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The Coaching Podcast

English, Education, 6 seasons, 160 episodes, 3 days, 11 hours, 48 minutes
Welcome to The Coaching Podcast – Coaching for Success in Sport and Business. Your host is Emma Doyle - The Energy Coach and Activation Speaker who is a world leader in Unleashing Human Potential. Emma interviews sports and business coaches from around the world discovering the answers to 'What Makes a Great Coach?' She asks the same five questions of every guest providing valuable insights into the parallels and differences between coaching in sport and business. Post the regular questions, the coaches chat about coaching, providing practical coaching tools for coaches and leaders to drive continuous improvement and coach for success whether it be in the board room, on a tennis court or on a sporting field.
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Sports Coach #159: Jules Hay - Learn How to Scaffold Your Coaching for Greater Equity & Inclusion

Sports Coach, Jules Hay, is the Participation and Inclusion Manager in Rugby (Melbourne, Australia). In this episode, we explore the dimensions of equity and inclusion within coaching, addressing topics such as how to build great clubs, and the creation of a positive learning environment. With over 20 years of experience spanning education and sports sectors, including roles such as Director of Sport, Head of Physical Education, and lecturer, Jules brings a wealth of knowledge to the table. As a passionate advocate for encouraging more women and girls to become coaches, she has coached football extensively across various levels, from Auskick to high-performance programs within the VFLW for Williamstown. Join us as we uncover key insights and practical tips to scaffold your coaching for greater equity and inclusion, fostering a community where everyone feels valued and empowered. Check out the key moments below; 1.15: What do you like to eat for breakfast on a Sunday morning? 1.51: What does it mean to be an inclusion manager? Great clubs build community and a sense of belonging! 4.26: What makes a great club? The first experience matters! Are you creating a safe space with a buddy system?  6.50: Why is it important to have women and girls as role models (visibility)? Self-worth Your voice is heard 8.20: Myth Busters: Young girls love the physicality of football Coaches: Make sure you scaffold your coaching (progress your drills slowly) 15.41: Coaching presence - don't miss the moment to adapt your plan and you need to have self-belief in your decision-making. 18.05: What's your advice on performance management? 20.08: How do you help someone see their blind spots? They have to be ready and you have to work together. Then pick the right time and your style of communication to get the message across. You can address these situations from a team perspective ("we" language). 22.26: Shout to the Northern Golf Club Division 3 Pennant team (The Trutles) who used "we" language to great effect and came together to finish third in 2024! 23.11: Equal playing time: You are only as good as everyone functioning as a team! 24.01: What does creating a positive learning environment look like, sound like, and feel like?  Safe space - voices to be heard Messages are delivered respectfully Connection, listening, support, and resilience 27.17: Positive language tips: The use of non-gendered language  Use a strengths-based approach The truth about the sandwich feedback approach Bring your energy and belief to a conversation (your players and team members will feel the difference) 33.03: What makes a great coach?   1) Clear communicators 2) Relationships (hearing their success stories many years later) 36.24: TEDxToronto - Drew Dudley "Leading with Lollipops" ( 37.34: Disruptive idea in 2030: Cross-pollination of sports and businesses (work with others to help create best practices by thinking differently. 40.58: The need for funding, breaking through the glass ceiling, and gaining male champions of change to support the women (by giving them the toolkit to advocate other men). The Coaching Podcast is sponsored by The Sampson Agency - a talent entertainment and sports management company owned and operated by Tina Samara. Visit: or  email: [email protected] To learn more about becoming a workplace coach or advancing your coaching skills, visit: or email: [email protected]  About Jules Hay - Participation and Inclusion Manager (Rugby) – Sports Coach Julia has a background of over 20 years working within the education and sport sectors in roles such as; Director of Sport, Head of Physical Education, lecturer, Participation & Inclusion Manager, and numerous sports coaching roles. She has assisted the AFL with the Junior Curriculum, as an Ambassador and was a panel member for the Women’s Coaching Month seminars on coaching girls in football. Julia has coached football for the past 9 years across Auskick, junior club, senior club, school football, and high-performance programs within the VFLW for Williamstown. Julia has attended and assisted with the delivery of numerous coach education workshops, including completing her Level 3 AFL Coaching Accreditation in 2022. She is a passionate advocate of encouraging more women and girls to become coaches and loves working within her community to create inclusive club environments. Connect with Jules on LinkedIn: 
