45 Inspiring Quotes About Business Coaching

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As we shared in our article, Why Our Coaches Have Coaches and You Need One Too we believe in the power of coaching so much, we think every leader and business owner should have one.

We have compiled this article of quotes about coaching and hopefully these will inspire and motivate you to either continue with business coaching or get a business coach of your own.

  1. “Each person holds so much power within themselves that needs to be let out. Sometimes they just need a little nudge, a little direction, a little support, a little coaching, and the greatest things can happen.” ~ Pete Carroll

2.  “Coaching is releasing a person’s potential to maximize their own performance. It is helping them to learn rather than teaching them.” ~ Unknown

 3.“A coach is someone who tells you what you don’t want to hear, who has you see what you don’t want to see, so you can be who you always knew you could be.” ~ Tom Landry

4. “Coaching is the universal language of change and learning.” ~ CNN

5. “Coaches are aware of how to ignite passion and motivate people. They have an energy that is contagious and know exactly how to get their team excited.” ~ Brian Cagney

6. “The power of coaching is this – you are expected to give people the path to find answers, not the answers.” ~ Tom Mahalo

7. “Coaching isn’t therapy. It’s product development, with you as the product.” ~ Fast Company

8. “Probably my best quality as a coach is I ask a lot of questions and let the person come up with the answers.” ~ Phil Dixon

9. “I realized that life had much more to offer than I had anticipated and decided to help others in their human journey. Thus, I become a trainer and a coach with passion for transformation.” ~ Ann Betz

10. “I believe that wherever there is mastery, coaching is occurring and whenever coaching is done, mastery will be the outcome.” ~ Andrea J. Lee

11. “Coaches have to watch for what they don’t want to see and listen to what they don’t want to hear.” ~ John Madden

12. “Successful coaches are visionaries. They have a picture of success set in their minds.” ~ Gavin McGinni

13. “Coaching works because it’s all about you. When you connect with what you really want and why – and take action – magical things can happen.” Emma-Louise Elsey

14. “People don’t only use a coach when there is a problem with their technique; they understand that no matter how good their technique is, there is always room for improvement.” ~ John Perry

15. “The manager needs to have a coaching mindset, looking for opportunities to help others learn…. The coach and coachee relationship must be one that rests on a foundation of trust that can allow the coaching dialogue to take place.” ~ James M. Hunt

16. “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

17. “Coaching is unlocking a person’s potential to maximize their own performance. It’s helping them to learn rather than teaching them.” ~ Tim Gallwey

18. “As their coach, your job is to set the bar high, inspire them to reach this bar, encourage them, and most of all, guide them in the best possible manner and in the most supportive environment.” ~ John Popovich

19. “A manager is a title, it does not guarantee success. Coaching is an action, not a title and actions will result in successes!” ~ Catherine Pulsifer

20. “As coaches, we equip people to be in touch with their best selves.” ~ Clyde Lowstuter

21. “Simply put, Coaching is where you work with someone to connect with yourself, redesign your environment and your life, and then take action to implement it!” ~ Emma-Louise Elsey

22. “The best coaches know what the end result looks like, whether it’s an offensive play, a defensive play, a defensive coverage, or just some idea of the organization.” ~ Vince Lombardi

23. “Everyone needs a coach, whether it’s a top-level executive, a graduate student, a homemaker, a homeless person or the President of the United States.” ~ Anthony Robbins

24. “All coaching is, is taking a player where he can’t take himself.” ~ Bill McCartney

25. “Coaching is a unique process of human development, one that works to change a person’s life for the better and help him or her achieve a number of specific objectives.” ~ Ian Berry

26. “So while the complexities change, the work of coaching stays the same keep your clients at the center of the work, push them to use their strengths more and to temper their weaknesses, and illuminate blind spots because these are what really get in the way.” ~ Stacy Feiner

27. “Coaching is about helping clients unlock the treasure-chest of their lives – worth bearing in mind then that diamonds are made from coal under pressure and it’s the grit in the oyster which creates the pearls.” ~ Sarah Durrant

28. “What I learned is that if a coach lacks sufficient persistence, he will be unable to complete the critical task of finding growth opportunities out of adversity.” ~ Seth Davis

29. “Good coaching is good teaching and nothing else.” ~ Pat Conroy

30. “I absolutely believe that people, unless coached, never reach their maximum capabilities.” ~ Bob Nardelli

31. “Coaches and the people they coach know that for the future to be different, we need to change the way we do things in the present…. More often, changes involve shifts in attitudes, thinking, perceptions, and behavior.” ~ Gary Collins

32. “Leaders empower individuals by building trust and coaching competence in their job roles and networking skills.” ~ Kenneth H. Blanchard

33. “The actual awareness that the person opposite you is an entire world and isn’t lacking anything, and that you yourself are an entire world, allows you to coach him and to think about him in a positive way, from a place of reality and abundance.” ~ Benny Gal

34. “Coaching helps you to take responsibility for your life, let go of what others think and become your true self. It’s about you creating the life that you want – and deserve.” Emma-Louise Elsey

35. “Everything in coaching hinges on listening because what we are listening for affects where we are speaking from and unfolds how we are being with and for each other.” ~ Marilyn Atkinson

36. “Everyone needs a coach. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a basketball player, a tennis player, a gymnast or a bridge player.” ~ Bill Gates

37. “Executives and HR managers know coaching is the most potent tool for inducing positive personal change, ensuring better than average odds of success and making the change stick for the long term.” ~ The Ivy Business Journal

38. “Listening is such a simple act. It requires us to be present, and that takes practice, but we don’t have to do anything else. We don’t have to advise, or coach, or sound wise. We just have to be willing to sit there and listen.” _Margaret J. Wheatley

39. “One of the most exciting things about coaching is the buzz you get when you push out of your comfort zone, come up with a plan and put it into action! Life takes on a whole new meaning as you re-create your life the way you want it.” ~ Emma-Louise Elsey

40. “A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment.” ~ John Wooden

41. “A coach can play any number of roles-mentor, consultant, motivator, but one thing she is not is a therapist. Coaching deals with the “how”: how you move from where you are and make change. It’s action oriented and concerned with the present and future not the past.” ~ Shape Magazine

42. “Now, coaching is basically like what it is, it is someone that you have that is working with another person to help the other person’s goal.” ~ Randy Wayne

43. “The goal of coaching is the goal of good management: to make the most of an organization’s valuable resources.” ~ Harvard Business Review

44. “When it comes to getting the best out of life – whether in your own life or from your team, there is no doubt that good coaching can play a pivotal role. Getting it right is about learning how to motivate yourself and others in a way that works. It means listening to yourself and others rather than just speaking at them. The good coach knows that they may not have all the answers.” ~ Steve Gold

45. “The best coaches really care about people. They have a sincere interest in people.” ~ Byron & Catherine Pulsifer

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