764: Brett Bartholomew on why drive matters more than motivation and secrets to peak performance

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Coaching athletes, or anyone for that matter, does not come with a simple one-size-fits-all approach, so what does effective coaching look like, what do you need to know about those you’re coaching, and who do coaches get coached by?

What to Listen For

  • How did Brett Bartholomew get started in the world of strength training and coaching?
  • How do you get buy-in with athletes you’re coaching to make sure they follow your program without getting distracted by all the other information they’re bombarded with?
  • What do you need to know about your athletes in order to best coach them and how do you tie it in with a responsible message?
  • What is the Harvard 4 Drive Model and how can you start using it today to teach or coach more effectively?
  • What 3 steps can you use to better relate to other people and build better relationships with coworkers, students, and athletes?
  • How do you develop self-awareness and what should you look for in your own life to start with?
  • What are the 3 stages of internal identification and how does it relate to the development of self-awareness?
  • What is imposter syndrome and how do you deal with it so you don’t sabotage your career or relationships?
  • What kind of coaches do coaches get coached by?
  • What is the difference between being responsive and being reactive?
  • How can you be more responsive without being reactive?
  • How do you find your own motivation and help others find theirs?
  • How do you stay motivated as a coach?

There are a variety of factors that influence your ability to coach someone effectively. First and foremost, your athlete (or student) must trust and respect you, otherwise, she won’t believe you know what you’re doing. So you must build a working relationship with your athletes, and that means understanding their self-awareness levels, working together to identify their strengths and weaknesses, what drives them and what their ambitions are, and getting a feel for how each one learns best.

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Resources from this Episode

The Art of Coaching with Brett Bartholomew
Harvard 4-Drive Model – Harvard Business Review

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AJ Harbinger - author of 1174 posts on The Art of Charm

AJ Harbinger is one of the world’s top relationship development experts. His company, The Art of Charm, is a leading training facility for top performers that want to overcome social anxiety, develop social capital and build relationships of the highest quality. Raised by a single father, AJ felt a strong desire to learn about relationships and the elements that make them successful. However, this interest went largely untapped for many years. Following the path set out for him by his family, AJ studied biology in college and went on to pursue a Ph.D. in Cancer Biology at the University of Michigan. It was at this time that he began to feel immense pressure from the cancer lab he worked in and began to explore other outlets for expression. It was at this point that The Art of Charm Podcast was born.

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