5/14/202447 minutes, 15 seconds
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Performance Coach #158: Sean Brawley - Unlock the Secrets to Winning

Explore the world of coaching insights and wisdom with Coach Sean Brawley, a trailblazer in unlocking human potential and maximizing performance. In this episode, we chat about coaching philosophy, how to win, and the transformative power of the Inner Game. From dissecting the Hero's Journey to uncovering the essence of relaxed focus, Sean shares invaluable lessons drawn from his extensive experience in coaching top athletes and business leaders alike. Join us as we navigate through key moments touching on the fix-it culture, and the profound impact and sustainability from the famous book, The Inner Game of Tennis. Get ready to embark on a journey of learning, growth, and mastery in the world of coaching. Check out the key moments below; 2.04: Are you a Star Wars or Star Trek fan? Joseph Campbell's Hero's Journey 3.17: Is it possible to win forever and do you have a coaching philosophy? 7.20: We live in a 'fix it' culture! 8.50: "Do not try your best!" "This is not a big game. This is not a big rival." You are in danger of pumping yourself up too much! Instead, trust your training and play normal. 12.55: Polyvagal theory is the science of safety and trauma, created by Dr. Stephen Porges.  For more information on the POLYVAGAL Theory go to 15.06: Relaxed Focus is the #1 skill of the inner game.  19.26: About the book: The Inner Game of Tennis (first written in 1974) 22.15: The difference between goal setting and having an intention.  24.30: Pay attention to what works and what doesn't work with your students (being mentored by Timothy Gallwey). 26.53: Coach EM's favorite parts of the book: 1) 'The opponent in one's own head is more formidable than the one on the other side of the net.' 2) If a coach can help a player to remove or reduce the internal obstacles to their performance, an unexpected natural ability will flow forth without the need for much technical input from the coach.'  30.12: What is the ONE thing that you can focus on? The Tennis Ball! 35.20: It takes 15-20 minutes to have beginner tennis players 'playing' the game. One of our primary roles is to bring out their natural ability.  41.28: Definition of coaching - helping people improve their learning and performance in an enjoyable and meaningful way. 41.47: Is there a difference between sports coaching and business coaching?  43.43: What makes a great coach?   1) Masterful Coaching 2) Deliberate Practice 3) Commitment/grit/perseverance 1) Results (consistent results) 2) Caring (Belonging and feeling safe) 3) Presence (Notice what is really going on) The Coaching Podcast is sponsored by The Sampson Agency - a talent entertainment and sports management company owned and operated by Tina Samara. Visit: or  email: [email protected] To learn more about becoming a workplace coach or advancing your coaching skills, visit: or email: [email protected]  About Sean Brawley Sean Brawley has dedicated the past 25 years to helping people from all walks of life unlock their potential and elevate their performance. In the process, he has become one of the world’s foremost experts on accelerated learning, innovative coaching, and sustainable high performance in sports and business. Sean has created leadership development and coaching skills training programs for leaders and provided executive coaching services to senior executives across diverse industries. His coaching engagements include working with CEO’s, senior vice presidents, COO’s, international sales leaders, and division presidents in entertainment, technology, healthcare, professional service firms, and finance companies. His corporate clients have included GE, Dave & Buster’s, ITT, Union Bank, Creative Artists Agency, House of Blues, ITT, and Seagate Technology, among others. As a former Top 150 world-ranked tennis professional who competed at the highest level of the game including Wimbledon and the U.S. Open, Sean learned first-hand what it takes to achieve a high level of mastery and perform well under pressure. Sean has worked as a mental performance coach and player development advisor to some of the best-known teams in sports including the New York Yankees, San Diego Padres, Seattle Mariners, and the U.S. Tennis Association. From 2000-2009, Sean served as Coach Advisor to USC Football Head Coach Pete Carroll helping him conceptualize and clarify his highly successful “WinForever” coaching philosophy that would lead to 2 National Championships, 3 Heisman Trophies, and to his recent Super Bowl Championship as Head Coach of the Seattle Seahawks. For the past 20 years, Sean has worked closely with Tim Gallwey, the author of The Inner Game series of books including the classic, The Inner Game of Tennis. Sean is the first certified Inner Game coach in the world and is listed as a key contributor to the Inner Game of Tennis and Inner Game of Workbooks. In 2012, Sean co-founded the Inner Game School of Coaching and served as primary curriculum designer and lead trainer.  Please write Sean at [email protected] for more information on The Inner Game.  
4/30/202448 minutes, 12 seconds
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Tennis Coach #157: Mark Hlawaty - What's your WHY?

