WIDE-SCIENCE TRANSFORMING COACHING, DEVELOPMENT AND PERFORMANCE
Why "wide" science is important. Science works with such precision, accuracy and control detail that the details on leaves are really well known. Sadly, the trees, forests or even lakes, mountains and oceans, that all contribute to the leaves, are never seen and therefore also never known.
There is a giant intellectual “everyday real-world” space between scientific findings leaving the laboratory and the finishing line, a people space far from simple, straight-forward or obvious (just ask any married couple) where all manner of "tiny, microscopic people processes" alter the scientific findings that are no longer in the lab. A space essential to understand, because it's also the space that counts.
Precise science does provide great explanations of course, but without the balance of wide science, will too often undermine even the very best.
Today. The most progressive human sciences take this wide science approach: deeper “everyday real-world” explanations revealing what's unseen and unknowingly holding people back, which is why they’ve transformed all human sciences. But these advances remain in academic ivory towers, not everyday practice.
Our Broader Thinking work is published in the highest quality academic journals, invited to 13 leading universities with powerful testimonies from the world's best coaches. Time then, to take it from the ivory tower to the actual real world and everyday practice, which after all, is its very point.
THINKING BROADER - DOING BETTER
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
If you like...quick, easy answers or attention-grabbing soundbites as analysis; over-energized presenters saying obvious things in complex ways to hide their lack of insight;
look elsewhere, this platform is not for you.
However, if you are interested in taking a little more time—a few minutes not seconds—to consider a theory-research formed broadening perspective that advances what you think and do, watch the video below.
Why? Well frames guide the gathering of knowledge. As more science is done, more problems are found and frames move on.
The most progressive human sciences are three frames moved on from the ones typically used in sport, exercise and coaching. We translate the French post-structural "social" theories, sharpened by decades of fierce debate among world leading intellects ready to help you!
So powerful, I honestly think this work
will be the new "John Wooden"
for our insights into coaching,
sports and exercise.
Scott Caulfield, Head Coach, National Strength and Conditioning Association
Over 70% of 13 year olds drop out of sport, 3% of Canadian teenagers do enough physical activity to be healthy, over 70% male 17-24 year-old Americans would fail a military draft (after 6-months of training) and over 30% of 16-30 year olds in the UK live with chronic pain.
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, and even high performing athletes are as injured as often as they are fit (e.g., the best English Soccer team in 1982, Aston Villa, won the League with just 14 players, but today soccer teams require 40-50 players.
And in track and field standards have even (outside one or two anomalies) stagnated. Or at least records are now being broken, only because shoe technologies have changed, not because athletes' bodies are better.
Industries require flexible creative problem-solvers not "repeating-knowledge-good-at-exams" graduates, and 70% of Change Management initiatives fail.
There are then, many more factors to see, know and do.
Who we are and what we do
We are scholar-consultants. Our work is based on our leading theoretically and research driven work, the subject of an ever-growing number of peer-reviewed academic articles, book chapters and global conference presentations: we are credible.
Too often, scholars talk in academic ivory tower language and progressive ideas gather dust, and so real-world experts have no choice to use over enthusiastic attention-grabbing analysis. Broader Thinking is progressive ideas in user-friendly ways.
We are then, a new voice in sport, exercise, coaching, learning and business, which:
... are based on the most progressive psycho/social theories of human behaviour, post-structuralism;
... are tested on some of the world's best coaches (of world record holders and Olympic champions);
... is the source of an ongoing research program;
... is continually checked by the world's leading minds (academic and real-world experts).
Dr. Joseph Mills, Graduate School of Professional Psychology, University of Denver. Professional Psychologist/Chartered Sport Scientist (HCPC/BASES)
Dr. Brian Gearity, CSCS, FNSCA, ATC. Director MASC, Graduate School of Professional Psychology, University of Denver.
Dr. Clayton Kuklick, CSCS, MASC Graduate School of Professional Psychology, University of Denver.
Dr. Jim Denison, Professor, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Douglas Bergquist, SQRLZ- Leading Digital Strategist, 30 year career at the highest levels of film.