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Raising Talent: Tim Goodenough Shows How to Turn Potential into Performance

Raising TalentHigh performance in general, and in sport in particular, is becoming more and more competitive. Today’s parents and the coaches of talented youngsters face many challenges. They know intuitively that they need to do something to help their children achieve their full potential – but what is that something?

Executive coaches Tim Goodenough and Michael Cooper are highly experienced at working with people who want to develop that elusive balance between work and life, while at the same time trying to develop their potential to get the most out of both. In Raising Talent they set about discovering, understanding and learning what the key dynamics and challenges are for developing talent, especially that of children.

As their thinking became sharper and their principles better defined, several models and techniques emerged and this book explains their context and how they may apply in your home. They provide an accessible and quality self-coaching programme and a solid foundation of high performance theory for fast-tracking development. This unique system of accelerating performance means that the hard-working individual now has access to many of the mental coaching techniques and benefits that normally only a highly skilled professional would be able to provide.

Although aimed at parents more than any other group, the principles and techniques in Raising Talent can be applied to the development of performance, regardless of the level of talent, at any age. In fact, these same models and principles have been successfully used to accelerate the performance of Olympians, executives, international athletes and performers in multiple sports and contexts.

“Delighted to have read this book before my next expedition. Insightful, practical and powerful. Highly recommended.” – Lewis Pugh, author of Achieving the Impossible

About the authors

Over the last 10 years Tim Goodenough has worked with business leaders and corporate teams, as well as elite athletes and sports teams, to help them discover their balance, and their edge. He and his Coaching Unity International business partner Michael Cooper have collaborated extensively in the fields of high performance and executive coaching.

Goodenough was the full-time mental coach of the 2008 Super 14 Sharks rugby team and, together with Cooper, has worked with both the South African and Irish men’s and women’s hockey teams. Coaching Unity International is also contracted to SA Cricket as a high performance consultant. Goodenough is the resident mental toughness coach and lecturer at the Investec International Rugby Academy, and is also a member of the Neuro-Semantic Global Leadership team, leading over 1400 Meta-Coaches and 300 NLP and NS Trainers in more than 35 countries.

Tim Goodenough and Michael Cooper are also the authors of the bestselling book In the Zone with South Africa’s Sports Heroes.

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