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The Coaching Podcast is for coaches and business leaders to coach for success in sport and business. We interview coaches from different backgrounds around the globe and discuss the differences and parallels between coaching in sport and business.

The Coaching Podcast Emma Doyle

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The Coaching Podcast is for coaches and business leaders to coach for success in sport and business. We interview coaches from different backgrounds around the globe and discuss the differences and parallels between coaching in sport and business.

    Cari Buck

    Cari Buck

    Cari Buck met Emma Doyle at the 2021 USPTA World Conference via their mutual friend, Bill Riddle. Emma could instantly feel her passion along with her wealth of experience in the tennis and coaching industry that she had to have her on The Coaching Podcast. What does Cari look for when she is hiring a tennis pro?
    1) Are they qualified? Do they value investing in their education?
    2) Are they a good personality fit? How will they fit in with the rest of the team?
    3) Are they committed? Do their goals and expectations fit with what she is looking for?
    Finally, her top question for referrals/references is "Would you hire them again?"

    You are in for a real treat - Thank you Cari Buck for everything you do in the tennis industry.

    Cari Buck is currently the Director of Tennis Operations - Griffin Club Los Angeles.
    Growing up in a tennis family, it only makes sense that Cari Buck has spent most of her professional career in the tennis industry. To say tennis is in her blood would be an understatement. Born into a tennis family, Cari grew up splitting time between Southern California and Cape Cod where her family ran a summer tennis club for over 20 years

    Buck has held numerous positions throughout all areas of the tennis industry, and brings a wealth of experience with her. She has held positions across the country including Teaching Pro/Tennis Director (in Massachusetts, Florida, Hawaii and California), Inside Sales for a tennis apparel company, Operations at two ATP events (LA Open and Tennis Channel Open), Marketing Manager/Client Services at Tennis Channel, Director of Marketing for USTA Southern California and GM for the WTT San Diego Aviators.

    A USPTA Pro for over 25 years, Cari has served on both USTA and USPTA National Committees and has won many awards and accolades for her work and service in the industry both on and off the court, including USPTA Southern California Pro of the year in 2017, and a USTA Service award for her work with Wheelchair Tennis. But the one that Cari says means the most, was when she and her family won the USTA National Family of the Year in 1985.

    • 40 min
    Paul Shirley

    Paul Shirley

    Paul Shirley use to play professional basketball in Russia with one of Emma Doyle's best friends, Chris Anstey. Paul has a wealth of experience in mentoring, writing and entrepreneurial coaching. He is the founder of The Process, which helps workers find structure, accountability, and community online and in person. This interview covers a wide range of topics from the reasons behind The Great Resignation to the secret formula to giving feedback in the workplace. You are in for a real treat - filled with care, empathy and love!

    Paul Shirley is a National Merit Scholar and engineering major at Iowa State University. Paul played for 17 professional basketball teams in a nine-year career, including stops in Spain, Greece, Russia, and with three teams in the NBA.

    He's the author of three works of nonfiction: Can I Keep My Jersey?, Stories I Tell On Dates, and The Process is the Product. His first novel, Ball Boy, came out in February of 2021.

    You can learn more about The Process here: createyourprocess.com
    "Something every day, everything someday."

    • 29 min
    Darryl Lewis

    Darryl Lewis

    Darryl Lewis is a fellow Aussie whom Emma Doyle met at a conference about eight years ago and they have connected ever since. What does Darryl think makes a great coach? Someone who demonstrates flexibility, consistency and care. Listen to the extended interview to hear about what Darryl thinks makes a great leader.

    Darryl Lewis is the Director of Athletics at Old Town Club in Winston Salem, North Carolina where he manages Aquatics, Fitness, and Racquet Sports (Tennis, Platform Tennis, and Pickleball). He is one of less than 20 pros that are designated as both a USPTA Master Professional, and a PTR International Master Professional. He has worked in all areas of the industry, including private country clubs, corporate clubs, public parks, resorts, the USTA and was part of the management team that ran the tennis event at the Atlanta Olympic Games. He is a leader in coach education, and enjoys growing the game and the knowledge of younger tennis professionals.

    • 17 min
    Mark & Scott Draper

    Mark & Scott Draper

    Emma Doyle interviews brothers, Mark and Scott Draper. Emma and Mark were the coaches for the Australian 2018 Junior Fed Cup and Davis Cup. Emma has always been inspired by both of the Draper brothers, as they are dream-seekers and she relates to Scott's transition from tennis into Corporate coaching.

