Play BIG in the world and become a great coach!
It Starts With a Vision:
Everyone, Everywhere with the courage to play BIG in the world has a great coach.
Playing BIG is when you bust loose from self- imposed limitations to courageously express your talents and gifts in a way that adds value to the lives of others AND brings joy AND true wealth to yourself. True wealth is based on what YOU VALUE. It includes financial freedom and also includes knowledge, talent, experience, character, community, spiritual connection, health and of course… LOVE!
Our quest at CoachVille is to create an environment where YOU can play big in the world AND become a great coach.
The act of coaching can be simply defined in two words: Play Better.
To guide your player to play the games of life better and win on their own terms. Games like: leadership, athletics, health, business, relationships, spirituality, financial freedom, artistic expression and everything else life has to offer. Any endeavor in life can be designed as a winnable game worth playing and coaches alone are charged with helping people win the game that matters most to them right now.
So YOUR game is to help people Play Better,
OUR game is to help YOU Coach Better.
Reinventing Coaching with the Spirit of Play
The End of an Era
Clearly there is a great deal of turbulence in the world – Economic, Political and Environmental. All of this is signalling the end of an era: The Industrial Age is coming to an end. The Industrial Age – and the Industrial Economy – is characterized by the mass production of things.
In the Industrial Age ALL people are seen from two perspectives: Worker and Consumer.
As a worker you have a job and your job is to complete tasks as efficiently as possible; Just get it done, and get it done right. Leave your personality and the rest of your life at the door. We were all trained in school and in our jobs to work on everything and to focus on completing tasks and solving problems. The work is not supposed to make you happy – you are just a cog in the wheel of production.
The purpose of Life is to “work for a living” and collect a paycheck. With that money you can buy things! And these THINGS will make you happy! We were taught to be veracious consumers; that the reward for hard work is the accumulation of things.
To summarize life In the Industrial Economy: go to work! do what you are told, complete your tasks, focus on problems, do it right the first time, work hard, collect your paycheck and consume, consume, consume. More is better.
The People want to Play
In the Industrial Age PLAY was trivialized; when the work was done, then you could play for entertainment. Well, people ARE playing in HUGE numbers. The massive proliferation of online social games played in “pretend worlds”- over 400 Million People playing at last count – reveals an extraordinary social trend: people of all ages are YEARNING to play and connect with others through games.
Now is the time for a new approach to life. People are no longer willing to WORK at meaningless jobs just to be able to consume more things. People still want and need some things but they already have a LOT of cheap stuff. Now what they really want is PURPOSE!
What people everywhere are coming to realize is that REAL LIFE is the best social game ever created!; that REAL life can be PLAYED as a game; that you can Play with Purpose. Play is NOT trivial! Play is life-enhancing. And they understand that the industrial mindset of ZERO-Defects and get-it-right-the-first-time is great for making a car but it is a terrible approach to life because it leads to a creativity stifling “perfection trap”.
THIS IS WHERE YOU COME IN
The Human Spirit of Play is making a comeback! With the Spirit of Play people are resourceful, resilient, creative, seeking mastery, going with the flow, risk taking and JOYFUL. When you play, you win some and you lose some. When you play you make mistakes and its OK; you learn from them and come back to play the next game. When you play you feel connected to the game and all of the other players. Great players love the game, enjoy their team mates AND embrace the juice that comes from healthy competition.
With a coach by their side, people have the courage to PLAY WITH PURPOSE in REAL LIFE;
in their jobs, their businesses, their communities, their families, In EVERY ASPECT of life.
And when they play well, they get better results than when they “work hard” AND they have more fulfillment and more fun. That is the winning combination.
Harbinger of the Inspiration Economy
A new age is dawning in the rubble of the declining Industrial Economy – we call it the Inspiration Age and the Inspiration Economy.
In the Inspiration Economy you are seen as a player and investor: express yourself and add value to others, create possibilities, play well, invest in experiences and things that inspire you, that fuel you and help you PLAY BETTER. Create, create, create! Better is better.
From Worker to Player
From Consumer to Investor
From Manager to Coach
The Coaching profession is the harbinger of the Inspiration Economy! We are supporting and challenging individuals to express their uniqueness while simultaneously encouraging team play and connected communities. People INVEST in themselves by hiring a coach.
Our entire approach and curriculum are designed to UNLEASH this spirit of play within you, to prepare you to lead and thrive in the Inspiration Economy and to empower you to do the same for others as their Coach.
We truly believe that coaches can lead the way in making a better world for everyone.
We want you on our team!