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    Coaching When You Aren't The Expert

    Coaching When You Aren't The Expert

    How do you approach non-expert coaching? How do you address coaching outside your expertise or comfort zone? Niki & CJ discuss how to handle this hurdle!
    Non-Expert Coaching: Identifying the Client's Why How do you approach a client who has a goal or endeavor that lies outside your expertise?
    Similar to any change in goals for a client, even if it remains well within your wheelhouse, you should learn, and maybe even help your client identify, why she wants this new goal.
    What may have happened, and what CJ discusses, is how a deep, important goal can initially be subsumed into a shorter, more concrete goal of "get stronger."
    You talk to your client, and the client agrees to get stronger for a bit. She enjoys it, she likes some of the changes that come with it. Still, the underlying goals haven't changed and haven't been reached.
    As CJ & Niki discuss, this might involve referring the client to another coach or professional (e.g. maybe they have underlying mental health issues that require a mental health professional).
    Similarly, though within the physical health realm, a client may want to compete in competitive bodybuilding. This comes with many skills that don't involve simply lifting, so it is likely - unless you yourself come from a bodybuilding background - that you might need to refer your client to someone who can better help her achieve her goals.
    Non-Expert Coaching: Different Paths Ahead Once the deeper why(s) have been identified, the path ahead needs to be identified and agreed to.
    Another consideration, besides the purpose, is the level of desired skill. Completing a 5k run is different than qualifying for the Boston Marathon. Dabbling in Olympic weightlifting is different than setting the state record.
    You might continue to train the client, but have the client take care of that particular physical endeavor herself.
    You might recommend a professional coach who can help with her new endeavor, while you continue providing strength training. Or, that coach may take over primary coaching responsibilities.
    Lastly, you may decide to help the client with her endeavor.
    Regardless of which route you agree upon, ultimately you need to be honest and transparent about your experience and knowledge level. In losing a client, you may still gain future clients, as the entire experience was so positive that she'll recommend you to her friend, family, and colleagues.


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    • 41 min
    Masculine Style Q&A with Tanner Guzy

    Masculine Style Q&A with Tanner Guzy

    Tanner Guzy shares his thoughts and answers questions on masculine style and aesthetics. Dress better and become more confident.
     
    Seek Beauty in Your Style Beauty is good.
    We know this, because we enjoy the transformations that occur with our body as we train and eat better.
    Wearing good-fitting, appropriate clothing presents a better, more beautiful aesthetic. It helps you build confidence and presents a better version of yourself to the world.
    Masculine Style - Some Specifics Style doesn't necessarily mean buying expensive clothing and chasing the newest fashions.
    It means dressing appropriately based on your settings, the image you want to present, and what you're doing.
    This could mean wearing plain, well-fitted, high-quality t-shirts instead of baggy t-shirts with logos.
    This could mean tailoring some of your pants or spending some time finding jeans or chinos that fit and continuing to buy those over and over again.
    Style Linear Progression Like fitness or strength, improving your style is an ongoing process. You don't have to (and really probably cannot effectively) buy a new wardrobe all at once.
    You might find one or two items first: a t-shirt or jeans or shorts. Ensure they fit and you like them, then you might need to revise something else in your everyday uniform.
    Start with the big ticket items: the shirt and pants or shorts. Then you might move to shoes. From there, maybe you're looking into the socks, belt, and items you wear less frequently.
    You also have to realize that you'll learn more as you go, so if you tried to do it at once, you won't understand what you likes, what fits, and what you image you want to convey.
    Enjoy the process. You're going to make mistakes. That's okay. Keep getting better.


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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Anecdotes with Scott Pt.2

    Anecdotes with Scott Pt.2

    Matt and Scott continue their discussion from part 1 over a range of topics, including theology, business, softball, and more. This is a wide-ranging podcast that deviates from our normal content.
    We hope you enjoy!

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    • 45 min
    Anecdotes with Scott Pt.1

    Anecdotes with Scott Pt.1

    Matt and Scott chat over a range of topics, including theology, business, softball, and more. This is a wide-ranging podcast that deviates from our normal content.
    We hope you enjoy!

