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What is a good coach?

What is a good coach?

What is a good coach

Qualities a good coach needs to have

It takes time and patience to become a successful coach. It also requires basic skills that can take you from the ordinary to the extraordinary. It is required that you practice these skills continuously.

  1. Be encouraging

    A good coach realizes the importance of using encouragement. With the help of encouragement and support, a good coach can help you with a difficult situation. Just keep in mind that there is a fine line between encouragement and pushing too hard.


  1. Be curious

    By asking questions, a good coach can help others get answers to their questions. You should be driven by curiosity and not by condemning behavior.

  1. A good coach looks from several perspectives

    Being able to see situations from different perspectives is important for a good coach. This is especially important when brainstorming, problem solving and decision making. Being able to see the situation from different perspectives is required to be able to make a decision.

  1. A good coach can prioritize

    Which goals need to be prioritized is something that the coach needs to be able to identify. You will not get far if you try to focus on everything, but decide which tasks require more focus and need to be solved first.

  1. A good coach sees the possibilities

    A good coach has a strong vision for the future and sees opportunities before others. Through this, you can help others see opportunities and realize their goals.

  1. A good coach is a leader - but not authoritarian

    As a coach, you will inevitably control some form of department or organization. However, it is important that you do not let the authoritarian take over but focus on being a teacher. A good coach can help others achieve their goals by sharing their experiences and knowledge. You need to find a balance between sharing your ideas and explaining them without dictating and insisting on them.

Coach = bus

The word coach in English means bus or tourist bus, ie something that takes a person from a place to a desired destination. The coach is thus not behind the wheel, but is the aid in transport. What the client / passenger needs to know or find out is what place he is in (ie the current situation), what destination is desired, possible route and any obstacles on the road. And maybe the cost of transport, and a roadmap or action plan is a good tool.

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Synonyms for good

  • good, nice, fine, fine, fresh, cool, neat, just, sharp, excellent, excellent, brilliant, fantastic, first-class, good, strong, skilled, useful, favorable, okay, OK, honorable, honest