To paraphrase Hiam Ginnot's Between Teacher and Child,  "I have come to a frightening conclusion. As a coach, I am the decisive element. My daily word creates the climate. My personal approach makes the weather. As a coach, I possess a tremendous power to make an athlete's life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration. I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. And in all situations it is my response that dictates whether a crisis will be escalated or de-escalated and an athlete humanized or de-humanized."

Opportunities exist every day to instill values and create memories that will last a lifetime. Coaches Make the Difference is positive, uplifting and filled with practical "how to" tips for keeping positive and motivated, even during challenging times.

Participants will learn how to...

Gain 5 traits of happy and successful people, including coaches

Keep in a resourceful state, even during challenging times

Keep winning in perspective

Monitor and improve your bench-coaching style

Increase emotional intelligence

Deal with problems calmly and confidently

Stay strong and assertive without being aggressive

"Correct" rather than "criticize"



  1. YOU are the decisive element. YOU make the difference
  2. Climate: The key to motivation
  3. Keeping yourself "Resourceful"
  4. Emotional Intelligence: How To Carve A Duck
  5. Continually improve your bench-coaching style
  6. Positive self-talk and how it relates to your instructions
  7. Self-Mastery—Awareness precedes change
  8. Correction vs Criticism


Next Steps...

Chat with Denny. What are you thinking about for your next conference, workshop or meeting? Coaches Make the Difference can be customized to fit your organization's goals and timeline.  Presentation flexibility makes a difference!