Category: Inspirational and Motivational Quotes

93 Inspirational Quotes: Quotations for Coaching and Mentoring

Change is hard. Success is hard work and usually requires sacrifice.

These quotations for coaching and mentoring can give you some insights that can help you ignite change.

Becoming who you’re meant to be is not easy. There are so many distractions in modern life. There’s so much pressure from other people in your life to become who they want you to be. But, it’s extremely important to pursue you own dreams and live a life with meaning.

An effective coach and mentor can help you find clarity about your life’s purpose and values. So, you can actualize your highest self and live life on your own terms.

Coaching and mentoring can unlock your potential and enhance your abilities and performance. So, you can successfully achieve your goals in life, in your career or business.

93 Inspirational Quotes: Quotations for Coaching and Mentoring

93 Inspirational Quotes: Quotations for Coaching and Mentoring

  1. A life coach does for the rest of your life what a personal trainer does for your health and fitness. –Elaine MacDonald
  2. Only when your consciousness is totally focused on the moment you are in can you receive whatever gift, lesson, or delight that moment has to offer. –Barbara de Angelis
  3. Life’s short. Live passionately. –Marc A. Pitman
  4. It takes someone with a vision of the possibilities to attain new levels of experience. Someone with the courage to live his dreams.  –Les Brown
  5. You can’t stop negative thoughts from coming in, but you can make sure they leave as quickly as they enter. –Nkem Mpamah
  6. When you encourage others, you in the process are being encouraged because you’re making a commitment to that person’s life. Encouragement really does make a difference. –Zig Ziglar
  7. Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. –Carl Jung
  8. Opportunities don’t knock, they whisper. So shut up and listen. –Thomas Leonard
  9. I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail. –Abraham Maslow
  10. To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. –Ralph Waldo Emerson
  11. There are no failures… just experiences and your reactions to them. –Tom Krause
  12. If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you. –Fred DeVito
  13. It is action that creates motivation. –Steve Backley
  14. In a growth mindset, challenges are exciting rather than threatening. So rather than thinking, “Oh, I’m going to reveal my weaknesses.” You say, “Wow, here’s a chance to grow.”  –Carol Dweck
  15. Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. –Neale Donald Walsh
  16. Being ourselves means sometimes having to find the courage to stand alone, totally alone. –Brené Brown
  17. A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking, because its trust is not on the branch, but on its own wings. Always believe in yourself. –Charlie Wardle
  18. Know how to listen and you will profit even from those who talk badly. –Plutarch
  19. I learned this, at least, by my experiment; that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. –Henry David Thoreau
  20. Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. –Confucius
  21. The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it. –Thucydides
  22. The greater the difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests. –Epictetus
  23. A great nation is like a great man: When he makes a mistake, he realizes it. Having realized it, he admits it. Having admitted it, he corrects it. He considers those who point out his faults, as his most benevolent teachers. He thinks of his enemy as the shadow that he himself casts. –Lao Tsu
  24. Nobody wants to show you the hours and hours of becoming. They’d rather show you the highlight of what they’ve become. –Angela Duckworth
  25. Habits are like financial capital – forming one today is an investment that will automatically give out returns for years to come. –Shawn Anchor
  26. Incremental change is better than ambitious failure… success feeds on itself. –Tony Schwartz
  27. If you’re not in the arena getting your ass kicked, I’m not interested in or open to your feedback. –Brené Brown
  28. Coaching is unlocking people’s potential to maximize their own performance. It is more often helping them to learn rather than teaching them. –John Whitmore, author and founder of the GROW model of coaching, Coaching for Performance, 2010
  29. Don’t find fault, find a remedy; anybody can complain. –Henry Ford
  30. Growth and comfort do not coexist. –Ginni Rometty
  31. Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken. –Samuel Johnson
  32. We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes – understanding that failures are not the opposite of success –  it’s part of success. –Arianna Huffington
  33. It is fine to celebrate success, but it is more important to heed the lessons from failure. –Bill Gates
  34. The crowning fortune of a man is to be born to some pursuit which finds him employment and happiness, whether it be to make baskets, or broadswords, or canals, or statues, or songs. –Ralph Waldo Emerson
  35. Let me fall if I must fall. The one I become will catch me. –Baal Shem Tov
  36. I think everyone should experience defeat at least once during their career. You learn a lot from it. –Lou Holtz
  37. Dreams are extremely important. You can’t do it unless you imagine it. –George Lucas
  38. The test of success is not what you do when you’re on top. Success is how high you bounce when you hit the bottom. –General George Patton
  39. If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes. –Andrew Carnegie
  40. There is the true joy of life, to be used by a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; to be thoroughly worn out before being thrown on the scrap heap; to be a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that life will not devote itself to making you happy. –George Bernard Shaw
  41. To build a strong team, you must see someone else’s strength as a complement to your weakness, and not a threat to your position or authority. –Christine Caine
