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Brad Vigon

By: Brad Vignon •  4 years ago •   I grew up in Los Angeles and started playing on old-fashioned roller-skates with the neighbourhood kids at 5 years old. It was not a popular sport, very atypical for the area, like it...
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Coaching Across Cultures

By: Chip McFarlane •  4 years ago •   Organisational coaching continues to make waves around the world. Its proven success means that its reach is extending across geographical borders. Arising in the US and UK in the early nineties, coaching became...
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Coaching Beyond Language

By: CONRAD SINGH •  4 years ago •   As a South African-born, Australian-educated and raised young man, I have experienced a great deal of cultures in my time. Immediately after completing university, I packed my Pro Bag and left home to...
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Footys4All

By: Footys4All •  4 years ago •   African world leader, Nelson Mandela, spoke these words at the Laureus Sports Awards in the year 2000: “Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the...
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Cultural KO

By: Kevin Smith •  4 years ago •   As a teenager growing up in Liverpool in the seventies, there were only two options, either football or boxing. My brothers and I were actually quite accomplished footballers, so that was our main...
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Racing into the future

By: Paul Caslick •  4 years ago •   The motorcycle racing journey started for me in 1975, but my passion for coaching began in 1979 when attending a motorcycle camp. I was 12 years old and my coach was Stephen Gall....
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Peter de Roo

By: Peter de Roo •  4 years ago •   I started playing as a young kid at 6 in Holland. I signed my first professional contract when I was 18/19 and I played the majority of my career with a club...
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From Belarus to Brisbane

By: Sergei Chinkar •  4 years ago •   As a Belarusian myself, I spent many years studying and coaching gymnastics in Belarus and for the Soviet Union (USSR). Many now-legendary names passed through our doors and into the history books, triumphing...
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7 Tips For Coaching Chinese Clients, Players & Employees

By: CT Johnson •  4 years ago •   One million. That’s how many of the people living in Australia right now were either born in China, or are the children of parents born in China. Quite suddenly, Chinese clients, players and...
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Courage Through Cultural Innovation

Front line community work in Redfern, NSW is a training ground for the uninitiated. Cultures clash and boundary lines are constantly redrawn – often documented in the national media. It is a space where morality is tested and, for better...
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Bernie Kelly

In 1986, I won third place in Toastmasters World Championship of public speaking and was named as one of five Young Australians of the Year. When these events launched my speaking career, I had just been adopted by Paul Dunn,...
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Dr Tony Draper

By: Dr Tony Draper •  4 years ago •   15 years of coaching in the Asia Pacific region and 18 years before this in corporate roles with a global company has given me the opportunity to experience many cultures. I have...
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Henley Coaching Culture

By: Patricia Bossons •  4 years ago •   It’s not what you do, it’s the way that you do it – this is roughly where I’ve got to after a coaching career built from being a business psychologist a number of...
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Cultural Intelligence – An essential tool for the professional coach

By: Louise Dunn •  4 years ago •   In Australia’s contemporary environment, working with colleagues and clients from a variety of cultural backgrounds is a positive attribute of our day to day work, be it as trainers, coaches, managers or business...
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THE CULTURAL CONNECTION CODE

By: KIA DOWELL •  4 years ago •   As serendipity would have it, through a series of seemingly unrelated circumstances back in 2008, Kia Dowell and Chantal Harris found themselves working together to event manage the East Kimberley Aboriginal Achievement Awards....
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Editors Letter – Culture Edition

By: Stewart Fleming •  4 years ago •   In 1994 Carl Sagan pointed out, The Earth is the only home we are ever likely to know… On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human...
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BUILDING DIVERSITY

By: Denise Archie •  4 years ago •   Changing the stereotypes one ‘voice’ at a time. I have always held the belief that teams are a mirror of their leaders. The behaviours and attitudes demonstrated by the leader are often reflected...
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An International Career

By: Alan Gaffney •  4 years ago •   I PLAYED JUNIOR LEAGUE RUGBY AS A YOUNG KID AND THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL. OUR COACH IN THE FINAL YEAR, JEFF BALL, REALLY INSPIRED AND INFLUENCED US. TEN OF US FROM THAT ORIGINAL SCHOOL...
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What we have in common

By: Christopher Paterson •  4 years ago •   UNDERSTANDING OUR COMMONALITIES TO FACILITATE SUCCESS In an increasingly globalised and technologically integrated landscape, the coach is now being asked to facilitate success for individuals from increasingly diverse cultural backgrounds. This engagement may...
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A Boxing Education

By: Kevin Smith •  3 years ago •   A Boxing Education Does an athlete learn to box or does a person that’s naturally proficient in a combat situation simply become an elite athlete, through a structured exercise programme, in a combat...
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