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Who is a candidate for Coaching?

This is a great question. Often we see coaching as the exclusive domain of athletes and C-Level Executives. We look at these leaders and athletes and see great their performance and wonder … just how they got where they are.

As a youth I played baseball. Our coach would watch us play and offer external observations about our performance. Are we chopping the bat, do we have a good stance, are we missing some crucial part of performance?

Executives in large corporations hire coaches to sit and observe meetings and offer insights that executives don’t see. I can recall the tale of an executive I know for a large company. His previous role, at another company, had allowed him to be blunt, direct, and full of profanity in his interactions. This new company culture was different. His coach worked with him to improve his interactions turning him from a brusque genius to an all-around chill dude.

From youth baseball to fortune 500 executives we all need a trusted adviser and confidant. Our heros in athletics all have coaches, movie stars, politicians, and executives all have coaches (and most cases they change coaches as they grow). If all of these great people have had coaches the question should not “am I a candidate for coaching” but “which kind of coach do I need and why am I waiting”

Certainly we are biased at SFPCA and want to be your coach (if we have the experience to help you) more importantly: we want to see you happily engaged in coaching and improvement no matter the source of your coach.


Ennis Lynch

Ennis Lynch

Ennis Lynch is a Professional Coach Based in South Florida. His primary area of coaching focuses on coaching Software Engineering Leadership. On occasion he does Agile Transformation work as well but prefers coaching at the Team and Individual level vs. the organizational level.


If you have ever wondered: is professional coaching right for me and you are a Software Engineering Manager, Director of Engineering, Director of Software Engineering, VP of Engineering, or CTO reach out for a free initial coaching session. See if coaching is right for you. Initial coaching sessions are the real deal, no hard-sells, no "here is what you would get if you paid". Individuals that receive a free coaching session will get a normal private professional coaching session of 90 minutes (30 minute onboarding + 60 minute coaching) and it will be up to you to follow-up if you want to continue with help on your journey.


Ennis is always gathering research through a team building exercise called the Ball Point Game. If you are interested in a team-level exercise and want to participate in a research project to further the field reach out. The exercise is free in South Florida (and really fun)

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