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

Written by: Brett Bartholomew
Narrated by: K Foster
Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (34 ratings)

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Publisher's 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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Wasn't what I expected.

I appreciate the author's history and motivation for writing this book and his persistence in overcoming health challenges as a teenager. However, the story falls outside of the advertised content of the book. I'm sure the book will be of use for others. For me, I am looking for a book that is 100% focused on coaching strategies and this was not it.

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Buy the Hardcopy

Great content and narration but, based on the style of the book, I'd rather have a hardcopy to highlight/reference.

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  • 4-Pack
  • 2018-01-24

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
  • 2018-06-03

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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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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-05-31

Resourceful, Wholesome, & Honest

It's quite common throughout the book for the author to reference supplemental material for which he bases his book on. Don't just take the author's word for it. He references his research and findings so you the skeptic can also see for yourself.

To be the best coach you must first master yourself. Be wholesome and acknowledge, accept, and improve your areas of opportunity. This is the method to teach others organically and not treat others like "robots". I felt like this was the bread and butter of the book.

Finally, the words written by the author were simple, honest, and easy to understand.

Now onto my next @audible listen of "The Upside of Your Dark Side" which was reference by @coach_brettb.

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  • Adam
  • 2020-05-19

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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
  • 2020-04-05

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
  • 2020-02-27

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
  • 2019-12-02

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
  • 2019-10-19

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
  • 2019-09-28

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
  • 2019-06-25

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.