Coach The Game
You will Learn to Deliver What a Player Expects From a Coach
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Program Benefits

The Coach The Game program gets to the heart of what most people expect from a coach: Solid knowledge of the game and the ability to help them play better consistently and get sustainable results.

There are six themes in this course:

1) Create a compelling action-oriented, result-focused game for your player to play and master
2) Evaluate progress based on results - celebrate successes and learn from failure
3) Understand the flow of a coaching session by weaving together the elements of the Play Better Coaching Method
4) Understand and use the fundamental components of most life games
5) Understand the important distinction between focus on outcomes vs. focus on mastery
6) Understand how to organize practices and projects into a game worth playing

And we will explore more deeply the four key steps for playing better that were covered in the Coach-Two-Win Course.
1) The ability to teach your player how to play the game better by helping them learn, practice and refine the skills of the game
2) The ability to help your player craft an effective personalized game plan.
3) The ability to expand awareness through playing and facing challenges
4) The ability to create environments for sustainable results.

You will learn to deliver what a player expects from a coach

Your players / clients trust you to have a way of doing things that is reliable, consistent and grounded in experience. They expect you to have solid knowledge of the game and a clear method for guiding them to the results they desire.

In many coaching theories and schools of thought, knowledge of the game is grossly overlooked, even dismissed. Not here. We know that your knowledge, wisdom and experience is one of your greatest assets as a coach and in this program we show you how to refine it and leverage it for the maximum benefit of your players / clients.

1) Create a compelling action-oriented, result-focused game for your player to play and master
Here we get into the guts of what it takes to get better at playing a game through coaching: PRACTICE. And we delve into the art of crafting a game plan with your player / client that has them excited about getting into action.

Designing practices for learning and results
One of the primary jobs of the coach is to create situations for the player / client to practice the skills needed to play the game better. Establishing the players game / objective as a series of practices is a powerful context for learning and results. This is because it is assumed that the player is trying to accomplish something that they have not done before. Guided by the coach, designed practices allow the player to gradually create predictable results. These practices then become the plan for sustainable activity and success.

Developing an action oriented scorecard for the Game
An essential element of a GREAT GAME is a way to keep score. Here we will discuss how to design any endeavor into a winnable game that can be played. We will share with you a basic scorecard concept for you to use as a template. We will discuss the differences for games that are based on repeating activities (MOST GAMES) and those for one-time project plan type of activities. Having a scorecard that inspires action is a powerful TANGIBLE way for your client AND YOU to track results. Without it, you never really know if you are a winning coach.

2) Evaluate progress based on results
Celebrate successes, learn from failure and increase performance

Here we will continue to learn the fine art of designing a scorecard for the games your player is playing. With a scorecard you will have a tangible way to track results and performance. AND have a tool to guide you and your player on the path to excellence and mastery. You will also learn how to celebrate victories and debrief losses in a way that has your player excited about the next game.

Acknowledging and debriefing failures and making course corrections
Failure is a natural part of the path to success. The key is to acknowledge failure quickly and learn as much as possible from what did not work. Every failure, every challenge can be leveraged if the coach and player are willing to look and learn. But this way of working requires courage because looking at ones shortcomings is often unpleasant. When done frequently and objectively however, it can be a hugely effective tool.

Celebrating accomplishments and victories and leveraging success
Celebrating accomplishments and victories with a player is one of the truly rewarding aspects of coaching. It is an opportunity to champion the player and explore what it all means in the big picture of life. It is a time to relax and enjoy. Then it is the job of the coach to help the player focus on leverage; How can this success be leveraged into the next big objective?

Collaboratively Designed Solutions and Action Plans
At its best, coaching is about the coach and player working together to craft solutions and activities that help the player reach his or her goals. This class helps provides the "how-to" of creating solid solutions and gives examples and options for arriving at actions plans, all in a highly collaborative way. Learn to navigate "with" your players instead of "for" them.

3) Understand the flow of a coaching session by weaving together the elements of the Play Better Coaching Method
Evaluate progress. Then what?
After your first session with a new player, every subsequent session has a natural flow that begins with evaluating progress since the last session. From there you flow into the process of figuring out what to do to help your player play better. Your options include practicing skills, game planning, expanding inner awareness and designing environments. Then you will create a new game for the next period of time while staying focused on your players long term vision and short term objectives. When you master this flow you will consistently deliver high quality coaching conversations.

The Art of Personalized Learning and planning
Personalized learning and planning is a real art. It requires dancing on the fine line between suggesting a specific action and encouraging them figure it out for themselves. Finding a hybrid between these two requires grace, patience and skill. This is where the coach helps the client design a strategy and action plan based on the situation and the players strengths

Reading the Players level of overwhelm
One of the most essential clues that the coach must read is the players current level of overwhelm. If the player is NOT overwhelmed then the coach will help the player most by challenging him/her to focus on desired results and find their own answers to current challenges. If the player IS overwhelmed then the coach will serve the player best by guiding and sharing solutions. If the player is somewhere in between complete overwhelm and no overwhelm, then collaboration will serve the player best

4) Understand and use the fundamental components of most life games
There are common patterns to the serious games of life that every coach should know. First we will discuss the fundamental life games: career, business, family, health and spiritual quest. From there we will examine that notion that most life games are played through communication. Then we will discover the common componants of most life games: visibilty, enrollment and delivery. 

5) Understand the important distinction between focus on outcomes vs. focus on mastery
A key distinction between coaching and managing is this: coaching is focused on guiding your player toward mastery of the game, and reaching outcomes as a byproduct of the pursuit of mastery. Managing is about going straight for the outcome. In this session we will discuss how the pursuit of mastery underlies everything you do as a coach.

We will also explore how the focus on outcomes often leads to short-term thinking AND lots of stress and frustration. While mastery focus consistently leads to long-term thinking and lots of growth and fullfillment. BIG difference.

6) Understand how to organize practices and projects into a game worth playing
One thing every coach has to realize is that MOST people today are project oriented; they think of everything as a project to be accomplished through a series of steps. Meanwhile your focus as a Coach is on creating consistent results through practicing the few recurring activities that matter most. You have to learn how to weave these two fundamental elements into your players game each week. Practices and projects can actually play together synergistically when you know how to organize them. The Play a Winning Game form - which we will use throughout the program - is set up for you to do just that.


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Additional Course Information

ICF CCEU - This course qualifies for Continuing Coach Training with the International Coach Federation

DTMOPP - This program is delivered using our super learning method

Course Hours: 15; 6 weekly 2.5 Hour sessions

Additional study and practice time recommended: 3-5 hours / week

Price: $795
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