What does it take to be a great coach?

I love coaching and training coaches. The more I coach leaders the more I learn what NOT to do — and what I need to do. Yesterday, I posted 20 Things to Never DO.

As a coach, I’ve learned a lot about what NOT to do. I share this list with you to encourage coaches in their coaching practice.

Sometimes I need to just keep my mouth shut. So do you.

“Building awareness and responsibility is the essence of good coaching.”

Recently someone who participated in the Core Coaching Skills Certificate Program asked for some insights on coaching in a cross cultural context. I shared some basic concepts that are helpful in any coaching context. Let me know what you think…

Coaches empower leaders. A coach doesn’t tell you what to do — a coach helps you to discover what you need to do next.

Are you aware of what God is doing?·

I watched the trampoline competition during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. This was the first time I had seen this event and I have to admit that I was a little skeptical when I first heard about it. I thought to myself, “Really? Come on! Jumping on a trampoline is an olympic sport? No way!”

The Multiplication Cycle™ is a helpful tool which empowers Christians through a customizable approach for their unique context to make disciples who make disciples! (learn more)