Master class workshop on sport psychology
“Whether you work with individuals and teams on school, national or international level, the aim is always to exercise the most important muscle in the human body, namely the brain.”
With these words Janko Kotze and Ian Chauvet from Human Interest – a leading business consulting firm, welcomed the master’s students of the School of Industrial Psychology and Human Resource Management on the North-West University’s (NWU’s) campus in Vanderbijlpark at a recent guest lecture aimed to familiarise students with the field of sport psychology.
During the lecture, Janko and Ian shared their experience and insights on the industrial psychologist as a sport psychologist. According to them the same principles for goal setting and motivation are valid in the boardroom as well as on the sport field. According to Prof Elrie Botha, director of the school, the guest lecture gave way to interesting conversations between the students and the experts.
“Not only did it add to their professional knowledge, but it also provided some personal tools to cope with work, family and studying. The most important message was that if you want to attain a goal, you should focus on performance and determine the procedure. By investing your time and energy on the procedure, you achieve the performance needed and then ultimately the goal is attained, “said Prof Botha.