Welcome to another episode of The Coaching Podcast. I'm thrilled to be joined by Mark Hlawaty, the Head Coach at Royal South Yarra Tennis Club, whose journey through the world of tennis has been as diverse as it has been enriching. Today, we're exploring the art of problem-solving, understanding the essence of the player, and cultivating a winning mentality both on and off the court. From dissecting coaching methodologies to drawing parallels between sports and the business realm, our conversation promises insights into the world of coaching. So, grab your racquets, and let's serve up some invaluable lessons.  Check out the key moments below; 1.12: Do you prefer to run, walk, or cycle? 2.50: The 2024 Australian Open experience? We are all human! "If I'm happy off the court, I'm going to play free." 11.51: How much do you focus on strengths "V" improving weaknesses?  16.19: Do we over-coach (in the sporting context)?  18.02: How can a coach teach problem-solving in practice? 20.49: What is a winning mentality? Understand your WHY and then embrace it! 23.18: Identity: "I am a tennis player "V" I choose to play tennis." 26.06: What makes a great coach? (WMAGC) Understanding - ask a lot of questions Listening - and hearing what they are saying Openness - share some of your vulnerabilities with them 32.30: What can tennis learn from the business world? 37.19: In the ever-evolving coaching landscape, what disruptive idea do you have that will change the way we coach in 2030? Find a better balance between work and life! The Coaching Podcast is sponsored by Transition Coach 4 Athletes - a US College placement service and mentoring program owned and operated by Tina Samara. Visit: or  email: [email protected] To learn more about becoming a workplace coach or advancing your coaching skills, visit: or email: [email protected]  About Mark Hlawaty - Head Coach at Royal South Yarra Tennis Club "I see myself as an educator of all things related to tennis. I have been involved for most of my life in a competitive or coaching role. I achieved my highest ATP ranking 437 singles, and low 200's doubles whilst in my 30's. The beautiful game has taken me all over Australia and the world, with coaching stints in Malaysia, China, Canada, and Europe. The challenges of relationships and tennis are intertwined and that is what I find so much fun."  
4/15/202443 minutes
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Leadership Coach #156: Carlos Salum - You Win Before you Win!

Welcome to The Coaching Podcast, where we take a look into the minds of exceptional individuals who bring peak performance strategies into the sports arena and business world. Today, we're honored to host Carlos Salum, a coach of peak performance and mental training. With a remarkable career coaching Grand Slam tennis champions, Formula Racing drivers, Olympians, and business leaders, Carlos embodies the essence of the breakthrough mindset. In his book, "The Glass is Full and a Half," Carlos unveils the secrets behind peak performance, emphasizing curiosity, vision, and a relentless pursuit of excellence. Join us as we explore Carlos's journey, from igniting curiosity to fostering trust and achieving extraordinary results, and discover how his disruptive ideas are shaping the future of coaching. Check out the key moments below; 1.04: Do you prefer to sing or dance? 1.35: What makes you great?  Curiosity (that's the entry point), passion for understanding (secret story of the evolution), and what's your aspiration (in service of what)? 2.52: What's the secret sauce in your origin story?  5.29: The trigger question: WHY NOT? Is there another way? This will ignite your curiosity! 7.31: Flow state mindset when working with racing car drivers. Tennis reaction time is 0.5 seconds, in comparison to racing car drivers' who must react within 0.2 seconds. 12.01: Can business people access flow state? Yes, because when you take the speed away, the pressure remains and people respond to pressure in the following ways: 1) Walk away 2) Get angry 3) Blame circumstances or other people (trying to protect our self-esteem) 4) Choke (because we can't see the next step) Or 5) You can take the risk because you consider yourself a learner (love the challenge) 13.48: Do you believe in mental rehearsal? Yes, it's essential because: "You win before you win. You are going to be the best under pressure." "I don't need to believe, I have experience." 15.53: What makes a great coach? (WMAGC) Discernment - diagnosis to help Vision - alignment and compelling Leadership - infuse positive emotion so that they trust the journey 18.15: My definition of Trust among individuals and in Teams is as follows:Trust = Co3Re3Trust is Co3Re3 = [Communication x Cooperation x Commitment] x [Reciprocity x Results x Rewards].  Trust evolves from one element to the other: Communication leads to Cooperation, which leads to Commitment… Reciprocity (trust but verify, keeping it fair) leads to Results and Rewards. The impact is exponential (to the cube). The alignment of these Co3Re3 factors makes Trust in Teams exponentially powerful. It allows people to create common languages that IGNITES high positive energy and pride to attain meaningful achievements.  21.07: Book: The Glass is Full and a Half - A Memoir of Transformation by Carlos Salum "We cannot be creative if we don't allow ourselves permission to play!" (Especially in humor) A peak performer is a flexible, versatile, creative, resilient, and situational thinker who designs extraordinary results.  