“Andrea and I discussed the goal of our coaching sessions before beginning walking through possible decision processes and seeing which clicked for me. From there we explored that process before moving on. Once we found what I valued in the decision making process it was easy to create a structure around it. What I appreciated most about Andrea was her professionalism and how easy she was to talk to. She always provides thoughtful insights and comments.”
Foundations for Performance
Who are you outside of your sport or work? What’s important to you other than your race or business goals? What are your strengths, your values, your supports? What’s next for you?
Take a step back from your focus on performance, and make sure you’ve got your feet on solid ground. You will find that you can reach higher when your footing is secure.
Understanding yourself and your needs will form the foundation for improved communication, teamwork, and leadership.
Coaching for everything other than your sport.
Work on finding your leadership style, building your communication techniques, and getting the best out of yourself and your athletes or staff.
Even if everyone is performing at their best, the team may not be. Find out what happens when they all work together and pull in the same direction.
What is coaching?
Simply put, it’s a structured conversation, rather than a chat.
It’s like the difference between going out for a bike ride or going training. Going out for a ride is just for fun – you don’t know where you’re going, how long you’ll be out, and your only goal is enjoyment. When you go training, you know the goal before you set out, you know how long you’ll ride, what efforts you’ll do, and what the purpose is.
Going for a ride is like a chat with a friend – who knows where the conversation might end up! Coaching is like a training ride – you’ll set the goal, we’ll talk about the purpose, what the impact will be, and then we’ll explore your topic within a set time.
“The way I describe my experience with Andrea Wooles and Beyond the Podium Coaching is that I didn’t know just how badly I needed the coaching until we finished our last session and felt the magnitude of the weight that was lifted from my shoulders. I have finished these sessions with a plan in place for how I want to achieve everything I want to achieve, a clearer image of where I am headed and what I want to put my effort to and time into right now and an understanding of how the different parts of my life – my cycling career, school, work, brand- align and compliment each other. Thank you Andrea for the amazing work and guidance!” (Learn more about Maggie here)
I’m a design consultant who needed some business coaching. Andrea has a wonderful talent of listening and parsing out what mattered to me in a very supportive and encouraging way. Deciding to take on coaching is not an easy choice as it can often bring up uncomfortable feelings, but Andrea made me feel supported and helped guide me to tangible actions I could take to tackle my challenges
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