Editors Letter – Engagement Edition

T he road has been long and hard; you’ve paid your dues and survived to tell the tale. It has been said that all of the stories we read, watch or tell ourselves can be divided into just a handful of categories. Regardless of category, the one thing that they all include is a journey.…

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Sports

NetSetGO

ANZ NetSetGO is Netball Australia’s junior entry netball program, which began in 2008. It has been developed to provide children from 5-10 years with the best possible learning and playing experience to develop a positive introduction to netball, ensuring enjoyment and continued participation. In 2015, there was 188,078 participants in the NetSetGO program alone, run…

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Sports

Hookin2Hockey

Hookin2Hockey is Hockey Australia’s Club program designed for boys and girls aged 10 and under. It helps participants learn the basic skills of the game, as well as develop fundamental motor skills and the ability to work as part of a team. It is delivered in 4-10- week blocks of up to 1 hour by…

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Sports

Jill McIntosh

I started playing netball in Grade 3 while growing up in Perth. We had a very enthusiastic teacher come coach who put together a little team which progressed from Grade 3 to Grade 7. In high school I joined the Jay Dees Club instead and played there for a few years. At 15, our team…

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Sports

The Longest Wave

Throughout my 19-year surfing career, I had to find ways to reinvent myself every single year to stay motivated. It is as simple as looking for incremental improvements but before I started winning consistently, I was in the game of blame. Everything that could possibly enhance or improve my situation was externalised. It was always…

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Sports

Retaining Motorcycle Competitors

Grassroots motorcycle competitors have entered into a world of vastly different ideals to that of mainstream athletic-type sports. Some motorcycling families will adopt some of the mainstream sports in addition, as a means of cross-training for their child, sometimes more than one. These are the ambitious parents of a child, eager to see their golden…

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Sports

ICE COLD GOLD

Like many people, I started skiing as a family activity. I grew up in the United States and spent much of my youth up in the ski area of Killington in Vermont, 4 hours north of home. We skied as a family like many do in Perisher or Mt Buller today, going up every weekend.…

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Sports

A Lifetime of Swimming

Much discussion in recent times has CENTERED on the fact that the Olympic swimmers of 2032 are already engaged in swimming. S tatistically, this child is probably 3 to 7 years old in a Swim Australia Swim School in South East Queensland! Research also tells us that the ideal age for swimmers to peak is…

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Sports

Knowing the person behind the successful coach

The International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE) (www.icce.ws) recently conducted a landmark study examining 14 of the world’s best coaches from 11 countries (10 sports, including 5 team sports and 1 combat sport). The coaches represented the best of the best and were only included if they had achieved sustained success (winning gold medals and…

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Sports

Player Pathways

I started playing rugby at 13 through school ended up playing club rugby at GPS “Jeeps” in Brisbane, but retired due to injury at age 20. I was greatly influenced by our coach, Chris Carberry, an ex-Wallaby who was ahead of his time for those days in terms of modern conditioning and pre-session planning. My…

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Sports

GYMNASTICS GENESIS

I was an athlete in gymnastics from 5/6 years old and competed through my late teens and early 20s. I had a bit of a peek at being competitive nationally and travelling internationally in the elite stream in my mid-teens, but unfortunately picked up a back injury that was the start of the end. It…

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Life

The Longevity of Coaching

Coaching people is rewarding, for both the client and coach, there is no doubt about it. Life coaching is a resource for any area of life, as it focuses on self-awareness, mindset and creating strategies for personal and professional development. As life progresses and evolves so too does our focus, challenges and goals. Therefore, coaching…

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Life

SHORT TERM VS LONG TERM: HOW TO SUCCEED WITH ALL

TYPES OF CLIENTS I have now been coaching for 15 years but my background includes stockbroking in my early 20s. At the time, I didn’t see enough scope for women in the industry, so I entered into the sports management world. I was blessed to be employed by Pro Sport Management who looked after 10…

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Life

How becoming a coach changed my life

Do you remember that first moment when you discovered this whole concept of coaching or personal development? I do! I was sitting in a hotel room watching an Oprah episode about “The Secret”. I was blown away by the way they were talking about the world, my world, that for the first time seemed to…

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Life

The Helmsman Project: Taking Coaching to a New Level

Dr Michael Cavanagh is both a Coaching and Clinical Psychologist. He holds a BA (Hons) in Psychology from the University of Sydney, and a PhD and Masters of Clinical Psychology from Macquarie University. Michael is currently the Deputy Director of the Coaching Psychology Unit at the University of Sydney, where he has co-developed the world’s…

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Business

Financial Longevity Through Coaching

The Bank of Queensland (BOQ) offers a unique business model where almost two-thirds of their branches are run by Owner-Managers. Owner-Managers not only run their branch, they also own their branch. As small-business owners they have the freedom to personally manage their customer relationships and the incentive to drive their business’s success. This underpins relationships…

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Business

Engagement Matters

For 75 years The Australian Institute of Management (AIM) has been helping people become managers, and managers become great leaders. As the peak body for managers and leaders, we believe that leadership matters. With more than 12,000 individual and corporate Members, and a further 5,000 organisations that purchase our diverse range of management and leadership…

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Business

Attracting Long-Term High-Level Clients

Having been a competitive sportsperson from the age of 7 through to adulthood and winning State and National track running titles, I’ve had my fair share of sports coaches. Sadly, a serious back injury brought my career to a sudden halt, forcing me to find another avenue to feed my hunger for sporting success. That’s…

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Business

Unlocking Potential in Schools

It has long been the case that great school teachers have been more facilitators of student learning than just fountains of knowledge who simply spray their knowledge across those before them. Think of the best teachers you had at school and it is highly likely they are the ones who built a strong relationship with…

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