Yesterday I spoke at Dan Tutor’s National Collegiate Recruiting Conference, in Boston. It was a great conference, and I had a chance to talk about something I believe in strongly, coaches and their workplace.
Super audience, with coaches from around the country.
Fantastic speakers … a very intimidating, professional, and wonderful bunch.
And Dan, the host, was the ever gracious person. If you don’t know him, you can learn a lot from him. Guaranteed.
At 3:42 AM, before my talk, I woke with a start, and did a Hernán Cortés to my speech and slide deck. I created a new one, and by 10 AM I let it fly.
Here’s the topic:
While giving the talk, and in conversations after, I made several decisions:
- This is (coach’s and their work) something I deeply care about
- Coaches sure-as-heck care about it
- There are numerous struggles coaches have (as evidenced by the follow-up emails I’ve received
- Coaches truly ARE freaks
- I’m going to write about it
Where this is going to go, I’m not sure.
But on the way home, flying Southwest, I did sketch this:
A quick running listing (unfiltered) of ideas are:
- coaches think differently
- coaches act differently
- coaches see the world differently
- coaches come to their vocation differently
- coaches are accountable at a different level than most others
- many coaches are under … underpaid, undersupported, underdeveloped
- many more
I’ll keep you updated. Coach well. We are counting on you.
BTW … Thanks Dan!