27.56: In the ever-evolving coaching landscape, what disruptive idea do you have that will disrupt the way we coach in 2030? AI for collective ethical wisdom! Remember to check out the World Tennis Conference 4 thanks to Fernando Segal: Click here The Coaching Podcast is sponsored by The Sampson Agency - a talent entertainment and sports management company owned and operated by Tina Samara. Visit: or  email: [email protected] To learn more about becoming a workplace coach or advancing your coaching skills, visit: or email: [email protected]  About Carlos Salum - Founder, Salum International Resources, Inc. Peak Performance and Mental Training expert, he worked with Grand Slam tennis champions Gabriela Sabatini and Sergi Bruguera. He also coaches ATP and WTA-ranked players, FIA Formula Racing F1/F2/F3/F4 drivers (Pietro and Enzo Fittipaldi), and Olympians. He’s a mentor at LEAD Sports & Health Tech Partners, as well as the co-founder of Synergize Sports and the Tennis Innovation Conference. Salum is an international Keynote Speaker, TEDx Presenter, produced playwright, and documentary film producer. He created TheSircle Executive Club in 2009, a gathering of business leaders and artists in Charlotte and European locations. Connect with Carlos Website: LinkedIn:  Other:
4/1/202433 minutes, 14 seconds
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Football Coach #155: David Wheadon - The Art and Science of Coaching

Welcome to The Coaching Podcast. In today's episode, we have the privilege of hosting David Wheadon, a renowned coach whose insights redefine the essence of coaching. With a career spanning decades, David's wisdom illuminates the intricate fusion of empathy, teaching, and people management that defines effective coaching. From unraveling the art of empathy to navigating the delicate balance between science and art in coaching, David's perspectives offer invaluable lessons for coaches at every level.  Here is a summary of the key points; 1.20: Cats or dogs? 1.46: Coaching = People Management + Teaching Teaching is the act of making learning happen If you are going to be a teacher, you have to be a good people manager. At the base of this is EMPATHY - understanding the perspective of the other person. You have to know what motivates someone - what 'bait' do they want? 4.10: How can a coach improve in the art of empathy? Ask questions and listen to the answers (stop talking)! What's behind what they are saying is often the truth.  7.06: What do you mean by the art and science of coaching? "I believe that coaching is an art based on a science." The artist coaches last longer in sports as long as they surround themselves with scientists. 9.46: Skill Acquisition - all open skills require you to teach decision-making first, technique second (but not secondary), because the best players are often the 'smartest' (they are in the right place at the right time). Make sure you expose players to different ways of solving problems. 13.07: The Yips: Any sport/skill where there is time to think about failure is difficult. 15.42: Coaching Philosophy = The beliefs and principles on which your decisions and actions are based! Having a well-developed coaching philosophy (that evolves over time) will help you during times of uncertainty. 16.54: Once you choose a philosophy, have a mentor take the opposite view to challenge you on what you believe to be true. "Players 'feel', coaches 'see'. Therefore, teach your players to teach other players what they know (focus on their strengths - the fastest way to improve their self-esteem).  They started coaching during the matches.19.30: What are the benefits of peer coaching? 23.00: Top 3 tips: 1) Learn how to teach (get a qualification if you can). Teach through pearls of wisdom. Players learn through doing. 2) Learn how to teach skills. There are four ways that teaching can occur: 1) Coach to Player 2) Player to Player 3) Player to Coach 4) Player alone 3) Practice your people management - learn how to build relationships with your players. 24.58: The Next Coach Program - There is not one way to coach but think about how you are going to coach. It's based on principles, not methods.  28.25: In the ever-evolving coaching landscape what disruptive idea do you have that will disrupt the way that we coach in 2030? It's evolving to teaching through play! Good training is really ugly! How can we teach better than what we already know? In 2030, we will have really good goal-kicking coaches. 31.20: What makes a great coach? (WMAGC) Empathy  Teaching People Management  32.27: A mentor tells you things that you don't want to hear. A mentor is someone you respect.  Someone you believe in and who is on your side. The Coaching Podcast is sponsored by Transition Coach for Athletes - A global mentoring and US college placement service owned and operated by Tina Samara.Visit: or  email: [email protected] To learn more about becoming a workplace coach or advancing your coaching skills, visit: or email: [email protected]  About David Wheadon David Wheadon's career in Australian Rules Football (AFL) spans from player to coach, marked by notable achievements. Beginning with Collingwood, he transitioned to coaching at a young age, leading major league country football teams before becoming a prominent figure in AFL coaching since 1985, specializing in skill acquisition. With four Grand Finals under his belt, including three Premierships, he now serves as the Goal Kicking Coach for the St Kilda Football Club while also mentoring 20% of the current AFL coaching staff. Beyond football, Wheadon has dedicated over two decades to teaching at Belmont High School, shaping young minds in physical education, history, and geography, exemplifying a lifelong commitment to both sport and education.  
