April 12, 2010
Straight From Corporate America, the Coaching Cycle can help CrossFit trainers teach complicated movements. Zach Zavadel removes the business suit and explains how.
“So what do you do for a living, other than CrossFit?”
I’m often asked that question by my clients. Like many affiliates, I’ve got a full-time job and family responsibilities that require a large amount of my time. Usually my answer is a complicated description of organizational development and talent management. To summarize, I help to maximize performance in employees through training and leadership development.
You’re thinking, “That’s nice, but what does all that have to do with CrossFit?”
Corporate America, while usually boring and monotonous, has a few gems that can be utilized in teaching and coaching clients in functional fitness. One of the leadership-development models I teach to employees at my organization is called the Coaching Cycle. I in no way invented this model, but it is fairly well known in the learning and training functions of many leading businesses. The Coaching Cycle also has great applicability in sports and, even more specifically, CrossFit training.