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Where we explore leadership through the lens of high performance sport, by interviewing great coaches to try and find ideas to help all of us be better leaders.

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Where we explore leadership through the lens of high performance sport, by interviewing great coaches to try and find ideas to help all of us be better leaders.

    Dorette Badenhorst

    Dorette Badenhorst

    Our Great Coach on this episode is Dorette Badenhorst.

    Dorette is the head coach of the South African Netball team, the SPAR Proteas.

    She started her coaching journey at 13 coaching grassroots tennis with her father.

    Whilst working as a Teacher at Auckland Park Primary School, she started coaching the schools Netball teams.

    At University, Dorette was selected to play for the South African Under-21 team. 

    In 2012, she was appointed Head Coach of North West University (NWU) winning the Varsity Netball title back to back in 2015 and 2016. 

    In 2017 NWU won the University Sport South Africa (USSA) tournament.

    Dorette has coached both the South African Under-19 and under-21 team.

    She was part of the coaching technical team as an assistant coach where South Africa placed 4th at the 2019 Netball World Cup

    Dorette was appointed as Head Coach of the SA National Netball team in October 2019

    If you would like to send us any feedback on this or any of our Great Coach episodes or if you know a Great Coach, who has a unique story to share, then we would love to hear from you, please contact us at thegreatcoachespodcast@gmail.com

    You can also follow us on Twitter @CoachesGreat or join the growing community of high performance sports coaches and business professionals at our LinkedIn showcase page (click here).

    • 46 min
    Billy Walsh

    Billy Walsh

    Our Great Coach on this episode is Billy Walsh. 

    Billy is the current head coach of the USA Boxing team. He started boxing at age seven in a Christian Brothers gym in Wexford Ireland. He went on to win seven Irish Senior titles, participated in European and World Championships and represented his country as a welterweight in the 1988 Olympics. 

    He then transitioned into coaching and was appointed Irish Head Coach in 2003. He was the head coach for 12 years and from 2008 to 2014 the team won 7 Olympic medals, at that point it was 25% of all Olympic medals Ireland has ever won. 

    In 2015 and again in 2016 he won the Amateur International Boxing Associations World Coach of the Year. 

    In 2015 he was appointed head coach of USA Boxing, and was charged with returning the program to its prior glory. So far this century only 1 male and 1 female boxer has won gold at the Olympics this century, despite the fact that American boxing is the most decorated program in Olympic history and produced champions like Cassius Clay, Joe Frazier, George Foreman, Leonard, Spinks, and Oscar De La Hoya. 

    If you would like to send us any feedback or if you know a great coach, who has a unique story to share, then we would love to hear from you, please contact us at thegreatcoachespodcast@gmail.com

    Follow us on Twitter @CoachesGreat or join the growing community of high performance sports coaches and business professionals at our LinkedIn showcase page click here

    • 40 min
    Julia Price

    Julia Price

    Our Great Coach on this episode is Julia Price.

    Julia is a former Australian Cricketer, and now coach. She started playing cricket in 1988, and just 8 years later was debuting for Australia against England in her first Test. 

    A specialist wicket keeper she played 84 One-day Internationals and was part of the world cup winning team in 1997 and 2005.

    Julie started coaching in 1999 while still playing, traveling to developing cricket nations like Ireland, Scotland, the Netherlands and Argentina to coach both men and women. She retired as a player in 2012 and transitioned into full time coaching.

    In 2013 she coached the Tasmanian Women’s Cricket team. And then in 2018 she became the first female coach in the Men's T20 League in Australia where she was an assistant to Darren Lehmann.

    Then in 2019 she was appointed Head Coach of the USA Cricket team to help them prepare for the 2028 Olympics in Los Angeles.

    If you would like to send us any feedback or if you know a great coach, who has a unique story to share, then we would love to hear from you, please contact us at thegreatcoachespodcast@gmail.co.

    • 44 min
    Charlie Walsh OAM

    Charlie Walsh OAM

    Our Great Coach on this episode is Charlie Walsh.

    Charlie was the coach of the Australian National Cycling team from 1980 until 2000. During that time he took the Australian team from a world rank of 25 to number 1.  He coached cyclists to 10 World and 12 Olympic Games records winning 43 gold medals, 31 silver medals and 43 bronze medals.  

    He has multiple coach of the year awards, and was recognised for his services to cycling when he was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 1987.

    Charlie is a master coach with a legendary reputation in the world of cycling.

    If you would like to send us any feedback or if you know a great coach, who has a unique story to share, then we would love to hear from you, please contact us at thegreatcoachespodcast@gmail.com

    • 49 min
    Joanna Gamper Cuthbert

    Joanna Gamper Cuthbert

    Our Great Coach on this episode is Joanna Gamper Cuthbert.

    Joanna is a trained dancer, a former cheerleading athlete, a head coach, and the current Chair of the Board at SportCheer England, the National Governing Body for competitive Cheerleading

    She was a founding member of ParaCheer International where she was instrumental in helping develop the Adaptive Abilities division for the sport of competitive cheerleading.

    In 2017, Joanna led Team England ParaCheer to their first Gold medal at the ICU World Cheerleading Championships.

    Joanna has spent over 15 years working extensively as an education manager for dance companies and conservatoires in the UK,

    She is also is a freelance consultant offering safeguarding and child protection training through Squad Safe.

    If you would like to send us any feedback or if you know a great coach, who has a unique story to share, then we would love to hear from you, please contact us at thegreatcoachespodcast@gmail.com

    • 48 min
    Paul Roos

    Paul Roos

    Our Great Coach on this episode is Paul Roos.

    Paul is a former professional Australian Rules Footballer and coach.

    He began his professional playing career in 1982, eventually retiring with 356 games, 5 Best and Fairest awards, 7 All Australian selections and the 1986 Leigh Matthews Medal under his belt.

    Paul began coaching in 2002 with the Sydney Swans. It was here that he implemented his high performance dialogue philosophy, and in 2005 he coached the Swans to their first premiership in 72 years. He was the senior coach of the Melbourne Football Club from 2014 to 2016

    Paul was inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame in 2005.

    In 2008 he was named Australian Father of the Year in recognition of his ability to balance the needs of his family with the responsibilities of managing a high-profile sports team

    He is currently a director at Performance by Design 

    If you would like to send us any feedback or if you know a great coach, who has a unique story to share, then we would love to hear from you, please contact us at thegreatcoachespodcast@gmail.com

    • 44 min

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