For more than a quarter of a century, international sports performance coach Wayne Goldsmith has influenced the coaching, thinking and teaching of some of the world’s leading athletes, coaches and teams.
His client list has included the Super Rugby Teams the ACT Brumbies, Western Force and Queensland Reds, the Wallabies / Rugby Australia, the NZRU / New Zealand Rugby Union High Performance Unit, NRL teams the Sydney Roosters, Wests Tigers and Gold Coast Titans, AFL teams the North Melbourne Kangaroos and Brisbane Lions and Tennis Australia / Australian Open Grand Slam Tournament.
Wayne has also worked with numerous Olympic teams including the Australian Swimming, Triathlon and Diving teams. He was a keynote speaker at the 2018 IRB World In Union Conference in NZ and is a current member of the National Rugby League’s Coach Development Advisory team.
In this podcast we discuss:
How to observe a team more effectively
What interventions work with the most difficult players
What a great player does more than just a talented player
Why we want “pigs” not “chickens”
What coaches need to change about themselves
Why values need to be more than just posters on the wall
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