What Makes Good Coaches (And How to Find Them)

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Brad and Steve are both professional coaches, Brad working with executives, physicians and entrepreneurs and Steve with professional and collegiate athletes. On this episode of The Growth Equation Podcast, Brad and Steve tackle the question: What makes a good coach? They discuss the importance of pattern recognition; understanding the general toolkit and applying it to the needs of clients or athletes; treating coaching like a craft; and seeing what other’s don’t see. Brad and Steve also discuss the disparity in coaching availability—with those who need it the most often getting it the least—and why everyone (from college freshman to CEOs) can benefit from quality coaching. Finally, Brad and Steve consider whether coaches themselves could use coaching and they offer a list of questions that everyone can use to assess the quality of a prospective coach.

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