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This module is all about laying a strong foundation for your Mastercourse success. The core themes taught are all about what you will learn and how we will teach it.
You will experience:
- A discussion on knowledge types, and how understanding and developing BOTH types
are critical for your career development
-Detailed description of the “6 True Pro Attributes” and how this repackaging of soft
skills is a powerful vehicle for professional success in high performance
Literature that reviews how adults differ from children in acquiring new knowledge, and
how we set up our teaching structure to optimize learning
-How a novel acronym, borrowed from the field of skill acquisition, can fully enhance
comprehension, and help to lock in a soft skillset
The value and importance of the daily vitamin and microdosing knowledge
-Why the most impactful arrows for your career are jagged, not straight, and how applying this mindset may just be the key to making you unstoppable in any pursuit
The rationale behind building a strong soft skill set and how the growth and development of these qualities is the foundation for a lasting, impactful career. This module is packed with high performance-specific research, helpful analogies, and practical stories.
The information you will learn includes:
- What are soft skills and why are they so impactful in every industry you can possibly think of (and where did that horrible name come from?)
- Literature reviews on the qualities that define and differentiate the truly impactful practitioners in high performance sport from all the others
- What really gets discussed when someone calls about you for a job reference?
-Research summaries defining the qualities, behaviors, and actions of expert coaches.
-Why should you be in pursuit of your ROARR? Our 5-part formula that defines why we are here, what we can accomplish, and the steps to take toward accomplishment of all of your personal and professional goals
Level up your approach to messaging. Elevate your communication strategies. This module is less about what you say, more about how you say it.
You will learn:
-How the core principles of biomechanics provided the foundation for the development of a creative and innovative multi-planar communication model that has a high level of relevance and specificity to high performance sport
-3 questions you can ask yourself to ensure you tailor your message and enhance your interactions with everyone around you in more meaningful and impactful ways
-Literature reviews on maximizing strategies to manage up to your leadership and communicate down to those you lead (this not only includes staff members, but clients and athletes as well)
-Optimize your interactions with teammates and colleagues, including research and tips on peer-to-peer mentoring
-Borrow from the structure of government to enhance your communication readiness for the entire ecosystem surrounding any one message or team initiative
This module is jam-packed with practical strategies and examples from the field to target 2 critical aspects of your high performance development: your overall work ethic and your level of professionalism.
Within the lessons, you will experience:
-Our “Choose Your Weapon” approach to learning the content of this module
-A list of 12 items that you can immediately incorporate into your days to exceed expectations and make a huge impression on those you serve
-The meaning when someone says a practitioner is “missing the mark” or “lacks command” of a room or “is falling short”; and how to flip that narrative
-How being a high performance practitioner is a lot like being a rock star
-Why certain daily actions become differentiators and a primer for big wins later
-3 research papers that provide reflection opportunity on the Dunning-Kruger Effect and elements of professionalism specific to high performance and coaching
Not the 20/10 eyesight you need to hit a curveball or the visual acuity you need to be a Top Gun fighter pilot. Our "Vision" reflects a powerful combination of both self-awareness and cultural awareness; a clear, unencumbered site line for success in any high-performance environment in which you find yourself.
In this module, you will gain the following knowledge:
-Become completely in tune with your strengths and weaknesses and what you personally need to do on your own to enhance your individual profile
-Surprising information from the literature on self-awareness, how it applies to your practice & leadership, and how you can develop this
-How changing just one word in your language can make all the difference in self-growth and reducing blind spots
-What a sociological model can teach us about optimizing relationships and connection in high performance
-Learn 12 practical strategies to build into your weeks to earn awareness of both self and of the environment in which you are currently working
-Allow our powerful 2x2 grid to guide you on your vision quest and dominate the 3 “Vision” challenges in an athletic department that we issue you at the end of the module
This module is all about the idea that as human beings, we seek connection to others. Coach to athlete, trainer to client, leader to team member, parent to child, brother to sister. Anytime there is a relationship in place, what steps do you initiate to build and strengthen the bond?
In these lessons, you will find:
-Our “reverse episode” sequence to the lessons (yes, completely borrowed from a famous Seinfeld episode)
-A jump start to the entire module with our “Rapid Fire, Real World, High Performance Emotional Intelligence” segment
-Deep dive into the literature on emotional intelligence and empathy, including a review on the components of each and how they impact leadership
-Defining trust, building trust, and understanding all of the factors that go into one person deciding to trust another
-Practical strategies and examples of going “above and beyond” and how to level up an empathic approach to all of your days
-Research summaries on how emotional intelligence influences athletic performance, psychology, the stress response, and high performance coaching
Leadership has many interpretations. All of them involve guiding and inspiring others to be better versions of themselves. With Module 7, we will teach a number of different perspectives and strategies that will help move you closer to accomplishing those goals.
