Be a Better Coach in 3 Steps – Part 2: Essential Communication & Business Skills

Becca Borawski Jenkins
Coaching, Strength and Conditioning, Martial Arts

The world’s best coaches regularly make a practice of also being some of the best students. They know the importance of being humble and constantly striving for success when it comes to what it takes to be a leader, mentor, and instructor.


In part one of this series we looked at the three areas you can examine to improve yourself as a coach – technical knowledge, communication ability, and business acumen – and we discussed widening your technical knowledge in-depth.


Now, it’s time to focus on getting your technical skills OUT of your head, INTO your students, and INTO the world.


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