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Consultancy questions

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I’ve noticed more and more sports science students are asking questions about setting up their own consultancy. Here’s some of the common questions they ask and some answers; How much does it cost? Setting up as a sole trader costs…

Side-hustles for sports scientists

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Have you ever thought about setting up a side-hustle? Have you started but it didn’t take flight or see the light of day? Or are you just super content in your work and have never even thought about it? Here…

Coach effectiveness

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Of the many relationships that exist in sport – the coach-athlete relationship is especially crucial. Many coaches still languish in thinking that their responsibility is just to develop the athlete’s physical and technical skills. The modern coach needs to go…

Start where you can gain ground!

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Priority or Priorities? I recall working with athletics and they were trying to set up a centralised training base, so were attempting to attract athletes to relocate etc. So as a practitioner I was being asked to prioritise on three…

Agree to disagree?

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Work through differences If you can, wherever possible, when you’re working in support of athletes and coaches, working away in a high-performance team – try not to let yourself conclude with “Let’s agree to disagree”. Just as important, is to…

Willing to negotiate?

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Struggling to make a breakthrough? Sports scientists, are you struggling to make a breakthrough, are you getting push back to your ideas? Well, are you willing to try something different to create change? It’s a simple word, but a very powerful one.…

Coping with Setbacks

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Setbacks! Athlete injuries or illness – if you’re working in sport as a coach, sports scientist and definitely a physiotherapist or medic for long enough you will encounter it. There are so many approaches, but one I read about from child psychology…

THESIS, ANTITHESIS, SYNTHESIS

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Problem solving There are many ways you can approach a problem, complex or tricky situation. A simple framework I encountered a little while ago and originating from Georg Hegel is to run your ideas through these steps; THESIS, ANTITHESIS, SYNTHESIS…

Letter to the 15000: Resources

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This post provides resources for those who utilise the ‘Letter to the 15000’ blog to prime student thinking, attitude and actions to take greater ownership of their future. Resources Notes for video Main themes covered in the message about the…