Are You a Good Coach?

Pictured: Great memories from an awesome course with our Montreal April 2019 Coach Group


Coaching is a multi-billion dollar industry.

It’s no wonder there is so much buzz about coaching in both the wellness industry and corporate world.

So you might be asking yourself, what makes a good coach and would I be a good coach?

If you answer yes to the following questions, you have what we call Coaching DNA.

• Has anyone you know ever said you should be a coach?
• Are you drawn to helping people?
• Are you curious about people and how they think?
• Do you enjoy witnessing others grow and learn?

Unlike common misperceptions, coaching is not giving advice. It’s a helping
profession like no other you’ve experienced. Coaches are thinking partners.
Great coaches accept not having the answers and instead help their clients be
students of their own experiences.

Coaching is strategic, skillful and thoughtful. It is not just a nice conversation.

Attributes of a great coach can be learned, practiced and mastered.

Here Are Our Top 10 Attributes of A Great Coach:

1. Empathy

Great coaches are compassionate and empathetic. They never resort to
shaming, bating or doubting to motivate a client.

2. Partnering

Great coaches partner with clients on equal footing. There is no hierarchy in
coaching. The best coaches create space for others to improve their quality of

3. Continuous Learning

If there’s a book, course, program or training that can help them develop
themselves, their business or their skills a great coach is the first to dive in. The
best coaches never get tired of learning and never ever say “I know all I need
to know now.”

4. Conscious Listener

Great coaches listen 80% of the time, and talk 20%. They don’t listen to speak,
they listen to create awareness in another person.

5. Curious Learner mindset

Possibly the most important skill — a great coach is curious. They want to
understand the world through the client’s eyes, and poke holes in the stories
they hear the client telling themselves.

6. Visionary

Great coaches help clients articulate clear and measurable goals.

7. Appreciative

Great coaches build on a client’s strengths and protect their client’s confidence.

8. Observant

Great coaches pay attention to both what is said and what is not said. They
listen for limiting beliefs and look for connections, themes and patterns.

9. Manage Progress

A great coach understands small changes lead to big transformations.

10. Trustworthy

Great coaches are trust worthy. Period.

Canada Coach Academy

Canada Coach Academy (CCA) certifies world class coaches. Our mission is to show as many people as possible how to empower others to discover their true potential. We give people the knowledge, network and tools to change the world, one conversation at a time.

Canada Coach Academy is an environmentally aware company. We are committed to minimize the impact of business practices on the environment. This includes efforts to maintain a print free environment – from classrooms to our corporate culture – as well as doing our part to eliminate gas emissions with virtual meeting spaces. Our goal is to have a net positive environmental impact to preserve the beauty and gifts of the earth for future generations. Canada Coach Academy is a proud sponsor of The Nature Conservancy of Canada, creating a legacy for future generations by conserving important natural areas and biological diversity across all regions of Canada.