John Buchanan who served as the Head Coach of the Australian cricket team to begins the series “The Coaches Coach”.Appointed in October 1999, Buchanan helped steer the team to unprecedented success.At one stage his record was 15 wins from 15 games played as Head Coach.
Sport played at the top level, whether professional or amateur, is a cauldron of scrutiny from media, fans, sponsors, selectors and peers. Each contest is measured and viewed on publicly displayed scoreboards. Every day, athletes are tested for their match day readiness. And sport is about winning or losing – that is the game.
Sitting in behind the highs and lows of individuals or teams is the coach. Striving to win the silverware, yet mindful of not driving a culture of ‘win at all costs’. Knowing as their athlete or team walks onto the playing arena, the coach has little control or influence and knowing their career is often tenuous at best.
Sport is a wonderful teaching and learning medium for leadership, how to create a peak performance culture, dealing with egos, taking teams and people from good to great, data analysis and performance measurement, and more.
However, it is not enough to ‘sit inside the dressing rooms’. It is essential to be expertly guided through all the interactions that happen in sport and which provide a multitude of lessons on leadership and coaching.
GUEST: Trevor Hendy , an Australian legend of the surf lifesaving brand. Throughout the late 1980s and early 1990s, Hendy competed in Ironman (surf lifesaving races, winning the Australian Championship six times and coming second on three occasions. He also won the Uncle Toby’s Super Series four times, He was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 1996 for services to surf lifesaving, and is a member of the Australian, Queensland, Gold Coast and Australian Surf Lifesaving Halls of Fame.Trevor conducts an array of personal (one on one) and small groups sessions. He has a passion for helping people create positive change in their life and conducts all sessions with a focus on creating a change of awareness through either deep personal connection and conversation or fun and activity. Whilst often all that is needed is a clear decision and a bit of action, there are those moments in life when you just feel so weighed down or effected by a situation that a clear decision seems like a pipe dream. Or even the debilitating thought that you will have to lose something or someone important to you in order to move forward. Whatever it is, Trevor will help you find your own answers and move forward with clarity and certainty.
Life has a much bigger purpose hovering behind it. Once you are in touch with that, previously difficult tasks are like a breeze and enjoying life moment by moment becomes a priority, a possibility, a thrill. Whatever you do in life, when you are in touch with your unique direction and essence, it all becomes purposeful and filled with meaning.
In this Series ” The Coaches Coach” John Buchanan identifies the struggles and the philosophies of senior accountable members of the sports bodies to enlighten tips and tricks in getting the best out of yourself and members around your tribe or team.