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Conscious Coaching: The Art and Science of Building Buy-In

Narrated by: K Foster
Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
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Summary

In the world of strength and conditioning, learning how to move others not just physically, but also psychologically and emotionally is paramount to getting the most out of them. People are the ultimate performance variable, and understanding how to effectively blend knowledge of proper training with the nuances of human behavior is integral to helping athletes achieve their ultimate goals. Unfortunately, while much attention has been given to the science of physical training, little attention has been given to the science of communication.

Conscious Coaching: The Art and Science of Building Buy-In bridges this gap. Listeners learn the foundational principles of improving relationships, enhancing engagement, and gaining the trust of athletes through targeted communication. And, every bit as important, listeners also learn concrete strategies to apply these principles in day-to-day coaching situations they will inevitably encounter.

The result is a game-changing book that has been used by professional sports teams, Fortune 500 companies, Universities, multinational coaching organizations and the United States Special Forces that sets the stage for coaches and leaders of all kinds to create a culture of success not only within sport, but also beyond. Conscious Coaching is a movement and its time has come.

©2017 Brett Bartholomew (P)2018 Brett Bartholomew

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Really clear & insightful

Great book for all strength & conditioning coaches both in sports performance, athletics and general population.

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A tedious listening experience

It's rare that I don't get past the first hour of an audiobook but 'Oh My God!' this was tedious.
It's often a bad omen when someone starts out their book chapter with a bible quote. Worse yet was quoting the so-called motivational speaker but actual religious bible pusher Joyce Mayer.
I don't care if the author thinks the term 'buy-in' is overused or abused. He does nothing to fully clarify how that is so or why he thinks he has it right. He goes on about it at length.
The childhood story was painful to listen to, even on double speed. Not remotely interesting and I spaced out. I may have missed all the promised good stuff later on but I could not proceed any further.
Thankfully, audible offer exchanges on any and all audiobooks purchased otherwise it would have been a wasted credit.

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couldn't finish it

The content is good but wow is his voice dull. I couldn't listen to it for longer than 10 mins at a time without realising I had zoned out entirely

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Read the book first

Although the audiobook was amazing, I was left feeling like I should of read the book, instead of listening. I think the audiobook would be a refresher for people who have read it. Alot of great information. If you're a coach or PT this is a must!!!

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Every Silver lining.

This is the book that will make me more careful about how I pick my books.

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I didn't like the voice character changes.

For me it interfered with the tone of the book, and therefore my listening experience. It was a little distracting to me.

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Fantastic toolbox for any coach

This is a great exploration of how communication and understanding what drives individuals is so important when trying to coach/manage/teach individuals. Brett's frank account of his own life and turning point lead the reader/listener to review their own experiences and perceived failures. This book is a necessary tool for any individual who finds themselves coaching in the 21st century.

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Just outstanding

This is perfect for any coach looking to improve their overall experience working with any athlete

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Practical Coaching Advice

This was fantastic, down to earth helpful advice on interacting with different types of people brought to life through various coaches anecdotes. Highly recommended.

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A must read for coaches and teachers

While the book is aimed at sports coaching there is a lot of benefits for teachers of any kind.

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  • 4-Pack
  • 24-01-18

Narration was distracting.

Very much enjoyed the book and found the material insightful and useful. I’m certain it will go far to improve my own coaching of my clients and the coaching of my staff.

I’ve only listened to a handful of audio books but am beginning to appreciate it more when the author reads the book her/himself. The character voices on this one were unnecessary and annoying at times.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-06-18

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It was a decent book but at times tough to get through because it was on a bit of a higher level. . Overall a good message and I was able to draw some positive lessons from the book

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  • Adam
  • 19-05-20

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Great book for applied strategies on different Athletes. Loved Brett’s story as well. It’s hard to find a book that so readily gives strategies on dealing with different athletes. Narrator was annoying at times. In the beginning it was too robotic and I found his attempt at different accents distracting from the great content.

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  • Stephen A. Rushing
  • 05-04-20

Blah, blah, blah

To me, there's a big disconnect between the complexity of language used and the ideas communicated. Too wordy, to the point of feeling self-indulgent. I struggled to finish.

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  • ChristopherKeyCash
  • 27-02-20

Amazing coaching FB book. Terrible performance.

This is a fantastic book for coaches looking for ways to get inside the heads of different athletes. Very valuable for coaches who have been in the field a long time and can use certain players as a reference. Wish I would have read it instead of listening. Great read.

The narrator reading the regular parts of the book were well done. However, there are coach contributions for different player types and he uses accents/voice changes to read them. It is unbearable. It’s so awful and distracting I had to just fast forward to the next part where he used his normal voice.

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  • Liz
  • 02-12-19

Fantasic For All Professions

Practical and engaging! The information within easily transcends all professions! Great resource that gets right to the point and doesn’t rely on motivational fluff so many seem to have mass produced.

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  • flo
  • 19-10-19

boring

boring and too long. self centered and non practical. reading dragged and dragged on. no need to buy

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  • Anonymous User
  • 28-09-19

Must read!

Approached coaching from a radically different angle. Coaches have to wear many masks and buy in and relationships are huge. Provides context for his information by real life stories from other coaches. This book will keep you engaged and get you to think about your interactions with your athletes and the impact it is truly having.

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  • Sam
  • 25-06-19

Overall good points

Love the overall concept. A lot of coaches would benefit from keeping the points referenced in the book at the forefront of their coaching practice. Human-centric training philosophy.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-06-19

A must book for becoming a better Coach!

For an up and coming coach this book is a must! Give you the insight and tools on how to succeed as a coach in the “modern day”. Brett learn you how to communicate, build trust and serve people we are helping out.

I highly recommend this to all that working in some way with people. As you learn how to deal and coaching people first.

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