Although every relationship with any individual will be different, here is what you can expect from me, but also what I expect from you.
What you can expect From Me: I will be totally committed to your personal success. My efforts will be to
- Understand You: My willingness to listen, not just hear
- Enthusiasm and Motivation: My passion for what I do will inspire you.
- Challenge You: To push you above and beyond your current skill level
- Advise You: Helping you to be the best you can be or being the best version of yourself…authentically and consistently.
- Fairness & Integrity: Everything is upfront and put on the table. There are no hidden agendas; honesty is one of my key values.
- Inspire You: Help you learn from your experiences and push you to find your own answers. There is no fear in admitting mistakes, let’s identify a solution.
- A Genuine Interest in You: Sincerity in moving you from one place to another
- Support you: With changes to the working environment we both have to be patient with clear explanations
- Communication: Communicating throughout is paramount. There must be no confusion on what the end result is to be and how we intend to get there.
- Getting to Know You and a Sense of Humour: It’s not all business; let me put you at ease by getting to know you personally also.
- Responsibility: If I’m willing to take the credit I will be willing to take the blame.
What I Expect From You: I have a responsibility, but so do you. You also must play a large in this relationship and any progress you are going to make is because of the investment of time you are willing to make. It is teamwork between you and me to produce the results that we are both looking for.
‘A master of anything was first a master of learning’ Michael Hebrom’
‘It takes great learners to make reputations for teachers’ Tommy Armour.
- Goal Setting: Be clear with what you want, once you’re clear I can plan. Put more focus onto your processes not your immediate outcomes.
- Expectation: Be clear with your expectations based around the games’ value to you and how much time/resources you can really commit.
- Honesty: Although I will get a sense for how you are feeling and thinking, I won’t truly know unless you tell me. Please be upfront at all time.
- Let’s work with fact not fiction: I have the tools to measure, avoid tips and advice from internet and well-meaning friends. This will only distract your focus on what we are trying to achieve.
- Accountability: You are accountable for the commitment to you goal from what we agree.
- Before a Session: Please do not be concerned about how you are going to look to me; you are not going to embarrass yourself. Please relax and enjoy yourself, and the lesson will go just fine. Remember this is not an exam; I am your learning partner, not an evaluator of poor outcomes.
- During a Session: When working with a new suggestion, idea or concept, try to avoid saying to yourself this feels funny or awkward’ as this will plant a negative thought. Instead just say’ well this feels new, and I will give myself some time’ or ‘when I have more experience, I will do this better.
- Bad Outcome: This is all part of the learning process. Try not to be too perfect, or let your expectations get too high during change. See any experience as feedback, not as failure or your lack of ability to do so. Trust that there is a better golfer inside. It’s like misspelling a word, we only remember by feedback from a mistake.
- After a Session: Although I don’t believe in the notion of ‘you have to get worse, before you get better’, there is a chance you will feel that you are not improving straight away. This is only natural. But if you are aware of this beforehand, you have started to understand the whole learning and coaching experience.
- Learning Environment: Whatever area of the game we decide to work on, suggestions made must be trained in a practice environment. The lesson is what you take away; it’s not the time you spend with me. Stick to your practice schedule and you will improve. I guarantee you that.