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    SPEECH FAQs

    What is the main theme of the speech?
    In short, how high performance teams develop and how you can do it too! The speech enables teams to gain momentum and inspiration by hearing first hand what are the key dynamics within a high-performance team (sharing the story of supporting Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill to Olympic Gold) and what are the common characteristics across high-performance teams in sports, military, space exploration, ambulance workers and more. Download the speech profile here.

    Can I preview the speech?
    Of course you can! It's important that it is a good fit for you. Register here to view the speech

    How much does it cost to book Steve?
    That depends. Steve is a much sought after corporate speaker and also provides talks for sports teams, systems, education institutions and charities. As such there is a range of prices based on who you are. The best thing to do is drop us a line at enquiries@supportingchampions.co.uk, describe who you are, what your event is and we will let you know a cost.

    How do I book Steve?
    After your enquiry, we'd schedule a briefing call to hear more about your current situation, dynamics in the teams and the key messages you're looking to inspire your team with. We'll also discuss some logistics and ask you to sign and return an agreement.

    How will I be required to pay?
    After the event you can pay electronically via out invoicing system, using credit card, bank transfer or paypal.

    More details can be found here

    COURSE FAQs

    How do I access the courses? After you've signed up to your chosen course you will be sent a few emails, such as your receipt and your log in details. From here you will be invited to set your password and login. Once you've done this you will be sent to the learning dashboard and you can find your course there waiting for you. You will also be sent a Welcome Pack that will include simple details of how to get started if you need to follow a some instructions through the process. Any problems then just email us at enquiries@supportingchampions.co.uk.

    I've heard about the community how do I access this? That's right as a part of all of the courses, you gain access to the Supporting Champions Community an exclusive place for you to learn, develop, network and grow together. You can access the community directly from the dashboard and header and an iOS App - simply use your same login details to access the thriving community. All course registrants (paid courses) include access to the discussion boards, direct messaging, webinars and workshops.

    There are live events - tell me more? We hold exclusive live workshops, webinar, guest presentations, networking events every month to help you learn, develop, expand your collaborators together. Discipline-specific groups are now popping up where members are creating their own agenda and meeting and learning together. For Applied Pro Practitioner course students, there is a chance to connect live with course tutors with drop-in sessions. Attendance at Q&As and webinars is simply a bonus and not a required aspect of the course or community - it's there if you need it!

    I have a question about the course, how do I ask it? There are three ways you can ask your question in the community; 1) pose the question in the specific tutorial itself; 2) post a general question in the forum section to prompt some discussion; 3) raise a question at a virtual meet up. If you have a question now before you sign up, drop us a note at enquiries@supportingchampions.co.uk

    Can I connect directly with other members? Yes, direct messaging is available. We also have group messaging, where members are creating their own networking meet ups, e.g. Physiology or Nutrition group meet up.

    Can I do all the courses? Yes you can take as many courses as you like. When you unlock a course you'll automatically have access to the course comments and discussion space for each course. If you want to buy several at once drop us a note at enquiries@supportingchampions.co.uk to find out more.

    Will the content be discipline specific? Yes and no. The main focus is about how you work, your skills and importantly thinking in an interdisciplinary way (we believe you'll probably have more than enough knowledge, but it's how you use that knowledge that will determine your effectiveness). However, there are discipline specific interviews, guides and examples and there is a chance for you to create discipline specific forum discussions with people of a similar interest.

    Can I achieve CPD points and certificates through the courses. Yes. All courses are certificated. Several courses such as the following are mapped to professional accreditation pathways with BASES

    Is there a chance to engage with the tutors throughout? For selected programmes there are integrated Q&As too to engage with you.

    What payment methods do you accept? Paypal, Visa, American Express (AmEx), Google Pay, Mastercard, Discover - are all accepted.

    I'm a committed, diligent, aspiring practitioner, but I just can't afford it. Do you offer any help?
    We are committed to keeping courses accessible for students and professionals lacking financial stability. You may be eligible for a scholarship if you are under 22 and are experiencing financial distress. Apply here

    FAQs Supporting Champions

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    COACHING FAQs

    What is coaching? Coaching is the act facilitating your development, well-being and performance.

    How does coaching help me? It’s purpose is to raise self-awareness and identify choices. Through coaching together we shall aim to find your solutions, develop your skills and change your attitudes and behaviours, if this is what you want or need.

    How does it work? Through discussion. We will be there to listen, to question and to reflect back what I hear and see, to potentially hold you to account for your actions and to ensure that you are viewing your dilemma/issue without bias, from a cleaner perspective.

    Will you advise me on what to do? The coaching support we provide is focused on help you develop the strategies and plans to help you move forward. You are most likely to have the answer in your mind, in your teams, in your previous experience, but with modern work and the pace of life we become cluttered, confused and stuck. Occasionally we may offer a suggestion, but the principle way we work is to unlock your abilities, actions and progress.

