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850 Inspiring Leadership Quotes From Coaches (2023)

1. There are three rules for being a good leader: 1. Don't say you are one; 2. Show that you are one; and 3. Lead by example. - Georg W. F. Hegel


2. “Champions never complain, they are too busy getting better.”


3. “Try not to do too many things at once. Know what you want, the number one thing today and tomorrow. Persevere and get it done.”


4. “Coaching is designed to be the leadership approach of the 21st century.” – James Belasco


5. “You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.” — Michael Jordan


6. “Who exactly seeks out a coach? Winners who want more out of life.” ― Chicago Tribune


7. “We probably spend more time talking about individual players in our coaching sessions than anything else.” ― Hayden Fry


8. “Who, exactly, seeks out a coach? If you ask a coach, the answer is usually the same: Winners who want even more out of life.” –– Chicago Tribune


9. “Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” 


10. “Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile.”


11. “I found out that if you are going to win games, you had better be ready to adapt.” ― Scotty Bowman


12. “As coaches, we equip people to be in touch with their best selves.” ~ Clyde Lowstuter


13. “Whatever you do in life, surround yourself with smart people who’ll argue with you.” John Wooden nailed what it means to have genuine, not controlling, conversations.


14. “Turning down the Lakers was tough, but it is always good to renew your vows to the loves of your life.”


15. “Fear regret more than failure.” - Taryn Rose


16. “Coaching is one of the most effective leadership styles that can transform, empower and unlock people’s potential. Ask more, give advice less, and elevate your impact forever.” - Farshad Aslo


17. “If you want to feel loving, I coached myself, do something loving. This is basic soul care.” — Anne Lamott


18. ​"If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right." - Henry Ford


19. “Develop your leaders into a competitive advantage. Reconnect your leader-power to success.” 


20. “Players draw confidence from a poised, alert coach who anticipates changing in game conditions.”


21. “Only when your consciousness is totally focused on the moment you are in can you receive whatever gift, lesson, or delight that moment has to offer.” – Barbara de Angelis


22. “A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment.”


23. “Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.”


24. ​"A competent leader can get efficient service from poor troops, while on the contrary an incapable leader can demoralize the best of troops." - John J Pershing


25. “Coaching is unlocking a person’s potential to maximize their growth.”


26. ​"If a window of opportunity appears, don’t pull down the shade." - Tom Peters


27. Dictators lead through fear – good coaches do not.” 87. Abe ...


28. “Sometimes growing pains can feel like failure—and sometimes failure is part of the growth.”


29. “I have been coaching recently. I coached high school basketball in Arizona, and I hope that more opportunities become available.” ― Kareem Abdul-Jabbar


30. “All coaching is, is taking a player where he can’t take himself.” ― Bill McCartney


31. “I find young kids. I enjoy coaching and enjoy making them better players.” ― Graham Roberts


32. “People have a reservoir of talent worth discovering. They just have to be given the opportunity to discover it in themselves.” – Ricardo Semler


33. “I always stressed that I didn’t have coaching experience, but that I did have a deadline: June 9.” ― Jurgen Klinsmann


34. “There is no better life coach then LIFE, you attend class everyday, all you have to do is listen to the message” - Carl Henegan


35. “I fell in love with coaching. I loved interacting with young people, having the opportunity to make a tremendous impression on them.” ― Morgan Wootten


36. “The civilized man has built a coach, but has lost the use of his feet.”


37. “You can build a throne with bayonets, but you can’t sit on it for long.” - Boris Yeltsin


38. “Coaching is unlocking a person’s potential to maximize their own performance. It’s helping them to learn rather than teaching them.” –– Tim Gallwey


39. “It’s about reinforcing that this is a special place that has produced special players.”


40. “Hey softball pitcher: be that player that coaches warn their team about. ” – Unknown


41. “Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.”


42. “When my relationship with Duke was put up against my relationship with a storied franchise, I found myself even more committed to what Duke has.”


43. “Selecting the right person for the right job is the largest part of coaching.” ― Phil Crosby


44. “A winning effort begins with preparation.” – Joe Gibbs Tweet: A winning effort begins with preparation. – Joe Gibbs


45. “Don't mistake activity with achievement.”


46. “Nothing is more effective than sincere, accurate praise, and nothing is more lame than a cookie-cutter compliment.” – Bill Walsh, American football coach


47. “Good leadership isn’t about advancing yourself. It’s about advancing your team.” – John Maxwell


48. “Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.” ― John Wooden


49. Leadership is based on inspiration, not domination; on cooperation, not intimidation. – William Arthur Ward


50. “The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on.” – Walter Lippmann, writer, reporter and political commentator


51. The single most important aspect of coaching is running effective practices.


52. “For a company to grow 10x, it doesn’t need your managing, it needs self-managing.”


53. “A boss who micromanages is like a coach who wants to get in the game. Leaders guide and support and then sit back to cheer from the sidelines.”


54. “The secret is to work less as individuals and more as a team. As a coach, I play not my eleven best, but my best eleven.” ~ Knute Rockne


55. Meet with your team


56. “People don’t mind being challenged to do better if they know the request is coming from a caring heart.” - Ken Blanchard ​


57. “Encourage members of your team to take the initiative and act on their own.”


58. “Discipline and demand without being demeaning.” – Don Meyer Tweet: Discipline and demand without being demeaning. - Don Meyer


59. “When you first assemble a group, it’s not a team right off the bat. It’s only a collection of individuals.”


60. It is helping them to learn rather than teaching them.” –– Sir ...


61. “Setting a goal is not the main thing. It is deciding how you will go about achieving it and staying with that plan.” ― Tom Landry, Hall of Fame football coach


62. Leadership is a matter of having people look at you and gain confidence, seeing how you react. If you’re in control, they’re in control. —Tom Landry, former Dallas Cowboys coach


63. “Executives and HR managers know coaching is the most potent tool for inducing positive personal change, ensuring better than average odds of success and making the change stick for  the long term.” The Ivy Business Journal


64. “You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.” — Michael Jordan 


65. I’m the girl your coach warned you about.


66. “Far more coaches fail to achieve success because they lack ability to develop team culture rather than because they lack good direction or knowledge of the game.”


67. “If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.” – Fred DeVito


68. “Being ourselves means sometimes having to find the courage to stand alone, totally alone.” – Brené Brown


69. ​"If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing." - Benjamin Franklin


70. “You can always do more than you think you can.”


71. “Coaches have to watch for what they don’t want to see and listen to what they don’t want to hear.” ~ John Madden


72. “People don’t mind being challenged to do better if they know the request is coming from a caring heart.” – Ken Blanchard


73. “It takes someone with a vision of the possibilities to attain new levels of experience. Someone with the courage to live his dreams.” – Les Brown


74. Offer feedback and support


75. ​“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” - Thomas A. Edison


76. “To have long-term success as a coach or in any position of leadership, you have to be obsessed in some way.” –Pat Riley


77. “Being average means you are as close to the bottom as you are to the top.”


78. “The superior man blames himself. The inferior man blames others.”


79. “Performance cannot be declared.”


80. “Good performance accountability is about having a positive conversation between manager and employee. A manager is a coach and communicator, not command and controller.”


81. ​"I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure: which is: Try to please everybody." - Herbert B. Swope


82. “I love to promote our sport. I love grass-roots tennis. I love coaching. I love all parts of the sport. I love the business side.” ― Billie Jean King


83. ​​“Never follow someone else’s path unless you’re in the woods and you’re lost and you see a path then by all means you should follow that.” - Ellen Degeneres


84. “Good coaching is good teaching and nothing else.” ~ Pat Conroy


85. “It takes courage not only to make decisions, but to live with those decisions afterward.”


86. ​"The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible." - Arthur C. Clarke


87. You don’t demand respect. You earn it.


88. “When people ask me now if I miss coaching UCLA basketball games, the national championships, the attention, the trophies, and everything that goes with them, I tell them this: I miss the practices.”


89. “I fell in love with coaching. I loved interacting with young people, having the opportunity to make a tremendous impression on them.” ― Morgan Wootten


90. “My coach said I run like a girl, I said if he could run a little faster he could too.”- Mia Hamm


91. “Listen if you want to be heard.”


92. “Leadership is being the first egg in the omelet.” - Jarod Kintz


93. “Coaching is unlocking people’s potential to maximize their own performance. It is more often helping them to learn rather than teaching them." - John Whitmore


94. “Let me tell you what winning means…. you’re willing to go longer, work harder, give more than anyone else.” ― Vince Lombardi


95. “I’ve swum for my country, I’ve swum for my coaches and my schools and my teams. I decided this time I was going to swim for myself.” – Janet Evans


96. “My dad was my best friend and greatest role model. He was an amazing dad, coach, mentor, soldier, husband and friend.” ― Tiger Woods


97. “Never quit. It is the easiest cop-out in the world. Set a goal and don’t quit until you attain it. When you do attain it, set another goal, and don’t quit until you reach it. Never quit.” ― Bear Bryant


98. “I could not be more proud of the countless lives that I have changed since I began my coaching and mentoring career!”


99. It is helping them to learn rather than teaching them.” ~ Unknown


100. “I believe God gave us crises for some reason—and it certainly wasn’t for us to say that everything about them is bad. A crisis can be a momentous time for a team to grow—if a leader handles it properly.”


101. “Success isn’t measured by money or power or social rank. Success is measured by your discipline and inner peace.”


102. Sometimes the coaches tell me to be selfish, but my game won’t let me be selfish.


103. “People want to be on a team. They want to be part of something bigger than themselves. They want to be in a situation where they feel that they are doing something for the greater good.”


104. “People will exceed targets they set themselves.” – Gordon Dryden Tweet: People will exceed targets they set themselves. - Gordon Dryden


105. “It’s okay to admit what you don’t know. It’s okay to ask for help. And it’s more than okay to listen to the people you lead – in fact, it’s essential.”


106. “You need to train yourself to be comfortable with silence, particularly when dealing with cultures that respect silence more than we do in the West.”


107. ¨ Selfishness is the greatest challenge for a coach. Most players are more concerned with making themselves better than the team. ¨ – John Wooden


108. “Tell me, and I’ll forget. Show me, and I’ll remember. Involve me, and I’ll learn.” – Marla Jones


109. “To be successful in coaching you have to treat your team like a family. The leader needs backing from everyone.” ― Morgan Wootten


110. “Flexibility is the key to stability.”