You will discover:
-Introduction and history of various leadership types over time
-Deep dive into the concept of knowledge translation and the unique opportunity this skill provides us amongst all of those around us
-The 3 essential elements that fuel human motivation and the ways you can shape the environment to incorporate them
-Literature reviews on the “servant” and “transformational” leadership styles and why they are the most appropriate for you in the high performance culture
-A simple technique, borrowed from Aristotle, that you can inject into all of your sessions to elevate your presence as a leader
-Practical strategies to up your leadership game and enhance the approach you choose to take when you are the one out in front of others; to serve them, to guide them, and to contribute to their lives and to their growth in meaningful ways
A versatile and adaptable teammate is a highly sought out one. The lessons contained here are about stacking skills; building a large list of reference points and varied experiences from which you can borrow, to prepare you for a world full of changing circumstances in years to come.
This module will provide you:
-A discussion on the fun and interesting “generalist vs. specialist” debate and where & when each fit most appropriately
-The value of “safe failure,” particularly early in your career, to empower you to build traits that you will use for the rest of your professional and personal life
-Meet the “Ility” family, the 4 qualities that you can develop to enhance your status and significance on any team
-How agility is not just for athletes, but also a characteristic that can propel you to big success in today’s ever-changing, dynamic world
-How the “great teammate” effect can be achieved with a focus on range and a generalist mindset
-High performance-specific scenarios that present opportunities to be adaptable and flexible and how you can learn from them
TRUE DEVELOPMENT IN 30 DAYS OR YOUR MONEY BACK
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org any time with any detailed questions you may have, but here are some of the more frequent inquiries we have gotten about the mastercourse and the Balance The Bar initiative:
YES! While the general themes of the mastercourse are rooted in the attributes introduced in the book, we added A LOT more depth and detail to them. More research & literature summaries, magnified by stories, anecdotes, and practical strategies born out of over two decades of experience in the high performance sport culture. The book and the mastercourse complement each other well, and both provide big value in different ways.
We have packed over 15 hours of content into this mastercourse, broken up into 8 different modules. A new lesson is posted to your app every day for 60 straight days. This "daily lesson" system ensure you have plenty of time to dig in, digest, and start integrating the strategies into your professional life on a regular and consistent basis.
We believe in "microdosing" knowledge, so all of our lessons are broken down into bite-sized chunks to fit into the dense and chaotic world that is the reality of the high performance practitioner. The general lesson format starts with a video presentation, most are around 20 minutes in length. This is followed by a small list of reflection activities that take about 5-10 minutes to complete, to solidify the content and strengthen learning.
No. This mastercourse is completely self-guided. You can complete all of the material at a pace that works for you and your personal calendar.
Yes. The mastercourse sits within the Balance The Bar app, which functions just like any other app you would download to your device. You have full access to learning on your mobile phone, your tablet, your laptop, and your desktop. Whatever mode best works for you!
All professionals that train, treat, advise, coach, counsel, and care for athletes and clients in the high performance setting. The content has a distinct "sport, exercise, and health" flavor, so anyone who is currently working, or has worked, in those types of environments will feel right at home.
This list includes athletic trainers, strength and conditioning coaches, physical therapists, physiotherapists, sports scientists, registered dietitians, soft tissue therapists, personal trainers, sport coaches, high performance directors, and those working in athletic administration.
The great thing about soft skills, however, is that they cross over to any industry and are applicable to everyone in some meaningful way. With this, we have had people even outside of sports and training that have consumed our content and have reported that it has helped them tremendously; both professionally and personally.
Nothing mandatory, but we do encourage participation in our monthly gatherings to interact with other course members. There are also small group activities to participate in to add to the interpersonal element. Recognizing the fluid and ever-changing schedules of the high performance professional, we decided against a structured schedule. It is all self-guided and very calendar-friendly, while still providing an opportunity to regularly engage and collaborate with others.
We offer a 30-day money back guarantee. We are fully committed to your success and ask for the same commitment in return. If you enroll in the mastercourse, complete the lessons and exercises, and did not find value, simply send us an email and we will refund your payment within 30 days.
Yes. The Balance The Bar system is a "living" application. We will continually evolve the content based on new information learned, user feedback, updated literature, and the most recent thoughts in best practice. Once you have the app, you will receive all of the updates.
Yes. Special pricing is available for groups of 5 members or more. Please send an email to email@example.com with your group information and we will get right back to you with a quote.
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