Keys to Success

In overcoming the death of his two parents and changing his life Yannik McKie recognized that there are four core competencies that must be in place if the coaching or counseling client, no matter their age, wants to accelerate their growth and maximize his or her potential.


The client has to have the courage to allow the coach to partner in this process. Courage is not the absence of fear, but the decision not to let fear stop you from getting help.

“The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.” -Charles Dubois


The client also has to have the wisdom to take charge of his needs for reprogramming himself, embracing new habits, make the positive adjustments in old, habitual thought patterns and decision making. Wisdom is the combination of having the knowledge of what is right, and the understanding to properly apply that knowledge to your life.


Helen Keller said, “The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight, but has no vision.”

The client must have his own clear vision to see what they need to change to get the most out of their life.


Merriam Webster’s definition of discipline is “Training that corrects, molds, or perfects the mental faculties or moral character.”

By developing and exercising self-discipline, we are committed to putting our lives into a continuous state of perfecting, growing, improving, which means we will always be getting better. This is extremely important because if a person cannot be a partner in disciplining themselves and doing what is necessary to make, these changes and strides, there is nothing a coach or anyone can do for them. A little motivation can go a long way.

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