111. “What I learned is that if a coach lacks sufficient persistence, he will be unable to complete the critical task of finding growth opportunities out of adversity.” ~ Seth Davis


112. “Having the opportunity to learn from others is a privilege that I’m truly thankful for. I love soaking up everything my coaches/mentors tell me. If I have one piece of advice for you today, it’s be coachable.”


113. “I learned this about coaching: You don’t have to explain victory and you can’t explain defeat.” ― Darrell Royal


114. “You fail all the time, but you aren’t a failure until you start blaming someone else.”


115. “Coaching helps you take stock of where you are now in all aspects of your life, and how that compares to where you would like to be.” – Elaine MacDonald


116. ​“People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.” - Isaac Asimov


117. “Players suffer coaching changes all the time; it’s life in the NFL.” ― Michael Wilbon


118. “Good coaching may be defined as the development of character, personality and habits of players, plus the teaching of fundamentals and team play.” ― Claire Bee


119. “Really, coaching is simplicity. It’s getting players to play better than they think that they can.” ― Tom Landry


120. “With the right kind of coaching and determination you can accomplish anything.” – Reese Witherspoon


121. “Geez, I just played cricket because I loved the game. I never thought about it much, never really had any formal coaching.” ― Steve Waugh


122. “Self-praise is for losers. Be a winner. Stand for something. Always have class, and be humble.” – John Madden, Oakland Raiders


123. “Who, exactly, seeks out a coach? Winners who want even more out of life.” – Chicago Tribune Tweet: Who, exactly, seeks out a coach? Winners who want even more out of life. - Chicago Tribune


124. “A coach is someone who tells you what you don’t want to hear, who has to see what you don’t want to see, so you can be who you always known you could be.” –– Tom Landry


125. “When you win, say nothing. When you lose, say less.”


126. That leadership can take multiple forms in sports. Whether focused on strategy ...


127. “England didn’t have a very big chess scene at the time, and I wasn’t able to find a coach. Without a good coach, there was no way I could train to be a professional chess player, so I stopped playing altogether for a while.”


128. “The superior man blames himself. The inferior man blames others.” – Don Shula, Baltimore Colts / Miami Dolphins


129. As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others. – Bill Gates


130. “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” -Tim Notke, coach


131. Treat me like a game and I’ll be the best player, winner and your coach all in one.


132. “It is action that creates motivation.” – Steve Backley


133. “Everything in coaching hinges on listening because what we are listening for affects where we are speaking from and unfolds how we are being with and for each other.” ~ Marilyn Atkinson


134. “Perfectionism is a lost cause. Focus your energy on being the best you can be.” - Domonique Bertolucci


135. “This isn’t theory. It’s testimony. This is who played here. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of this great tradition?”


136. “What I learned is that if a coach lacks sufficient persistence, he will be unable to complete the critical task of finding growth opportunities out of adversity.” Seth Davis


137. “Coaching is unlocking a person’s potential to maximize their own performance. It is helping them to learn rather than teaching them.” ― Timothy Gallwey


138. “Each group and each youngster is different. As a leader or coach, you get to know what they need.” – Mike Krzyzewski, Duke basketball coach


139. “A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.” – Rosalynn Carter, former first lady of the United States


140. ​"In a growth mindset, challenges are exciting rather than threatening. So rather than thinking, oh, I’m going to reveal my weaknesses, you say, wow, here’s a chance to grow." - Carol Dweck


141. “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.” –– John Quincy Adams


142. “I really enjoyed coaching.” ― Joe Paterno


143. “Who exactly seeks out a coach? Winners who want more out of life.”


144. “Followers accept answers. Leaders ask questions.” - Sharon Pearson


145. “I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.” - Plato


146. “Make sure that team members know they are working with you, not for you.” ― John Wooden


147. “A lot of people really don’t want to think deeply. They’d prefer to play it safe, not rock the boat, and never stray far from the status quo.”


148. ​“After a while, you learn to ignore the names people call you and just trust who you are.” - Shrek


149. “I don’t look at myself as a basketball coach. I look at myself as a leader who happens to coach basketball.”


150. “To lead people, walk beside them. As for the best leaders, the people do not notice their existence … When the best leader’s work is done, the people say, ‘We did it ourselves!’” – Lao Tzu, philosopher


151. “Know how to listen and you will profit even from those who talk badly.” – Plutarch


152. “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” - Thomas Eddison


153. “As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.” – Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft


154. “Coaching…which can help managers talk with their subordinates about their developmental needs….absolutely affects the relationship.” Time Magazine


155. “Let me tell you what winning means…. you’re willing to go longer, work harder, give more than anyone else.” ― Vince Lombardi


156. “A life coach? What does that mean? It doesn’t mean anything, does it? So they ‘coach’ people on how to live their lives? Why don’t they mind their own fucking business?” - Karl Wiggins


157. “To excel at the highest level – or any level, really – you need to believe in yourself, and hands down, one of the biggest contributors to my self-confidence has been private coaching.” ― Stephen Curry


158. “It’s hard to lead a cavalry charge if you think you look funny on a horse.” - Adlai Stevenson


159. “The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.”– President Ronald Reagan


160. “Coaching is the universal language of change and learning.” – CNN Tweet: “Coaching is the universal language of change and learning.” - CNN, via @cfsplaybook


161. “Good coaching is good teaching and nothing else.” 


162. “People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.” – President Theodore Roosevelt


163. “Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford


164. “It’s not what you preach, it’s what you tolerate.” – Jocko Willink


165. “Make every day your masterpiece. ”


166. “The goal of a life coach is to help the client become who they really are by shading who they are not.” - Aiyaz Uddin


167. “Look, coaching is about human interaction and trying to know your players. Any coach would tell you that. I’m no different.” ― Bill Parcells


168. “Leaders empower individuals by building trust and coaching competence in their job roles and networking skills.” ~ Ken Blanchard


169. “If you think you are leading and turn around to see no one following, then you are just taking a walk.” – Benjamin Hooks, former director of the NAACP


170. “Players draw confidence from a poised, alert coach who anticipates changing in game conditions” – Dr. Jack Ramsay


171. “I’ve never felt my job was to win basketball games – rather, that the essence of my job as a coach was to do everything I could to give my players the background necessary to succeed in life.”


172. “The eight laws of learning are explanation, demonstration, imitation, repetition, repetition, repetition, repetition, repetition.”


173. “You get the best effort from others not by lighting a fire beneath them, but by building a fire within.” 


174. “Throughout the season, I look into my players’ eyes to gauge feelings, confidence levels, and to establish instant trust.”


175. If your teacher, coach, or mentor believes you can do something, you’re more likely to do it.— Gwen Moran, FastCompany


176. ​“My best investment is the money I’ve spent developing myself, via books, workshops and coaching. Leadership begins within, and to have a better career, start by building a better you.” - Robin S. Sharma


177. “Never make serious decisions under stress. They will probably be wrong.” 


178. “There are no failures – just experiences and your reactions to them.” – Tom Krause


179. “Why join the navy if you can be a pirate?” - Steve Jobs


180. ​“The man who smiles when things go wrong has thought of someone to blame it on.” - Robert Bloch


181. “The power of coaching is this – you are expected to give people the path to find answers, not the answers.” ~ Tom Mahalo


182. “To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.” Eleanor Roosevelt spoke about the importance of leading with love long before it was a considered topic in the business world.


183. Be willing to adjust your strategy as necessary


184. A good leader is a person who takes a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit. – John Maxwell


185. “Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.” 


186. “To excel at the highest level – or any level, really – you need to believe in yourself, and hands down, one of the biggest contributors to my self-confidence has been private coaching.” ― Stephen Curry


187. Abe Lemons, American coach: “You know what they call the fellow who finishes last in his medical school graduating class? They call him 'Doctor.'”


188. ​"Do, or do not. There is no 'try'”. - Yoda


189. “Coaching isn’t therapy. It’s product development, with you as the product.” ~ Fast Company


190. “There are two kinds of people: Batteries Included and Batteries Not Included.”


191. “Mediocre athletes that tried like hell to get good are the best coaches.”


192. “On good teams coaches hold players accountable, on great teams players hold players accountable” ~ Joe Dumars


193. “If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.” - Fred DeVito


194. “A coach should never be afraid to ask questions of anyone he could learn from.”― Bobby Knight


195. “Don’t take your culture for granted. There needs to be a constant renewal of values that lead to camaraderie.”


196. “Either you worked harder than your opponents or you got outworked. The challenge is to build a culture — a competitive environment — where everyone gives relentless effort every day. A culture everyone wants but few get.”


197. “All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me…. You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.”​ - Walt Disney


198. A real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken a new action. If there's no action, you haven't truly decided. – Tony Robbins


199. The price of greatness is responsibility. – Winston Churchill


200. “To be as good as it can be, a team has to buy into what you as the coach are doing. They have to feel you’re a part of them and they’re a part of you.”


201. “A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go but ought to be.” – Rosalynn Carter


202. “Coaching helps you to take responsibility for your life, let go of what others think and become your true self. It’s about you creating the life that you want – and deserve.”~ Emma-Louise Elsey


203. “It’s what you learn, after you know it all, that counts.” ― John Wooden


204. “If the players don't trust the coach, it is a problem, and vice versa. – Bill Parcells” Tweet: If the players don't trust the coach, it is a problem, and vice versa. - Bill Parcells


205. “Probably my best quality as a coach is I ask a lot of questions and let the person come up with the answers.” Phil Dixon


206. “I absolutely believe that people, unless coached, never reach their maximum capabilities.” ~ Bob Nardelli


207. “Coaching is the universal language of change and learning.” ~ CNN


208. “Adversity is an opportunity for heroism.”


209. “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” William Arthur Ward on the scaling up of leadership skills. 


