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With more than 25 years thinking about sport for a living, Wayne Goldsmith has a few more thoughts on Sport than most people. He's worked with Olympic Gold medalists, Premiership Winning Teams, Highly Successful Coaches and traveled the world for more than a quarter of a century thinking and talking about sport. Whether it's coaching coaches in the USA, educating sporting parents in the UK, inspiring athletes in Australia or speaking at a sporting conference in New Zealand, Wayne's Sports Th ...
 
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Continuous Improvement – Living a Learning Life. Every day – aim to get just a little better. Find one thing – just one thing – and strive to learn how to improve it at every coaching session. Continuous improvement is the very essence of life: to learn, to grow, to find new and better ways of doing the things that matter. Many people talk about be…
 
Greatness is something most people involved in high performance sport aspire to: the ambition to achieve something remarkable and to become something more than they are. However, greatness does not work like that. You become great by thinking, saying and most importantly doing things that lead you to the achievement of success – and that means logi…
 
One of the most common requests I receive is to conduct end of season Performance Reviews. A Performance Review is ostensibly very simple and straight forward. You interview the coaches. You interview the players. You interview the staff and management. You pull together all the data and notes you’ve collected from interviewing coaches, players, st…
 
What if I told you everything you thought you knew about Periodization was wrong? What if your unbreakable beliefs in one-week Microcycles, four-week Macrocycles and three month long training Phases as the cornerstones of planning training programs was probably holding you – and your athletes – back from realizing your potential? Well – that’s what…
 
Creativity And Innovation In Coaching By Wayne Goldsmith Ideas are easy to find. Information is everywhere. Anyone, can get anything, anytime, anywhere and usually for free. You have access to more ideas and information than any coach in your sport at any time in history. Everyone knows what you know! Everyone knows what everyone else knows! There …
 
There is no doubt that sports science has made a significant contribution to the development of sport around the world at every level. However, as it is with every industry and in every walk of life, there’s a need for sports science to be committed to honest self-reflection, continuous self-improvement and effective change. The reason behind this …
 
Coaching Life Skills – Using Your Coaching Skills In Life By Wayne Goldsmith Coaching as a profession and an art form is a multifaceted activity which involves the development of a broad range of skills and capabilities. Every day during training and practice, coaches routinely demonstrate skills which are directly relevant and important in areas o…
 
Coaching and Covid19. By Wayne Goldsmith Coaching is the art of inspiring change through emotional connection….read that last word again…CONNECTION. Covid19 has presented coaches with many difficult and seemingly overwhelming challenges none the least being trying to figure out how to connect with, engage and inspire athletes without being physical…
 
Over the past 25 years I’ve been asked to work with sporting organizations all over the world and help them build and grow a successful sporting culture. And no matter how many times I do it, I am stunned at the lack of understanding of what a sporting culture actually is – and how simple it is to develop a good one. Sporting Culture………It’s What Yo…
 
Holistic Coaching – Coaching the Whole Athlete. For the most part, coaching is focused almost exclusively on the physiological development of athletes. It’s easy for coaches to be centered on the physiological aspects of athlete development as they can be seen, be measured, be counted, be observed. Yet, human beings are so much more than just blood…
 
Sporting Parents. Sporting parents are the key to sporting success. They teach values. They help to build and grow virtues. They foster and nurture character. Sporting parents teach important life lessons: lessons about responsibility, about accountability, about honesty and respect and integrity and humility. Sporting parents working in partnershi…
 
Perform the Skill. This is the first, and unfortunately for most athletes, the last step in their skills learning program. Coaches come up with a drill, athletes copy it, try it, learn it. Sports Skills Step 2: Perform the Skill very well. Skills mastery comes from regular practice combined with quality feedback from coaches and may incorporate the…
 
10 Habits Of Great Coaches – Living Excellence All great coaches have learned lessons, tricks of the trade, habits of excellence which they know can turn misery into mastery, struggles into success, and woes into winning. Saying something as simple as “well done” the right way at the right time and in the right situation can make a huge difference …
 
Modified Sports Are A Waste of Time In an effort to turn around the disastrous falls in sports participation around the world, many sporting organizations have resorted to creating new, shorter, faster modified sports hoping to re-capture the imagination and loyalty of kids, fans and families. These modified versions of sport have been created unde…
 
High Performing Teams – Getting to the Top and Staying There. Many people claim to understand high performance yet it is an attitude – a lifestyle – a way of thinking it is very rare. One of the key elements of a high performing team is a commitment to continuous improvement – particularly when they’ve been successful. The reasons are: When you’re …
 
Sport Leadership Lessons – Leading Sport. Lots of people talk about Leadership in sport. But leadership is so much more than just being the CEO or Board Chairperson. In this Episode of Sports Thoughts we look at how leadership works in practice in sport. Wayne presents his experiences working in the horse racing industry and discusses how effective…
 
Amanda talks with Jeffrey Monaghan, Associate Professor at the Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice (Carlton University), about his new book, “Policing Indigenous Movements”. She asks Jeffrey about the way the blockades are being policed, and how the fact they are Indigenous protestors changes that — and whether Indigenous Authority is a r…
 
Wayne Goldsmith (renowned coaching professional) joins Jason Pine on Radio Sport Mornings to talk about sporting organisations putting emphasis on the highest tier of competition. What that means for the growth and development of the particular sport, and whether or not it’s a good model to follow. Originally broadcast on Radio Sport Mornings, Radi…
 
With Steven Hansen leaving the All Blacks after the 2019 Rugby World Cup, is someone within the system like Ian Foster the best man to take over, or should the NZR look for something fresh? Wayne Goldsmith (renowned coaching professional) joins Jason Pine on Radio Sport Mornings to talk about how sports go about appointing national coaches. Origina…
 
This week on Exponential, even before we learn to speak, humans learn to laugh and cry…they are amongst the most important sounds we make and they communicate something essential, but what happens to our laughter and tears as we age. Mike Downie is a writer and director of a new documentary “Laughing and Crying”…
 
This week on Exponential, much hand ringing is being done about the decline of Media in Canada. TV broadcasters and print media are struggling in a new environment against new competitors. One possible solution to watching key Canadian cultural institutions go down is being offered in the new book by author and longtime Media industry executive Ric…
 
This week on Exponential: Recently a Canadian human rights tribunal ruled that after decades of discrimination against indigenous children and their families, the Canadian government owes compensation; the maximum amount the tribunal can levy. At heart is the practice by child and family services of removing First Nations children from their famili…
 
This week on Exponential, Ron Tite, CEO of Marketing for Church+State, has spent his professional life helping businesses build and communicate their brands to the public. His new book, “Think, Do,Say: Building Personal and Organizational Momentum in a Busy, Busy World” distills the wisdom he learned over decades into a concise message.…
 
Wayne Goldsmith joins Jason Pine on Radio Sport Mornings to talk about athlete welfare in the face of rabid desire for commercial revenue – with particular reference to the current World Athletics Championships in Doha where athletes are competing in sweltering conditions and empty stadiums. Originally broadcast on Radio Sport Mornings, Radio Sport…
 
This week on Exponential: When Canadians think of our iconic businesses, Blackberry comes to mind. Born in Waterloo Ontario in 1996 as a pager company, Blackberry dominated the market for handheld devices… until it didn’t. Now under new leadership with an aim to changing its focus from devices to software, Blackberry is a different company than the…
 
This week on Exponential, why would one of the largest health networks, running some of the biggest hospitals in the country, decide to get into the business of social housing? That’s what University Health Network said recently it will do, by partnering with the city of Toronto and United Way. I talked to Dr Andrew Boozary, Executive Director of H…
 
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