  42. I encourage all of you to seek out teachers and mentors that challenge you to think for yourself and guide you to find your own voice. –Renee Olstead
  43. Mentors don’t necessarily have the answers, but they can help you find your own answers. –Amelia Rope
  44. The mediocre mentor tells. The good mentor explains. The superior mentor demonstrates. The greatest mentors inspire! –Lucia Ballas Traynor
  45. A great mentor helps you to achieve what seems impossible. –Mariela Dabbah
  46. Find a great mentor who believes in you; your life will change forever! –Bill Walsh
  47. Your mentors in life are important, so choose them wisely. –Robert Kiyosaki
  48. The worst way to get a mentor is to go find one. The best way is to see the one that’s already there. –Jeff Goins
  49. Mentors are all around us. Who makes you feel confident, inspired, focused, and is willing to share their experience? –Anna Letitia Cook
  50. A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself. –Oprah Winfrey
  51. True leadership is servant hood. Put the interests of others at the center of your decisions. –Dave Ramsey
  52. Regardless of our titles or years of experience, we can learn from each other. Through mentoring and by being open to learn where we can reach our ultimate potential. –Lily Benjamin
  53. My mentor said, ‘Let’s go do it,’ not ‘You go do it.’ How powerful when someone says, ‘Let’s!’ – Jim Rohn
  54. A lot of people have gone further than they thought they could because someone else thought they could. – Zig Ziglar
  55. Tell me, and I forget, teach me, and I may remember, involve me, and I learn. –Benjamin Franklin
  56. Surround yourself only with people who are going to take you higher. –Oprah Winfrey
  57. A mentor empowers the person to see a possible future, and believe it can be obtained. –Shawn Hitchcock
  58. A mentor is someone who allows you to know that no matter how dark the night, in the morning, joy will come. A mentor is someone who allows you to see the higher part of yourself when sometimes it becomes hidden to your own view. –Oprah Winfrey
  59. Every great achiever is inspired by a mentor. –Lailah Gifty Akita
  60. Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction. –John C. Crosby
  61. Mentor and coach others whenever you can. Your teaching will deepen your own learning. –Lee J. Colan
  62. Coaching is unlocking a person’s potential to maximize their own performance. It is helping them to learn rather than teaching them. –Timothy Gallwey
  63. A life coach does for the rest of your life what a personal trainer does for your health and fitness. –Elaine MacDonald
  64. Mentor someone whose hindsight can become your foresight.
  65. A coach is someone who tells you what you don’t want to hear, who has you see what you don’t want to see, so you can be who you have always known you could be. –Tom Landry
  66. Every kid needs a mentor; every human needs a mentor. –Donovan Bailey
  67. Women helping each other — coaching, mentoring, providing tips is a great way for us to be our own force. –Indra Nooyi
  68. A coach is someone who can give correction without resentment. –John Wooden
  69. My favorite mentor unleashed my passions, channeled my energy, guided my growth, and encouraged my success. –Anna Letitia Cook
  70. It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. –Albert Einstein
  71. Are you my mentor? If someone has to ask this question, the answer is probably no. When someone finds the right mentor, it is obvious. –Sheryl Sandberg
  72. Successful people turn everyone who can help them into sometime mentors! –John Crosby
  73. The biggest difference is in the leadership. It was better for us. We had more coaches and mentors to help us. A lot of the younger players today suffer from a lack of direction. –Isaiah Thomas
  74. Champions keep playing until they get it right. –Billie Jean King
  75. Believe in your potential. Your only limitations are those you set upon yourself. –Roy Bennet
  76. You have to see failure as the beginning and the middle, but never entertain it as the end. –Jessica Herrin
  77. A leader should be a visionary and have more foresight than an employee. –Jack Ma
  78. Some people dream of success while other people get up every morning and make it happen. –Wayne Huizenga
  79. Building a successful business model isn’t about changing your company based on every bit of customer feedback: It’s about understanding whom to listen to and why. –Steve Blank
  80. Don’t let others convince you that the idea is good when your gut tells you that it’s bad. –Kevin Rose
  81. Big business starts small. –Richard Branson
  82. Mentorship is the key to unlocking each of our entrepreneurial spirits. –Richard Branson
  83. When you find yourself doubting how far you can go, just remember how far you’ve come. Everything you’ve faced, all the battles you’ve won and all the fears you have overcome has prepared you for this moment. – Scott Fitzgerald
  84. A mentor is someone who sees more talent and ability within you than you see in yourself and helps bring it out of you. –Bob Proctor
  85. My mentor had genuinely had my best interests and my goal for growth at heart. As a result, that mentorship changed my career path. –Lyn Immerman
  86. Getting a mentor is a shortcut to success. –Bo Sanchez
  87. Mentoring is a two-way street. The mentor gets wiser while mentoring, and the mentee gains knowledge through his/her mentor. –Marisol Gonzalez
  88. It is important for us to see that our mentors are human and, therefore, fallible; it makes our own short-comings more tenable. –John Wooden
  89. If you ask any successful business person, they will always have had a great mentor at some point along the road. –Richard Branson
  90. The heart of mentoring getting the most out of life isn’t about how much you keep for yourself, but how much you pour into others. –David Stoddard.
  91. The question is not only who can be your mentor but also who can you mentor? –Mariela Dabbah
  92. Most busy people want to mentor someone great. –Ramit Sethi
  93. If you cannot see where you are going, ask someone who has been there before. –J Loren Norris