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The Review Dead Poet Society (Weir, 1989) is a movie about a shy teenager named Todd Anderson, who has to live up to his older overachiever brother’s reputation. Todd goes on to attend the same school where his brother graduated as a valedictorian-The Welton Academy for boys. The semester begins with an orientation assembly speech from the unyielding Headmaster Nolan, who highlights the academy’s four pillars: Tradition, Discipline, Excellence and Honor. Todd meets Neil, his roommate. Later on, both teenagers find out that they are both living a similar situation involving the constant pressure from their parents to succeed. Following, the teenagers get to meet their conventional teachers. However, they also met a teacher whose teaching method…show more content…
For the most part, the film incorporates poetry that conveys the message to the students about challenging authority and the status quo. This message resembles the essence of change just as the coaching process does. Mr. Keating teaching to his students for becoming free thinkers and not giving into the pressures of society. The film delivers the term “Carpe Diem” as a fundamental parallel of life. In this lifetime, we all get one life, and it is our own to lead and control. This movie imparts a message of hope, and this message is a great conduit to avail coaching clients through the coaching process. Furthermore, this film epitomizes that every individual, who is giving encouragement, assistance and support, can improve their way of life. This constructive message makes Dead Poet Society (Weir, 1989) a resourceful tool for coaching conversations. As coaches, we believe that with encouragement and the proper tools every individual can make their goals and dreams a reality. Therefore, they do not have to conform to live out the dreams of…show more content…
The Bible teaches us in Matthew 6:33, “To seek first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you” English Standard Version. This is true for me because as a coach I need to believe genuinely in my client’s vision, just as God believed in me when He gave his only son to die for our sins. God’s genuine act of selflessness is a reminder that we as well, should carry on that message to those we come across in this lifetime. The movie was truly inspirational in all aspects of the word. I would not modify anything in this movie. I will integrate what I learned from this movie to help my clients through the transformational process, but more importantly, to help them believe in themselves in order for them to take charge of their lives. The most valuable lesson I took from this film was that we should believe in ourselves just as God believe in us. Perhaps the biggest lesson I took away from this movie is that believing in ourselves regardless of what other people think is necessary for a long-term
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