Coaching Tip #4

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4 - theory

Tagged – Tip of the Week, Coaching Practice

A lot coaching manuals and books and biographies like to imply, or outright state, that if the coach acts in a certain way, then certain outcomes are likely.  Sadly, this is not the case.   In coaching, there are no recipes and there are certainly no predictable outcomes.  What worked in one team, in one situation, might not work in another.

Coaching is practical.  The coach must take in all the information that is available and make decisions to the best of their ability.  Through trial and error, constant education and development and daily reflection the coach can make more good decisions than bad.  And if they never double down on a bad decision because it is theoretically the correct one, the sky is the limit.

Coaching theories are great, but ultimately coaching is a practical exercise.  It can be no other way.


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