Here is my new year’s gift to all partners in the coaching world!
Blessed 2022 to each of you!
TEN LESSONS FROM THE TED LASSO SCHOOL OF COACHING
In the Apple TV+ series, TED LASSO, Jason Sudeikis plays a small-time American football coach hired to coach a British soccer team and ends up proving you don’t need to know the sport to coach the players. That principle effortlessly applies to the life coach mindset. We coach our clients to be the best they can be, regardless of their context or situation, because they are the experts in their own lives.
Here are ten Coach Lasso quips that fit the coaching mindset:
Coach the whole person: “For me, success is not about the wins and losses. It’s about helping these young fellas be the best versions of themselves on and off the field.”
Maximize potential: “I do love a locker room; it smells like potential.”
Lead with curiosity: “Be curious. Not judgmental.”
Celebrate success: “I feel like we fell out of the lucky tree and hit every branch on the way down, ended up in a pool of cash and Sour Patch Kids.”
Move past failure: “You know what the happiest animal in the world is? It’s a goldfish. It’s got a 10 second memory. Be a goldfish.”
Encourage: “You beating yourself up is like Woody Allen playing the clarinet. I don’t want to hear it.”
Audacious goals: “Our goal is to go out like Willie Nelson, on a high!”
Client Expertise: “Don’t let the wisdom of age be wasted on you.”
Authenticity: “Oklahoma” (In an argument, if Ted or his estranged wife say “Oklahoma”, the other person has to say how they really feel in forthright honesty.)
Provide Support: “I promise you, there is something worse out there than being sad. And that is being alone and being sad. Ain’t no one in this room alone.”
I challenge you to coach like Lasso. Trust that your players know the game. You get to coach the players.