Jan 13, 2020
I’m so excited to have John O’Sullivan on this episode. John’s background as an athlete and coach led him to start the Changing the Game project with the mission to put the ‘play’ back into ‘play ball’ by providing parents and coaches with the information and resources they need to make sport a healthy, positive, and rewarding experience for their children. Changing the Game consults with organisations such as the US Olympic committee and many of the sport governing bodies in the US and in clubs and schools both internationally and in the US.
John also has a fantastic podcast The Way of Champions and has written several books including his bestselling latest book Every Moment Matters: How the World's Best Coaches Inspire Their Athletes and Build Championship Teams. And it’s this book we mainly speak about during this conversation, specifically every moment counts when you coach; self-awareness as a coach; responding vs reacting; learning environments and the importance of making all team members feel valued.