This is your gateway to an exciting business and personal development vista. Rewarding change and beneficial challenges await! This can be your peek at an 'access all areas pass' to your, thus far perhaps, un-imagined and even more exciting future.
We have an unique purity of purpose in our method. Our culture embraces rigorous high performance when it comes to coaching and business. We'll pass that on to you.
Thank you for trusting us to be your guide.
Excellence for Over 16 Years
UBL Partners High Performance Executive Coaching and Training was established in 1996. We were among the pioneers of this industry.
With over 16 years experience, we can safely describe our approach as a proven, replicate-able and specific at getting you what you want from your business. Many clients have worked with us to achieve long standing personal goals as well.
If You Want to Play to Win, at Any Level, You Need a Coach. No Exceptions.
UBL Partners IS business coaching in it's truest sense. There's nothing else like it, we've looked and our clients agree. We are all familiar with the term coaching as it relates to sport. Look at this list, Grant Hackett, Libby Trickett, Andre Agassi, the Williams sisters, Darren Lockyer, Jonathan Thurston, Gary Ablett, David Beckham, Lauren Jackson, Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods. The feedback and guidance they receive from their coaches is an essential catalyst to the achievement of their success.
Although individually named, some are in teams, no matter. Teams are much better off with a coach too. There are no exceptions to this concept. They all have coaches. Any athlete from any discipline with just a state level ranking, has a coach, let alone at the lofty heights of world class.
What about Paul Potts, Susan Boyle or Lucciano Pavarotti. Nicole Kidman, Merryl Streep, Robert DeNiro or Robin Williams. Why they have or need a coach is self-evident. They want to gain an unbiased insight and perspective on themselves and their talents from someone that has that 'eye'.
It is important to note here that a coach does not swim the laps, sing that particular note, hit the tennis ball or act necessarily better than the person being coached. The coach may not in all circumstances be capable of better performance, that is not required.
Cathy Freeman's coach couldn't run the 400m race as fast as his Olympic gold medal winning charge did! We'll never have 65 billion US dollars to our name. That fact doesn't mean Bill Gates can't be coached to higher performance. The best coaches are great observers of form and personal style. That is required.
Coaches keep their charges on goal. Don Talbot would still 'discipline' a world beater like Ian Thorpe over turning up late for training. Or, take him to task for not testing and measuring a particular biomechanical procedure e.g. 'lift your left elbow higher' when urged to do so. This because these behaviours are in opposition to his clients stated goals.
Asking Better Questions is the Key!
Coaching is often a very interesting, essentially "technical" discussion conducted within a productive, results-oriented, goal focused environment. It's about asking challenging questions that help you (the client) better access the "what" you know. And, it's also about identifying any gaps in the "need to know" in order to achieve the things you want to achieve. Coaching is often about asking the right questions, rather than providing all the answers. Questions that are often confronting, challenging stated values head on. This applies both personally and professionally.
It's important to note that principally we don't give advice. We don't tell you how to run your business. You (the client) are always going to be the expert in your business. However, and this is why there's a real need for a coach, our experience demonstrates daily that even though most clients are expert, they don't follow their expertise. They ignore themselves and that expertise, often at crucially in-appropriate times.
Our clients quickly come to realise how much they haven't been doing and how much they really can do. We coach our clients on "how to think", not so much on the "what to think". Like most people you've probably been taught a lot about "what" to think over the years and not that much about "how" to think about those 'whats'. Our job is to challenge you, to dig deep and find an answer that makes sense to you and to help you to scrutinise skeptically and inspect whatever answers you generate for relevance and resourcefulness. The results are amazing.
Tuning for High Performance
We are going to set about tuning your Success Quotient to high performance settings and in doing so, together, we'll collapse time frames so that you will achieve your wants (goals) much, much sooner and on a much bigger scale than you thought possible. Your perceptions about how long it takes to reach a goal will change. It is our regular experience that clients achieve wonderful outcomes in time-frames that literally shock them. Independent testimony to same is always available upon request.
Sport Psychology and Coaching
Some of the basic principles in coaching come out of sports psychology, performing to our best, setting and reaching goals, managing change, testing and measuring new skills, regular practice and then tournament play. Then, of course, a debriefing for further insight and learning.
