Updated: Jan 9
We Are Being Invited to Transform Coaches and Leaders within Sport
Life and how we coach, administrate, and govern the sport in our country needs a significant overhaul.
The old model which underpins much of sport and soccer – of people using any means necessary to climb the hierarchical ladder, of applying their role in a coercive or rewards-
based way to control those around and beneath them, the overwhelming stress, the negative attitudes, thinking and emotions, the unhealthy comparisons, the unnecessary injuries and overtraining, and the sacrificing ethics and purpose in the pursuit of winning at all costs – this paradigm is beginning to break down.
An invitation to transform this old approach towards sport has always been there – it's just the current climate, through the brave ones who have dared to speak up about the harm they've witnessed and experienced - has seemingly accelerated the breaking of it.
In its place, a new paradigm is emerging where all participants want more meaning, purpose, and growth from their sporting journey.
Many coaches want a more significant and positive impact through their role and influence. Athletes are yearning for safer and more positive experiences, meaning and growth. And there is a deep, collective longing for more connection, collaboration and community that will truly make a more significant difference in our lives and culture.
However, we're at the beginning of this paradigm shift…
It will take a while for things to take a new shape. Many people in sport play by these old rules; some are playing a new way guided by healthier principles, while others attempt to straddle both. There is a lot of friction, and this is often very unsettling.
Chances are you feel this. Whether you are just starting or have been at this for a long time, you may sense that something "just doesn't feel right.". You sense that something needs to change, but you're still trying to figure out what this might be and what you need to do about it.
On January 19th and 26th, we will again offer our foundational education module of The Coaching Compass.
The Coaching Compass is a purpose-driven and values-based mentorship development approach to coaching education, blending leadership and inner growth principles with elements of technical coaching development.
The mission of The Coaching Compass is to help guide and mentor coaches of all levels on navigating the gap between this old paradigm of sport and a new healthier way.
AN INVITATION TO JOIN US
If you are considering or ready to go deeper into your development as a coach, you can follow this LINK for more detailed information about our upcoming Module 1 programming.
If you have any immediate questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out through the Contact button below or via social media direct messaging. We will happily answer any questions you may have.
Founder of Andrea Neil Coaching &
The Coaching Compass