7 Habits of Great Coaches

By Dave DeVries
Dream, Inspire, Laugh

What does it take to be a great coach?

Dr. Steve Ogne says,

 “Coaching is the hands-on process 
 of helping people succeed.”

To be a great coach you have to cultivate the habits of great coaches. What do great coaches do? Do that!

hab·it noun
1. an acquired behavior pattern regularly followed until it has become almost involuntary: the habit of looking both ways before crossing the street. 

I first experienced great coaching over two decades ago as I was planting Lake Hills Church in Castaic, California. Coaching helped me focus on what was most important in ministry.
It wasn’t long before I started coaching leaders around me. I wanted them to experience the benefit of someone coming alongside them to help them succeed.
I’m grateful that Steve Ogne coached me and helped me to see firsthand the habits of great coaches. He both taught and demonstrated these habits.

7 Habits of Great Coaches

1. Listen

2. Care

3. Celebrate

4. Strategize

5. Train

6. Develop

7. Challenge

If you want to be a great coach – practice these things. But don’t stop there, get a mentor/coach in your life that will help you to develop these 7 habits.

If you are looking for a great coach, contact Missional Challenge Coaching.

Today’s Missional Challenge: Consider how you will develop great coaching habits in your life?

Dave DeVries

Dave DeVries

Dave DeVries is a missionary to the US with OC International. He is focused on accelerating missional movements by equipping and empowering pastors and church planters to embrace missional practices, and partnering with denominational and church leaders to strategically multiply churches across America. You can read his blog at Misisonal Challenge. Dave trains church planters with the CMTC and trains coaches with Creative Results Management. He also is the North America coordinator for the Global Church Planting Network (GCPN).