Compiled by Marian Head

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

-- John Wooden


Who exactly seeks out a coach? Winners who want even more out of life.

-- Chicago Tribune


Part therapist, part consultant, part motivational expert, part professional organizer, part friend, part nag--the personal coach seeks to do for your life what a personal trainer does for your body.

-- Minneapolis­St. Paul Star-Tribune


Got a nagging feeling that your life could be more fulfilling?
Want to change direction but aren't sure how to do it?
Here's how to jump start your new life today...Hire a personal coach.

-- Modern Maturity


The Manchester survey of 140 companies shows nine in 10 executives

believe coaching to be worth their time and dollars.
The average return was more than $5 for each $1 spent.

-- The Denver Post


Coaching is the number two growth industry, right behind

IT (Information Technology) jobs, and it's the number one home-based profession.

-- Start-Up magazine


I never cease to be amazed at the power of the coaching process to draw out the skills or talent that was previously hidden within an individual, and which invariably finds a way to solve a problem previously thought unsolvable.

-- John Russell, Managing Director, Harley-Davidson Europe Ltd.


I absolutely believe that people, unless coached,

never reach their maximum capabilities.

-- Bob Nardelli, CEO Home Depot


Tiger Woods has one. Pete Sampas has one. So why not small business owners?



A coach may be the guardian angel you need to rev up your career.

-- Money


[A coach is] part advisor, part sounding board,
part cheerleader, part manager and part strategist.

-- The Business Journal


Inside every successful business person is an even more
ambitious one trying to get out. He or she just needs a little help.

-- Australian Financial Review


Treat people as if they were what they ought to be,

and you will help them to become what they are capable of being.

-- Johann W. von Goethe


The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are

to where they have not been.

-- Henry Kissinger


Change is inevitable. Growth is optional.

-- Kenneth Blanchard


The only way in which anyone can lead us

is to restore to us the belief in our own guidance.

-- Henry Miller


Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't.

-- Erica Jong


If I was given eight hours to chop down a tree,
I would spend seven hours sharpening my ax.

-- Abraham Lincoln


Coaches who can outline plays on a blackboard are a dime a dozen.
The ones who win get inside their players and motivate.

-- Vince Lombardi


The will to succeed is important, but what's more important is the will to prepare.

-- Bobby Knight


It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.

-- John Wooden


Success depends on the support of other people;
the only hurdle between you and what you want to be is the support of others.

-- David Joseph Schwartz


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

-- John Kotter, Professor of Leadership, Harvard Business School.


Don't tell me how good you are, show me!

-- Jack Michels Sr., High School Coach