Top 10 Attributes of a Great Coach

  1. Possesses an higher than average emotional intelligence quotient (EQ)
  2. Has an endemic aptitude to listen well and without judgment.
  3. Offers guidance without defaulting into instructions, directives, or consultancy.
  4. Is empathetic and fulfilled by the process of helping others through guidance.
  5. Finds passion in the interconnectedness of human interaction.
  6. Has gained adequate practical experience in the coaching niche of choice.
  7. Allows client to tell their life story rather than recount one that is autobiographical.
  8. Has earned appropriate credentials from an accredited coaching institution.
  9. Logs a minimum threshold of coaching hours to ensure expertise and aspires to mastery (10,000 hours suggested).
  10. Upholds and adheres to the professionalism and ethics that preserve the validity of the coaching ecosystem.


Top 10 Attributes of a Great Client

  1. Has an open mind toward the profession and process of coaching, even if unfamiliar with the concept.
  2. Comprehends the nuanced processes behind therapy, consulting, mentoring, and coaching and makes a distinction between the perceived outcomes of each discipline.
  3. Responds to questions with honesty and transparency.
  4. Is open and willing to dwell into subject matter personal, professional or both.
  5. Avoids defensive responses to powerful questions.
  6. Is resilient to internalize underlying beliefs that may be unearthed.
  7. Respects and abides by contractual obligations of punctuality in payment and logistics.
  8. Mentally prepares for each session to ensure unhindered engagement between coach and self
  9. Avoids platitudes, tautologies and pandering to impress coach, and is instead comfortable with being vulnerable.
  10. Effectively transforms through the coaching journey to present a best self to the universe.