Coaching Quotes

"A manager is a title, it does not guarantee success. Coaching is an action, not a title and actions will result in successes!"

"Coaches have to watch for what they don't want to see and listen to what they don't want to hear."
John Madden

"Leadership is a matter of having people look at you and gain confidence, seeing how you react. If you're in control, they're in control."
Tom Landry

"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

"The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself."
Edward Bulwer-Lytton

"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

"Make no mistake, as you change your leadership style to one of a coach you will face challenges. There will be times when you question why am I doing this. However, you must at all times keep the long term benefits of being a coach at the forefront of your mind."
Byron & Catherine Pulsifer, from Challenges in Adopting a Coaching Style

"People will exceed targets they set themselves."
Gordon Dryden

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

"The test of a good coach is that when they leave, others will carry on successfully."
Author Unknown

"You get the best effort from others not by lighting a fire beneath them, but by building a fire within."
Bob Nelson

"Make sure that team members know they are working with you, not for you."
John Wooden


"Coaching is
90% attitude and
10% technique."
Author Unknown

"A good coach passes on information quickly. They do not hold back information that affects my job."

Byron and Catherine Pulsifer, from People's Expectations of a Coach

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