Joe Ehrmann, author of Inside Out Coaching, spoke at the WBCA Convention a few weeks ago. Of all the topics addressed at this year’s gathering, his was of utmost importance. I was sorry that the room wasn’t filled to capacity!
If you missed out, here are some of my notes. If you were there and gleaned other insights, please share them below!
Transactional coach: self-centered, extrinsic values, uses players to meet his/her needs
Transformational coach: others-centered, intrinsic values, focused on opportunities to change players’ lives.
The biggest factor in becoming a transformational coach is making sense of your own life.
- Why do you coach?
- Why do you coach the way that you do?
- What does it feel like to be coached by you?
- What do you want to accomplish by your coaching?
TEAM is a set of relationships for a cause. Relationships—to love and be loved. Cause—to make the world a better place.
Develop a transformational purpose statement that tells why you coach. And further define it by identifying the values that will create your team culture.