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Education Edition Editors Letter

By: Stewart Fleming

By: Stewart Fleming •  3 years ago •  

In the Engagement Edition of Coaching Life (May 2016), I featured an article by Grant O’Sullivan from Growth Coaching International. It outlined how coaching was being taught in high school with Year 12 students coaching Year 11 students.

To me, a self-confessed coaching nerd, this was one of the most exciting articles I have ever published. It clearly showed the path that coaching is taking, giving our youth the tools that no other generation in history has had.

Our kids have access to every piece of knowledge ever collected and now, with coaching, they have the tools to know what to do with it.

Since that article, I have wanted to do an education edition and even though the folks at Growth Coaching were unable to submit an article, we have gathered together an amazing array of education focused articles.

From tips on surviving the classroom as a teacher, to the future of coaching in artificial intelligence, this edition is educational without being institutional.

While coaching in education is sprinting ahead, other areas of coaching are stuck in the past.

Check out the first of a two-part article from Wayne Goldsmith, a giant in the field of coach education.

I love that Wayne doesn’t hold back as he examines how we train coaches in Australia and why painting by numbers is not serving todays coaches or athletes.

Did you know you can now get a device that measures a clients’ focus? This puts the latest information from the world of Neurotechnology into your hands. Just remember that with great power comes great responsibility.

If coaching is the language of change, then education provides the dictionary. It gives the ability to create the change that coaching facilitates. Without education, coaching is just positive thinking. Without coaching, education is just directionless knowledge.

I hope you enjoy your ongoing coaching education as much as I do.

Happy Coaching.

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