Preparation

CARVER Coaching & Performance Newsletter Hi, Paul here, I hope this finds you well. This week’s theme is… Preparation Preparation is the process of preparing to perform a task, action, or duty. Prior to performing, we can take actions to prepare our minds and body to perform. The attention we give to preparation can influence […]

Confidence

CARVER Coaching & Performance Newsletter Hi, Paul here, I hope this finds you well. This week’s theme is… Confidence The final step before ‘Competitive Greatness’ in John Wooden’s ‘Pyramid of Success’ is confidence. Wooden notes that confidence is developed on a foundation of respect without fear, and built through preparation and perspective. Confidence is closely […]

Motivation

CARVER Coaching & Performance Newsletter Hi, Paul here, I hope this finds you well. This week’s theme is… Motivation Motivation helps us to explain the ‘why’ behind behaviour; it allows us to develop an understanding of why we act in a certain manner. An understanding of our own motivation, and those around us, can help […]

Awareness

CARVER Coaching & Performance Newsletter Hi, Paul here, I hope this finds you well. This week’s theme is… Awareness (The ‘A’ of The CARVER Framework) The process of developing a deeper understanding of self is a critical step in maximising our potential and capabilities. Personal awareness prepares us to cope with the stresses and challenges […]

Reflection

CARVER Coaching & Performance Newsletter Hi Paul here, I hope this finds you well, and that Christmas has been good to you. This week’s theme is… Reflection (The ‘R’ of The CARVER Framework) Reflective practice is an ongoing process that serves to make sense of, and learn from, past experiences. It is an effective method […]

Switching Off/Christmas

CARVER Coaching & Performance Newsletter Hi Paul here, I hope this finds you well. This week’s theme is… Switching Off This is a note to both you and I…. Time to switch off…See you next week. Happy Christmas to you and yours, Paul

Team Dynamics

CARVER Coaching & Performance Newsletter Hi Paul here, I hope this finds you well. This week’s theme is… Team Dynamics Being a part of a group or team is an important part of human nature. We have an innate desire to be a part of a collective. After all-In Unity There is Strength! Some groups add […]

Athlete Journaling Part 2

CARVER Coaching & Performance Newsletter Hi Paul here, I hope this finds you well. This week, to mark the launch of my new athlete journal ‘Be the Best You Can Be in Sport- The Daily Journal’, we have Part 2 of a two-part series on… Athlete Journaling II In coaching parlance, we continuously hear terms such […]

Athlete Journaling Part 1

CARVER Coaching & Performance Newsletter Hi Paul here, To mark the official launch of my new athlete journal ‘Be the Best You Can Be in Sport- The Daily Journal’ this week’s theme is Part I of a two-part series on… Athlete Journaling Stephen Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People states that we should, “begin with the end […]

Deliberate Practice

Hi Paul here, I hope this finds you well. Welcome to Week 4 of the CARVER Coaching & Performance Newsletter. This week’s theme is … Deliberate Practice The first three weeks of this newsletter have focused on identifying who we are (Values & Character), our approach to learning (Learning Disposition), and what we want to achieve (Goal-Setting). It […]