• Summary

  • We explore leadership through the lens of high performance sport, by interviewing great coaches from around the world, to try and find ideas to help all of us be better leaders.
    Paul Barnett & Jim Woolfrey
    Show more Show less
Episodes
  • Jun 29 2022

    On this episode 9 Great Coaches talk about Listening and how they use it build trust and connect with their teams.

    If you would like to send us any feedback or if you know a great coach, who has a unique story to share, then we would love to hear from you, please contact us at thegreatcoachespodcast@gmail.com or contact us through our website thegreatcoachespodcast.com

    Show more Show less
    16 mins
  • Jun 24 2022

    Our Great Coach on this episode is John Wooden

    Coach Wooden was an American basketball coach who led the UCLA Bruins to 10 NCAA Championships, including a record 7 titles in a row.

    Over a 29 year coaching career, his teams won a record 88 consecutive games, and he was voted coach of the year on 7 occasions. As a player he was names a collegiate All American on 3 occassions and was the first person to be enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame as a player and coach.

    He is one of the most revered coaches in history, and is by far the coach mentioned most by the Great Coaches we have interviewed. 

    John Wooden wrote 13 books on coaching and leadership; but it is his opus from 2005, the Pyramid of Success through which he has become internationally recognized. In that book he lays out his key principles to leadership and success in life.

    Unfortunately Coach Wooden passed away in 2010 at the age of 99. However he left so much rich material behind that we are going to recreate a posthumous interview with him.

    Much of the footage of him is copyrighted and so not able to be reproduced without a lot of cost and bureaucracy , so I have ordered his words around key coaching and leadership themes hired an actor to read those words. And that is what you will be listening to today.

    I used multiple books to find the words you will hear:

    Coach Wooden's Pyramid of Success

    Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court

    Wooden on Leadership: How to Create a Winning Organization

    The Essential Wooden: A Lifetime of Lessons on Leaders and Leadership

    And just before we go to the interview, If you're a first time listener, you can check out our library of interviews with other great coaches at our website; the greatcoachespodcast.com


    Show more Show less
    37 mins
  • Jun 22 2022

    This episode is on the topic of Self Doubt and how the Great Coaches help their athletes and themselves overcome it.

    If you would like to send us any feedback or if you know a great coach, who has a unique story to share, then we would love to hear from you, please contact us at thegreatcoachespodcast@gmail.com or contact us through our website thegreatcoachespodcast.com


    Show more Show less
    32 mins

What listeners say about The Great Coaches: Leadership & Life

Average Customer Ratings

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.