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Beyond The Gap

With High Performance Coach
Tim Goodenough


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Many students fail to pass their studies, not because they are not clever enough, but because they don’t know how to overcome their studying challenges and blocks. It was with these challenges in mind that Beyond the Gap designed its High Performance Learning course.

For most people, a high performer means someone who excels as an athlete, entrepreneur or business leader. Most won’t consider students to fall into this category. Yet, students are expected to learn and grow constantly, work effectively when fatigued, as well as stay motivated and consistent over long periods of time. They need to deliver peak performance under difficult circumstances (like exams), and there are big consequences for failing.

It, therefore, stands to reason that students need to be equipped with the tools, tactics and strategies that the world of high performance has to offer. This course is specifically geared at students and studying performance.

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Develop an empowering mindset to overcome common challenges


Learn scientifically proven tactics to study more effectively in less time


Discover how to improve and manage your motivation to study


The High Performance Learning course features a series of videos which unpacks the mindsets, study tactics and motivation strategies of high performers that
can be immediately and effectively applied to learning.

Videos are short and clear, but also engaging and valuepacked.

Videos feature relevant and interesting background reading, complimentary TED talks and lessons.

The course offers an award system to promote achievement.

Educators have access to an online reporting system, which allows them to track the progress of individual students.

Students have access to discussion forums and are encouraged to ask questions which are promptly responded to.

Students receive a term/semester of interaction which includes additional weekly emails providing value-adding content.

The course is accessible via desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone – all that is required is an internet connection.


The High Performance Learning course was created to help students develop an empowering mindset to overcome common student blocks and challenges. This unique course will teach you how to learn more effectively in less time as well as how to accelerate and manage personal motivation. It’s a breakthrough in learning and promises to help you grow beyond being more successful as a student to being more successful in life. Join me, Tim Goodenough as I take you on a high performance journey to help you master your studies, as well as achieve so much more in life.

Study more effectively (because you are applying proven techniques)

Optimise your study time (because it’s easier to retain information)

Learn how to motivate yourself to study

Discover simple, actionable and practical solutions to overcome common challenges

Learn valuable techniques which will help you reduce and manage your study stress


Executive Coach Tim Goodenough is ideally equipped to connect the world of high performance with education to help students achieve top results. Tim has created the company Beyond the Gap (BTG) with the specific goal to close the gap between what students are taught in their syllabus and what they really need to succeed in their studies and beyond.

“For the past 13 years I’ve applied the principles of high performance to help well-known athletes, sports teams, CEOs and business leaders to achieve their goals. Teams I’ve worked with include Sharks Rugby, the SA Men’s and Women’s Hockey Teams, the Irish Men’s and Women’s Hockey Teams and the 2014 world cup winning cricket team the SA under 19’s. To build on that success the High Performance Learning course was developed with one specific question in mind: How do we adapt the best mindsets, tools and tactics from the world of high performance for education in order to maximise student studying performance?” – Tim Goodenough

Tim is the author of the books Raising Talent and Game Changer Protocol, and co-author of the best-selling In the Zone with South Africa’s Sports Heroes. He holds both the ACMC and PCMC coaching qualifications and is a qualified NLP and Neuro-Semantics Trainer.


“One of the first mental coaches I worked with was Tim. As an aspiring athlete who was still at school, my mind was opened up to thinking in new ways; whether it be to fix a problem or to achieve a goal. I felt that he taught me perseverance too – seeing the glass half full instead of half empty. It is important as an athlete to develop a winning mindset, and starting young benefited me greatly.

Kagiso Rabada


“Tim demonstrates a wide-ranging understanding of human behavior and motivations. He combines this with systematic thinking and has a wonderful ability to communicate this knowledge. He is a passionate guy, whilst maintaining personal humility and a hunger to learn. I recommend him to work with individual performers, or with teams looking to enhance both their environment and performance.”

Paddy Upton


“I fully support Tim’s work. It has helped many world-class athletes, and he has written an excellent book. One of the weaknesses of South African society is that we do not speak enough about self-belief and how important it is to ultimate success.”

Prof. Tim Noakes


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"Having being reluctant in actually doing and undergoing this course I thought it would be trivial and a repetition of what is already known. It gives great pleasure to say I was wrong. Not only has the course helped me manage and utilise my time and efforts better, it has given me the confidence and much required push in the right direction. My stand out moment, which is still blowing my mind, is my new found creed and routine being the Yes! Movie. Whenever I’m feeling dissuaded I just replay my “Yes! Movie” and it provides me with not only the answers I need to get through the day, but reassures me in my purpose as to why I wake up in the morning. Thank you so much for having introduced us to this programme - I honestly find it very helpful, though time constraints may lead me to only doing sections at a time. I plan on finishing it because I believe there’s still a lot more of valuable knowledge I may gain from this."

Bonginkosi Nkosi Grade 11 Uplands College

“I thoroughly enjoyed this HPL course. I really wish I had access to some of the advice in there when I was studying (especially the Mindset bit). I used to believe that if I have to work hard at something, there must be something wrong with me. Now I know I can do anything I put my mind to. Our thoughts can be our worse enemy or our greatest ally, and this course will make sure it is the latter. I regularly remind myself of the advice Tim gives in the course.”

Francois Steyn, CA (SA)  Tabaldi Lecturer

“Thank you for the motivation! I'm experiencing such a positive mind shift towards my studies and even in other areas of my life. I never realised that I'm actually not engaging in the learning process, but only going through the study material to tick off a box in my study program! Now that I understand how to engage, I can see an improvement in my level of understanding the study material. It is creating in me a hope for a positive outcome, yet also with the assurance that even if I don't see the desired outcome immediately, I can repeat the process until I see the desired outcome. Thank you for your time and effort and commitment to see us achieve our goals!"

Edna Blignaut- Tabaldi Student

“If I could write about what I've learned and how much I could relate to almost everything I could never stop typing:) In summary, Thank you I believe you have given us tools to survive and keep going not just ONLY for CTA but for life in general as well. Much appreciated. Soo prooud :)”

Bongie Matafeni, Tabaldi CTA student

“What I really love about the HPL course is how it made me aware of my own state of mind. I can easily identify when I am feeling off, and going back to Tim’s principles when I need them makes a huge difference to moving out of my “off” state and back into being positive and productive. I found the course so practical that it has become part of my daily self-talk. So valuable for my students too, not just for studying and working, but for life stuff too. Get your head in the game, and the rest will follow.”

Bronwyn Kemp, CA (SA), Tabaldi Senior Lecturer

"I found the course extremely helpful and motivating. I have learned that you are the key to success, and that success rests on a powerful self-belief system."

Yasmine Collier

"The procrastination tips helped me with getting to work a lot faster than I usually do. I also now realise that one bad test does not determine my value."


"The HPL course changed my life!!! Not only did it give me tactics to help me perform better or to stay motivated throughout my studies, but it also brought me some valuable life skills. Thank you very much for that."

Regina Witbooi

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