Episode 46: Standing On the Shoulders of Giants - What Makes a Great Mentor or Coach


“If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.”  - Isaac Newton

The power of a mentor or coach cannot be overstated and to truly maximize the benefits of a professional coach, you, the athlete, must be a major stakeholder to ensure the relationship is fruitful and beneficial to your performance.

In this episode, Matt discusses the importance of finding the right coach for you.

  • What are characteristics of a great coach or mentor?

  • How do you find the right coach for your needs?

  • How do you maximize the relationship to allow performance gains?

  • What are some of the qualities and red flags you should look for?

  • Does the coach’s philosophy align with you and your needs?

  • What is your role in this athletic journey?

Being a great coached athlete is not about punching the clock and simply checking off workouts prescribed like a list of tasks.  Life is not a spreadsheet, and therefore it is tough to apply a strict spreadsheet of training to life.

And, remember, having a coach isn’t just about getting you to hit every session, but to become empowered to make smart decisions to adapt and evolve training relative to life and prior training.

Is your coach fit for the job? Is your coach fit for you?

Find out in today's episode.

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