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What I know at 73

After 73 years of walking planet Earth, David Parkin knows a thing or two about stuff. But don’t let his age deter you from reading further. Yes, we’ve all been bailed up by our parents and/or grandparents who generally have...

Coaching Transcends Beyond the Field of Play

Regardless of whether you’re a High Performance, amateur or grassroots coach, we all share the same responsibilities. As Head Coach of the recently crowned world champion Australian Diamonds, my job as a leader requires many of the same skills and...

Three Coaches

From a youngster in the country to five Olympic Games and the youngest Australian of the Year, Shane Kelly talks about the three coaches that influenced his cycling. With such an amazing career, he now passes on his key lessons...

Elite Coaching

Back in Grade 11 at high school, I was a swimmer at the Indooroopilly Swimming Club and my father was the coach. We would train in the morning, then head straight to school. After school, it was straight back to...

The Benefits of a Coaching Methodology

Karate, as it exists today, has been around since the late 1800s and there are many different styles. These may have some techniques performed differently, such as the positioning of the hand, low to the hip in Shotokan or high...

What People expect from a new coach

In most sporting environments, it is accepted and expected that if you want to be the best you can be, you will use a coach. Often that coach comes attached to the team or the club to which you belong....

Starting a Coaching Service Inside an Organisation

During my first experience of coaching, I became acutely aware that my thoughts about my particular situation were fundamentally transformed as a result of the questions my coach asked me. It was as though she had changed my brain and...

The Authentic Business Coach: A Philosophical Reflection

Have you ever talked yourself up to a potential client in order to get business? Have you ever had a client ask about your successes in business? When the client asked about your successes, did you say, “Ya’know, I can...

Nudging the Dial of Human Consciousness: The Path Ahead for Coaching?

An article about a GP/poet/writer who has recently won a prestigious book award caught my eye this morning.  Dr Glenn Colquhoun commented that he had “fallen in love with medicine late in life and it's all the sweeter for it”....

Coaching the Boss (and the Boss’s Boss)

An executive coach is not a fancy bus that drives executives around…so what is it? When you were a kid, you probably had a coach; whether it was a soccer coach, a tennis coach or a footy coach. Hopefully that...

The Power of Vocal Communication

From growing up in Country Victoria to studying Voice at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music and The New York Julliard School, to singing professionally in Australia, Italy and Armenia - my life has always relied on my ability to use...

Where Is Your Money Going?

Have you ever heard someone say “We are on good incomes, do not lead an excessive lifestyle, but have no idea where our money goes each month.”? There is usually a resounding nodding of heads around the room and some...

New Coach Tips

The Early Days It all started back in 1976 when my mother, brother and sister all moved from a small country town, 330 km north-west of Melbourne to Caulfield, Victoria to be near my grandparents. Mum was a very good...

Know Your Passion ~ Identify Your Niche

Once clarified, passion drives people to live life with meaning, excitement and enthusiasm. When passionate people talk about what they do, it radiates out of them. For some, there is a quiet intensity about them, for others; there is an...

So, You Got a New Client

You have just landed yourself a bright, shiny new client. They came to you from a referral or from your great looking web site, but you've never met them before. So, you look at them like they're the next in...

Coach Evaluation and the Team Model

By: Sean Douglas •  4 years ago •   “HALF the season gone, half the coaches gone; forget the Tasmanian devil – the A-League coach is Australia’s most endangered species” That was the headline in a major Australian newspaper half way through...

Swimming Royalty

Simon is the coach of Cate Campbell, Bronte Campbell and Christian Sprenger; all current or former World Champions and has been a member of the National team for the last 6 years. B ack in Grade 11 at high school,...

Designing your coaching business

You've got the latest iPhone, the bright shiny iPad, the funky shirt and polished shoes, the runs on the board and now you're ready to take on the world! Whether you're new to the coaching profession or taking a fresh...

Editors Letter – Launch Edition

By: Stewart Fleming •  4 years ago •   F rom its origins in slang, the word coach has become a true polyseme; many different but linked meanings. The word coach was originally a slang word used at Oxford University circa 1830...

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What I know at 73

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Coaching Transcends Beyond the Field of Play

Regardless of whether you’re a High Performance, amateur or grassroots coach, we all share the…

Three Coaches

From a youngster in the country to five Olympic Games and the youngest Australian of…

Elite Coaching

Back in Grade 11 at high school, I was a swimmer at the Indooroopilly Swimming…

The Benefits of a Coaching Methodology

Karate, as it exists today, has been around since the late 1800s and there are……...

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What People expect from a new coach

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Starting a Coaching Service Inside an Organisation

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The Authentic Business Coach: A Philosophical Reflection

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Coaching the Boss (and the Boss’s Boss)

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Designing your coaching business

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Nudging the Dial of Human Consciousness: The Path Ahead for Coaching?

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Know Your Passion ~ Identify Your Niche

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So, You Got a New Client

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Bernie Kelly

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Courage Through Cultural Innovation

Front line community work in Redfern, NSW is a training ground for the uninitiated. Cultures……...

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The Power of Vocal Communication

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Where Is Your Money Going?

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5 Tips from a PR Coach

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Counter Punch

As a Martial Arts and Boxing coach for over thirty-five years, I know from experience…