Skip to content

Business, Enterprise Edition Top 10 Coaching Qualities – Hazel Herrington


By: Hazel Herrington •  2 years ago •  


A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way.

I’ve come across and read about several game-changing coaches, as you probably have too. If you watch them closely they all possess one thing in common and this is true regardless of their reach and impact.

The truth is they all started out just like the rest of us – as ordinary people. But they never stopped there like rest of others rather nurtured their coaching skills in them to stand out tall among the crowd.

What makes them a remarkable coach is their remarkable drive and passion to make a difference. Enthusiasm coupled with an aspired “reach” or “vision” that was bigger than ‘normal’.

Are you looking to change the world with your coaching skills? These 10 coaching qualities are for difference-makers of every size and stature.

10 Qualities to awaken the extraordinary coach in you.

  1. A good coach values and encourages their team and the client. A coach should understand that people are magnanimous. Success can be reached only with the help of the others. A coach who appreciates genuinely triggers encouragement and develops
    confidence and builds on strengths.
  2. This is one of the most pivotal characteristics of an extraordinary coach. Trust and confidence in leadership is a reliable indicator of employee satisfaction. Good coaches aren’t afraid of being challenged. Their confidence inspires.
  3. Compassion is a strength. A good coach uses compassion to perceive the needs of those they coach and to decide a course of action that is of greatest benefit to the person and the team.
  4. Perhaps I should have put this at the top of my list? A courageous coach is prepared to take risks when no one else will. A courageous leader has faith in other people. A courageous coach raises difficult issues, is ready to give difficult feedback, and share unpopular opinions.
  5. To persevere in conviction, courage, creativity, compassion, and character we need diligence. Good coaches work hard.
  6. Fairness is what people want. Good coaches don’t have favourites in the team. They reward for results not partiality; they promise fairness.
  7. The good coach can flex. They alter and adapt their style according to the situation, context and circumstances they experience. They welcome new ideas and change.
  8. Wise coaches are not afraid of communicating the truth to their people. Honesty is about being truthful, having integrity, and building trust. Honesty leads to better more productive relationships.
  9. Good coaches are impartial. They recognize their biases, prejudices, and predispositions. They also recognize biases in others and face them.
  10. Good coaches are responsive to their clients. They adjust their behaviour to best match the situation, listen to and value every single session with every client.

Hazel knows what is takes to change the world and is an active member and contributor to UN Women Australia National Committee and Voice of Hope to many nations, delivering empowerment workshops and programs to
transform policies and improve the lives of women and youth globally.

She has used her values to empower and equip more than 20,000 entrepreneurs in Southern Africa to become economically independent and self-sufficient and spoken to audiences of 40,000 and more globally facilitating community development and contributing to the sustainable development of nations.

Share this article

Featured Articles

Put Your Oxygen Mask on First

Too often we hear of the accountant whose books don’t balance, the...

Becoming an International Coach

By: Bill Sweetenham •  4 months ago •   Here is my detailed outline for a developing…

Coaching in the Time of COVID-19

By: Maria Newport •  4 months ago •   What they don’t Teach you in Coaching School…

One Question

Being a business coach is a dream job. The click you have with your coachee……...

This content is for Community Coach and Career Coach members only.
Login Join Now


By: Sean Douglas •  2 years ago •   Is data analytics the future of sports coaching?…

Are Coaches Educators or Trainers

By: •  2 years ago •   Are Coaches Educators or Trainers As all coaches know this…

Put Your Oxygen Mask on First

Too often we hear of the accountant whose books don’t balance, the builder with an…


HEALTHY THINKING IN A CRAZY WORLD In 1989 the Berlin Wall came tumbling down and…

Negotiation Skills: Art or Science

By: Margot Smith •  4 months ago •   We learn how to negotiate from a very…

Trust, Purpose, Anxiety, Identity

By: Steve Barlow •  4 months ago •   “It was my first day on the job….

A Wake Up Call for Business

By: Alan Ste •  4 months ago •   Recently Bill Gates said that the one question…

Coaching Through COVID and Beyond

It happened so fast. One minute it seemed that I was gearing up for a…

Creating a Sense of Safety in Your Remote Conversations

I belong to a community that gathers online once a week to help each other…


By: Michele Toner •  2 years ago •   If you are working as a coach, there’s…


By: Chérie Carter-Scott, Ph.D. MCC •  2 years ago •   Coaching is a way of being….

Cancer Coaching

By: •  2 years ago •   1 in 2 Australian men and 1 in 3 Australian…

Career Snakes & Ladders

By: Margot Smith •  10 months ago •   Careers can sometimes be like Snakes & Ladders….

Coaching Behind the Mask

By: •  1 year ago •   Coaching Behind The Mask 7 Steps to Success By Steve…


By: Marie Zimenoff •  1 year ago •   How Career Coaching is Evolving to Serve 5…

Busyness Obsessions

By: Kasia Jamroz •  1 year ago •   How to win a race without the finish…


By: Michele Toner •  2 years ago •   If you are working as a coach, there’s…