Keynote Presentation: Getting Athletes to Change

Is your Team Culture Fit for Change?

RunnersEver wonder why it can take one athlete a mere moment to make a change, yet for another athlete, it can feel like you’ve been striving all season to help them to take a small change on? If so, this is the workshop is for you.

One of the most satisfying moments as a coach is when an athlete successfully makes a change you’ve been working on. Creating change is the core of a coach’s role. Some changes are as simple as refining technique and other changes relate to changes in behavior.

In this workshop we show how these two changes can be approached in a more productive and faster way through understanding the concept of the “Circle of Safety”. We also cover a decision making matrix for coaches to use in choosing what changes they have capacity to help their athletes to make.

We also explore key strategies as to why athletes change and what influences different personalities of athletes to change. In addition, we look at why athletes do not change and the role of the coach in developing an environment where change is possible. The final aspect to this workshop develops a coach’s understanding of the Change and Transition Model where we explore what are normal reactions to change. Understanding this model helps a coach know what stage their athletes are at and how to keep them moving to the next stage when transitioning within any change.

The key learning objectives for session participants are:

  • Know how to develop a Culture fit for change.
    • Decide what changes you want to deal with and those that are beyond your capacity.
      • Learn the most effective strategy for developing change.
        • Understand what helps and prevents athletes from changing.
          • Discover the Change and Transition Model so you can accurately identify where your athletes are within the change process and what normal emotions they experience.

          Your presenter, Bo Hanson, has been working within sport and the business sector for over 15 years, delivering leadership, management and coach development. In addition to his own athletic career, comprising of four Olympics and including three Olympic medals, he has worked for many years with coaches and athletes from over 40 different sports and various countries, to improve coaching strategies and performance.

          Where to from here?

          If you would like more information on how Bo Hanson could enrich your conference with this presentation, please contact us. Otherwise we have a whole host of other potential Keynote Presentation topics, and can also tailor a presentation specific to your program’s needs.

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