Raf Baron is a former professional athlete who turned feedback to coach and podcast host. In 2018, he decided to use his experience as an athlete and manager to help managers across the globe improve their feedback mindset and skills.
Modern, high performing teams need a different type of feedback culture to thrive. One that resembles sporting teams: -Delivered in real-time -Focused on growing both skills and mindset The traditional, top-down and periodical approach doesn’t work. It’s too slow and it’s not optimised to speak to our human needs. To engage your employees, you need to first understand why feedback causes stress. Then he coaches managers on how to develop their personal feedback toolkit. He continuously asks himself how can he make feedback less stressful and more engaging? Sports psychology and neuroscience are his go-to resources. On his “Coaching Leaders” Podcast, he talks to some of the brightest and coolest people on the planet to learn more about our mindset and behaviours. He blends that knowledge with his experience and passion to deliver highly engaging feedback workshops. His goal is to help managers and employees form a relationship that modern coaches have with athletes. To do that, he works on managers’ feedback mindset to change their negative feedback label. Managers are learning how to develop their own approach to feedback conversations and coaching styles. There are no “one size fits all”, formulaic scripts and acronyms to strictly follow in his workshops. And no traditional role plays! He co-create and have interactive discussions instead.