Bright reflections playfully explore contemporary topics and aim to make you think. They are always teasing, sometimes provoking, but never judging.  With a flirt to sport… Wait, wouldn’t it be; think smart, train hard? Or even harder or smarter? You probably would know someone, that have been working with…

As I read through my social media feeds waiting for my morning coffee to be ready, I begin to wonder, have we lost the human element? In a generation that thrives on instant gratification, bling, and popularity for popularity’s sake, we can not forget the human element. I…

Here are eight things I wished I never did as a coach, and what I should have done instead: 1. I Focused on Outcomes (Instead of Learning): I was so competitive as a player, so naturally when I started coaching, that carried over. Results mattered. A lot! I judged…

The Invisible Barrier to Learning: Question Your Assumptions What if we—you, me, and the next guy—really understood how little we know. Oh, we might have some subject matter expertise. But that only counts for a small sliver of life. Yet I consistently find that people, either because of…

Bright reflections playfully explore contemporary topics and aim to make you think. They are always teasing, sometimes provoking, but never judging.  With a flirt to sport and business… Okay, we have seen, read or heard it all. However, what is contemporary and still very current in coaching? The topics…

BE A PARENT- NOT A COACH Your job is primarily to be a parent.  You are there to provide support and comfort before, during and after the game. Leave the coaching to the coaches and enjoy being a part of your child’s sporting career.  Be supportive and not intrusive.…

We’re often so busy trying to win and help our players that we forget that we shouldn’t control them. We work for them, it’s not their job to work for us. We think we have to give non-stop advice to our players and help them with every situation…

1–       Be a lifelong learner and master of your craft: the number of NCAA, world and Olympic titles that guests on our Way of Champions Podcast have won is approaching 100, and the one commonality amongst the best coaches is that they are lifelong learners. Peter Vint, former USOC Performance Director,…

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