7 Habits of Great Coaches

What does it take to be a great coach?

Dr. Steve Ogne says,

“Coaching is the hands-on process of helping people succeed.”

To be a great coach you have to cultivate the habits of great coaches. What do great coaches do? Do that!

hab·it noun
1. an acquired behavior pattern regularly followed until it has become almost involuntary: the habit of looking both ways before crossing the street.

I first experienced great coaching over two decades ago as I was planting Lake Hills Church in Castaic, California. Coaching helped me focus on what was most important in ministry. It wasn’t long before I started coaching leaders around me. I wanted them to experience the benefit of someone coming alongside them to help them succeed. I’m grateful that Steve Ogne coached me and helped me to see firsthand the habits of great coaches. He both taught and demonstrated these habits.

7 Habits of Great Coaches

1. Listen

2. Care

3. Celebrate

4. Strategize

5. Train

6. Develop

7. Challenge

If you want to be a great coach – practice these things. But don’t stop there, get a mentor/coach in your life that will help you to develop these 7 habits.

If you are looking for a great coach, contact Missional Challenge Coaching.

Today’s Missional Challenge

Consider: How you will develop great coaching habits in your life?


Dave DeVries

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Dr. Dave DeVries is a coach, trainer, author and founder of Missional Challenge. He is passionate about coaching and training church planters and missional leaders. With 30+ years of church planting and leadership development experience, Dave brings his passion and encouragement to those he trains and coaches.
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  1. lauraleeski
    lauraleeski says:

    I've been frustrated in the role of the mentor I had "picked" this year for the Adelphia program, but reading this makes me think I am looking for more of a coach. Some people just want someone to vent to but I'd like a coach with a more active role in my life.

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