April
13
2018

The Language of Leadership

by Craig Hysell, UpCoach Mentor As a business owner or a coach, you have volunteered to be a leader. A leader takes full responsibility for: the overall vision and direction of the team for each mission that leads to the fulfillment of the vision and...

March
16
2018

The Truth About “Balance”

By Craig Hysell   I used to obsess over balance in my life. Until I realized that seeking “balance” actually held back my progress and, therefore, my happiness.   Balance is “a condition in which all elements are equal”.   All elements...

March
12
2018

The One Number That Matters Most

By Craig Hysell   You are a coach. And probably a pretty darn good one if you take time to read articles like this.   From what I read, watch and from my own coaching experiences in the last decade, the mark of a professional coach is this:...

February
13
2018

What Sticks?

Kids are sponges.   Last night, a friend texted me about her son’s experience at baseball camp. The boy is a very active, athletic seven-year-old. He’s bright and fun, and loves to play “shark tag” with me at Catalyst. He...

February
10
2018

On Standards: A Review

By Craig Hysell   Are the STANDARDS you are measuring yourself or others against what you think they are?   A lot of people and a lot of systems hold us to a base level of quality otherwise known as a “standard”.   Likewise, WE can hav...

January
24
2018

What A Coach Should Know About “The Business Side”

By Craig Hysell   “You know what I like about working here,” one of our coaches told me during our most recent Team Evaluations, “my opinion matters. I feel like I’m PART of something. I feel like I’m on a Team.” That’s nice. It makes my ego fee...

December
28
2017

The Perfect Day: How The ENTIRE Team Can Benefit

By Craig Hysell   In our mentoring group we begin with a concept called, “The Perfect Day”. The process FORCES you to put your “wish list” to paper regarding how you want to live.   It can be quite revealing.   And, the first few times...

December
21
2017

The Secret to Staying Motivated

By Craig Hysell   As the new year approaches, it might be time for a gut check before go time if you’re the type of person who wants to be MASSIVELY successful in 2018.   Motivation can often seem like this mysterious, ethereal virtue. One...

November
30
2017

Sarcasm In Coaching?

By Craig Hysell   I think sarcastic comments, at the right times with the right people (close friends), can be funny.   I think sarcastic comments while coaching my clients on the gym floor are useless and can even be downright detrimental...

November
21
2017

Why Sharing Your Pain Is Vital To Your Tribe

By Craig Hysell   First of all, great gyms have a tribe, not a community. What’s the difference? A tribe IS the community, IS the culture, IS the belief system. A community simply shares a common attitude or belief.   Building a tribe is ha...