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Coaching Your People Skills 360



You cannot teach a person anything; you can only help him find it within himself.

Galileo Gallilei

I never cease to be amazed at the power of the coaching process to draw out the skills or talent that was previously hidden within an individual, and which invariably finds a way to solve a problem previously thought unsolvable.

John Russell

Probably my best quality as a coach is that I ask a lot of challenging questions and let the person come up with the answer.

Phil Dixon

Coaching is a profession of love. You can't coach people unless you love them.

Eddie Robinson

A good coach will make his players see what they can be rather than what they are.

Ara Parasheghian

Coaches who can outline plays on a black board are a dime a dozen. The coaches who win are the ones who can motivate their players.

Vince Lombardi

Either love your players or get out of coaching.

Bobby Dodd

Who exactly seeks out a coach? Winners who want even more out of life.

Chicago Tribune

Coaching is a most effective tool anywhere you deal with people growing kids, teaching, working in team, leading, selling, or developing yourself.

Vadim Kotelnikov

When practiced with excellence, there is no attention on the technique: the coach is fully engaged with the player and the process of coaching becomes a dance between two people, conversationally moving in complete harmony and partnership.

Leadership-Management Synergy

Myles Downey

A coach's greatest asset is his sense of responsibility - the reliance placed on him by his players.

Knute Rockne



Coaching Spectrum: The Ask/Tell Repertoire

Coaching by Questioning

Constructive Feedback

Bad Feedback vs. Good Feedback

Skill / Will Matrix

GROW Model

Instant Payoff Coaching

People Skills




12 Active Listening Tips

Asking Effective Questions