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    • 46 min
    Building Trust: A Coaching Value Equation

    Building Trust: A Coaching Value Equation

    Building trust - this can seem a bit nebulous. Andrew Jackson provides a coaching value equation or model for how you can think about and improve how you build trust and provide value to your clients.
    The Future of Coaching Technology has redefined coaching and will continue to do so. You might be reading this on your phone, whereas decades ago similar articles would be only in physical magazines. Similarly, Barbell Logic offers an online learning environment for barbell enthusiasts and current and future coaches, along with an online app and service to provide strength and conditioning as well as nutrition coaching.
    What are the trends that will likely stick around and redefine the coaching industry over the coming decades? Things like artificial intelligence, wearables, and the general interconnectedness of technology will enable nutritional and programming prescriptions.
    Based off your recent food purchases, you will be able to get recipes that only use what you have available. Artificial intelligence will be able to provide programs, and sensors can tell you your 1RM for that day and provide autoregulated programs. Likely an AI system will be able to analyze your squat and tell you your errors and associated corrective cues.
    So what's a coach to do? Come to terms with reality and embrace the opportunities. Know your VIP.
    Better Position Your Coaching Practice If your coaching practice involves nothing besides programming, recipes, and technique coaching, you need to adjust your practice. If you expect perfect compliance from clients and won't deal with personal side of coaching, don't be shocked when clients abandon your coaching when they can get what you provide through technology.
    So, what problems can you solve for clients?
    Clients are still human and want personal connection. So, you could focus on building a super tightknit gym community, that bucks the technological trends or incorporates them BUT provides value through a community of like-minded people looking to better themselves and their health.
    You might focus on a niche that demands high-expertise and precise adjustments, such as professional cycling or similar sports.
    You might focus on a high-touch either online model, where you build community as best you can through technology.
    You might deliver a white glove service to well-to-do clients, where you travel to their house.
    The point is, there will still be problems to solve, and we'll all still be human with human problems and foibles.


     
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    • 40 min
    The Future of Coaching

    The Future of Coaching

    What is the future of coaching? Niki Sims & CJ Gotcher discuss current trends that will likely define the future of coaching and how you can improve your coaching practice to be better positioned now & in the future.
    The Future of Coaching Technology has redefined coaching and will continue to do so. You might be reading this on your phone, whereas decades ago similar articles would be only in physical magazines. Similarly, Barbell Logic offers an online learning environment for barbell enthusiasts and current and future coaches, along with an online app and service to provide strength and conditioning as well as nutrition coaching.
    What are the trends that will likely stick around and redefine the coaching industry over the coming decades? Things like artificial intelligence, wearables, and the general interconnectedness of technology will enable nutritional and programming prescriptions.
    Based off your recent food purchases, you will be able to get recipes that only use what you have available. Artificial intelligence will be able to provide programs, and sensors can tell you your 1RM for that day and provide autoregulated programs. Likely an AI system will be able to analyze your squat and tell you your errors and associated corrective cues.
    So what's a coach to do? Come to terms with reality and embrace the opportunities. Know your VIP.
    Better Position Your Coaching Practice If your coaching practice involves nothing besides programming, recipes, and technique coaching, you need to adjust your practice. If you expect perfect compliance from clients and won't deal with personal side of coaching, don't be shocked when clients abandon your coaching when they can get what you provide through technology.
    So, what problems can you solve for clients?
    Clients are still human and want personal connection. So, you could focus on building a super tightknit gym community, that bucks the technological trends or incorporates them BUT provides value through a community of like-minded people looking to better themselves and their health.
    You might focus on a niche that demands high-expertise and precise adjustments, such as professional cycling or similar sports.
    You might focus on a high-touch either online model, where you build community as best you can through technology.
    You might deliver a white glove service to well-to-do clients, where you travel to their house.
    The point is, there will still be problems to solve, and we'll all still be human with human problems and foibles.
    GET STARTED with one-on-one online coaching FOR FREE!
    Get your FIRST MONTH FREE on all strength and nutrition coaching plans. There's no contract and you can cancel anytime. Start experiencing strength now: https://bit.ly/3EJI18v 
     
    Connect with the hosts
    Matt on Instagram Niki on Instagram Connect with the show
    Barbell Logic on Instagram Podcast Webpage Barbell Logic on Facebook Or email podcast@barbell-logic.com

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

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