What is Coaching? Coaching is the art of inspiring change through emotional connection. What is Coaching? Coaching is helping people to dream – to dream larger than they’ve ever dreamed before – and to create the environment and the opportunity for those dreams to become reality. What is Coaching? Coaching is convincing people that they
One of the most commonly used expressions around the world is “how long is a piece of string?”. People use this phrase when they want to illustrate a point about a question that ostensibly has no answer. Yet, there is an answer to this question – it is just too obvious for most people to see. Coaches often go looking for complicated answers to questions or want someone else to provide them with the answers for free – instantly. This article discusses the “piece of string” concept in sports coaching and presents a case that for all sports coaches – there are no coaching secrets – the answers they seek are right in front of them.
Creativity – along with the capacity to inspire change through emotional connection is the most powerful tool a coach can possess. All coaches can learn to be creative – it’s not something you have to born with. You can learn to be creative – and by thinking, saying and doing things that are unique – that are different and by daring to be different you can achieve coaching success.
The World of Coaching Information is in your hands…what are you doing with it? Coaching Greatness. Most coaches I meet all over the world will ask me about Coaching Greatness – i.e. how can they improve their coaching and become the best coach they can be. Let’s start by considering how not to improve your
A head coach can be the catalyst: the driving force who inspires excellence and creates a successful winning culture in a sporting organisation. Knowing this, it is surprising that many sporting Clubs and organisations – even those in professional sport – will often select a new head coach based on anecdote, personality and rumour and not on the outcomes of a rigorous, systematic recruitment process. Many sporting organisations make the most fundamental of all recruiting errors…they themselves are not sure what attributes, qualities and experience they need from a head coach. This article discuss the issue of finding and recruiting a head coach and presents a simple but effective process of ensuring you get your man (or woman).
Sports science has made and can continue to make a huge impact on sports performance. However, most sports scientists do not communicate their knowledge, research, ideas and information very well. As a result, many coaches will listen to and work with sports scientists who have made the effort to understand the coaching “world” and to sports science professionals who listen to, respect and engage with them as equals – as professionals trying to make a difference.
There are many good coaches in the world all striving to do their best and to help athletes realise their full potential. Some coaches – through their hard work, dedication, commitment, tenacity and creativity make the transition from good to great.
Many people aspire to leading high performance sporting teams, organisations and national sporting bodies. However, most are unprepared for the real challenges of leadership – particularly of leading effectively in an environment of pressure, stress and high public expectations.
Sporting talent? Who needs it? There are tens of millions of people all over the world with the talent – the potential to be outstanding athletes. However, without the passion to prepare – a passion which equals or exceeds their level of talent, these people remain largely undiscovered and their potential unrealised. This article presents the view that regardless of the level of talent an athlete possesses, without the commitment, dedication, motivation and passion to prepare to the limits of that potential, they can not succeed at the highest level.
Motivation Mistakes. I often get asked to do motivation talks to athletes, coaches, teams and organisations all over the world. I am happy to accept the professional fees but….to be honest: Motivation Talks Do Not Work. Motivation is the fire that burns inside the hearts and minds of people: people who dream of being more
Coaching Philosophy. Why Do You Coach? By Wayne Goldsmith If you’re already an experienced coach, how would you go about starting your coaching career all over again? Knowing what you know now – how would you start again – and build a sustainably successful coaching career? Or maybe you’re just starting out on your
Every time a professional player or elite athlete tests positive to drugs or is caught abusing alcohol, you can guarantee three things will happen:
- Newspapers and other media will over react and claim an isolated incident is evidence of an inherent drug and alcohol abuse culture in the club or sport (or all of sport);
- The club or sport will over react and ensure a drugs and alcohol education program is put in place as soon as possible;
- Everyone associated with the incident will over react, deny responsibility and blame someone else.
What’s the reality?