    What is being coached by you like? We aim to make coaching exciting, something you look forward and enjoy. We will put interesting, challenging and varied activities and frameworks in front of you to help you see a problem, situation or opportunity in a new light. With many of our clients there is laughter, moments of quiet contemplation, get-up-out-of-your-chair movement and sometimes emotion. We're there to support you, help you and move you forward.

    Are you qualified? In addition to a Masters degree in Occupational Psychology, Rachel is an accredited executive coach with the European Mentoring and Coaching Council and an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) approved practitioner.

    Do you offer coaching virtually? Yes, at the moment all coaching is offered via Zoom, Teams, Google meet etc. We plan to return to face-to-face coaching eventually.

    Will the coaching be confidential? Yes. Anything you raise with us will be held in confidence. In some instances you might want to share this information with others or be proactive in sharing this with your company (see next question). Doing so can help create come work-context specific accountability. Ultimately, you should know that you can speak in full confidence.

    Is coaching accessed by me or through my company? We work with individuals one-on-one where you are investing in the support. We also work with people through their company, in which case it is all about setting the agreement beforehand. Often when a company is sponsoring somebody to be coached a degree of feedback between parties is agreed. This can help align your coaching goals with work performance and ensure the changes you're making are more visible and impactful.

    Who have you coached before? From parents returning to work, to executives in big-tech, to start-up entrepreneurs, to university leadership teams, to butchers and bakers (not candlestick makers yet!) - in companies ranging from Google, Discovery Channel, University of Sheffield, The Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Bayer, Schneider Electric, the English Insitute of Sport.

    How many sessions do you recommend? This depends on your need. Typically a programme of at least five sessions works well for people. In reality we have been working with people ongoing for over 10 years, such is the trust they place in our support, but if you only need one session then that's what you need. We can discuss this to find a number that works for you.

    How do I get started and what is the cost? First drop us a line at enquiries@supportingchampions.co.uk to tell us a bit more about who you are, your need and hopes. We would then arrange a 30 minute meeting with Rachel over Zoom to undertake what's known as a 'chemistry call', i.e. a coaching relationship requires mutual buy-in and rapport and this is the chance to find out if you can work with us. If at that point you feel we're right for you and coaching is what you thought it was going to be then we can move forward we'll let you know the costs and agree a programme of support.

    More details can be found here

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    WORKSHOP FAQs

    What workshops do you offer? The main workshops we support teams with are;

    • High Performance Team Development
    • Team Resilience
    • High Performance Habits

    Each aspect of these themes can be broken down further into key areas (e.g. Performance Teams - Trust, Norms, Psychological Safety; Habits - Sleep, Diet) for a deep dive focus to create real impact and behaviour change. We do not offer 'off-the-shelf' workshops. Part of our unique support is custom designing the workshops to best support you, your unique team in your unique context. We know from having worked with elite performers that applying the same training and development for one person and team will not apply and be effective for another - so we pride ourselves on listening to you and developing a programme and sessions that will have maximum effect.

    Do you offer workshops as a follow up to your speech? Yes. It's common for people to be inspired by the Steve's keynote speech, but then start thinking about making a change - so prompting the question, "How do we get started?" We can do this straight after a keynote session or as a part of a follow up programme.

    How many sessions do you normally offer? Normally we work with teams for at least three sessions, giving us a chance to get to know you and create some momentum. We have worked with some teams ongoing for over 5 years. It's up to you and specific to how we can create momentum for you.

    Do you offer virtual or live events? We offer both. Utilising our experience of creating award winning personal development, we have custom designed workshops throughout the pandemic to inspire teams by harnessing the remote - home working environment to support teams. We're now just opening back up again and working with teams in person too.

    Anything else? We focus on empowering you, developing your skills and enabling you to take the team forward yourselves. We pride ourselves NOT culturing dependency - it is you we want to get results for by upgrading your effectiveness to deal with the challenges your team are faced with to unlock the potential in your team.

    How much does it cost to book Steve?
    That depends. We work with a range of teams from Google, Discovery Channel, AT Kearney, sports team and institutions. As such there is a range of prices based on who you are. The best thing to do is drop us a line at enquiries@supportingchampions.co.uk, describe who you are, what your need is and we will let you know a cost.

    How do I book?
    After your enquiry, we'd schedule a briefing call to hear more about your current situation, dynamics in the teams and the key messages you're looking to inspire your team with. We'll also discuss some logistics and ask you to sign and return an agreement.

    How will I be required to pay?
    After the event you can pay electronically via out invoicing system, using credit card, bank transfer or paypal.

    More details can be found here

    Do you have a question that isn't answered here? Then drop us a line or make an enquiry

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