Vocabulary and the Positive Psychology of Coaching

The positive psychology of coaching assumes that people are basically happy, healthy, and possess the virtues and strengths needed to grow and thrive. They may lack knowledge, motivation, inspiration, or goals, but they are poised to succeed with the right kick in the butt! Words Matter – Express Yourself for Success One of the most neglected areas in the positive psychology of coaching is the power of words. Words do matter, and positive psychology coaching should incorporate the power of … [Read more...]

It’s Different for Girls – the Psychology of Coaching Girls

The psychology of coaching girls is different than coaching boys. Seems logical, right? After all, biologically and socially, there are differences – it only seems logical that the way they experience coaching is also different. This brief article is mostly concerned with sports coaching, and is based on my experience as a youth coach and on what I have read on the subject. Recognizing That the Psychology of Coaching Girls is Different Recognizing that coaching girls is different than … [Read more...]

The Psychology of Coaching Youth Sports

Here’s one for the amateur coaches – an article on the psychology of coaching youth sports. If you are a professional life coach, executive coach, or even athletic coach, you can sit this one out. There is Nothing More Rewarding Than Coaching Youth Sports If you like working after you get home from work, dealing with angry and insensitive adults, navigating the balance between winning and giving everyone an equal chance, and like doing all this for free, then welcome to the world of youth … [Read more...]

Is Psychology Positive or Negative for Coaches?

Is psychology positive or negative when coaches include it in their practices? Will learning more about positive psychology give you more tools with which to help your clients find the outcomes they seek? What is Positive Psychology? The phrase “positive psychology” was first used by Abraham Maslow in 1954 to motivate the field of psychology to focus on humanity’s potential just as much as it focuses on humanity’s shortcomings. It was used again in 1998 by Martin Seligman, the president of … [Read more...]

Psychology Today – Coaching the Coaches to Do Better?

An article in Psychology Today: Coaching the Coaches, is an interesting read. Published many years ago, in 2002, it’s a very quick read that dishes a little dirt on the coaching industry. Is Psychology Better Than Coaching? The brief article speaks about the fact that many coaches are untrained in the fields in which they work. It also explores the fact that coaches lack training in clinical psychology and this leads them to misuse psychological tools and to potentially miss deep-seated … [Read more...]

Why Sport Psychology Coaching is Important

What is sport psychology coaching and is it something that actually leads to better results. If you are an athletic coach, you probably also need to be a sports psychology coach to achieve the maximum results from your athletes. Besides wearing your athletic coach hat, you also need to have the sports psychology coach hat readily available.   What is Sports Psychology? It is the understanding of how the mid works to influence an athlete’s performance. It helps effect the success or … [Read more...]

Why Fear of Public Speaking?

I just talked to a coach who is holding back on her Youtube video strategy because she’s afraid of “what people will think”, and then I found another who shared how her fear of public speaking was holder her career back. What’s going on here?? I explain it in this video: Here's the FULL TRANSCRIPT of the video: 00:02 Yesterday I had a call with one of my clients, and she was talking about a lot of things.  She was talking about some of the things that she wants to do in her coaching … [Read more...]

The Psychology of Coaching: 5 Tips for Success

Becoming a coach can look like an amazing and easy way to change a client’s life, move to a more rewarding career, or pass your wisdom onto the younger generation. However, there is more to coaching than teaching techniques and habits. When you begin coaching, it is helpful to understand the psychology of coaching and become an avid learner of methods of catering your lessons to an individual client. Understand the Role of the Brain in Decision-Making The human brain is the most complex … [Read more...]

Psychology Coaching in Mumbai for Athletes

Is there psychology coaching in Mumbai for athletes, coaches, and others interested in sports? Are there coaches who work with athletes who specialize in the psychology of sports? Coaching in India Coaching is a $40 million industry in India, and is increasing each year. It is very common for students to use coaches to help them study for tests and work toward professional careers.  It provides plenty of employment opportunities, millions of dollars in revenue, and helps to level the … [Read more...]

The Psychology of Coaching Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton

The psychology of coaching our current presidential candidates is not for the faint of heart. Our two main candidates, with apologies to Libertarian candidate, Gary Johnson, are the most unpopular candidates to oppose each other in the history of the United States. It’s the usual rhetoric and personal attacks, combined with downright contempt from the American electorate. But someone has to win! It’s going to be Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump. Psychology Coaching 5 Factors … [Read more...]