What does it mean to be a COACH?


Today I thought I’d share with you one lesson from my free daily videos, Minute with Maxwell. This particular video generated the most discussion, which doesn’t surprise me, since it was focused on the word COACH.

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Do you find yourself in a situation where you need to coach someone? As I said in the video, one of the most important gifts a coach can give is perspective. Because we all tend to make decisions based on our perspective and attitude, it’s important for the coach to share the big picture.

Here are some attitudes and perspectives that all people have in common, followed by the action a coach can take to influence them:

  • People are insecure…                  So give them confidence.
  • People like to feel special…        So sincerely compliment them.
  • People want a better tomorrow…  So show them hope.
  • People lack direction…                So navigate for them.
  • People are self-centered…          So speak to their needs first.
  • People get low emotionally…     So encourage them.
  • People want success…                 So help them win.

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    Helping someone succeed makes you a success. What you make happen for others God makes happen. Thank you Sir for sharing this thought.

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    Jessica says:

    I LOVE this! foreseeing what the other person’s going to go through!!!!

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    ester mabanta says:

    walking, working without a coach are wake hour, its a great blessing if someone is coaching though not in sight brings God’s best way of coaching people…….Thanks for Coaching

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    chidi says:

    I think one of the greatest gift we can obtain is to have someone to guide us. I never knew how much i need to know till i discover a man i call today my mentor throught a gifted bible by one of my friend…that was leadership bible by John C Maxwell and ever since that day John have be my mentor and throughout his countless lesson i obtain on his book and online my life have change for good. Thanks to great man as my mentor John C Maxwell