Being a coach is like someone helping you learn to ride a bicycle. She can teach you, encourage you and praise you, but she cannot ride the bicycle in your place.
Being a coach is like being an acrobat’s safety net. Without taking risks, the acrobat would never learn and without a safety net, the acrobat would never take risks.
Being a coach is like a tugboat that safely nudges a ship into port. But it is the safe arrival of the ship, not the tugboat, that is really interesting.
But being a coach is not like being a noodge.
Being a coach is like a guide dog that tugs on the leash when approaching danger. The greater the danger, the more the dog might tug, but the person still has to act.
What’s the difference between a coach and a couch?
(Leave your answer in the comments, below.)
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