Have you ever had an athlete who really tested you? Someone who seemed to know just the right buttons to push to upset, distract, or really irritate you?
What about a difficult supervisor or administrator? Have you ever had a boss you just didn't click with? No matter how hard you tried to communicate effectively with them, they never ever seemed to get what you were trying to say or fully understand your challenge.
Coaching is relationship-centric
One of the biggest challenges coaches face is the myriad of relationships they must foster to actually be effective. Coaches need to communicate across a range of personalities - on their teams, within their staff, and with administrators, recruits, parents, and sometimes donors.
Coaches have to manage their own thoughts and emotions - no matter what's going on with the other person. If you don't have the self awareness, things can get tricky - fast!Read More