Coaching Leadership Quotes on Preparation

If your head isn't in the meeting, your coaching call will deteriorate into a conversation of good intent often producing little. Pre-call planning is imperative to influence your clients and gain their trust. Preparation will allow you to take luck and wishful-thinking out of the success equation. Keep your objectives from being ambiguous. Hasty preparation fuels ambiguity. The objective should be clear, your strategy should be creative, and your action items solid and achievable.• Customer face-time has no substitute.• Pre-call preparation minimizes guess work for you and your client.• Actions at the beginning determine the events that will follow.• Capture your client's attention and keep it focused.• Keep new ideas forthcoming for your customer.• Concentration will free you from distractions.• Know when to call it a day.

Your ability to influence your customer demands total participation from you before, during, and after the call is made.


“Where observation is concerned, chance favors only the prepared mind.”- Louis Pasteur

“Shape you heart to front the hour, but dream not that the hour will last.”- Alfred Lord Tennyson

“I never expect to see perfect work form an imperfect man.” - Alexander Hamilton

“Good luck happens when preparedness meets opportunity"- Unknown

“First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.”- Epictetus

“This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap; the being a force of nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy.”- George Bernard Shaw

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