Ternio (like Uber) leverages our modern desire for instant gratification by providing a coach on demand. Users can choose a coach from a database of bios, click to connect, and pay for the session via the credit card on file.
And then there’s the evolving realm of neuroscience and coaching. Dr. Dario Nardi, a neuroscientist and neuro-technology pioneer who teaches at UCLA, uses imaging technology to conduct brain-based assessments. Picture a client who is wearing a wireless headset doing random tasks while a computer records his or her brain functions through an EEG. The data is then uploaded to a cloud website, and a report is generated that offers the client customized coaching suggestions to improve performance.
Writing in HR magazine, Dr. Nardi explains that “like the mobile app Shazam, which can rapidly identify just about any song, brain imaging is coming to the fore to deliver similar magic for identifying our skills and personality traits. Its growing use in work and educational institutions will be facilitated by sophisticated wireless, consumer-friendly technologies.”
Virtual reality (VR) could be the next frontier in coaching. Game enthusiasts have long been wearing VR goggles to experience all kinds of virtual adventures. A CoachTech panelist invited the audience to imagine the motivational and behavioral impact of having coaching clients use VR technology to see, hear, feel, and fully experience themselves accomplishing a big stretch goal in advance of taking action. As product development costs continue to drop, many experts believe that VR will soon bring the client’s future into the now.Download Article 1K Club