The Efficient Coach

Fergus Connolly on challenges for all team sport coaches

March 05, 2020 Marcus Walfridson Season 1 Episode 4
The Efficient Coach
Fergus Connolly on challenges for all team sport coaches
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The Efficient Coach
Fergus Connolly on challenges for all team sport coaches
Mar 05, 2020 Season 1 Episode 4
Marcus Walfridson

Fergus Connolly has experience from working in the Premier League, NFL, Rugby and with high performance teams such as Special Operations forces. He has written three books, is a sought after speaker who at the end of last year did an amazing TEDx talk (link below). 

Our conversation is centered around the theme of challenges for coaches across team sports given Fergus’s extensive background. We discuss the sometimes too rigid structure of personal development that coaches put on themselves, leading to missing out on great opportunities. How successes often stem from failure, and if we don’t own up to these failures, learning opportunities are missed. 

Fergus shares his thoughts on the biggest challenge for all coaches, regardless of sport, and how to combat that and improve. He also has some really great advice for young coaches who want to coach professionally one day. 

I really enjoyed this conversation and think that you will to!

You can find Fergus here:  

Twitter @fergus_connolly 

Website: fergusconnolly.com

Fergus’s book tip: 

  1. Make it Stick (Chip & Dan Heath) - Amazon link: https://amzn.to/38ZB0kK
  2. Who moved my cheese (Spencer Johnson) - Amazon link: https://amzn.to/2wSP0ib

Other books mentioned during our conversation:

Game Changers (Fergus Connolly) - Amazon link: https://amzn.to/3a9A0dW

59 Lessons: Working with the World's Greatest Coaches, Athletes, & Special Forces (Fergus Connolly) - Amazon link: https://amzn.to/2Tmkx3k

The Process: The Methodology, Philosophy & Principles of Coaching Winning Teams (Fergus Connolly) - Amazon Link: https://amzn.to/3acjKcq (Level 1) & https://amzn.to/2VpWfs1 (Level 2)

Eat that frog! (Brian Tracy) - Amazon link: https://amzn.to/3aa28Oi

Watch the TEDx talk with Fergus Connolly, “Leadership, vulnerability, and sheep dogs.“ here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKhTaE5Ph5k&feature=youtu.be

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Show Notes

Fergus Connolly has experience from working in the Premier League, NFL, Rugby and with high performance teams such as Special Operations forces. He has written three books, is a sought after speaker who at the end of last year did an amazing TEDx talk (link below). 

Our conversation is centered around the theme of challenges for coaches across team sports given Fergus’s extensive background. We discuss the sometimes too rigid structure of personal development that coaches put on themselves, leading to missing out on great opportunities. How successes often stem from failure, and if we don’t own up to these failures, learning opportunities are missed. 

Fergus shares his thoughts on the biggest challenge for all coaches, regardless of sport, and how to combat that and improve. He also has some really great advice for young coaches who want to coach professionally one day. 

I really enjoyed this conversation and think that you will to!

You can find Fergus here:  

Twitter @fergus_connolly 

Website: fergusconnolly.com

Fergus’s book tip: 

  1. Make it Stick (Chip & Dan Heath) - Amazon link: https://amzn.to/38ZB0kK
  2. Who moved my cheese (Spencer Johnson) - Amazon link: https://amzn.to/2wSP0ib

Other books mentioned during our conversation:

Game Changers (Fergus Connolly) - Amazon link: https://amzn.to/3a9A0dW

59 Lessons: Working with the World's Greatest Coaches, Athletes, & Special Forces (Fergus Connolly) - Amazon link: https://amzn.to/2Tmkx3k

The Process: The Methodology, Philosophy & Principles of Coaching Winning Teams (Fergus Connolly) - Amazon Link: https://amzn.to/3acjKcq (Level 1) & https://amzn.to/2VpWfs1 (Level 2)

Eat that frog! (Brian Tracy) - Amazon link: https://amzn.to/3aa28Oi

Watch the TEDx talk with Fergus Connolly, “Leadership, vulnerability, and sheep dogs.“ here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKhTaE5Ph5k&feature=youtu.be

#### Get The Efficient Coach eBook WHAT TO COACH? - How To Make Better Choices With The Time You Have on Amazon ####

*****

Follow The Efficient Coach on Social Media:

Twitter

Facebook

Instagram

If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests to come on the show.

For show notes and past episodes, please visit podcast.thefficient.coach.

Interested in sponsoring the podcast? Send an e-mail to team@theefficient.coach