agrant's blog

Three steps to improving your performance: Coaching through positive reflection and action

Three steps to improving your performance: Coaching through positive reflection and action

Sarah Lee, Martin Dixon and Tony Ghaye

Not everyone can be the best at what they do.  But we can try to be the best we can be.  This is more challenging than it seems at first sight.

Could we ever seriously expect to improve the performance of others, if we are unable to improve our own performance? If coaching is seen as guided improvement, then arguably, a big challenge for coaches, at all levels of sport, is to learn how to improve themselves.

Look Mum, no hands!

Look Mum, no hands!

Nigel Hetherington, Freelance Sports Education Trainer

Twitter: @Nigel_BH

A few years ago I was observing athletes I coached from a grandstand when I was approached by a parent who asked “Are you ok, are you not coaching tonight?”  I explained I was ‘taking the opportunity for a wider view of a track session by watching the athletes from afar.’

Balance begins with the letter A

By Nigel Hetherington, Freelance Sports Education Trainer @Nigel_BH

As a child did you ever imagine rummaging through the whole of Santa’s gift sack - there would have been so many things to play with at Christmas!  However, if you were lucky enough, you probably still found your Christmas stocking crammed with a host of gifts – sometimes too many to fully appreciate – just how did you choose which to play with first? 

Did I tell you the one about the Cheetah’s coach?

Did I tell you the one about the Cheetah’s coach?

Nigel Hetherington, Freelance Sports Education Trainer

Twitter: @Nigel_BH

Imagine taking a cheetah away from its mother as a young cub; having a great sprints coach teach it to do the most technically proficient block start; then dropping it back into it’s natural environment aged two – how well might it fend for itself?

Creating a Culture of Self-Improvement One Step at a Time Part 3: The Learning Organisation

In part three Kurt takes us through the theory of Learning Organisations, in particular the seminal work of Peter Senge.

Senge has written a worldwide best-selling book called The Fifth Discipline that looks at the concept of the learning organisation. Kurt talked the audience through the five disciplines and learning organisations ‘a group of people who are continually enhancing their capabilities to create what they want to create’

The Five Disciplines

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