WIDE SCIENCE TRANSFORMING LEARNING, DEVELOPMENT AND PERFORMANCE

broader thinking

All sciences use frames to guide the gathering of knowledge that drives practice. As more science is done, more problems are found and sciences move on to new frames for better knowledge and practice.

Human science frames explaining how people best learn, develop and perform have moved on, three times, from the ones used today, BUT they have

"moved-on" in academic ivory towers not real-world practice. 

Broader thinking brings the most advanced human sciences into real-world practice to transform learning, development and performance—hence invites to

13 leading universities, powerful testimonies from world-leading minds and publications in the highest quality research journals.

ACTIVE LEARNING

STREAMING LEARNING PLATFORMS 

COACHING TODAY

HIGH-PERFORMANCE COACHING & LEADERSHIP 

THINKING BROADLY

ADVANCING SPORT PSYCHOLOGY CONSULTING

REFRESHING BODIES

STRUCTURAL EXERCISE, HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Wow, what a show stopper! Deeply troubling, I can see I make mistakes

in several key areas, sub-conciously against my initial intentions

this work is much needed. 

Dan Pfaff, Coach to 49 Olympians (9 medalists), 51 World Championship Competitors (9 medalists),

5 world-record-holders, 57 national records

Whywide-science

Science drives practice. But... to be precise, science measures tiny, minute micro-dots which is a problem for there is no sense how the dots connect to the body as a whole, to each other or to the "realities" of life: all of which are what counts, hence a host of worsening sport, exercise and coaching problems!

We're always surrounded by people. It is often overlooked then, that people pass on knowledge. They have to. As we all know few, if any, relationships are simple, just ask any married couple! And so there is nothing simple about what we come to know as the best things to do. 

 

For these reasons, when science developed, German scientists preferred a "wider, deeper, intuitive view of people's constantly changing world"wissenschaft—but precise math sciences became the "only" science because precision built industry and made money not because of the better explanations of life.

 

Broader Thinking brings wide-science back to reveal many, many unseen “things” holding even the very best back, hence the progressiveness of our work.

People know what they do; frequently they know why they do what they do;

but what they don't know.. is what they do does.

Michel Foucault

Adding value: our credibility 

We are the first scholar-consultants to bring "wide science" back to learning, development and performance by applying the "social" theories of a small group of 1960's French philosophers who, noting societies' many broken promises revolutionized the human sciences. Broken promises such as: 

 

For all the ground-breaking sciences, technologies and systematic programs helping us, 2% of female 12-17 year-old Canadians meet physical activity guidelines, 75% male 17-24 year-old Americans would fail a military draft (after 6-months of training) and 70% of 13 year-olds drop out of organised sport.

We all know people unable to do "what they want" because their bodies won't allow it, mental health is the most used phrase in high school and post-secondary education, athletes are as injured as much as they are fit and in track and field standards have even (outside one or two anomalies) stagnated. 

 

For example: Ron Hill a British marathoner and full-time worker, running in simple and thin rubber canvas shoes that today’s running sales staff would laugh at, ran 2:09.28 in 1970 and would have been just eight seconds slower than the fastest full-time sport-science supported American athlete in 2017. The best English Soccer team in 1982, Aston Villa, won the League with just 14 players, but today all soccer teams require over 30 players (two full sets). 

We produce research-driven and theoretically-supported work of the very highest scholarly standards. Indeed, our scholarship has been the subject of numerous peer-reviewed academic articles, book chapters and conference presentations, with books coming soon. Meaning the world's leading minds check that our work is of the highest standard. And so because of the high credibility of our work, we can support our claims, which:

   ... are based on the most complex and progressive psycho/sociological theories of human behaviour, post-structural theory;

   ... has been tested on some of the very best coaches in the world, that is coaches to world-record holders and Olympic champions;

   ... is the source of an ongoing research program aiming to transform coaching and sport;

   ... has been invited to be presented at a number of leading universities around the world.

 

Today, world leading climate change scientists work with "social" theorists (see the above NYTimes article). Now it's sport, exercise and coaching's turn! And so, we offer solutions no others can!

Dr. Joseph Mills, Assistant Professor, MA Sports Coaching, Graduate School of Professional Psychology, University of Denver. Professional Psychologist Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) U.K., Chartered Scientist (BASES) British Association of Sport and Exercise Science, Twitter: @JpmilllsJoe

Dr. Brian Gearity, CSCS, FNSCA, ATC. Assistant Professor and Director Online MA in Sport Coaching, Graduate School of Professional Psychology, University of Denver, Twitter: @DrGearity

Dr. Jim Denison, Professor, Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Twitter @jim_denison

Douglas Bergquist, SQRLZ- Leading Digital Strategist, 30 year career at the highest levels of film.