How to boost your influence through rapport and powerful questions

lindsay-lohan-oprah-own-interviewIn both the business and sports world’s  it’s often the case that smart people are challenged to interact with other smart people in shorter and shorter amounts of pressurised time.  This shouldn’t be a problem, because of said smartness, however it can be when the opinions of the people in the discussion are not aligned or their thinking processes are different, sometimes even their smartness is about different things.  When this is the case, far too many of those meetings …

Why great learners seldom use why.

Question-mark“Why” is one of the first learning questions kids ask. I know as a young child my parents struggled to retain babysitters for me as I peppered them with Why questions for hours as I was (and still am) very curious about the world and using Why questions was my entry ticket to knowledge.

Parents sometimes find it hard to answer the why questions of a child; questions such as, “Why do people die?” And, “Why isn’t mommy and daddy …

Rising to the Top in 4 months – a RT Story

Sam and Zuperstar


Samantha Wright is a driven and determined sportswomen who was missing one or two pieces in her high performance skillset.  These missing pieces were stopping her moving towards her true potential. This is the story of finding those pieces and what happened next -in her own words. Thank you Sam for sharing your inspiring story (so far).




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8 types of challenging Sports Parents – and how to handle them

As a coach when dealing with parents of your players its important to remember this key point.  If the parents’ of your players didn’t care, they wouldn’t make such a noise, fuss or try to interfere so much.  In my experience, behind almost all parents ‘meddlesome’ behaviour is the positive intention – they want the best for their child. Unfortunately their ways of expressing their positive intention are often poorly chosen, simply because they don’t know a better way.



6 skills to take your Sports Coaching facilitation to the next level

Sports Coaches have a challenging job. They require so many different skillsets, coupled with a very specific mindset to become a great coach.

Most sports coach training is focused on how to instruct and/or teach skills or drills.  Unfortunately if you teach or instruct a skill it does not mean that your player has learnt that skill. Even if you repeat the instruction/demonstration five times or more.


The next level of Sports Coaching is becoming  a Facilitator Coach – a …