3/19/202435 minutes, 46 seconds
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Business Coach #154: Ben Easter - Illuminate Your Path to Success

Join us on The Coaching Podcast as we delve into the transformative insights of Ben Easter, the visionary behind Lucid Shift Coaching. Discover how Ben's journey from adversity to empowerment shapes his unique coaching approach, guiding entrepreneurs to overcome obstacles, gain clarity, and unlock their fullest potential. With an authentic blend of wisdom, effective communication strategies, and business acumen, Ben's coaching transcends conventional boundaries, offering a beacon of inspiration for all seekers of personal and professional growth. Here is a summary of the key points; 0.46: Summer or winter? 1.46: How did you come up with Lucid Shift Coaching? Where are you directing the flashlight of your life? 3.17: Sliding doors moment. 5.55: Why do you coach? 8.17: Why do people fail? Failure only happens when we stop trying! Re-frame failure - you simply don't have the skills 'yet'. Success is equal to failed attempts + ONE! (Learning how to walk analogy)  Success is inevitable as long as we have EFFORT and the TIME! 12.00: What are your thoughts on the word 'try'? Choose to ... 13.35: Language hacks: Be careful of these words: should, need to, have to, must - instead use the words: want, get to, etc. There are 3 intrinsic motivators (AMP) from the book DRIVE: Autonomy - we want to be in charge of our lives. Mastery - we like to get better at things. Purpose - we like to contribute to something larger than ourselves. 16.17: How can we be authentic?  Listen to your desires and let them govern your reality. Perplexity AI - similar to Chat GPT Zapier - automate your workday. Notion - is a single space where you can think, write, and plan.20.54: Shout out to our sponsor: Heyday.wyx/coaches (great to summarize your coaching and create ideas for blogs and social media posts). 23.18: What makes a great coach? (WMAGC) Safety – Create a safe space for people to open up and be authentic. Connection – Listen deeply and help the client connect ideas together.  Optimism – Can create a major breakthrough because they begin to believe that it is possible. 25.30: In the ever-evolving coaching landscape what disruptive idea do you have that will disrupt the way that we coach in 2030? Having an always-on AI companion - to ask: What are the themes that are showing up in my life right now? 27.47: How do you deliver a tough message? With safety, connection (empathy), love, and permission! 30.07: The Shift to Freedom Podcast - The mindset of business. The Coaching Podcast is sponsored by Heyday is an AI thought partner that turns your conversations into notes, quotes, and ideas into posts. It's a game-changer for business coaches like you who want to turn their information into actionable insights effortlessly. Don't miss out on this opportunity to revolutionize your coaching practice with Heyday! Visit:  To learn more about becoming a workplace coach or advancing your coaching skills, visit: or email: [email protected]  About Ben Easter Ben Easter is the founder and head coach at Lucid Shift Coaching, where he helps entrepreneurs overcome inner hurdles to gain the clarity, confidence, and courage needed to fulfill their potential. After recovering from a traumatic brain injury in his youth through a period of intense self-improvement, Ben now draws from his diverse life experiences to quickly grasp and reframe the core issues holding his clients back. His coaching integrates spiritual insights, communication techniques, and proven business strategies customized to each client. Ben brings an authentic, unfiltered approach, meeting people wherever they are and empowering their growth. Connect with Bea Website: LinkedIn:   Instagram:  @lucidshiftcoaching 
3/4/202431 minutes, 32 seconds
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Tennis Coach #153: Mario Matejcek - Create your Vision & Work Backward

Welcome to The Coaching Podcast, where we talk about the dynamic world of coaching through an insightful conversation with a young game-changer, Coach Mario Matejcek. Mario is the Director and Head Coach at Spark Tennis, whose journey as a player and a coach reflects his dedication to excellence. Mario's story is one of passion, perseverance, and an attitude of curiosity. He is a life-long learner and shares some great advice for young and experienced coaches. Get ready to be inspired and empowered as we uncover the secrets behind Mario's success and his mission to shape exceptional athletes and individuals alike. Here is a summary of the key points; 1.19: Do you prefer fruits or veggies? 1.54: What's your playing background story? Hard work and no shortcuts can be a double-edged sword!  3.16: Is starting tennis at 3 years of age too young? 5.14: What's your coaching story? 7.24: Where does your lifelong spark and passion for learning come from?  You as a coach have to know the WHY behind what you are doing. 8.39: Why is it important to listen to the needs of your clients?  Find out their pain points!  9.12: How do you navigate the balance between listening to your customers and staying true to your principles?   10.38: What makes a great coach? (WMAGC) Curiosity – About yourself, the game, and the person in front of you. Empathy – Can you be in your client's shoes? Listening – To the needs of your clients. 11.56: How have you grown as a coach since your junior development coaching course? Realizing that I'm the second most important person! 13.16: What are your top 3 tips for young coaches?   1) Approach each day as a beginner- learn something new each day. 2) Keep it simple and learn how to do the basics well. 3) Create a vision for your future (30 to 40 years from now) and work backward creating a step-by-step plan. Here are some questions to ask yourself: What and who do I want to be when I grow up? What's my ideal life? What's my ideal career or business? 16.28: In the ever-evolving coaching landscape, what disruptive idea do you have that could impact the way we coach in 2030? Mandatory communication and psychology within coaching courses. 18.01: Social media tips: Understand your market to meet their needs with short and sharp videos. 18.51: What's next for you? The Coaching Podcast is sponsored by The Sampson Agency - a talent entertainment and sports management company owned and operated by Tina Samara. Visit: or  email: [email protected] To learn more about becoming a workplace coach or advancing your coaching skills, visit: or email: [email protected]  About Mario Matejcek Mario Matejcek is dedicated to the art of tennis coaching, transforming players, one serve at a time as the Director and Head Coach at Spark Tennis, Mario leads with an unwavering commitment to excellence, both on and off the court. With a career spanning years in the dynamic world of tennis, he has not only dedicated his life to the continuous improvement of his craft but also harnessed the same energy and passion for business. As a 17-year-old, Mario was invited to train at the prestigious Mouratoglou Tennis Academy in Paris. There, he had the honor of hitting with the likes of Serena Williams, as well as many of the world’s Top 100 ATP-ranked players. Over his 18-year playing career, Mario achieved an Australian ranking of 72 and has won 10 AMT tournaments that included more than 20 Junior titles. Having traveled all over the world from Europe to Asia and Africa, Mario has competed in many ITF and ATP tournaments both locally and internationally and has completed his Club Professional qualification with Tennis Australia. My mission is to inspire and shape not just exceptional athletes but well-rounded individuals, instilled with the values of sportsmanship, resilience, and the pursuit of excellence. My coaching philosophy encompasses not just technical prowess but also the mental fortitude required to excel in sport and life.  Connect with Mario Website:  LinkedIn:  Insta: 
2/19/202423 minutes, 8 seconds
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Executive & Life Coach #152: Bea Kim - Slow down and be curious!