What UBL Coaching is Not...
Coaching at the cutting edge is not about creating co-dependence. At UBL we are philosophically opposed to setting up dependency in our clients. In other words, the breakthroughs that you achieve are the direct result of your effort. So, get used to taking on the accountability everyday and the credit for the outcomes achieved. It's a great feeling and it's your doing. We'll show you how to 'slow the game down' enough, in any situation you find yourself in, to generate many (more) resourceful options, how to choose from those options when assessing facts and then deciding on what you really want as a goal or outcome.
Coaching Is Not Therapy
We are not psychologists or therapists and we don't want to be, although at times it may appear we tip-toe around the edges of those disciplines. Therapy is left to those experts. However, we are outstanding observers of form and style. This is key.
Coaching does borrow a bit from various branches of psychology. Unlike therapy, our coaching tends to be about the now, today and about tomorrow's results, it's very solutions oriented, looking at what needs to happen now, rather than what happened yesterday and why it happened.
"Why did Barrack Obama win the US presidency?" - "I don't know, he just did it! So, what do we do (action) with that fact to the benefit of (your) my stated aims, goals, values, standards, etc, today and tomorrow?" That's the action we take. Beyond the pure learning of important lessons from your and other's history, we don't advocate dwelling in or "poking around" in the immediate or distant past, this because we have no control over same.
Coaches Sell Ideas
Further and unashamedly, we are salespeople. We, as coaches, sell ideas. Ideas that surprise our clients for the insight and benefit that they gain. We will always invite you to challenge us, to pull those ideas apart once they are understood, to try to find fault with our method. However, if the ideas make sense, there will be a real expectation of you as a client, to test those concepts daily for validity as those test opportunities arise. And they will arise with regularity.
A warning, we are not experimenting, our clients are not 'lab mice', our method has stood the tests of time and practice by thousands of very satisfied and grateful clients. Testimonial to same, both written and verbal are available upon request.
Flavour of the Month Fads - e.g. Mars and Venus, Body Language, etc
There are many modalities in coaching available, some great and some not so great. The problem with sampling them is they are often taken out of their context or actually impractical in context. For example, we promise not to try to make you a body language expert or a master of cognitive processing via the observation of eye movements. We have a much more practical, accurate and effective method of dealing with the circumstances you are likely to find yourself in.
UBL coaching is about trusting and responding to your awareness - so, if somebody looks at their watch while you are talking to them and you get pre-occupied or distracted with that - we won't teach you to interpret that gesture. Instead of guessing about it or doing what others might call 'interpreting the scene' - we'll demonstrate a much more effective means of determining why they looked at their watch, you'll love it.
More About UBL Coaching Programmes
Our programmes have been tried and tested over 16 years and are being continuously refined and developed. You are in excellent company. Thousands of people have used our methodologies (and earlier versions of it) to make significant changes in their businesses and in their personal lives.
All of the individual techniques and strategies in our programmes have been empirically validated - that is, practical outcomes, measured daily and anecdotal research continues to show our programmes to be a genuinely effective means of inducing lasting change, for the better.
The coaching we offer is not a 'magic bullet', nor a 'magic wand'. There is nothing mystical, mysterious or very complex about it. In fact, it has taken us many years to simplify our method without compromise to effectiveness. Even so, you will find it very, very challenging at times.
UBL Coaching is Undertaken with the Following Understanding
You the client are invited to question, scrutinise, find fault, pull apart and challenge us on any point, ...however, we request that you test and measure those points first, for personal validation of effectiveness or in-effectiveness.
At UBL we never let the excuse of, 'it sounds stupid' or 'it's too petty' put our clients off calling us. Some of the best insights you'll ever have will be on the phone with your coach as it's happening, or just after. As a client you'll have access to your coach at any time. We especially want to hear about insights or breakthroughs as they occur.
Confidentiality and Coaching
Lastly, everything we share, that we talk about with our clients is in confidence with confidentiality absolutely assured. Our whole business operates on trust. Without this, UBL Partners' influence is compromised and without influence we have no business.
Thank You and Welcome Again to UBL Partners
High Performance Executive Coaching and Training
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