Raising Talent - from the Introduction
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“Delighted to have read this book before my next expedition. Insightful, practical and powerful. Highly recommended.” Lewis Pugh author of Achieving the Impossible
High performance in general, and in sport in particular, is becoming more and more competitive. Today’s parents and the coaches of talented youngsters face many challenges. They know intuitively that they need to do something to help their children achieve their full potential – but what is that something?
Executive coaches Tim Goodenough and Michael Cooper are highly experienced at working with people who want to develop that elusive balance between work and life, while at the same time trying to develop their potential to get the most out of both. Over the last 10 years they have taken the cutting edge models and strategies from the business world and have successfully adapted, expanded and applied them to the world of high performance sport.
In Raising Talent they share what they have discovered to be the most effective way to fast-track the development of performance; these results emerged after fine-tuning the processes, tools and techniques developed and adapted from their commitment to answer a single question. What are the key dynamics, challenges and solutions for developing talent, especially the talent of children? Through working with a wide variety of individuals and teams their thinking became sharper and their principles better defined, and consequently the Raising Talent system emerged. This book explains the Why, the What, the When and the How of fast-tracking talent development and how it may apply in your home. The How includes a quality self-coaching system that is linked to a solid foundation of high performance theory for fast-tracking development. This unique system of accelerating performance means that the hard working individual now has access to many of the mental coaching techniques and benefits that normally only a 1-1 session with a highly skilled professional would be able to provide.
Although aimed at parents more than any other group, the principles and techniques in Raising Talent can be applied to the development of performance, regardless of the level of talent, at any age. In fact, these same models and principles have been successfully used to accelerate the performance of Olympians, Executives and International Athletes and Performers in multiple sports and contexts as well as to develop Tim’s karaoke singing…
Over the last 10 years Tim Goodenough has continuously studied and developed his skills whilst working with business leaders and corporate teams, as well as elite athletes and sports teams, to help them discover their balance, and their edge. He and his Coaching Unity International business partner Michael Cooper have collaborated extensively in the fields of high performance and executive coaching. Tim was the full-time mental coach of the 2008 Super 14 Sharks rugby team and, together with Mike, has worked with both the South African and Irish men’s and women’s hockey teams. Coaching Unity International is also contracted to SA Cricket as high performance consultant. Tim is the resident Mental Toughness Coach and Lecturer at the Investec International Rugby Academy. Tim is also a member of the Neuro-Semantic Global Leadership team, leading over 1400 Meta-Coaches and 300 NLP and NS Trainers in more than 35 countries.
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