The Universal Wisdom of Coaching

January 20, 2023

Here at HumanQ, coaching is our passion. It’s the engine that runs everything we do, and we work with talented Coaches throughout the world who have helped thousands of individuals become better in their jobs and their lives. Further, we know the power of a group being coached together can multiply the positive effects with an opportunity for a broader range of views. We’re always looking for new ways to become even better in Group Coaching situations, and today we’ll see what can be learned from some of the best Coaches in sport.

Discover your gift, develop your gift, and then give it away every day. 

– Don Meyer, former Lipscomb University Men’s Basketball Coach

We always talk about Group Coaching benefitting the individual and the group. This quote is a great way to think about that relationship, where better individuals benefit a better organization.

Set goals – high goals for you and your organization. When your organization has a goal to shoot for, you create teamwork, people working for a common good.  

– Bear Bryant, former University of Alabama Football Coach

Coaching isn’t just about the individual, and the individual should have the organization in mind. This is why every coaching group is centered on an organizational goal, not a personal or professional one.

“Great teams are not made up of many well-rounded players. Great teams are made up of a variety of players, each having their own strengths.” 

— Pelé 

OK, so it’s cheating a little bit because Pele has never formally coached. Regardless, this quote was too powerful to pass up. A team is only as good as the individuals who bring their unique skills and talents to the task at hand.

Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming. 

– John Wooden, former UCLA Men’s Basketball Coach

John Wooden won 10 National Championships at UCLA, so it’s interesting to hear his definition of success. When you bring out the best in individuals, you bring out the best in the team. It’s true well beyond basketball, and we find a similar drive in helping corporate teams find new success.

The world is full of powerful quotes and viewpoints when it comes to coaching, success and fostering high-performing teams. Ultimately, whether we use the words of others to inspire us or find words of our own, knowing what you stand for, where you’re going and how you’re going to get there needs direction and inspiration. 

Do you have quotes (or personal mantras) that drive what you do?

HumanQ is a live video platform for Group Coaching designed to create psychologically safe spaces that build engagement, connection, and impact at every level of an organization. To date, HumanQ has delivered to over 73 countries worldwide leveraging a global expert network of coaches to unlock human potential. For more information on the impact of group coaching with HumanQ contact us at

Recent Blogs

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Digital Transformation Readiness Scorecard

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Scorecard

Future-proof Your Workforce White Paper

Return on Inclusion White Paper

Nielsen Case Study

VMware Case Study

Penn State Case Study

Join Our Team

Connect and Request a Callback