Top 10 Business Coaching Quotes

Published: 19th December 2011
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A top-notch coach will have a significant, positive effect on your business, and the quotes below highlight this. In these tough, competitive times, business coaches help business leaders thrive in the midst of the recession, fast-changing technologies and increasing globalization. An excellent business coach knows the business arena thoroughly, is well-versed in what works in business through both theory and practice, and knows how to guide the client through proven business methodologies to face the difficult business issues and find the solutions. The answers come from the client with the coach as
the beacon on the journey.

Why a Business Coach?
Coachees cite many reasons for hiring a business coach, including focusing on what is important and bringing out hidden talents. However, the over-riding purpose of the business coach is improving business results. Clients, however, need to be willing to do the work and to hang in there when the going gets tough. Coaches offer the path to business and leadership transformation, if the client is
willing to do the work.

“A bend in the road is not the end of the road ... Unless you fail to make the turn.”

"I never cease to be amazed at the power of the coaching process to draw out the skills or talent that was previously hidden within an individual, and which invariably finds a way to solve a problem previously thought unsolvable."
-John Russell, Managing Director, Harley-Davidson Europe Ltd.

“Recent studies show business coaching and executive coaching to be the most effective means for achieving sustainable growth, change and development in the individual, group and organization.”
-HR Monthly

“I absolutely believe that people, unless coached, never reach their full potential.”
-Bob Nardelli, CEO, Home Depot.

"What's really driving the boom in coaching, is this: as we move from 30 miles an hour to 70 to 120 to we go from driving straight down the road to making right turns and left turns to abandoning cars and getting motorcycles...the whole game changes, and a lot of people are trying to keep up, learn how not to fall."
-John Kotter, Professor of Leadership, Harvard Business School

“I learn teaching from teachers. I learn golf from golfers. I learn winning from coaches.”
-Harvey Penick

What a Business Coach Does
A business coach brings about the transformations by guiding the client to their own answers to critical issues. The coach offers important and often difficult questions for the client to consider and supports the client through navigating the murky waters. In this way, the coach guides the client to clarity. The client then owns the answers, and is motivated to act on them to bring about the solution.

"You get the best effort from others not by lighting a fire beneath them, but by building a fire within."
-Bob Nelson, PhD, best-selling author on employee motivation and President of Nelson Motivation Inc.

"A good coach will make his players see what they can be rather than what they are."
-Ara Parasheghian, legendary football coach.

Who utilizes a Business Coach?
It used to be that coaches were reserved for executives and professional athletes. However, many more people are interested in optimum performance and coaches can get you there. Particularly in tough times, business leaders are faced with very difficult challenges. Coaches allow one to effectively navigate these tough waters.

"Who exactly seeks out a coach? Winners who want more out of life."
-Chicago Tribune

"Once reserved for executives and professional athletes, personal coaches ... are going mainstream."
-Christian Science Monitor

The above quotes offer some insight into the power of business coaching. If you are facing significant business challenges, it is likely time for you to seek the guidance of a business coach.

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