Coaching the Skill of Self-Confidence
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- Specializes in: Leadership, Motivation/Inspiration, Personal Growth, Sports
- Travels From: Canada
Dr. Ivan Joseph joined Ryerson Athletics and Recreation in July 2008 as the Director of Athletics.
As Director of Athletics, he is responsible for strategy, leadership and management of the Department of Athletics and Recreation, which serves the entire university with 11 varsity teams, over 20 multi-tiered intramural leagues, several sports clubs and other extensive offerings.
Joseph made an immediate impact at Ryerson, leading a successful referendum in the spring of 2009. Ryerson students voted 3 to 1 in favor of supporting a new athletics facility. That vote led to the eventual acquisition of Maple Leaf Gardens, which will add nearly 150,000 square feet of athletics and recreation space for Ryerson.
Joseph also led Athletics and Recreation through an exhaustive self-assessment which has resulted in the creation of a five-year strategic plan that will guide the annual work of staff, coaches, administrators and stake holders in support of the vision of becoming one of the top athletic and recreation programs in the country.
Before joining Ryerson, Joseph was Director of Soccer Operations, Head Men’s Soccer Coach and Assistant Professor, Health and Physical Education at Graceland University, a century-old liberal arts institution in Lamoni, Iowa. Born in Guyana, he grew up in Toronto where he was a nationally ranked high-school track and field athlete. He was recruited to Graceland as a student-athlete in 1993.
The 2006 NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) National Coach of the Year and three-time Coach of the Year in the Heart of America Athletic Conference, Joseph led the men’s soccer team to three conference championships, and its first NAIA Men’s Soccer National Championship. His men’s and women’s soccer programs were consistently ranked among the top in the NAIA polls.
In addition to coaching and teaching, Joseph spearheaded the creation of a premier multi-field soccer complex at Graceland. He raised significant private and public funds to build the facility, endow scholarships, enhance programs and organize international matches for his teams in Brazil, Canada, and Europe. He has traveled domestically and internationally to recruit student athletes, and is a sought-after speaker on leadership and confidence development.
Ivan Joseph has a BA in Physical Education and Health from Graceland, a MS in Higher Education Administration from Drake University, and a PhD in Sports Psychology from Capella University.
It takes self-confidence to get things done. In fact, that is how Ivan Joseph defines self-confidence: The ability to accomplish the task at hand. Using visualization and other exercises, he helps people get a sense of the current level of their self-confidence.
In this fascinating and research-based talk, Ivan Joseph discusses:
• The attributes of self-confident people
• How to develop self confidence
• Giving feedback that builds self confidence
• Self-talk and self-affirmation
• Interpreting failure
With a Ph.D. in sports psychology, Ivan Joseph shares studies that apply in business and life. He put these studies to use in his work – he coached at the World Championships and took a collegiate soccer team from a losing record to the National Championship in just 5 years.
In this dynamic and engaging keynote, audiences gain specific tips and take-aways to build their own and others' self-confidence.
Leadership Tools for Team Excellence
High performing teams have similar attributes. Using examples of business people and his own coaching experience, NAIA National Coach of the Year Ivan Joseph shares four key tools for team excellence.
Grit. Grit is the ability to persevere despite setbacks to accomplish a task. Grit is an attribute of many successful people. In fact, grit is a higher predictor of success than many other factors including intelligence, hard work – over 112 other factors measured.
Grit is an attribute we can develop in ourselves, and coach for in others. Ivan shares how to develop grit. Most importantly we should praise the effort, the diligent work – that is what builds grit.
Focus. Goals are a part of focus, yet we get caught up in the distractions. Learning to maintain focus in the face of distractions leads to higher performance.
Cohesion. Leadership and teamwork is all about relationships. High performing teams are more cohesive and value relationships. Ivan Joseph shares examples of how to build community, the importance of touch, and exercises he uses.
Talent for the Task. Great leaders must be adept at identifying and putting the right person with the needed skillset in the right role. And, the role must be enticing for the person.
In this highly interactive talk, leaders learn tips and tools to help their teams achieve a higher level of performance.
The Pygmalion Effect
In business, life, and parenting, the Pygmalion Effect is at work in how we lead and interact with others. Too often, "good enough" is what we accept from others. People often only achieve the minimum expectations we set for them. But if those you lead aren't performing at the highest level – look within.
We don't even know we're doing it. Each of us transmits subtle cues to others about what we expect – and people do what we expect of them. The greater the expectation, the better people perform.
Our beliefs determine our accomplishments. Once Roger Bannister broke the 4 minute mile, within the next six months a number of other did too, with no special training.
Ivan Joseph was a good soccer coach – in the top 10 – but he wanted to be a great coach. In this dynamic talk, he shares what he did to help his team gradually improve their performance while at the same time improving their grades. His team won the National Championship, and he was recognized as Coach of the Year.
The tips and lessons you'll learn in this talk are ones you'll apply in your business and your life.
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