With summer comes sunshine, warm weather and plenty of exciting outdoor activities – perhaps none as classic as baseball, the great American pastime. As the kids get ready for little league, or the family packs up for a day at the ballpark, remember there are always great lessons to be learned from sports on all levels.
Our researchers and psychologists at The Commons are dedicated to identifying these lessons in order to adapt science-based models for practical usage. By collaborating with our marketing and multimedia team we’ve turned the fun, excitement and energy of the great American pastime into a model that highlights the function and impact of family coaching.
Experiencing a problem in your day-to-day life? Don’t worry, get in the game and address it – you’re up to bat!
EngageThe process of recognizing a problem and approaching it head on. Sure these things can come at you fast, and without question there will be unexpected curves, but be confident that you stepped up to the plate and have a team’s support to cheer you along. Your teammates are family, friends and every key figure in your life that wants to see you succeed. Remember as you overcome challenges it will also have a positive impact on their wellbeing.
MotivateAs your supporters cheer you on, you’ll find yourself even more encouraged intrinsically after you’ve made that initial connection and begin to move forward. The excitement will build because you can recognize that you are on the path to accomplishing greatness.
Reaching a base is symbolic in representing personal achievement – every small step matters as it gradually brings you closer to a long-term goal.
TrainLearning and refining skills in a coaching session is like knowing the proper way to run the bases. You feel empowered because you have learned skills needed to achieve your goals. Not only do your goals seem within reach, but you now have established confidence, built strength and exhibited perseverance to make significant progress. You’re rounding the bases and excitement builds.
ApplyTaking all of your skills and knowledge, putting them to work consistently and staying focused on your goals will deliver results. Your goals are within reach as you round that final base with tremendous momentum. Not only are you achieving personal success, but you can take it home for your entire team to learn from and celebrate together.
While baseball season lasts from summer to fall – wellbeing can be all year round.