How To Coach For Success



Ever feel like you’re constantly watching people around you achieve amazing things, but when it comes to your own goals, you just hit a wall? You’re not alone

A study by Harvard Business Review found that only 8% of people achieve their resolutions. 

That’s a pretty dismal statistic, but here’s the good news: it doesn’t have to be that way.

Enter the magic of coaching. A great coach can be the difference between flailing around in the dark and achieving success with laser focus

They can help you identify your roadblocks, develop a winning strategy, and hold you accountable for taking action. In short, they can be your secret weapon for getting things done.

Now, you might be thinking, “Coaching sounds great, but where do I even start?” Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered

In this guide, I’m going to share everything you need to know about becoming a masterful coach, whether you’re looking to help others or supercharge your achievements

We’ll delve into the core principles of effective coaching, explore powerful techniques, and discover how to build a strong coaching relationship that gets results

So, buckle up and get ready to unlock your full potential – with a little help from coaching magic!

How Do I Coach For Success?

Let’s face it, we all want to see others thrive. As a coach, whether it’s for your employees, clients, or even your kids in their soccer league, you hold the key to unlocking their potential and propelling them towards success. But how do you become a coach who truly makes a difference?

Here’s the thing: effective coaching isn’t about barking orders or doling out generic advice. 

It’s about a personalized approach that empowers individuals to tap into their strengths and overcome challenges. 

Here are some golden rules I’ve learned along the way to become a coach who fosters success:

1. Deep Dive into Discovery.

Before you can coach someone, you need to understand their unique landscapeThis means ditching the one-size-fits-all approach.

Instead, focus on active listening. Ask insightful questions that delve into their goals, aspirations, and any roadblocks they face. 

A study by Harvard Business Review found that effective leaders spend up to 70% of their time listening

The more you understand their perspective, the better you can tailor your coaching style.

2. Goal Setting: Charting the Course to Success.

Once you’ve explored their landscape, it’s time to co-create a roadmap. Work with your coachee to set SMART goals (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound). This collaborative approach fosters ownership and increases the likelihood of achieving those goals.

3. The Power of Powerful Questions.

Here’s the secret weapon in your coaching arsenal: powerful questions. Instead of simply giving advice, guide your coachee towards their solutions. 

Ask questions that prompt them to think critically, analyze challenges, and identify their strengths. You’ll be amazed at the wellspring of resourcefulness you help them unlock.

4. Embrace the “Action” in the Action Plan.

Goals on paper are great, but without action, they remain just wishes. Help your coachee develop a concrete action plan that breaks down their goals into manageable steps. 

Regularly revisit the plan, celebrate milestones, and adjust the course if needed. Remember, progress, not perfection, is the key.

5. Feedback: Fueling Growth.

Feedback is a crucial ingredient for success, but it needs to be delivered constructively. Focus on specific behaviours and offer suggestions for improvement. 

Always sandwich criticism between praise and encouragement. Remember, the goal is to motivate, not demoralize.

6. Celebrate the Wins (Big and Small).

Recognition is a powerful motivator. Celebrate every accomplishment, big or small.  Acknowledge their hard work and dedication. A little praise can go a long way in keeping them motivated on their journey.


Remember, coaching is a journey, not a destination. By incorporating these tips, you can become a coach who empowers others to achieve their full potential and reach their version of success.

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Written by Udemezue John

Hello, I'm Udemezue John, a web developer and digital marketer with a passion for financial literacy.

I have always been drawn to the intersection of technology and business, and I believe that the internet offers endless opportunities for entrepreneurs and individuals alike to improve their financial well-being.

You can connect with me on Twitter


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