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Ticking ALL the Boxes of Mental Performance

If there was a shopping list of everything an athlete or coach wants in a trusted advisor or performance coach, the entire list can be checked off with all that Bob Tewksbury brings. Want someone who has excelled at the highest level and under enormous pressure?

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Pathway to Positive Athlete Development

Coaching and successfully developing elite athletes requires dedicated attention to mental skills development – self-awareness, self-belief, identity and resiliency, skills which benefit athletes in competition and in life. Kyle McDonald, Mental Performance Coach, General Manager and Performance Director of the Weyburn Gold Wings, shares the process of mental skills development

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Lifelong Leadership with Latitude (and a learning attitude!)

What keeps Dr. Steven Estes, Professor of Leisure and Sport Management at Middle Tennessee State University engaged, looking for new challenges and delivering dynamic content to develop leaders for our community?? That question evolved in my mind the more we delved into Steve’s philosophy on leadership – developed over a career spanning over four decades. Experience has seen him guide students in the classroom as a tenured professor, high performance sport gave him the opportunity to compete at international events as part of the US rowing team, he continues to be a pivotal member and was twice president of the National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education (NAKHE), a leadership lecturer in residence at the United States military training academy, and part of teams tackling grueling physical challenges.

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We are in the AITD 2020 Excellence Awards Finals

We are incredibly proud and excited with the news we recently received from the Australian Institute of Training and Development (AITD). Each year they preside over the national Excellence Awards and Athlete Assessments have just been announced as one of eight finalists in the Best Leadership Development Program Award. Prior winners range from large corporations and Australian household brands such as Coles, Blackmores Institute, Volkswagen Group, Government departments and top Universities, so it is truly an honor to be named a Finalist now and we have our fingers crossed for the winner announcement later this year.

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The Way Forward and the Power of One Word

I recall interviewing an NBA coach while he was visiting Australia – he was promoting the NBA by way of conducting basketball coaching workshops and I was facilitating the one in our local area. I asked him the question, “What players have you coached who still stand out for you and why?”

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Sport Studies Students Set For Success

Bryan Beigie, Practicum and Internship Coordinator, in the Exercise Science Sports Studies Department at John Carroll University, works with students on the cusp of their professional journey In the spectrum of health sciences.

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Q&A with Dr. Steven G Estes

We recently interviewed Dr. Steven G Estes for our article “Lifelong Leadership with Latitude (and a learning attitude!)” which was fascinating. We found that there were too many valuable insights and experiences in leadership to restrain into one article and knew that you’d love to read more too. So, we are sharing the extended Q&A here.

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Way of Champions Podcast: with Bo Hanson

We’re super excited to share Bo’s chat with John O’Sullivan, Host of the Way of Champions Podcast. On the Podcast, Bo and John talk about a variety of interesting topics, from utilising failures in childhood and adolescence as fuel for success in adulthood, to setting goals and defining values with your teammates, and why lacking clarity in your role leads to a bad team culture.

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Learning About Learning to Learn

A Harvard Business Review article that we recently found again, focused on learning how to learn and the four mental skills that enable fast and effective learning. Firstly, a big shout out to our consultant client Nicole Detling, who is quoted in the article talking about a technique she uses to inspire athletes to learn new skills.

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Making Use of Motivational Quotes

Undoubtedly, people love motivational quotes, they give us a chance to reflect on how or why we do things and they’re words of wisdom, an insight in to an unknown world of success, fear or fierce competition.

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Developing Ethics Through Athletics

What constitutes good character in sport? Is it possible to get ‘ethical’ from being ‘athletic’? Are athletes really special people (heroes and role models) or just people with special skills?

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Athlete Assessments’ Team Day #1 2020 – Re-establishing & Symbolizing Values

How did we get to a point where the CEO has confidence in the people she relies on? How did a group of people become a team with shared goals and a sense of excitement about navigating the challenges that the journey might bring? The answer lies in the process and so you can see how the specialists in the people side of sport connect their people to the organization’s goals – I will take you inside our latest Team Day at Athlete Assessments.

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Prodigious Contribution to Coaching

When Georgia Southern University formally acknowledged Hal Wilson’s prodigious contribution to coaching and the community with the Waters College of Health Professions Award for Service, they recognized the thousands of hours that Hal (and many coaches for that matter) spend every year, when he mentors and coaches athletes and coaches, propelling them forward, taking steps alongside them as they fulfil their dreams.

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Marquette Makes Leaders

Leadership is not a role it’s an attitude; a state of mind, a way of behaving that inspires people around you to follow, hold similar beliefs, live similar values and work towards common goals.

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