210. “Management is about arranging and telling. Leadership is about nurturing and enhancing.” –– Tom Peters


211. ​"In times of change, learners inherit the Earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists." - Eric Hoffer


212. The challenge of leadership is to be strong but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant. – Jim Rohn


213. “It isn't the challenge that defines you. It;s what you do with it.” - Sharon Pearson


214. “It is a terrible thing to look over your shoulder when you are trying to lead - and find no one there.” - Franklin Roosevelt


215. “Team spirit means you are willing to sacrifice personal considerations for the welfare of all. That defines a team player.”


216. “Coaching is the universal language of change and learning.” –– CNN


217. “Stay focused. Your start does not determine how you’re going to finish.”


218. “Leaders are made; they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile.” – Vince Lombardi


219. “Life is like a dogsled team. If you ain’t the lead dog, the scenery never changes.” - Lewis Grizzard


220. “Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.”


221. “If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.” – Fred DeVito


222. ​"Leadership is the key to 99 percent of all successful efforts." - Erskine Bowles


223. “Too many rules get in the way of leadership. They just put you in a box . . . . People set rules to keep from making decisions.”


224. My dad was my best friend and greatest role model. He was an amazing dad, coach, mentor, soldier, husband and friend.


225. “As former UCLA basketball coach John Wooden said, “Things turn out the best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.”


226. “To have long term success as a coach or in any position of leadership, you have to be obsessed in some way.” – Pat Riley


227. “Selecting the right person for the right job is the largest part of coaching.” – Phil Crosby Tweet: Selecting the right person for the right job is the largest part of coaching. - Phil Crosby


228. “Never quit. It is the easiest cop-out in the world. Set a goal and don’t quit until you attain it. When you do attain it, set another goal, and don’t quit until you reach it. Never quit.” ― Bear Bryant


229. “Ultimately, we are moved to action only by emotion. That's because action is emotion.” - Mark Manson


230. “Coaching is the most important servant/leadership element in helping people accomplish their goals.” - Bill Hybels


231. “Victory or defeat is not determined at the moment of crisis, but rather in the long and unspectacular period of preparation.” ― Anonymous


232. “Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.” ― John Wooden


233. ​"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." - Confucius


234. “True happiness is a state of being, not one of doing or having.” - Domonique Bertolucci


235. “I went into coaching never worrying about what I was coaching for other than trying to make sure that I can prepare my team, select my team, have an amazing staff around me.” ― Jill Ellis


236. “Constant, gentle pressure is my preferred technique for leadership, guidance, and coaching.” ― Danny Meyer


237. “Make sure that team members know they are working with you, not for you.” ― John Wooden


238. “The absolute bottom line in coaching is organization and preparing for practice.” ― Bill Walsh


239. “There’s no team without trust,” said Paul Santagata, Head of Industry at Google.


240. “You cannot be a leader, and ask other people to follow you, unless you know how to follow, too.” – Sam Rayburn, former speaker of the House


241. “I absolutely believe that people, unless coached, never reach their maximum potential.” Bob Nardelli


242. “Victory or defeat is not determined at the moment of crisis, but rather in the long and unspectacular period of preparation.” ― Anonymous


243. ​"Strong convictions precede great actions." - James Freeman Clarke


244. “A manager is a title, it does not guarantee success. Coaching is an action, not a title and actions will result in successes!” Catherine Pulsifer


245. Women helping each other- coaching, mentoring, providing tips is a great way for us to be our own force. — Indra Nooyi


246. “I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail.” – Abraham Maslow


247. “I always stressed that I didn’t have coaching experience, but that I did have a deadline: June 9.” ― Jurgen Klinsmann


248. “If you want to lead, first learn how to follow.” – Rick Beneteau


249. “The first step toward creating an improved future is developing the ability to envision it.” – Tony Dungy Tweet: The first step toward creating an improved future is developing the ability to envision it. – Tony Dungy


250. “If what you did yesterday still looks big today, you haven’t done much today.”


251. “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” – William Arthur Ward, author


252. To have long term success as a coach or in any position of leadership, you have to be obsessed in some way. — Pat Riley, President of the Miami Heat and former Lakers coac


253. “On good teams coaches hold players accountable, on great teams’ players hold players accountable.” — Joe Dumars


254. 89 You wear so many hats. You’re my friend, confidant, motivational speaker, life coach, and I could go on. Please keep wearing all those hats…they look great on you! Happy birthday!


255. Coaching is the universal language of change and learning.


256. “Coaching is a service. We serve our clients and have their well-being as the higher priority.” – Michael J. Marx


257. “Believe that the loose ball that you are chasing has your name on it.”


258. “Coaching is the universal language of change and learning.” CNN


259. “Ignorance, the root and the stem of every evil.” - Plato


260. The time is always right to do what is right. – Martin Luther King, Jr.


261. “Failure is good. It’s fertilizer. Everything I’ve learned about coaching, I’ve learned from making mistakes.” ― Rick Pitino


262. “Make sure that team members know they are working with you, not for you.” 


263. “The best coaches really care about people. They have a sincere interest in people.” ~ Byron & Catherine Pulsifer


264. “Smoke and Mirrors”: Startups react to the 2023 budget


265. “You are no better than anyone else and no one is better than you.”


266. “Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.”


267. “Managers help people see themselves as they are. Leaders help people to see themselves better than they are.” – Jim Rohn


268. Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.— Tim Notke, basketball coach


269. “Each group and each youngster is different. As a leader or coach, you get to know what they need.”


270. “I get a group of people who are talented to commit to excellence and to work together as one. That’s where it starts. Different talents, same commitment.”


271. “The best leadership advice I have ever received? Listen more than you talk.” – Howard Schultz


272. “Execution matters. Effort matters. Toughness matters.” – Ohio State head coach Ryan Day


273. “Leadership is an inside job before it is about others.” - Sharon Pearson


274. “When you think about employees first, the bottom line is better,” Stickles argued. “We want our employees to extend the brand to our customers.


275. “Coaches are aware of how to ignite passion and motivate people. They have an energy that is contagious and know exactly how to get their team excited.” ~ Brian Cagney


276. “Nothing will work unless you do.” ― John Wooden


277. “A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.


278. “The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.” This Chinese proverb says it all. Have faith in your own abilities and of those around you.


279. “Players suffer coaching changes all the time; it’s life in the NFL.” ― Michael Wilbon


280. “It’s what you learn, after you know it all, that counts.” ― John Wooden


281. ​“Failure is so important. It is the ability to resist failure or use failure that often leads to greater success.” - J.K. Rowling


282. “Don’t give in. Step up and embrace the grind.”


283. “Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.”


284. “Self-praise is for losers. Be a winner. Stand for something. Always have class, and be humble.”


285. “A manager is a title, it does not guarantee success. Coaching is an action, not a title and actions will result in successes!” ~ Catherine Pulsifer


286. “It is action that creates motivation.” – Steve Backley


287. “I’ve observed that if individuals who prevail in a high competitive environment have any one thing in common besides success, it is failure—and their ability to overcome it.”


288. “Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. ”


289. “I absolutely believe that people, unless coached, never reach their maximum capabilities.”


290. If your teacher, coach, or mentor believes you can do something, you’re more likely to do it. — Gwen Moran, FastCompany


291. “Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” – Vince Lombardi, legendary Green Bay Packers coach


292. “With the right kind of coaching and determination you can accomplish anything.” — Reese Witherspoon


293. “You manage things; you lead people.” – Grace Murray Hopper, U.S. Navy rear admiral


294. “To have long-term success as a coach or in any position of leadership, you have to be obsessed in some way.” Pat Riley


295. “The goal of coaching is good management: to make the most of an organization’s valuable resources.” Harvard Business Review


296. “At the heart of good communication, is not the process of talking, but that of listening. The first step to improve your listening skills is to stop talking. It is very difficult to talk and listen at the same time.”


297. “There are no failures – just your experiences and your reactions to them.” - Tom Krouse


298. “I absolutely believe that people, unless coached, never reach their maximum potential.” Bob Nardelli


299. I've coached doing judo, but I've never coached MMA. I'll have my own coach with me to help me along the way and I can't really fail with him by my side, but I'm a little nervous. - Author: Ronda Rousey


300. “I didn’t get into coaching to make money. I got into this for the coaching and teaching part.” ― Dabo Swinney


301. “Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.” —Vince Lombardi, football coach


302. “In research conducted over the past three years we’ve found that leaders who have the best coaching skills have better business results.”


303. “Coaching is releasing a person’s potential to maximize their own performance. It is helping them to learn rather than teaching them.” Unknown


304. It is not what the coach knows; it is what his players have learned.


305. “I found out that if you are going to win games, you had better be ready to adapt.” ― Scotty Bowman


306. “My dad was my best friend and greatest role model. He was an amazing dad, coach, mentor, soldier, husband and friend.” ~ Tiger Woods


307. “Just identify the very first physical action you need to take, and do it.” - Steve Backley


308. A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit. – Arnold H. Glasow


309. “Leadership is a matter of having people look at you and gain confidence… · 2. “Excuses are the tools of the incompetent.” · 3. “If you want to ...


310. “I believe that wherever there is mastery, coaching is occurring and whenever coaching is done, mastery will be the outcome.” ~ Andrea J. Lee


311. “Make each day your masterpiece. Life is now. Life is not later on.”


312. To have long term success as a coach or in any position of leadership, you have to be obsessed in some way. —Pat Riley


313. “Coaching is unlocking a person’s potential to maximize their own performance. It’s helping them to learn rather than teaching them.” ~ Tim Gallwey


314. “Coaching is the great passion of my life, and the job to me has always been an opportunity to work with our student-athletes and help them discover what they want.” ― Pat Summitt (see more quotes from Pat Summitt)


315. “Coaching takes patience. I’m more enthused when teaching players who want it versus when I have to.” ― Kevin Garnett


316. “When you cleanse yourself of a big victory, you may open yourself up to the opportunity for an even bigger victory.”


317. “Coaching…which can help managers talk with their subordinates about their developmental needs….absolutely affects the relationship.”          Time Magazine


318. “The culture is the only acceptable standard of performance.”


319. “Coaching is a profession of love. You can’t coach people unless you love them.” Eddie Robison


320. “Probably my best quality as a coach is I ask a lot of questions and let the person come up with the answers.” Phil Dixon


321. “Don't let making a living prevent you from making a life.”


