According to Gary R. Collins, in Christian Coaching, healthy and productive coaching can be defined when we recognize that it
- is a collaborative partnership between the coach and person being coached.
- involves dialogue rather than advice giving, discipline, or therapy.
- is built on trust, integrity, self-discipline, and accountability.
- is result-oriented, focused on reaching goals.
- discusses weaknesses and obstacles but emphasizes strengths and positive changes.
- assumes that people are resourceful and able to set goals and reach them.
- lets person being coached define and move toward their goals with God’s help and the coach’s guidance.
- helps people reach their peak performance.
- assumes that life is integrated: We can’t assume that someone’s work, family life, personal history, spirituality, or lifestyle can be put into neat but separate compartments.
- embraces change as something that is always occurring, sometimes confusing, often positive, and usually growth producing. (Christian Coaching, page 62)
John Wooden Quotes (Who is John Wooden?)
“Good things take time, as they should. We shouldn’t expect good things to happen overnight. Actually, getting something too easily or too soon can cheapen the outcome.” — John Wooden
“If you do not have time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?” — John Wooden
“Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.” — John Wooden
“Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. It’s courage that counts.” — John Wooden
“Success is piece of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing that you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.” — John Wooden
“The coach is first of all a teacher.” — John Wooden
“If you keep too busy learning the tricks of the trade, you may never learn the trade.” — John Wooden”We don’t have to be superstars or win championships…. All we have to do is learn to rise to every occasion, give our best effort, and make those around us better as we do it.” — John Wooden
“I never yelled at my players much. That would have been artificial stimulation, which doesn’t last very long. I think it’s like love and passion. Passion won’t last as long as love. When you are dependent on passion, you need more and more of it to make it work. It’s the same with yelling.” — John Wooden
“I’ve never stopped trying to do what’s right. I’m not doing it to earn favor with God. I’m doing it because it’s the right thing to do.” — John Wooden
“The best competition I have is against myself to become better.” — John Wooden
“Time lost is time lost. It’s gone forever. Some people tell themselves that they will work twice as hard tomorrow to make up for what they did not do today. People should always do their best. If they work twice as hard tomorrow, then they should have also worked twice as hard today. That would have been their best.” — John Wooden