Podcast Episode 153: What Makes a Successful Coach? (And Andy’s Criteria for Being Coachable)

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In The Loop with Andy Andrews, hosted by David Loy

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On this week’s episode, I answer a listener question about the characteristics of a successful coach.


I speak and write but I also have a couple of clients, including football teams. My criteria for taking on a client:

  • I’ve got to like them.
  • I have to be convinced that their belief level is at a point where they can accomplish great things.
  • Their ability to process information and shift on the fly is also important.


People can only achieve to the level that they really believe.


To me, the characteristics of a successful coach are:

  • They have a high level of belief in what they do and what they can accomplish.
  • No matter their age or past success, they’re always looking to expand and push the boundaries of what they already know.
  • A lot of people think they’re a little crazy. I don’t mean they lose their temper or anything—I mean people look at them and don’t understand why they do what they do.
  • They accept the “Jones’ Secret Principle of Extraordinary Achievement.” If you’re doing what everybody else is doing, you’re probably doing something wrong.


Determine the best result that could ever possibly happen, then backup and design methods specific to that result.


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