322. You have always told me I could do anything I wanted in life and encouraged me to pursue my dreams. You have been a source of constant inspiration and support. Happy birthday to my husband who also doubles as my life coach!


323. “The secret is to work less as individuals and more as a team As a coach, I play not my eleven best, but my best eleven ” – Knute Rockne, American football player and coach


324. “When I talk to managers, I get the feeling that they are important. When I talk to leaders, I get the feeling that I am important.” - Alexander den Heijer​


325. “Everyone needs a coach. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a basketball player, a tennis player, a gymnast or a bridge player.” ~ Bill Gates


326. “Attitudes are contagious. Are yours worth catching?” ― Dennis E. Mannering and Wendy K. Mannering


327. “To be as good as it can be, a team has to buy into what you as the coach are doing. They have to feel you’re a part of them and they’re a part of you.” ― Bobby Knight


328. “I realized that life had much more to offer than I had anticipated and decided to help others in their human journey. Therefore, I became a trainer and a coach with passion for transformation.” Ann Betz


329. “I realized that life had much more to offer than I had anticipated and decided to help others in their human journey. Therefore, I became a trainer and a coach with passion for transformation.” Ann Betz


330. “Coaching is the great passion of my life, and the job to me has always been an opportunity to work with our student-athletes and help them discover what they want.” ― Pat Summitt (see more quotes from Pat Summitt)


331. “Strength comes from struggle. When you learn to see your struggles as opportunities to become stronger, better, wiser, then your thinking shifts from ‘I can’t do this’ to ‘I must do this’.” - Toni Sorensen


332. “Coaching is a profession of love. You can’t coach people unless you love them.” Eddie Robison


333. “Only when your consciousness is totally focused on the moment you are in can you receive whatever gift, lesson, or delight that moment has to offer.” – Barbara de Angelis


334. “My dad was my best friend and greatest role model. He was an amazing dad, coach, mentor, soldier, husband, and friend.” – Tiger Woods


335. “Always keep an open mind and a compassionate heart.” — Phil Jackson, American former professional basketball player and coach.


336. A good coach will make his players see what they can be rather than what they are. – Ara Parasheghian


337. “My best investment is the money I’ve spent developing myself, via books, workshops and coaching. Leadership begins within, and to have a better career, start by building a better you.” – Robin S. Sharma


338. “I love to promote our sport. I love grass-roots tennis. I love coaching. I love all parts of the sport. I love the business side.” ― Billie Jean King


339. “A brother is the best gift for a girl, for he will always be her biggest partner in crime, her biggest critic, her biggest coach, and her biggest savior in life.”


340. “Discipline is doing what you are supposed to do in the best possible manner at the time you are supposed to do it.”


341. “Attitudes are contagious. Are yours worth catching?” ― Dennis E. Mannering and Wendy K. Mannering


342. “Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.” –– Henry Ford


343. “If you want to win, do the ordinary things better than anyone else does them day in and day out.”


344. “Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I’ll show you someone who has overcome adversity.” Lou Holtz, football player, coach, and analyst


345. “A manager is a title, it does not guarantee success. Coaching is an action, not a title and actions will result in successes!” Catherine Pulsifer


346. “Coaching is releasing a person’s potential to maximize their own performance. It is helping them to learn rather than teaching them.” Unknown


347. “I have no desire to coach basketball.” – Kevin Johnson


348. “Coaching takes patience. I’m more enthused when teaching players who want it versus when I have to.” ― Kevin Garnett


349. “I don’t complain about playing time. My job is to play so well that my coach can’t sit me.” – Shane Battier


350. “I don’t complain about playing time. My job is to play so well that my coach can’t sit me.”


351. “A coach is someone who tells you what you don’t want to hear, who has you see what you don’t want to see, so you can be who you have always known you could be.” – Tom Landry


352. “Executives and HR managers know coaching is the most potent tool for inducing positive personal change, ensuring better than average odds of success and making the change stick for the long term.” The Ivy Business Journal


353. “The ear of the leader must ring with the voices of the people.” – Woodrow Wilson


354. “Executives and HR managers know coaching is the most potent tool for inducing positive personal change, ensuring better than average odds of success and making the change stick for the long term.” ~ The Ivy Business Journal


355. “Sometimes you have to take a break from being the kind of boss that’s always trying to teach people things. Sometimes you just have to be the boss of dancing.” - Michael Scott


356. “There are three essentials to leadership: humility, clarity, and courage.” –– Fuchan Yuan


357. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” - C.S. Lewis


358. “Leaders become great, not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others.” - John Maxwell


359. “Sometimes it’s a grind. Sometimes tedious and uncomfortable things are required for success. And that means doing what needs to be done even though you don’t feel like it.”


360. “Really, coaching is simplicity. It’s getting players to play better than they think that they can.” ― Tom Landry


361. “Everyone needs a coach, whether it’s a top-level executive, a graduate student, a homemaker, a homeless person or the President of the United States.” ~ Tony Robbins


362. “Essential to time-management is a change in focus, a change from being ‘busy’ to a focus on outcomes”


363. “The penalty that good men pay for not being interested in politics is to be governed by men worse than themselves.” - Plato


364. “Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”


365. “Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.” – George S. Halas, Chicago Bears


366. “Failures are expected by losers, ignored by winners.” – Joe Gibbs, Washington Redskins


367. “You develop a team to achieve what one person cannot accomplish alone. All of us alone are weaker, by far, than if all of us are together.”


368. “Coaching is unlocking a person’s potential to maximize their own performance. It is helping them to learn rather than teaching them.” –– Sir John Whitmore


369. ​"You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do." - Eleanor Roosevelt


370. All of us perform better and more willingly when we know why we're doing what we have been told or asked to do. – Kenneth Blanchard


371. “You have to work hard at staying in contact with your friends so that the relationships will continue and live on… Friendships, along with love, make life worth living.”


372. “You can do what I cannot do. I can do what you cannot do. Together we can do great things.” – Mother Teresa


373. “Leaders should be reliable without being predictable. They should be consistent without being anticipated.”


374. “I have been coaching recently. I coached high school basketball in Arizona, and I hope that more opportunities become available.” ― Kareem Abdul-Jabbar


375. “There are certain aspects that I miss of coaching. But you can’t just pick out the good parts. You’ve got to be all-in and understand there’s some negatives, too.” ― Jeff Van Gundy


376. “Build for your team a sense of oneness, of depending on one another, and of strength to be derived by unity.” – Vince Lombardi, football coach


377. “I absolutely believe that people, unless coached, never reach their maximum potential.” Bob Nardelli explains that executive coaching can turn into one of your most valuable resources.


378. “Does coaching work? Yes. Good coaches provide a truly important service. They tell you the truth when no one else will.” –– Jack Welch


379. “The best thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.”


380. “The interesting thing about coaching is that you have to trouble the comfortable, and comfort the troubled.” –– Ric Charlesworth


381. “One of the biggest reasons I like coaching college ball is the kids. I feel I can impact players’ lives. I like the fact that they’re student-athletes. I like to see those kids graduate.” ― Rick Majerus


382. “All coaching is, is taking a player where he can’t take himself.” ~ Bill McCartney


383. “Each person holds so much power within themselves that needs to be let out. Sometimes they just need a little nudge, a little direction, a little support, a little coaching, and the greatest things can happen.” – Pete Carroll


384. “Everyone’s ideas should be heard. It doesn’t matter who gets credit. As long as you’re working towards the same mission and shared purpose.”


385. “In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.” – President Harry Truman


386. “I went into coaching never worrying about what I was coaching for other than trying to make sure that I can prepare my team, select my team, have an amazing staff around me.” ― Jill Ellis


387. “It takes someone with a vision of the possibilities to attain new levels of experience. Someone with the courage to live his dreams.” – Les Brown


388. “Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do, and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.” –– General George Patton


389. “There are certain aspects that I miss of coaching. But you can’t just pick out the good parts. You’ve got to be all-in and understand there’s some negatives, too.” ― Jeff Van Gundy


390. “I built success in business when I stopped focusing on me and started focusing on helping others.” - Sharon Pearson


391. Many people think they want things, but they don't really have the strength, the discipline. They are weak. – Frank Lloyd Wright


392. Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard. — Tim Notke, basketball coach


393. “My dad, like any coach, has always stressed the fundamentals. He taught me responsibility, accountability, and the importance of hard work.”—Steve YoungRD.COM


394. “Success travels in the company of very hard work. There is no trick, no easy way.”


395. “The only thing you have total control over is who you choose to be. Be the best you can be.” - Domonique Bertolucci


396. “Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” – Carl Jung


397. “It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.”


398. The worst day of coaching is better than the best day doing anything else.


399. “The problem with being a leader is that you’re never sure if you’re being followed or chased.” - Claire A. Murray


400. He makes plays you can’t coach, and he makes plays that look like he’s never been coached.


401. “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” - Mark Twain


402. “Don’t waste your energy trying to educate or change opinions; go over, under, through, and opinions will change organically when you’re the boss. Or they won’t.” - Jim Collins ​​


403. “Teaching players during practices was what coaching was all about to me.” ― John Wooden


404. “Two are better than one if two act as one.”


405. “Coaching is a unique process of human development, one that works to change a person’s life for the better and help him or her achieve a number of specific objectives.” Ian Berry


406. “Champions are brilliant at the basics.”


407. “Be true to yourself. Make each day your masterpiece. Help others. Drink deeply from good books. Make friendship a fine art. Build a shelter against a rainy day. Pray for guidance and give thanks for your blessings every day.”


408. “Excuses are the tools of the incompetent.”


409. “Millennials don't want to be managed, they like to be led, coached and mentored. This generation is on fire and ready to go. Are you ready to change the world?”


410. “He was the first person who taught me not to be afraid of failure.”


411. “The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.” – Jimmy Johnson, Dallas Cowboys / Miami Dolphins


412. “If you are afraid of confrontation, you are not going to do very well.” – Bill Parcells, New York Giants / New England Patriots


413. “I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail.” – Abraham Maslow


414. “Good players want to be coached… Great players want to be told the truth.”


415. ​​"I forgot to shake hands and be friendly. It was an important lesson about leadership. - Lee Iacocca


416. “One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals.” 


