A recent posting here has prompted me to suggest this:
A simple word of thanks, or a compliment to a coach can mean more to a coach than you can imagine. And on that note, if you know a coach that has helped you … or one that is currently helping you, please don’t hesitate to pass on a compliment or two of gratitude. You see, in the coaching world, trophies and championship rings are nice … but their cold and without sincerity. BUT, a simple compliment…. a word of thanks, will live on forever with a coach. He or she will prize that simple gesture above all the awards and rings that simply collect dust. And a compliment and thanks … is from the heart …and that’s a trophy that ANY coach will put on the top shelf ahead of all the rest.
True coaching is about humanity and the spirt that comes from passing on what one knows. It can be thankless at times … but coaches can ride with that … knowing their doing what they were born to do. And when a “thanks coach” comes accross the radar … we all stop and catch our breath for just a split second. I’ve relived all of those split seconds over and over again … there weren’t many… just enough.