“You’ve Got a Friend.”

“You’ve Got a Friend”

-Carole King, Grammy Award-winning American singer/songwriter


·         Fight for you
·         Respect you
·         Include you
·         Encourage you
·         Need you
·         Deserve you
·         Stand by you

Someone once said that friends are the family we choose for ourselves. How large a family do you have based on the criteria above? How well do you demonstrate the same qualities?


In what ways and with whom can you be the kind of friend that people like Carole King writes and sings about? For a bit of extra credit, Google songs about friends to find a lot more to sing about.

“A man’s growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends.”

“A man’s growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson, American writer and philosopher

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Whether you are a loyal subscriber to The Quotable Coach, or you are reading this blog for the first time, we have something in common: a commitment, even a passion, for growth and development.

This characteristic is right up there with optimism and open-mindedness as critical factors associated with success in a coaching relationship.

One of the most important reasons for this is what’s often referred to as “social support”: beyond the coach’s direct support of your journey, it is imperative to have an advocacy base amongst friends and family.


How can you, through your association with highly capable, committed, and supportive friends and family, expand and enhance the choirs of their support to more completely realize your fullest growth potential?