417. “Constant, gentle pressure is my preferred technique for leadership, guidance, and coaching.” ― Danny Meyer


418. “A life coach does for the rest of your life what a personal trainer does for your health and fitness.” – Elaine MacDonald


419. “The civilized man has built a coach, but has lost the use of his feet.


420. “Have fun. Enjoy the journey. And that’s one thing I didn’t do always. I going to make sure I enjoy this journey.” – Mack Brown


421. “A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking, because its trust is not on the branch, but on its own wings. Always believe in yourself.” – Charlie Wardle


422. ​“Just keep swimming.” - Dory


423. “I absolutely believe that people, unless coached, never reach their maximum capabilities.” – Bob Nardelli Tweet: I absolutely believe that people, unless coached, never reach their maximum capabilities. - Bob Nardelli


424. “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” – President John Quincy Adams


425. “Unit cohesion is the bond, the deep interpersonal connection, created among the members of the unit.”


426. “The best coach knows you better than you know yourself. Then enables you to discover your true self and potential while guiding your steps till you reach your goals, one by one.” 


427. “Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand.” – Gen. Colin Powell, former U.S. Secretary of State


428. “You have exactly one life in which to do everything you’ll ever do. Act accordingly.” - Colin Wright


429. “Coaching is a unique process of human development, one that works to change a person’s life for the better and help him or her achieve a number of specific objectives.” ~ Ian Berry


430. “Failure is good. It’s fertilizer. Everything I’ve learned about coaching, I’ve learned from making mistakes.” ― Rick Pitino


431. “But with the right kind of coaching and determination you can accomplish anything and the biggest accomplishment that I feel I got from the film was overcoming that fear.” ― Reese Witherspoon


432. “Things turn out best for those who make best of how things turn out.”


433. “Sometimes the coaches tell me to be selfish, but my game won’t let me be selfish.” – Lebron James


434. “In the past a leader was a boss. Today’s leaders must be partners with their people; they no longer can lead solely based on positional power.” - Ken Blanchard


435. “The led must not be compelled. They must be able to choose their own leader.” – Albert Einstein, physicist


436. Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.


437. “Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god.” – Aristotle


438. ​"The way in which we think of ourselves has everything to do with how our world see us and how we see ourselves successfully acknowledged by the world." - Arlene Rankin


439. “Leadership is the ability to guide others without force into a direction or decision that leaves them still feeling empowered and accomplished.”


440. “People who enjoy meetings should not be in charge of anything.” - Thomas Sowell


441. “The art of communication is the language of leadership.” –– James Humes


442. “Coaching is a unique process of human development, one that works to change a person’s life for the better and help him or her achieve a number of specific objectives.” Ian Berry


443. “Look, coaching is about human interaction and trying to know your players. Any coach would tell you that. I’m no different.” ― Bill Parcells


444. “Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.”


445. “Where we fall are the stepping-stones for our journey.” – Lolly Daskal, founder of Lead From Within, and executive coach and leadership training firm


446. “I absolutely believe that people, unless coached, never reach their maximum capabilities.” –– Bob Nardelli


447. “Life’s short. Live passionately.” – Marc A. Pitman


448. “Leadership is the capacity to transform vision into reality.” – Warren G. Bennis, founding chairman of the Leadership Institute at the University of Southern California


449. “The best coaches really care about people. They have a sincere interest in people.” Byron & Catherine Pulsifer”


450. “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” – Neale Donald Walsh


451. ​"Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why." - Bernard Baruch


452. “Each group and each youngster is different. As a leader or coach, you get to know what they need.” – Mike Krzyzewski


453. “Nothing will work unless you do.” ― John Wooden


454. ​"I would rather regret the things I have done than the things I have not." - Lucille Ball


455. “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


456. “Now, coaching is basically like what it is, it is someone that you have that is working with another person to help the other person’s goal.” ~ Randy Wayne


457. “Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.”


458. Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions. – Harold S. Geneen


459. Book a complimentary 1-on-1 coaching "Unboxing Session"


460. “I find young kids. I enjoy coaching and enjoy making them better players.” ― Graham Roberts


461. “Most people get excited about games, but I’ve got to be excited about practice, because that’s my classroom.” ― Pat Summitt


462. “With the right kind of coaching and determination you can accomplish anything.” - Reese Witherspoon


463. “Coaching works because it’s all about you. When you connect with what you really want and why – and take action – magical things can happen.” - Emma-Louise Elsey andy Motzek


464. “A common mistake among those who work in sport is spending a disproportional amount of time on “x’s and o’s” as compared to time spent learning about people.” ― Mike Krzyzewski


465. “Making shots counts, but not as much as the people who make them.”


466. “Always drink upstream from the herd.” - Will Rogers


467. “People do not experience your intentions; they experience your behavior.”


468. “When a leader takes responsibility for his own actions and mistakes, he not only sets a good example, he shows a healthy respect for people on his team.”


469. “Good coaching is good teaching and nothing else.” – Pat Conroy


470. “Courage and confidence are what decision making is all about.”


471. ​"Only when your consciousness is totally focused on the moment you are in can you receive whatever gift, lesson, or delight that moment has to offer." - Barbara de Angelis


472. “Role models are only of limited use. For no-one is as important, potentially powerful and as key in your life and world as you.” —Rasheed Ogunlaru, motivational speaker and life coach


473. Sober companion - Sober companion, sober coach, or recovery coach are titles all representing the same job in the field of addiction, providing one-on-one assistance to


474. “One of the most important things about leadership is that you have to have the kind of humility that will allow you to be coached.” – Jim Yong Kim


475. “Competitive excellence is putting in the work necessary to remove all doubt in your ability to win your individual battle.”


476. “In a growth mindset, challenges are exciting rather than threatening. So rather than thinking, oh, I’m going to reveal my weaknesses, you say, wow, here’s a chance to grow.” – Carol Dweck


477. “Culture is what leads when no one is watching.”


478. “The best coaches really care about people. They have a sincere interest in people.” Byron & Catherine Pulsifer”


479. The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants to be done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it. - Theodore Roosevelt


480. “If you can’t coach your best player hard, you can’t coach your team hard.” – Gar Forman Tweet: If you can’t coach your best player hard, you can’t coach your team hard. - Gar Forman


481. “I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am the prod.” - Winston Churchill


482. “Simply put, Coaching is where you work with someone to connect with yourself, redesign your environment and your life, and then take action to implement it!” ~ Emma-Louise Elsey


483. “One of the most important things about leadership is that you have to have the kind of humility that will allow you to be coached.” - Jim Yong Kim


484. “In leadership, there are no words more important than trust. In any organization, trust must be developed among every member of the team if success is going to be achieved.”


485. ​"I am a man of fixed and unbending principles, the first of which is to be flexible at all times." - Everett Dirksen


486. “Everything in coaching hinges on listening because what we are listening for affects where we are speaking from and unfolds how we are being with and for each other.” –– Marilyn Atkinson and Rae Chois


487. A coach will stand in your corner, ...


488. “People don’t only use a coach when there is a problem with their technique; they understand that no matter how good their technique is, there is always room for improvement.” ~ John Perry


489. ​“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.” - Plato


490. “Good coaching may be defined as the development of character, personality and habits of players, plus the teaching of fundamentals and team play.” ― Claire Bee


491. ¨Most people fail, not because of lack of desire, but, because of lack of commitment.¨ —Vince Lombardi, football coach


492. “Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” - Robert F. Kennedy


493. “Individual commitment to a group effort—that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” — Vince Lombardi, American football coach and executive in the National Football League.


494. “I believe that wherever there is mastery, coaching is occurring and whenever coaching is done, mastery will be the outcome.” –– Andrea J. Lee


495. If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader. – John Quincy Adams.


496. “Executive coaches are not for the meek. They’re for people who value unambiguous feedback. All coaches have one thing in common, it’s that they are ruthlessly results-oriented.”


497. “What you do has far greater impact than what you say.” — Stephen Covey, author, businessman and speaker


498. “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” –– African Proverb


499. “Successful coaches are visionaries. They have a picture of success set in their minds.” ~ Gavin McGinni


500. “A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment.” ~ John Wooden


501. My dad, like any coach, has always stressed the fundamentals. He taught me responsibility, accountability, and the importance of hard work.


502. “Those who try to lead the people can only do so by following the mob.” – Oscar Wilde, writer and poet


503. “I could either watch it happen or be a part of it.” 


504. “Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.”


505. “Success in almost any field depends more on energy and drive than it does on intelligence. This explains why we have so many stupid leaders.” - Sloan Wilson


506. “Know how to listen and you will profit even from those who talk badly.” – Plutarch


507. “The worst thing a coach can do is to develop a philosophy and spend their entire career defending that philosophy.”


508. “Everyone needs a coach, whether it’s a top level executive, a graduate student, a homemaker, a homeless person or the President of the United States.” Anthony Robbins


509. “As Hall of Fame basketball coach John Wooden said, “When opportunity comes, it’s too late to prepare.”


510. “In the past a leader was a boss. Today’s leaders must be partners with their people; they no longer can lead solely based on positional power.” – Ken Blanchard


511. “A life coach does for the rest of your life what a personal trainer does for your health and fitness.” – Elaine MacDonald


512. ​"If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities." - Maya Angelou


513. “I believe that wherever there is mastery, coaching is occurring and whenever coaching is done, mastery will be the outcome.” Andrea J. Lee


514. “Who exactly seeks out a coach? Winners.” Chicago Tribune


515. “Only when a team member proves uncoachable—is resistant to feedback and takes no responsibility for how they show up at work—should we seriously consider removing them from the team.”


516. The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it. - Theodore Roosevelt


517. “The most important culture message you send is the way you behave. If it’s not happening in you, it will never happen through you. If you don’t believe it, no one else will believe it.”


518. ​“Those who tell the stories rule society.” - Plato


519. Celebrate wins


520. Ask yourself, what can I learn from these great coaching quotes? Get a coach yourself.


521. “I could not be more proud of the countless lives that I have changed since I began my coaching and mentoring career!” ― Dan Pena


522. “You don’t go into coaching if you’re not willing to step into that moment and go, ‘OK, this is what it’s going to take, and this is why you do it.’ Everything hinges on winning and losing, right?”― Jill Ellis


523. “Erect no artificial walls that might limit potential, stifle creativity, or shackle innovation.” “Leadersshould be reliable without being predictable. They ...


