Coach’s Credo: 7 SUPREME Mindset Qualities

Jul 28, 2020

A coach’s mindset can be vastly different from the skills identified by the coaching competencies. A coach’s mindset should be one of self-awareness that helps them become aware of others. Great leaders possess mindsets shared by master coaches. Coacharya’ SUPREME model can be of use in creating the master leadership coach mindset.

S – Serene

U – Ubuntu

P – Purpose

R – Resilience

E – Empathy

M – Mindlessness

E – Energy


The Coach’s credo is acceptance of change and readiness to lead change, unknowing of what emerges, trusting of the process, focusing on the journey instead of the outcome.

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.

Reinhold Niebuhr

Do what you need to, focusing on the journey, with no attachment to results.



The Coach’s credo is to be other-centric in unconditional positive regard, and authenticity of one’s own Self, trusting ‘I am because we are.’

Ubuntu does not mean that people should not address themselves. The question therefore is: Are you going to do so in order to enable the community around you to be able to improve?

Nelson Mandela

There is a word in South Africa – Ubuntu – a word that captures Mandela’s greatest gift: his recognition that we are all bound together in ways that are invisible to the eye; that there is oneness to humanity; that we achieve ourselves by sharing ourselves with others, and caring for those around us.

Barrack Obama


The Coach’s credo is to help explore the need underlying the client’s want, inquire into the purpose of what they seek, and discover the ultimate meaning of their desires to ensure fulfillment.

Prarabdha is our past karma that manifests in our present life, influencing how we think, feel, and act. By understanding and following it we fulfill the meaning of our life.

Coacharya interpreting Vedic wisdom

Ikigai is the reason to be, in joy, with a sense of purpose and meaning leading to fulfillment.

Coacharya interpreting Japanese wisdom


The Coach’s credo is to provide a safe space for the other to be vulnerable and have the courage to fall and then rise on each occasion higher than before.

When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.

Helen Keller

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.



The Coach’s credo is the generative empathy to see what the other sees, feel what the other feels, and wants to be.

If you judge people, you have no time to love them.

Mother Teresa

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.

Dalai Lama


The Coach’s credo is to go beyond the senses and the mind, present in compassion, absent in ego, mindless as a witnessing observer.

Not cognitive, unseen, unthinkable, the state of being one with the Self Cessation of the mind movements, tranquil, benign, Is the nature of the Self, mindless.

Coacharya interpreting Mandukya Upanishad

If your mind is empty, it is always ready for anything, it is open to everything. In the beginner’s mind, there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s mind, there are few.

Suzuki on No Mind


The Coach’s credo is to be in the energy space of the all-giving universe, centered within and grounded without, transcending matter to transform others to bring out their best.

One who sees all beings within one’s Self and one’s Self in all beings is wise, is in bliss, and in the fulfilled energy state.

Isa Vasya Upanishad

Everything is energy and that’s all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy.

Albert Einstein

Practice these qualities to enhance Self-awareness and share with us what you have experienced.

Ram Ramanathan, MCC
Ram Ramanathan, MCC


Ram is the Founder and a Principal at Coacharya. As the resident Master and mentor coach, Ram oversees and conducts all aspects of coaching and training services offered under the Coacharya banner.

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