Welcome to The Coaching Podcast, where we dive deep into the world of coaching to uncover insights, strategies, and stories that can transform lives. In this episode, we're joined by Bea Kim, an executive and life coach with a wealth of experience in supporting individuals and organizations on their journey toward fulfillment and success. From exploring the reasons behind coaching to unlocking personal and professional growth, Bea shares invaluable wisdom that will inspire and empower both coaches and clients alike. Join us as we talk about the heart of coaching, and discover the keys to living a purpose-driven life with curiosity. Here is a summary of the key points; 0.54: Sweet or savory? 1.20: Why do you coach? Because I am good at it (I get into a flow state)! Are you living a life of purpose and greater service? 2.44: What kind of challenges are your clients experiencing that would lead them to need coaching? Looking for some kind of change. To be a better leader. 4.24: Values - Discovering personal, career, and family values helps us to prioritize what’s important. Start with your career values and draw a line with your non-negotiables values. 6.57: Are people bringing all of their problems to work? "No." Bring more of yourself with agency and choice into the workplace to feel more fulfilled.  9.13: What are the two levels of blockers, internal (the saboteurs) and external factors (e.g. financial, job market) that need to be addressed to unlock your personal and professional growth?   Recommend: Positive intelligence link: 11.42: Do you believe that the mind and body are intrinsically connected?  E.g. "I feel really scared." Firstly, SLOW DOWN the coaching and then ask, "Where do you feel this in your body?" What is the thought process (name it) - what is the thought track of being "stuck"? When you do this, you have more control to make a change. A physical change (movement) will bring in a new perspective. 15.08: What makes a great coach? (WMAGC) Curiosity – Let's get to the root cause (let go of your assumptions). Presence – We cannot bring our clients any further than where we have gone ourselves. Are we willing to do the shadow work? Create a sacred space.  Observation – "I'm noticing ..." (non-judgmentally) 18.42: How can a coach improve in reading the subtle cues? Practice makes progress! Practice asking questions.   21.16: Shout out to our sponsor: Heyday.wyx/coaches The power of AI to take smart notes from coaching conversations to give to clients. It collects themes from coaching conversations that are uniquely yours so that you can write blog posts and social media posts.  24.15: In the ever-evolving coaching landscape what disruptive idea do you have that will disrupt the way that we coach in 2030? Companies are seeing the benefits of coaching and providing access across all levels of the business, not just for the chosen few at the C-suite level. Company shout-out: Coaching for everyone led by Victor McGuire - 27.16: Advice for parent coaches: What are our family values and how do we fulfill these values? Come from a place of curiosity, and presence. The Coaching Podcast is sponsored by Heyday is an AI thought partner that turns your conversations into notes, quotes, and ideas into posts. It's a game-changer for business coaches like you who want to turn their information into actionable insights effortlessly. Don't miss out on this opportunity to revolutionize your coaching practice with Heyday! Visit:  To learn more about becoming a workplace coach or advancing your coaching skills, visit: or email: [email protected]  About Bea Kim Bea Kim is an executive and life coach who supports working parents, founders, high potential leaders, and executives as well as companies like Google, DirecTV, and the NFL to help their teams optimize their lives for work and home. She has also served as a group coach for Stanford Graduate School of Business and has founded multiple companies including Parent Refresh - a company that provided parent-focused services through life coaching, fitness, and community - and Awaken, a diversity equity and inclusion educational company. Bea has over 15 years of experience in technology and client services across multiple industries. She is also an angel investor and her portfolio includes startups in the financial, technology, and media space. Previously, Bea sold an education startup in 2012. In her spare time, she loves watching detective TV shows, researching skincare products, and spending time with her husband Eric, and two kids, Owen (8yo) and Stella (5yo). Connect with Bea Website: LinkedIn: Instagram:
2/5/202430 minutes, 54 seconds
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Sports Coach #151: Peter McGahey - A Journey through Player-Centered Coaching