524. “We’ve created a jealous-free zone?… We look each other in the eye. We tell each other the truth. And we trust each other.”


525. “Do your job.” – Bill Belichick, Cleveland Browns / New England Patriots


526. Don't worry about failure; you only have to be right once. – Drew Houston


527. What makes me a great ...


528. “The task of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there.” – John Buchan, novelist, historian and politician


529. “If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it would not seem so wonderful at all.” - ​Michelangelo


530. “You can’t stop negative thoughts from coming in, but you can make sure they leave as quickly as they enter.” – Nkem Mpamah


531. “Ten soldiers wisely led will beat a hundred without a head.” - Euripides ​


532. Coching for Results, and The Superstar Coaching Self-Study Guide.


533. “Be more concerned with your character than your reputation. Because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.” ― John Wooden


534. “The strength of a team is determined by the strength of the connections on the team. A great team requires great relationships.”


535. “The leader is one who mobilizes others toward a goal shared by leaders and followers … Leaders, followers and goals make up the three equally necessary supports for leadership.” - Gary Wills


536. “The ultimate leader is one who is willing to develop people to the point that they eventually surpass him or her in knowledge and ability.” - Fred A. Manske Jr.


537. “Communication does not always occur naturally, even among a tight-knit group of individuals. Communication must be taught and practiced in order to bring everyone together as one.”


538. “Whatever you do in life, surround yourself with smart people who’ll argue with you.” - John Wooden


539. “The main ingredient of stardom is the rest of the team ” – John Wooden, American basketball coach


540. “Leaders are made, they are not born.” – Vince Lombardi, Green Bay Packers / Washington Redskins


541. “In a recent study, training alone improved leadership skills by 22%. When combined with Executive Coaching, improvement jumps to 77%.”


542. “Always do right. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest.” – Mark Twain, author


543. “Everyone needs a coach, whether it’s a top level executive, a graduate student, a homemaker, a homeless person or the President of the United States.” Anthony Robbins


544. “I want little girls to grow up knowing they can do anything, even play football.” — Jen Welter, American football coach.


545. “I absolutely believe that people, unless coached, never reach their maximum potential.” 


546. “There is only one thing worse than training employees and losing them, and that’s not training them and keeping them.” – Zig Ziglar


547. “Be more concerned with your character than your reputation. Because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.” ― John Wooden


548. “All coaching is, is taking a player where he can’t take himself.” ― Bill McCartney


549. “Opportunities don’t knock, they whisper. So shut up and listen.” – Thomas Leonard


550. “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” – Neale Donald Walsh


551. “Good coaching may be defined as the development of character, personality and habits of players, plus the teaching of fundamentals and team play.”


552. “Good players can’t overcome bad coaching.”


553. “Techniques don’t produce quality products or pick up the garbage on time. People do, people who care, people who are treated as creatively contributing adults.” – Tom Peters


554. “Exits are great but it’s better to do it as a choice, not a consequence of bad moda operandi.” 


555. “To be as good as it can be, a team has to buy into what you as the coach are doing. They have to feel you’re a part of them and they’re a part of you.” ― Bobby Knight


556. “Some people say, ‘Never let them see you cry.’ I say, if you’re so mad you could just cry, then cry. It terrifies everyone.” - Tina Fey


557. “Character is simply habit long continued.” - Plato


558. “The definition of courage is going from defeat to defeat with enthusiasm.” ― Winston Churchill


559. “You cannot be a light to others or yourself, if you have dark intentions in your heart.” - Kemi Sogunle


560. “If you want to win in the future, you must win the grind today. And then tomorrow and the next day and the next.”


561. “Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.” Henry Ford


562. “My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.” – Jim Valvano, college basketball coach


563. “Coaching will become the model for leaders in the future … I am certain that leadership can be learned and that terrific coaches … facilitate learning.” – Warren Bennis


564. “I came here tonight, because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life coaching with somebody, you want the rest of your life to begin ASAP.” – Ted Lasso


565. “The benefits of coaching appear to win over even the most cynical clients within just a few weeks.”


566. But this coach was saying that really successful people feel the same lack of motivation as everyone else. The difference is that they still find a way to show up despite the feelings of boredom.»


567. My dad was my best friend and greatest role model. He was an amazing dad, coach, mentor, soldier, husband, and friend.” — Tiger Woods


568. “My dad, like any coach, has always stressed the fundamentals. He taught me responsibility, accountability, and the importance of hard work.” – Steve Young, football player


569. “I didn’t get into coaching to make money. I got into this for the coaching and teaching part.” ― Dabo Swinney


570. “Average leaders have quotes. Good leaders have a plan. Exceptional leaders have a system.”


571. “You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.” - John C. Maxwell


572. “The definition of courage is going from defeat to defeat with enthusiasm.” ― Winston Churchill


573. “A coach is someone who tells you what you don’t want to hear, who has to see what you don’t want to see, so you can be who you always known you could be.” Tom Landry


574. “I have no desire to coach basketball.”


575. “I’ll bet most of the companies that are in life-or-death battles got into that kind of trouble because they didn’t pay enough attention to developing their leaders.”


576. “Coaching is unlocking a person’s potential to maximize their own performance. It is helping them to learn rather than teaching them.” – Timothy Gallwey 


577. Be the player their coach warned them about.


578. “In one study, executive coaching at Booz Allen Hamilton returned $7.90 for every $1 the firm spent on coaching.”


579. “Effective teamwork begins and ends with communication.”


580. “Failures are expected by losers, ignored by winners.”


581. “You can't let praise or criticism get to you. It's a weakness to get caught up in either one.”


582. You don't lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case. - Ken Kesey


583. “A basketball team is like the five fingers on your hand. If you can get them all together, you have a fist. That’s how I want you to play.”


584. “Justin Fields’ ability to extend plays. That’s the number one difference between Ohio State this year and what they were a year ago.” – Joel Klatt


585. “Never make excuses. Your friends don't need them and your foes won't believe them.”


586. “Coaching works because it’s all about you. When you connect with what you really want and why – and take action – magical things can happen.” ~ Emma-Louise Elsey


587. “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” – Steve Jobs, co-founder and former CEO of Apple


588. “When you win, say nothing. When you lose, say less.” – Paul Brown, Head Coach, Cleveland Browns / Cincinnati Bengals


589. “There is only one thing worse than training employees and losing them, and that’s not training them and keeping them.” - Zig Ziglar


590. “Don’t ever ask a player to do something he doesn’t have the ability to do. He’ll just question your ability as a coach, not his as an athlete.”


591. “Leadership requires discipline, sacrifice, the ability to make people believe in the impossible. No one said anything about easy.” - Sophia Maguire


592. “During critical periods, a leader is not allowed to feel sorry for himself, to be down, to be angry, or to be weak. Leaders must beat back these emotions.”


593. “A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.” Rosalynn Carter summarized what leadership coaching can do for you and you can do for others.


594. “The essence of leadership is not getting overwhelmed by circumstances.” 


595. ​“A grateful mind is a great mind which eventually attracts to itself great things.” - Plato


596. “To have long term success as a coach or in any position of leadership,


597. “Trust is earned through your behavior, not granted by your position. And it is earned through repeated behavior over time.”


598. A good leader is someone who can help people see the invisible and believe in the incredible. – Simon Sinek


599. ​“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” - Will Rogers


600. “Confidence comes from being prepared.”


601. “Not on the sideline, not in the spotlight”: COSBOA’s Matthew Addison reviews the budget for small business


602. “Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.” - Dwight Eisenhower


603. “I think one of the neatest things about being a coach is the connection you get to make with your players.” – Ted lasso


604. “Here’s the not-so-hidden secret for achieving success: clarify what you really want, then work as hard as you can for as long as it takes. Toughness can achieve things that talent by itself can never accomplish.”


605. “Selecting the right person for the right job is the largest part of coaching.” ― Phil Crosby


606. ​"Habits are like financial capital – forming one today is an investment that will automatically give out returns for years to come." - Shawn Anchor


607. “A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment.” – John Wooden Tweet: A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment. - John Wooden


608. “A leader must have the courage to act against an expert's advice.” - James Callaghan


609. “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.”


610. “Leadership consists of nothing but taking responsibility for everything that goes wrong and giving your subordinates credit for everything that goes well.” - Henry Ford


611. “Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.”


612. To have long term success as a coach or in any position of leadership, you have to be obsessed in some way.


613. “Always have a plan, and believe in it. Nothing happens by accident.” ― Chuck Knox, former NFL head coach


614. “That’s the beauty of coaching. You get to touch lives. You get to make a difference.” – Morgan Wootten


615. “The hot seat is equated with every program who expects to win championships.” – Malzahn


616. “The best feedback is what we don’t want to hear. – George Raveling” Tweet: The best feedback is what we don’t want to hear. - George Raveling


617. “Mack Brown is The Godfather.” – UNC defensive back Myles Dorn


618. “Coaching is unlocking a person’s potential to maximize their own performance. It is helping them to learn rather than teaching them.” – Timothy Gallwey


619. “On good teams, coaches hold players accountable; on great teams, players hold players accountable.”


620. “Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do.” –– Mother Teresa


621. A father is the perfect blend of superhero, coach, and friend. —Jeannie Hund


622. “Successful leaders see the opportunities in every difficulty rather than the difficulty in every opportunity.” –– Reed Markham


623. ​"If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes." - Andrew Carnegie


624. “You don’t go into coaching if you’re not willing to step into that moment and go, ‘OK, this is what it’s going to take, and this is why you do it.’ Everything hinges on winning and losing, right?”― Jill Ellis


625. “Being a role model is the most powerful form of educating.”


626. “Champions play as they practice. Create a consistency of excellence in all your habits.” – Mike Krzyzewski Tweet: Champions play as they practice. Create a consistency of excellence in all your habits. - Mike Krzyzewski


627. “Earn your leadership every day.” – Michael Jordan, former NBA basketball player


628. “I really enjoyed coaching.” ― Joe Paterno


629. “It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.”


630. “The key to being a good manager is keeping the people who hate me away from those who are still undecided.” - Casey Stengel


631. “I define passion as extreme emotion.”


