STEP ONE

Prepare Yourself for the Coaching Role

OVERVIEW

What is coaching?

What isn't coaching?

What makes a great coach?

Why coach?

 

In writing this book, I contacted many people whose job descriptions didn’t include anything about coaching, but whose colleagues identified them as terrific coaches. Why did they think that these individuals were coach-like?

  • "He hired us, groomed us, and then pushed us to get promoted and take on positions and roles that were higher than his in the corporate world."—Hassan Ramsey, speaking about Dr. Tathagata Dasgupta, University of California–Irvine
  • "He mentored and was there for his people."—Joyce Irby, describing Barry Weiss, director of City of San Carlos Parks and Recreation
  • "He is always the person ...

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