From the desk of Tim Gallwey, Feb 1, 2012:
I am pleased to announce that the new Inner Game School of Coaching was launched in Sao Paolo, Brazil in March of this year.
The school is expected to expand to the US and Europe by the end of 2013. Updates will be found on this website.
The school is for experienced coaches who’ve already received certification from an authorized body. The curriculum will be presented in workshops spanning from one to four days in length. The purpose of these workshops and the learning between workshops will be to understand Inner Game principles, techniques, tools, and practice. We’ll focus equally on self-development and the inner game approach to coaching.
On the faculty of the school are Tim Gallwey and Sean Brawley. Sean has been coaching inner game for nearly twenty years and is the first Inner Game Certified coach. (More information on Sean is forthcoming.)
The workshops will be highly innovative, practical, and experiential. For more information on the school in Brazil, please Click Here…
The Inner Game in South America:
Tim Gallwey’s Coaching Tour of Uruguay,
Paraguay, Brazil, and Columbia
Timothy Gallwey has been a fixture in the coaching world for decades. His “Inner Game” series has paved the way for a new approach to teaching and learning that spans far beyond the sports world. In fact, it was one of the first methods of its kind to gain a following in America. And now, following Gallwey’s recent workshop tour in South America, a whole new continent is getting excited about the Inner Game.
In Montevideo, Uruguay, an audience of 160 coaches studied the inner game with Mr. Gallwey. The workshop broke out of the classic lecture style, incorporating team-building exercises that got the coaches out of their seats and into the work. Collaborative discussion broke the barrier between teacher and student, creating a prime environment for powerful discourse. Tim was delighted by the atmosphere, remarking that “the people who gathered were inquiring and open hearted, a wonderful combination.” He said he found the same everywhere he went in South America. So many people wanted a copy of the book that they sold out! After the seminar, Gallwey attended a working breakfast with ICF and media interviews with Revista Galeria and Diario el Observador.
In Asuncion, Paraguay, 250 attendees, mostly corporate managers, spent two days learning the nuances of the inner game. The people were enthusiastic and engaging. Tim found himself more in a mode of coaching than lecturing, which created a new dynamic that the managers participated in enthusiastically. They dug into the exercises, showing their commitment in the process. Despite the group’s size and the large venue, they found an astounding intimacy in their work together. After the workshop, Tim was flooded with people wanting pictures, asking questions, and asking him to autograph their new copies of the book. Again, the books sold out! The warmth of the people encouraged Tim to stay an extra day, enjoying their hospitality. It was here that Tim was urged to consider the possibility of putting together The Inner Game of Futbol. It was also here that Tim attended a local tennis tournament where it was arranged for him to speak to the audience and award trophies to the winners. Afterward, Tim took the time to take pictures with the enthusiastic fans.
The next stop was Sao Paulo, Brazil where Tim was greeted by a group of over 100 coaches, mangers and fans. He continued with the coaching style he had employed in Paraguay, and found they too were very receptive to this method of learning the Inner Game. For the third time, we sold out of copies of the book! Much like in the previous country, there was a serious push for Tim to write The Inner Game of Futbol in Portuguese and Spanish! Tim then traveled to Salvadore, Bahai to speak and field questions from an audience of 150 people. Gallwey was once again greeted enthusiastically and even fielded questions from a precocious 12-year-old seminar attendee who was attending the evening seminar with his father. Before moving on to the final city, Natalio and Tim returned to Sao Paolo to meet with Renato regarding the future possibilities of The Inner Game in South America.
In Bogota, Columbia, Tim spoke to a huge audience of over 265 people. Sight Consultants funded this event, in partnership with a major local newspaper, and several other sponsors. After the workshop, Tim was interviewed by ICF, the local newspaper, and local networks. A full-page advertisement for the event ran in the newspaper for five days, in addition to a follow up article with full pictures of Natalio and Tim on the backstage tennis court. As in every other city, every copy of the book we had was sold!