In recent months, I have been asked to discuss some of the ideas and experiences I outline on this site. Here they are collated for those who would care to listen; it might provide more detail to some of my musings…

December 2019 – The Magic Academy with Russell Earnshaw

Rusty was very kind to listen me talk about some of the work I had done on character coaching with ‘Redefining Masculinity’ and then how this helped to shape my works on the use of themes in ‘Project Apollo’. Rusty was a useful sounding-board when I was first eager to explore a way to support young men both on and off the pitch so it was good to reflect and chat with him about all of this. We also talked about my first foray into adult coaching with the HAC and the differences between it and coaching teenagers.

June 2020 – Rugby Coach Weekly – Roundup Rodeo with Phil Llewelyn

This podcast was a discussion about some of the coaching content that has been produced over the course of the lockdown. The show is a really useful way to sift through the ‘infodemic’ and I was delighted to be asked to take part. I review a webinar from UK Coaching which looked at ‘reflection‘ and it was both great to partake in the webinar but also then to distill it as best I could and present my findings on this podcast. Other guests- Andy Brownhill and Mark Rees- review an area of their choice so if my dulcet tones are beginning to bore you, they come in with areas of their own to discuss!

July 2020 – Swancast – ‘Swan Lake, Rockets and Irish Rebels?’ with Nick Allso

I thoroughly enjoyed what was a really fun chat with Nick Allso who is the Director or Rugby at Staines Rugby Club. In it, I chat about the use of themes and story-telling in sports coaching; I touch on Project Apollo with a schoolboy team and; the Ernest Shackleton theme we used with the men’s team I coach, the HAC. Nick also asked my take on possible theme for Staines so keep an ear out for those gems!

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