Through stories about his players, Greg provides vivid and
heartfelt images that cut through the audiences normal defenses.
Then with precision he builds from these by connecting the
principles of success which transcend sports that these stories
convey — how each of us struggle to adapt to change.
His message is consistent; success is not found
in avoiding difficulties that are thrust upon us, but by entering
into them and with the right approach, transforming the event,
ourselves and all those connected to that event.
Programs include Keynote Address, Training Sessions
and Workshops. The Keynotes focus on the topics "It's
Not Fair", "Staggered Perfection", "The
Change-Process", "Bonding in the New" and "The
Power of a Daily Cycling Goal". The trainings and
workshops focus expand on these same concepts and can be used
as a stand alone or in conjuction with one another.
Greg shows that our thoughts about fairness are so
powerful that often, without us knowing, they influence our
decisions in such a way that they work against and even defeat
our goals. Through stories about his players he shows that
rather than allow fairness and unfairness to derail our goals,
once we are aware of its influence, we can actually enter
into the unfairness and use its transforming power to reach
our goals. In the process we transform all those connected
to this event and escape the all powerful goal killer, "It's
Why do we fall short of our goals? It is usually because we
have diconnected the goal from the daily process we use to
attain the goal. And we create this disconnect by adding excuses
into the daily process. Although this may give us some margin
for error in case we fail, it also prevents us from reaching
our goal. As each day passes this margin continues to add
up. Then at the point where we should have arrived at our
goal, we find ourselves far short of it. Standing between
us and our goal is the margin we built in the daily process;
In this presentation Greg shares stories of teams and players
who, even in the face of tremendous odds and personal tradgedy
attain their goals. The common ingredient that made this possible
was they each used the process of "Staggered Perfection"
to reach their goals.
Any time we set a goal as an individual, a group or a company,
this goal by its nature requires change. We are at point "A"
and want to get to point "B" and this movement demands
some form of change. Thus whatever goal, methodology, process
or system we employ, no matter how accurate or powerful it
may be, it will not be successful unless we manage the Change-Process
necessary to implement it and reach the destination.
Bonding in the New deals with a simple, but powerful reason
we often fall short of our goals. There is a natural tendency
to hold onto the old and familiar rather pursue the "New"
that is part of our goal. To stay in the familar means to
cancel our goal. To grasp our goal means we must "Bond
in the New".
Through stories of a team that had to
deal with tremendous change — Eight seniors graduating,
nine new players, a new coach, a new offense, a new defense,
a new discipline system and the loss of three players in a
tragic car accident — this team struggles because they
are holding onto what they have lost. But this all changes
when one player steps up with a simple goal that empowers
the players to "Bond in the New". The results are
Many among the faculty, staff, administration
and even most of the parents simply want the team to survive
the year. But once this simple goal is shared by one of the
players, the team "Bonds in the New" and is instantly
transformed. The results are a team that not only set a school
record for the most wins in a season, but a team that empowers
one of their teammates to reach one of the most difficult
achievements in all of sports.
"A Daily Cycling
It is a simple truth that the longer the duration of your
goal, the less likely you are to reach that goal. Goals that
are one month in duration are less effective than goals that
are one week in duration; and one week goals are less effective
than daily goals. The most effective goals are those that
are broken down into a cycling goal. This could be from "event
to event" or it could be a "Daily Cycling Goal".
Through real-life stories Greg shows the power of a daily
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The trainings and workshops focus on key concepts that are
needed to successfully navigate the Change-Process. In a series
of stories about his players that are at times humorous and
also poinent Greg is able to walk an audience through each
"change-concept" that could be a stumbling block
to successfully reaching a goal.
Each change-concept is summerized for audience
members to ponder. Then a player story that deals with the
concept is shared. Once the actions of the player has broken
through the normal defenses audience members often use to
rationalize their behavior, a similar story from a business
or non-profit is shared and connected. The concept is then
summerized again. This process is continued for each change-concept.
A sample of some of the Change-Concepts in this
- Start Swinging with Your Regular Swing
Pursuit of perfection often prevents beginning the
journey to the goal.
- Take Feeling Out of It
What makes you uncomfortable may be the key ingredient
needed for success.
Each presentation is cusomized based on the
needs and goals of the audience.
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Naturally because the stories and illustrations Greg
uses are about athletes and sport they appeal to anyone who
has an interest in sports or anyone who has a son or daughter
But even beyond this, what makes the stories
so powerful, even for those without interest is sports, is
the stories are about female athletes from the ages of 10
to the collegiate level, that in many cases are dealing not
only with the challenges that their sport brings but also
challenges beyond sports and the field of play. Whether it
is a broken home, diabetes, disabling migraine headaches,
Lupus, chemotherapy or even the death of teammates and friends,
these stories speak to all types of audiences.