    Scott Draper is a Sports and Business Leader, Performance Consultant and Coach who has achieved extraordinary feats in the challenging world of professional sport. Competing at national and international levels, he has successfully crossed from one sport to another, from his first love of tennis to a passion for golf.

    Scott's amazing sporting story, coupled with his life experiences, professional journey and education, have equipped him to become a leading performance consultant and coach for any business. He achieved a world ranking of 42 on the ATP tour.

    His brother, Mark Draper, is a former professional tennis player as well reaching from Australia and competing in the singles draw of three Grand Slams. He is a Tennis Australia High-Performance Coach and the current National Academy Coach in Queensland.

    • 11 min
    Nick Bollettieri

    Nick Bollettieri

    This is our Festive Season special mini-episode with the one and only coaching legend, Nick Bollettieri. Emma Doyle interviews Nick during the Italian Coaches Conference Symposium where the Pope was the keynote speaker. It was one of the few times where there were more people to see the Pope that's Nick presentation!! He is cheeky and passionate and I'm so grateful for his support over the years. What does Nick think makes a great coach?

    "knowing your student."

    He shares a very honest moment about his worse coaching experience and the lessons that we can all learn as coaches. 'Keep your tips simple' according to Nick and he asked us all to reflect on the following question:

    "Are you willing to dedicate your life to your profession?"

    Thank you Nick for the laughs, teaching me to learn the look and for your sense of humour.

    Considered by many to be one of the best tennis coaches of all time. Nick Bollettieri has changed the way the game is played and taught at every level. He founded the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy - now IMG Academy - with a focus on intense physical training, total immersion and ongoing competition among the most talented players in the world. He has helped shape the careers of Andre Agassi, Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, Jim Courier, Boris Becker, Monica Seles, Anna Kournikova, Tommy Haas, and other tennis champions. His accomplishments have been imitated but never equalled. Now in his 80s, he's still going strong developing the next crop of young champions and working to bring tennis to inner-city children.

    Learn more: www.imgacademy.com/people/nick-bollettieri

    • 5 min
    Louis Cayer

    Louis Cayer

    Emma Doyle has followed Louis Cayer's coaching methodologies and attended many of his lectures over the years. When jumped at the opportunity to interview him when they both presented in London at the Lawn Tennis Association Coaches Conference right before Wimbledon in 2017.

    In this episode, Louis talks about what makes a great coach - someone who cares and has a vision for the player. He said, "the player has a dream-goal vision. For me (as a coach) I have a process vision.' And therefore, as a coach, 'I need (to have) an awareness of standards, assess where they are, (and then focus on) how will I bridge the gap. And when I have a clear vision of how I can bridge that gap, I know very well that they will succeed and I share that belief with them.'

    As a coach for over 44 years, Louis Cayer has made a name for himself in tennis here and abroad. He started out in the sport at 16 years old, working for the city of Montreal. In 1976, he pursued his career at the Club de tennis Îles des Soeurs, where he spent 30 years. Cayer has worked with nine Top 100 singles players and over 30 Top 100 doubles specialists. He coached the Canadian Davis Cup team from 1989 to 1993 and was team captain from 1994 to 2000. He also prepared Sébastien Lareau and Daniel Nestor for their quest for gold at the Sydney Olympics.

    Cayer played a determining role in coach training in Canada. While earning his degree in education, he developed an actions oriented methodology that, in 1989, formed the educational framework for the Canadien tennis coaching certification system and led to the game-based approach promoted by the International Tennis Federation. He oversaw the national certification program from 1989 until his departure for Great Britain. A gifted speaker, Cayer has travelled to over 30 countries to take part in every ITF conference since 1987. In 2011, he was awarded the ITF Service to the Game award in recognition of his remarkable contribution to tennis. Since 2007, Cayer has lived in England and worked at the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) as the director of high-performance coaching. His collaborations with the British Fed Cup and Davis Cup teams were key to the nation's success in doubles. In 2012, Cayer's efforts helped Jonny Marray take the Wimbledon doubles crown after Britain's 76-year wait.

    Louis Cayer was inducted into the Canadian Tennis Hall of Fame in recognition of his invaluable contributions to the history of tennis in Canada.

    • 8 min

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