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Coaching Your MVPs: Lessons for Leaders from Coaches of Champions

Recording Date: September 22, 2008
Price: Free

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In the past, the business coaching has tended to focus on providing support for underachievers, giving little focus to people who are already performing at high levels.

Today, there is an increasing emphasis on using coaching to drive achievers to even higher levels of performance. However, a "one size fits all" approach is a sure path to failure when coaching them.

This Webcast explores the character of high-achieving individuals and their coaching needs and examines coaching best practices.

In addition, you’ll discover key qualities of "real leaders" and gain advice for encouraging top performers to step up to the plate and stop playing it safe.

What You Will Learn

Elite performers thrive on pressure, excelling best when the heat is on. Recent research suggests that they have very specific coaching needs. Their rise to the top is the result of very careful planning—of setting and hitting hundreds of small goals.

In this session, you’ll hear how to guide their development, including:

  • Lessons from sports coaching that work in a business organization
  • Motivation strategies that are conducive to sustaining high-performance levels
  • Why “mental toughness” is so important
  • Specific approaches for coaching senior level leaders
  • How to work with executives to help them become "real leaders"

This program includes Q&A session—where we will address specific questions submitted by the audience!

About the Presenters

Professor Graham Jones is a founding director of Lane4 Management Group Ltd, a leading international performance development consultancy with offices in the U.S., England, and Australia. He is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading sport psychologists, with more than 100 publications in the area of high level performance. He is the author of the books Developing Mental Toughness and Gold Medal Strategies for Transforming Your Business Performance.


Technical Requirements

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Supported OS, Browser and Additional Requirements

Microsoft® Windows® XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows

  • Internet Explorer 7 or higher, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 11.2 or higher

Macintosh (OS X 10.5 or higher)

  • Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, or Google Chrome


  • Ubuntu 10.04 or higher; Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6; OpenSuSE 11.3
  • Mozilla Firefox

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If successful, you will receive a "Test Completed Successfully" message on the page.

Additional Requirements:

  • Minimum bandwidth requirement is 512 kbps for meeting attendees
  • POP-UP Blockers must be turned off to access the program
  • Additional Technical specs can be found here.

Important tip - Please allow 15 minutes prior to joining a session to conduct your set-up and testing!