632. “Would I rather be feared or loved? Easy. Both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me.” - Michael Scott


633. “People want to know they matter. They want to know they make a difference. They wan to connect with their authentic selves and they want to experience joy.” - Sharon Pearson


634. A great leader’s courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position. – John Maxwell


635. “A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better.” – Jim Rohn


636. “Employers are shocked at how high their ROI numbers are for coaching.”


637. “Do you want to know what one of the secrets to achieving all of your goals is? You’ve got to be committed.” - Steve Backley


638. “Spring is the best life coach: It gives you all the energy you want, all the positive thoughts you wish and all the boldness you need!”- Mehmet Murat ildan


639. “A coach should never be afraid to ask questions of anyone he could learn from.”― Bobby Knight


640. “Coaching is one of the most effective leadership styles that can transform, empower and unlock people’s potential. Ask more, give advice less, and elevate your impact forever.” – Farshad Asl


641. “A leader is one who sees more than others see, who sees farther than others see and who sees before others see.” – Leroy Eimes, author and leadership expert


642. “My philosophy? Simplicity plus variety.”


643. Respect Is Earned


644. “To have long term success as a coach or in any position of leadership, you have to be obsessed in some way.” – Pat Riley, President of the Miami Heat and former Lakers coach


645. “Leadership is a matter of having people look at you and gain confidence, seeing how you react. If you’re in control, they’re in control.” —Tom Landry, former Dallas Cowboys coach


646. “The secret to success is good leadership, and good leadership is all about making the lives of your team members or workers better.” 


647. “Coaching is unlocking a person’s potential to maximize their own performance. It is helping them to learn rather than teaching them.” ― Timothy Gallwey


648. “Coaching is unlocking a person's potential to maximize their own performance. It is helping them to learn rather than teaching them.” – Timothy Gallwey


649. “A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.


650. “You get the best effort from others not by lighting a fire beneath them, but by building a fire within.” –– Bob Nelson


651. “A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit.” – Arnold Glasow, humorist and author


652. “Mediocre athletes that tried like hell to get good are the best coaches.” ― Mark Rippetoe


653. “Some people don’t like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is disaster.” Elon Musk confirmed he doesn’t cause trouble for nothing. Sometimes you need to shake things up to solve a problem.


654. “If you want to feel loving, I coached myself, do something loving. This is basic soul care.”


655. “Leaders see the opportunities beyond what's done to what's possible.” - Sharon Pearson


656. “There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group; there is less competition there.” - Indira Gandhi


657. “If we were supposed to talk more than we listen we would have two mouths and one ear.” ― Mark Twain


658. “A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking, because its trust is not on the branch, but on its own wings. Always believe in yourself.” – Charlie Wardle


659. If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader. – John Quincy Adams


660. “Trying to do it all and expecting it all can be done exactly right is a recipe for disappointment. Perfection is the enemy.” 


661. “I have only one understanding of development and of making success, and that’s by going step by step.” - Jurgen Klopp


662. “A common mistake among those who work in sport is spending a disproportional amount of time on “x’s and o’s” as compared to time spent learning about people.” ― Mike Krzyzewski


663. “The goal of coaching is the goal of good management: to make the most of an organization’s valuable resources.” ~ Harvard Business Review


664. “If you are afraid of confrontation, you are not going to do very well.”


665. “Leadership, like coaching, is fighting for the hearts and souls of people and getting them to believe in you.” – Eddie Robinson


666. “Opportunities don’t knock, they whisper. So shut up and listen.” – Thomas Leonard


667. “We probably spend more time talking about individual players in our coaching sessions than anything else.” ― Hayden Fry


668. “Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.” - George Carlin


669. “You do not lead by hitting people over the head. That’s assault, not leadership.” – President Dwight D. Eisenhower


670. “Big things are accomplished only through the perfection of minor details.” – John Wooden Tweet: Big things are accomplished only through the perfection of minor details. – John Wooden


671. “Geez, I just played cricket because I loved the game. I never thought about it much, never really had any formal coaching.” ― Steve Waugh


672. “Success is peace of mind in knowing you did your best.”


673. “It is amazing how much can be accomplished if no one cares who gets the credit.”


674. “I think the most important thing about coaching is that you have to have a sense of confidence about what you ...


675. “The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall.” - Vince Lombardi, football coach and NFL executive


676. “When you encourage others, you in the process are being encouraged because you’re making a commitment to that person’s life. Encouragement really does make a difference.” – Zig Ziglar


677. “Fear can be created quickly; trust can’t.” 


678. “The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.” 


679. “A coach is part advisor, part sounding board, part cheerleader, part manager and part strategist.”


680. ​“The measure of a man is what he does with power.” - Plato


681. “Helping executives unlock their power within.”


682. Our basketball coach loves dogs. He has three-pointers.


683. “Failure is never quite as frightening as regret.” ― Anonymous


684. “The good and the bad, the exhausting and the empowering, the wins and the losses...Every part of leadership has a bigger impact when we're doing it for a greater purpose.” 


685. “It is like when a player has a slump, we do not trade them, we coach them. It is the same with our employees. The best leaders come to the aid of their people, whose performance is down. Not come down harder on them.”


686. “Confidence shared is better than confidence only in yourself.”


687. “A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment.” – John Wooden


688. “Mutual commitment helps overcome the fear of failure—especially when people are part of a team sharing and achieving goals. It also sets the stage for open dialogue and honest conversation.”


689. “Leaders show respect for people by giving them time.”


690. “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” – President Abraham Lincoln


691. “You don’t demand respect, you earn it.” ― Steve Seidler


692. “Be quick, but don't hurry.”


693. “Leaders become great, not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others.” – John Maxwell


694. “Coaching is unlocking a person’s potential to maximize their growth.” –– John Whitmore


695. Each group and each youngster is different. As a leader or coach, you get to know what they need. —Mike Krzyzewski


696. ​“There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.” - Will Rogers


697. “Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.” Henry Ford


698. “The greatest tragedy in life is not death, but a life without a purpose.” - Myles Munroe


699. Always Give Your Best


700. “One of the biggest reasons I like coaching college ball is the kids. I feel I can impact players’ lives. I like the fact that they’re student-athletes. I like to see those kids graduate.” ― Rick Majerus


701. “You can’t stop negative thoughts from coming in, but you can make sure they leave as quickly as they enter.” – Nkem Mpamah


702. “Great managers make themselves dispensable and let frontline people make the decisions.” – Sinclair Beecham


703. “The true test of a man’s character is what he does when no one is watching.”


704. To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart. – Eleanor Roosevelt


705. “Five years from now, you’re the same person except for the people you've met and the books you've read.”


706. “The challenge for you is to decide not what is important, but what is most important and then focus your attention on that.” - Steve Backley


707. “If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have the time to do it over?”


708. ​"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment." - Ralph Waldo Emerson


709. “The distance between your dreams and reality is called action.” - Unknown


710. “Resiliency is all about getting back to normal when something good or bad happens. Young guys have a harder time doing that, that comes with maturity.” – Saban


711. ​“Money won’t make you happy … but everybody wants to find out for themselves.” - Zig Ziglar


712. “When I was a young coach I used to say, “Treat everybody alike.” That’s bull. Treat everybody fairly.”


713. “You are not a failure until you start blaming others for your mistakes.”


714. “You don’t have to be great to get started but you have to get started to be great.” - Les Brown


715. “Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t!” - Margaret Thatcher


716. “Coaching will become the model for leaders in the future … I am certain that leadership can be learned and that terrific coaches … facilitate learning.” - Warren Bennis ​


717. “Who exactly seeks out a coach? Winners who want more out of life.” ― Chicago Tribune


718. “Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson, essayist, poet and philosopher


719. “Performance = Potential Actioned minus blockages, constraints. leaks, and limitations- (mental, emotional & Physical).” 


720. “The interesting thing about coaching is that you have to trouble the comfortable, and comfort the troubled.”


721. “Never forget that only dead fish swim with the stream.” - Malcolm Muggeridge​


722. ​"If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you." - Fred DeVito


723. “You don’t demand respect, you earn it.” ― Steve Seidler


724. “There is truth in wine and children.” - Plato


725. “We could all use more coaching.” ― Richard Thaler


726. “Happiness begins where selfishness ends.”


727. “If things didn’t work out last year doing them a certain way, you should hire someone who has done it before to teach you how to do it this year.” 


728. “If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough.” - Ellen Johnson Sirleaf


729. “A good coach can change a game. A great coach can change a life.” – John Wooden


730. “Seek opportunities to show you care. The smallest gestures often make the biggest difference.”


731. My dad was my best friend and greatest role model. He was an amazing dad, coach, mentor, soldier, husband, and friend.


732. “We believe that being elite is not about how talented you are. It is about how tough you are. To achieve anything great in life, you have to fight for it.”


733. “There is a choice you have to make in everything you do. So keep in mind that in the end, the choice you make, makes you.”


734. “If you make people think they’re thinking, they’ll love you. If you really make them think, they’ll hate you.” - Don Marquis


735. The leader has to be practical and a realist, yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist. – Eric Hoffer


736. “I’d say handling people is the most important thing you can do as a coach. I’ve found every time I’ve gotten into trouble with a player, it’s because I wasn’t talking to him enough.”


737. The way to make coaches think you're in shape in the spring is to get a tan. — Whitey Ford.


738. “That’s the beauty of coaching. You get to touch lives. You get to make a difference.” - Morgan Wootten


739. “You can't stop negative thoughts from coming in, but you can make sure they leave as quickly as they enter.” 


740. “Goals should be realistic, attainable, and shared among all members of the team.”


741. “Every leader needs to remember that a healthy respect for authority takes time to develop. It’s like building trust. You don’t instantly have trust, it has to be earned.”


