When Dirk sent me this Blog for HeartHorse I said "Yes!!! This is the one I need!!!"
It perfectly explains how a mentor works with the client to help them create results that truly make their heart sing. I would definitely recommend Dirk's book as a great Christmas read for everyone and anyone looking to live their best, most meaningful life.
Here's the link - https://www.dirkstroda.com/copy-of-my-newest-book
Over to Dirk...
I am spending a significant amount of time with my clients on the aspect of preparation every year. Something that every serious athlete, coach, entrepreneur, CEO must do in my
This includes but is not limited to identify goals, targets, breakthroughs and sheds light on relevance, values and timing of each aspect. The planning and preparation process can take several weeks and creates the stepping stone for future success.
In my strategic planning sessions we don't just spend time on the WHAT (what is the goal ...?) but also on the WHY to identify the intrinsic motivation and if your goals have enough force to get you through all ups and downs.
Preparation is a pre-requisite for your performance.
Making sure that you identify your context before you shift your focus on content is crucial. In other words, keep your eyes on both - the macro (context) and the micro (content) and stress-test your ideas with yourself and a healthy amount of thoughtful criticism and discuss ideas with your core group and coach.
Be strong and stay strong (and be prepared).
About Dirk Stroda, Legacy Coach, Canada
Dirk Stroda is an author, speaker and personal coach for several world-class equestrian athletes. He conveyed his experience as the Team Mental Performance Coach to Equestrian Canada at World Equestrian Games, PanAm Games, and the Olympics/Paralympics. In his 30+ year coaching experience his athletes and teams participated at 13 Olympic Summer and Winter Games and countless National and International Championship events.
Stroda co-authored widely recognized medical studies and research papers; one of them is published at the St. Andrews PGA Library. He is coaching leaders of multi-Million Dollar companies in the US and Canada.
Dirk lives with his family in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.
Canadian Paralympic dressage rider and trainer Bert Sheffield is the creator of the HeartHorse Dressage mentoring programme.