I'm refreshing my coaching mind (with Coachville) and have been thinking v.much about what makes a great coach and what coaches do that help people get to the moves that they want - coaches are not about maintaining the just OK status quo, they are about co-creating easy opportunities for positive changes as each unique individual/coachee/ player/ client sees it.
Then I found in my email a reminder to listen to a talk by Brian Tracy. It said:
"Brian [Tracy] has discovered two things about successful people:
1) they know more things than others about their craft and
2) they think in a different way than average people."
This pretty much sums up what coaching toward success is all about - coaches help people think different about themselves and their actions so they can jump into that success.