742. “I believe that wherever there is mastery, coaching is occurring and whenever coaching is done, mastery will be the outcome.” Andrea J. Lee


743. Actions speak louder than your coaches.


744. “Great Leaders develop through a never ending process of self-study, self-reflection, education, training, and experience”


745. “As their coach, your job is to set the bar high, inspire them to reach this bar, encourage them, and most of all, guide them in the best possible manner and in the most supportive environment.” ~ John Popovich


746. “Failure is never quite as frightening as regret.” ― Anonymous


747. “Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god.” –Aristotle


748. “I realized that life had much more to offer than I had anticipated and decided to help others in their human journey. Thus, I become a trainer and a coach with passion for transformation.” ~ Ann Betz


749. “Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” – Jack Welch, former GE chairman and CEO


750. “Until you change the way that you look at things, those things will never change.” – Pat Riley Tweet:


751. “But with the right kind of coaching and determination you can accomplish anything and the biggest accomplishment that I feel I got from the film was overcoming that fear.” ― Reese Witherspoon


752. “Who exactly seeks out a coach? Winners.” Chicago Tribune


753. “It’s not what you preach, it’s what you tolerate.” – Jocko Willink


754. “The absolute bottom line in coaching is organization and preparing for practice.” ― Bill Walsh


755. “The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been.”  – Henry Kissinger, former U.S. Secretary of State


756. ​“People have a reservoir of talent worth discovering. They just have to be given the opportunity to discover it in themselves.” - Ricardo Semler


757. “In the simplest terms, a leader is one who knows where he wants to go, and gets up and goes.” – John Erskine, author


758. Following in your footsteps, I have learned and grown so much in life. You always inspire me, and I hope your birthday is everything you want it to be. Happy birthday to my life coach!


759. “You can’t live a perfect day until you do something for someone who will never be able to repay you.”


760. “Everything in coaching hinges on listening because what we are listening for affects where we are speaking from and unfolds how we are being with and for each other.” Marilyn Atkinson & Rae Chois,


761. If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. – African proverb


762. “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


763. “I learned this about coaching: You don’t have to explain victory and you can’t explain defeat.” ― Darrell Royal


764. “See people in the light of their potentials, not their problems.” - Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha


765. ​“I know worrying works, because none of the stuff I worried about ever happened.” - Will Rogers


766. “There are no failures – just experiences and your reactions to them.” – Tom Krause


767. “What I learned is that if a coach lacks sufficient persistence, he will be unable to complete the critical task of finding growth opportunities out of adversity.” Seth Davis


768. “Confrontation simply means meeting the truth head-on.”


769. “Develop your leaders into a competitive advantage. Reconnect your leader-power to success.” ― Gene Morton, Leaders First: Six Bold Steps to Sustain ...


770. “There is nothing stronger than gentleness.”


771. “Most people get excited about games, but I’ve got to be excited about practice, because that’s my classroom.” ― Pat Summitt


772. “A leader may be the most knowledgeable person in the world, but if the players on his team cannot translate that knowledge into action, it means nothing.”


773. “Leadership is a combination of strategy and character. If you must be without one, be without the strategy.” – U.S. Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf


774. “How you coach them is how they’re going to play.” ― Stefan Fatsis


775. “In a growth mindset, challenges are exciting rather than threatening. So rather than thinking, oh, I’m going to reveal my weaknesses, you say, wow, here’s a chance to grow.” – Carol Dweck


776. “Great leaders harness personal courage, capture the hearts and minds of others, and empower new leaders to make the world a better place.” ––  Maxine Driscoll


777. “A good coach will make his players see what they can be rather than what they are.” 


778. “I would rather be an artist than a leader. Ironically, a leader has to follow the rules.” - Criss Jami ​


779. “Good players want to be coached…Great players want to be told the truth.” – Doc Rivers


780. “I heard you’re a player. Nice to meet you, I’m the coach.”


781. “On good teams coaches hold players accountable, on great teams players hold players accountable.”


782. On good teams coaches hold players accountable, on great teams’ players hold players accountable.


783. ​“I never look back, darling. It distracts me from the now.” - Edna Mode


784. “A leader has to be positive about all things that happen to his team. Look at nothing in the past as failure.”


785. ​"Leadership begins within, and to have a better career, start by building a better you.” - Robin S. Sharma


786. “Winning takes talent, to repeat takes character.”


787. “All coaching is, is taking a player where he can't take himself.” – Bill McCartney Tweet:


788. “Give me 100 percent. You can’t make up for a poor effort today by giving 110 percent tomorrow. You don’t have 110 percent. You only have 100 percent, and that’s what I want from you right now.”


789. “We could all use more coaching.” ― Richard Thaler


790. “Even modest improvements can justify hiring a coach. An investment of $30,000 or so in an executive who has responsibility for tens of millions of dollars is a rounding error.”


791. “Teaching players during practices was what coaching was all about to me.” ― John Wooden


792. “Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” – Carl Jung


793. “Amber is a huge asset as far as leadership and talking. She’s got the most positive attitude of any of the kids I’ve coached.”


794. “My coach said I run like a girl. So I said if he ran a little faster he could too.” – Mia Hamm


795. “Good coaches tell you where the fish are, great coaches teach you how to find them.”


796. “If we know ourselves, and know our hearts, we're always home, anywhere.” 


797. “To lead people, walk behind them.” –– Lao Tzu


798. “To be successful in coaching you have to treat your team like a family. The leader needs backing from everyone.” ― Morgan Wootten


799. “Probably my best quality as a coach is I ask a lot of questions and let the person come up with the answers.” ~ Phil Dixon


800. “A leader is a dealer in hope.” – Napoleon Bonaparte, military leader


801. “What you get out of your leadership is based on what you ask for—both from yourself and from others. Set your stand-ards high. 


802. “Leadership is a matter of having people look at you and gain confidence…If you’re in control, they’re in control.”


803. “A life coach does for the rest of your life what a personal trainer does for your health and fitness.” - Elaine MacDonald


804. “What’s going to make the biggest difference in the game is not the jawing and the yapping. It’s what we do between the whistles and if we do that we’re going to put ourselves in position to win the game.” – Mullen


805. ​“Understanding how the brain works in social situations is like having a cheat sheet for human behaviour. This empowers coaches to facilitate growth at a whole new level." - Manie Bosman


806. “Coaching is the most important servant/leadership element in helping people accomplish their goals.” – Bill Hybels


807. “I try to see each new season as a new challenge because I have a new team to work with, new opponents to encounter, and often new ideas and theories to try.”


808. “The leader is one who mobilizes others toward a goal shared by leaders and followers … Leaders, followers and goals make up the three equally necessary supports for leadership.” – Gary Wills


809. “A great coach is hard to find, but impossible to forget.”


810. “Many of the World’s most admired corporations, from GE to Goldman Sachs, invest in coaching. Annual spending on coaching in the US is estimated at roughly $1 Billion Dollars.”


811. “Erect no artificial walls that might limit potential, stifle creativity, or shackle innovation.”


812. “Leadership is a matter of having people look at you and gain confidence, seeing how you react. If you’re in control, they’re in control.” – Tom Landry, former Dallas Cowboys coach


813. “The civilized man has built a coach, but has lost the use of his feet.” ~Ralph Waldodirt track racing quotes


814. “Life’s short. Live passionately.” – Marc A. Pitman


815. “The ultimate leader is one who is willing to develop people to the point that they eventually surpass him or her in knowledge and ability.” – Fred A. Manske Jr.


816. “Talent is a gift. Greatness is a choice.”


817. “The goal of coaching is good management: to make the most of an organization’s valuable resources.” Harvard Business Review


818. “The best coaches really care about people. They have a sincere interest in people.” –– Byron and Catherine Pulsifer


819. “Coaching is designed to be the leadership approach of the 21st century.” – James Belasco


820. “Being ourselves means sometimes having to find the courage to stand alone, totally alone.” – Brené Brown


821. “If we were supposed to talk more than we listen we would have two mouths and one ear.” ― Mark Twain


822. Good coaching is about leadership and instilling respect in your players. Dictators lead through fear - good coaches do not. - Author: John Wooden


823. “We have done lots of research over the past three years, and we have found that leaders who have the best coaching skills have better business results.”


824. “Tell me, and I’ll forget. Show me, and I’ll remember. Involve me, and I’ll learn.” - Marla Jones


825. “Discipline yourself and others won't need to.”


826. The task of leadership is not to put greatness into people, but to elicit it, for the greatness is there already. – John Buchan


827. “Coaching is the universal language of change and learning.” CNN


828. ​"The interesting thing about coaching is that you have to trouble the comfortable, and comfort the troubled." - Ric Charlesworth


829. “Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do, and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.” – Gen. George S. Patton


830. Mediocre athletes that tried like hell to get good are the best coaches. - Mark Rippetoe


831. “A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment.” 


832. “If you lose self-control everything will fall.”


833. “We are not measured by our intentions, but by our actions.”


834. “A common mistake among those who work in sport is spending a disproportional amount of time on “x’s and o’s” as compared to time spent learning about people.”


835. “Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems.” - Brian Tracy


836. “I could not be more proud of the countless lives that I have changed since I began my coaching and mentoring career!” ― Dan Pena


837. Sometimes the coaches tell me to be selfish, but my game won’t let me be selfish. (LeBron James


838. “A coach is someone who tells you what you don’t want to hear, who has to see what you don’t want to see, so you can be who you always known you could be.” Tom Landry


839. “Good coaching is about leadership and instilling respect in your players. Dictators lead through fear – good coaches do not.”


840. “My love for Duke and this building and the people in it – I can’t love it more. And so to have my name on the court is great… and I’ll try to continue to honor that court in the way we have.”


841. “A big part of being a true leader is being open to new ideas. And those ideas come from thinking.”


842. The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. – Amelia Earhart


843. “Make sure you’re not just waiting for someone else to fix things, or hoping that things will improve … Figure out what’s going on and make a plan to improve things.” – Kenneth W. Thomas, author


844. “Don't let yesterday take up too much of today.”


845. “The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.”


846. “The best coaches know what the end result looks like, whether it’s an offensive play, a defensive play, a defensive coverage, or just some idea of the organization.” ~ Vince Lombardi


847. Set development goals


848. Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground. – Theodore Roosevelt


849. ​"A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water." - Eleanor Roosevelt


850. “Because he’s the one, coach. If we’re gonna make an impact here, the first domino needs to fall right inside of that man’s heart.” – Ted Lasso


851. “When you encourage others, you in the process are being encouraged because you’re making a commitment to that person’s life. Encouragement really does make a difference.” – Zig Ziglar

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