Quotes for a New Certified Personal Coach

Are you a new certified personal coach? Just received your certification and ready to head out into the world of certified personal coaching? If so, you have made a wise choice. Coaching is a profession where you can help others while helping yourself. A career doesn’t get any better than that! However, it can be scary – starting a new business, waiting for that first client to walk through your door or call your phone. Well, we all need some inspiration from time to time, and here are a few quotes that may help you as you begin this new and rewarding career.

The Best Quote for a New Certified Personal Coach

If you remember one quote, remember this one from John Wooden: “A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment.” Keep this in mind as you work with clients. No matter how successful you become, how in demand your services are, stay humble and help people without causing resentment. If they resent you, they will stop using your services, and you will not be a coach for very long!

A Few Powerful Quotes to Coach By

“Try not to become a man of success”, Albert Einstein advises, “but a man of value.” As a certified coach, if you provide value to your clients, real value that benefits them and improves the quality of their lives, success will follow.

“Every artist was first an amateur.” Ralph Waldo Emerson. A certified personal coach starts out as an amateur, but with experience you become a skilled and proficient coach, a true artist in the coaching profession. And, there is no doubt that coaching is an art.

“We are what we repeatedly do.” Aristotle reminds us. “Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.”
What that old time philosopher is saying is that coaches should practice excellence at all times, whether you are creating a marketing plan or working with a client. Live your life and run your practice with excellence in mind.

Here is one to model your coaching style after: “Part therapist, part consultant, part motivational expert, part professional organizer, part friend, and part nag -” says Kim Palmer. “a personal coach seeks to do for your life what a personal trainer does for your body.”

The Final Powerful Quote for a Certified Personal Coach

The writer, Albert Camus is known for his existentialist works, and he probably didn’t have personal coaching in mind when he wrote this, but it could serve as the principal motivating thought behind your coaching work. “But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads.” That’s a powerful statement and if you use it to motivate and inspire your coaching style, you will be a powerful certified personal coach.

Now that you are a certified personal coach, it’s not a bad idea to keep a personal notebook filled with quotes on your desk so you can look at them every once in awhile. It’s powerful and inspiring information that could be useful as your experience the vicissitudes of the coaching profession.

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Fred Philips
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  1. says

    Hey Fred,

    Excellent article … I love quotes and I continuously make reference to them on a day to day basis.

    Here is one from myself as it relates to your topic.

    “A great coach will be measured not only in the value given towards his students success but in a single moment where lives are changed forever.” – Kevin DeRoo

    Thanks for sharing Fred,


  2. Lynn Jones says

    This article caught my attention because I am a lover of quotes and use them quite often. One that stood out to me was: “But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads.” I think it’s important to love your work and you will enjoy each day better. A quote that means a lot to me, fits into your theme here. A coach can help you figure this out, if you haven’t already: “If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not Much.” ~Jim Rohn
    Have an excellent week!

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