Welcome to Season 6 of The Coaching Podcast, where we explore coaching philosophy, player development, and the essence of becoming the best version of oneself. Our host, Emma Doyle, has a wonderful conversation with Dr. Peter McGahey, a seasoned teaching assistant professor at West Virginia University and a distinguished Coach Developer. Together, they talk about what drives people to coach and the pivotal role coaches play in shaping the lives of those they mentor. Join us as we navigate through thought-provoking questions and visionary insights that challenge traditional coaching norms. It's not just about the game; it's about unlocking the learning that lies within us. Welcome to a journey of discovery, growth, and the pursuit of excellence.  Here is a summary of the key points; 0.58: Do you prefer sunrise or sunset? 1.12: Why do you coach? To help people become the best version of themselves 1.47: When did you discover that you wanted to become a coach? REEL ED: 3.24: HIGHLIGHT ED: Is there someone out there who believes in you? 3.52: Who was that coach or person that CHOSE to believe in you? 7.34: Is it possible for a parent to coach their children/child? 50: Are parents the biggest problem in youth sports? As a parent, do you have clearly defined roles between being a parent and being a coach? Be respectful of the different roles. Dad answer: “I love watching you play.” 34: What’s the difference between teaching, coaching, coach developing? The common thread: “You are helping people discover the best version of themselves.” 45: What makes a great coach? (WMAGC) Care – do you care about them as a person first? Joy- Do you have a feeling of real content and enjoyment when you coach? Do you create joy in the sports experience for your athletes/team members/players? Passion – Do you have passion for your sport? Do you have a passion for people to reach their potential? 31: Story about the great coaching qualities mentioned above. REEL Peter: 16.43: HIGHLIGHT: It’s about unlocking the learning that is in front of us … 03: How do you deal with a coach who doesn’t agree with a game-centered approach to learning? Respect different opinions (adopt a growth mindset) Meet the person where they are … instead – listen and learn to choose your moments when to share. What’s your preferred coaching style? Are you more direct or indirect with your communication? REEL ED: 22 mins: HIGHLIGHT ED: Park your ego and meet people where they are at 42: In the ever-evolving coaching landscape what disruptive idea do you have that will disrupt the way that we coach in 2030? We have evolved from finding games and drills. How do we impact and how do we communicate more effectively with people? We are not coaching robots! We are coaching people! Remote learning in ways that we could have never imagined will happen! REEL ED: 25.32: One thing AI can’t teach is curiosity! 00: Don’t rush your soccer penalty kicks! 45: As coaches, soon we are going to be able to view film from the player’s perspective. What did the athlete see? How can I support them in their learning? 53: Book: Grassroots Coaching Top 3 tips: 97 years of age COACH and a World War II person. Selective perception – they see everything through their lens/their eyes (so acknowledge it and accept it). They can be correct in their perspective but incorrect in their environment. Player readiness – physical, emotional, spiritual (whole person) = positive experience Take a longer-term view Closure – are you bringing your athletes (or workplace team members) to closure? The Coaching Podcast is sponsored by The Sampson Agency - a talent entertainment and sports management company owned and operated by Tina Samara. Visit: or  email: [email protected] To learn more about becoming a workplace coach or advancing your coaching skills, visit: or email: [email protected]  About Peter McGahey Dr. Peter McGahey is a teaching assistant professor at West Virginia University in the School of Sport Sciences and a Coach Developer and the Technical Lead for the C-Course with U.S. Soccer. He has degrees in Educational Leadership, Physical Education/Sport Coaching, Human Performance and Sport and Communications. He holds both a United States Soccer Federation ‘A’ License and a ‘Youth’ License. McGahey served as a NCAA Division I and II Women’s and Men’s Head and Assistant Soccer Coach for over 20 years. McGahey has coached athletes all along the developmental pathway and developed programming at the local club, state, and national levels. Most recently serving as an Assistant Coach with CP Soccer, Technical Advisor to Down Syndrome Sports of America, the West Virginia Soccer Association - Olympic Development Program Director, and a pre-academy coach at Mountaineer United Soccer Club. Additionally, McGahey is the co-author alongside Dr. Peter Pierro of Grassroots Coaching: Using sports psychology and coaching principles effectively. Connect with Peter Website: LinkedIn: Insta: @BUrBest2day
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Performance Coaches #150: Emma Doyle with Natalie Ashdown - Lessons learned from 150 episodes

In a milestone celebration, CEO Natalie Ashdown from The Open Door Coaching Group engages in a fun interview with the host of The Coaching Podcast, Emma Doyle, commemorating the achievement of 150 episodes. Reflecting on the journey, Emma shares invaluable lessons learned, unveiling some of the highlights accumulated over the years. The interview delves into the essence of the show's commitment to coaching for success in both sport and business, emphasizing its transformative impact. As the conversation unfolds, listeners are treated to insightful reflections, showcasing the evolution of the podcast and its dedication to empowering individuals in their coaching endeavors. This milestone episode becomes a testament to The Coaching Podcast's enduring legacy, capturing the essence of growth, leadership, and the pursuit of excellence in the dynamic realms of sport and business coaching. We hope you enjoy this episode and remember to share it with a fellow coach. Some of the highlights include; 2.50: The Purpose of The Coaching Podcast: Coach for Success in Sport and Business 4.52: Grab a copy of What Makes a Great Coach? US: Australia:  Buy a personalized mug in the US: Or google What Makes a Great Coach on Amazon in your Country! It is now available as an audiobook as well with Natalie Ashdown as the narrator.  