8 attributes of a great coach

At Coach Wizard we are driven by the following two core beliefs:

1. Great coaches have a positive life impact on their athletes and communities.

2. Anyone can become a great coach.

But the question that often follows these beleifs is, what does being a ‘great’ coach actually mean?

It’s a good question, with a complex answer…and I won’t dig into all the details and specifics in this post, but I will say that we believe it boils down to these eight core traits:

  1. Deep domain knowledge
  2. Compassion
  3. Patience
  4. Organized
  5. Prepared
  6. Approachable
  7. Accessible
  8. Giving

As you can imagine we spend a lot of time obsessing over these sorts of things, and we use them to drive everything we are putting into the product, the content, the community, and probably most important the business.

I’m sure I’ll have more to say about each of these things in much much more detail as we inch towards a full initial product launch in the coming weeks.

In the meantime, I would love to hear your thoughts and opinions in the comments about what makes a 'great’ coach?

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This is the personal blog of Kevin Marshall (a.k.a Falicon) where he often digs into side projects he's working on for digdownlabs.com and other random thoughts he's got on his mind.

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