Feb 18, 2021 3:55:28 PM | 2 Min Read

What Makes a Great Coach?

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Bruce Dorey
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What Makes a Great Coach?

What is it that makes a great coach? Experience AND coaching skills. Ultimately, it is the experience which separates the good from the great and leads to mastery and success.

One of the key points addressed in my book is the natural urge for a short-cut—or something for nothing. Here’s a quote from the introduction:

”In this book, we look at the degree to which the urge for getting something for nothing has leached into coaching and managing, and we offer a new way, the Craft of Expert Coaching. While it is new in the context of the twenty-first century, it returns us to a way of working which naturally evolved over generations: the craftsman culture. Over time, a focus on craftsmanship, and on doing, has been slowly eased out, not solely because of technology. It is also the result of the magic of metaphors (like the misleading TV tower metaphor from “The Secret”) and good stories (like the myth of the 4 minute mile). In this book, we look at how we can integrate the best of the past with the brightest new findings and research.”       

Lift (The book) is dedicated to the huge cohort of Baby Boomers and Generation Xers now staring at the uncertain horizon of their future.”

As has been done for generations, use your skills and experience to give back—its a great way to complete a career and your experience is a big competitive advantage hard to match.

Learn more about the art of coaching in Lift.

Topics: Expert Coaching

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