• “The same things win. It doesn't matter where you coach them. The game's the same.” Mike DuBose

• “If you're bored with life - you don't get up every morning with a burning desire to do things - you don't have enough goals.” Lou Holtz

• “Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.” Vince Lombardi

• “You have to perform at a consistently higher level than others. That’s the mark of a true professional.” Joe Paterno

• “You can't get much done in life if you only work when you feel good.” Jerry West

Recently in a role-play, during the critique portion, my facilitator pauses and says to me “Do you realize how often you coach during a recruiting call?” At first I thought “OH CRAP.. is that bad??” She assured me it was not and expanded by stating that by coaching – I’m adding value to the conversation, giving something to the candidate, and overall, building rapport, trust, and becoming partners in the process. And I realized – business coaching and sports coaching - potato potato. My forte is resume revision and portfolio review – I LOVE helping the talent create something that on paper – accurately helps reflect their work. Let’s be honest – you only get one chance to make a first impression.

How often are we recruiters/agents/head hunters out there “coaching” our talent. How often are we helping them realize their strengths, helping them realize how best to showcase those strengths, etc?

What are your best coaching tips/tricks?

As a talent/candidate, what types of coaching would you enjoy or would you find beneficial?

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