success. That’s why I have a profession coach guiding my professional development.
If you fail to prepare, you prepare to fail. A great coach will make sure you are properly prepared to meet your goals. They take your goals and implement a plan that will guide you to success. Coaching is about seeing where you want to be and making sure you have the tools to get there before you get there. Coaching is about proactive growth, not reactive counseling.
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I am looking forward to helping you break through to a new level of success. In the future, you will look back on this experience as one of the wisest and most rewarding investments in yourself that you have ever made