Coaching Defined

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“Coaching is not what you know.  It’s what your student learns.”

–     Andre Agassi, quoted in the interview, back page, of the October 2015 Harvard Business Review

He hated tennis for most of his life.  He says, in the interview, he kept playing (at the highest level, by the way) due to “lack of alternatives.”

But it’s his take on coaching that had me enthralled.  “The idea that I succeed at your demise doesn’t fit the culture,” he says, in describing his foundation and charter school.

“Coaching is not what you know, it’s what your student learns,” he says, “and for your student to learn, you have to learn him… The day they stop learning is the day they should stop teaching.”

Further improvement on the concept is.   Not.  Possible.

I will stop here, accordingly.


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