5.08: How has the Podcast changed?  12.41: Favourite Episodes:  Claude Silver -  Barb Van Hare -  Jack Groppel -  Valorie Kondos Field -  Ollie Stephens -  16.37: What are some of the secrets to Podcasting success?   Be present and be mindful (self-aware) of the power of the pause as well as your filler words: "Ummm" "You know" "For me" 22.39: Coaches listening - record yourself coaching and listening to your idiosyncratic words, phrases, and repetitive words 23.34: What are some of the hard lessons of podcasting? Remember to hit RECORD! 26:25: Wow - who knew - A sponsor: 29.35: Why is it important for people to rate and review the show?  32.19: Shout out to The Coaching Podcast #1listener: Marianna Land-Taylor 33.56: What is your favorite episode on The Coaching Podcast and WHY? 35.45: The Coaching Cafe: Podcast  36.45: How do we need to grow as leaders, as coaches, as learners to develop our disruptive ideas and push us to stretch our comfort zone?  44.52: What are you grateful for? The Coaching Podcast is sponsored by Heyday is an AI thought partner that turns your conversations into notes, quotes, and ideas into posts. It's a game-changer for business coaches like you who want to turn their information into actionable insights effortlessly. Don't miss out on this opportunity to revolutionize your coaching practice with Heyday! Visit:  To learn more about becoming a workplace coach or advancing your coaching skills, visit: or email: [email protected]  About Emma Doyle Emma Doyle is the USA partner of Open Door Coaching – a Colorado-based coach training organization. She is a high-performance coach who unleashes human potential. Emma specializes in helping leaders and teams harness their energy, discover their purpose and achieve high performance under pressure. She does this by inviting her clients to adopt a curious champion mindset and utilizing proven coaching processes that unleash human potential. Emma is a coach, mentor and a sought after keynote speaker around the world helping you turn your motivation into activation. She believes that innate talent is not nearly as important as execution. Her vision for the future is where organizations are adopting a coaching culture in the workplace as their natural way of serving their people. The Leader as Coach is the way of the future. Emma is deeply qualified to know ‘What Makes a Great Coach?’ which is the title of her new book that is being released this year. She believes that incorporating ‘coaching skills’ together with developing an individual’s or organization’s energy, purpose, and performance-under-pressure, are essential tools of the successful Leader as Coach. Emma is a former D1 College tennis player, and an international tennis coach turned corporate coach (PCC, NLP, EI certified). She has partnered with an Australian company, The Open Door Coaching Group, who have been running International Coaching Federation (ICF) recognized coaching qualifications for the past 16 years.  Emma is the USA partner running Coach Training programs, namely, Leader as Coach and the High-Performance Workplace Coaching Certification as well as executive coaching for business leaders.    World-renowned tennis coach, Judy Murray, calls Emma the Effervescent Australian because she has so much energy and passion – ‘in fact’, she says, ‘Emma is everything you would want coaches to embody.’ Emma has represented her native Country of Australia on 20 occasions as a world team coach and she has facilitated corporate clinics with superstars, such as, Virgin Australia and tennis icon, Maria Sharapova. Emma’s clients say she is the real-life female version of Coach Ted Lasso believing that it is more important to be curious than judgmental. She is a TEDx speaker, host of The Coaching Podcast now living in Denver, Colorado. You can learn more about Emma’s service suite by visiting, or email: [email protected] About Natalie Ashdown - CEO of The Open Door Coaching Group Natalie is one of Australia's most senior and experienced coaches and a recognised speaker and author. Her passion, vision, creativity and commitment assist and supports individuals, teams and companies to create lasting cultural change using coaching skills. Natalie is one of just 18 coaches in Australia to hold the International Coach Federation Master Certified Coach credential. Often working with HR, L&D professionals, and executive teams to implement strategic initiatives and designing leadership programs that target organisational change; and she is sought after for her expert facilitation skills particularly in coaching managers to coach their teams and is regarded as a mentor by many. She has worked extensively across all government levels and the private sector and has exposure and experience in international coaching including international work as a key-note speaker. She is a qualified Surf Life Saver, runs a surf education program for 180 children in the summer holidays and Community CPR program and has achieved her black belt in Taekwondo. In her spare time Natalie has achieved her black belt in Taekwondo and has recently taken up the piano; and her new hobby is completing her Doctorate! Connect with Natalie: Website: Email:  [email protected] LinkedIn:
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