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Welcome to The Coaching Podcast – coach for success in both sports and business. I'm your host, Emma Doyle, known as The Energy Coach and Activation Speaker, recognized globally for unleashing human potential. Join me as I engage with top sports and business coaches worldwide, delving into the essence of greatness in coaching. Through thought-provoking and coaching-specific questions, we explore the commonalities and differences between coaching in sports and business.

My conversations with coaches delve into the heart of coaching, offering practical tools that empower both coaches and leaders. Whether you're navigating the boardroom, coaching on a tennis court, or leading a team on the sporting field, our discussions provide valuable insights and strategies for continuous improvement. Tune in to The Coaching Podcast and elevate your coaching game for success in every arena.

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Welcome to The Coaching Podcast – coach for success in both sports and business. I'm your host, Emma Doyle, known as The Energy Coach and Activation Speaker, recognized globally for unleashing human potential. Join me as I engage with top sports and business coaches worldwide, delving into the essence of greatness in coaching. Through thought-provoking and coaching-specific questions, we explore the commonalities and differences between coaching in sports and business.

My conversations with coaches delve into the heart of coaching, offering practical tools that empower both coaches and leaders. Whether you're navigating the boardroom, coaching on a tennis court, or leading a team on the sporting field, our discussions provide valuable insights and strategies for continuous improvement. Tune in to The Coaching Podcast and elevate your coaching game for success in every arena.

    Tennis Coach #153: Mario Matejcek - Create your Vision & Work Backward

    Tennis Coach #153: Mario Matejcek - Create your Vision & Work Backward

    Welcome to The Coaching Podcast, where we talk about the dynamic world of coaching through an insightful conversation with a young game-changer, Coach Mario Matejcek. Mario is the Director and Head Coach at Spark Tennis, whose journey as a player and a coach reflects his dedication to excellence. Mario's story is one of passion, perseverance, and an attitude of curiosity. He is a life-long learner and shares some great advice for young and experienced coaches. Get ready to be inspired and empowered as we uncover the secrets behind Mario's success and his mission to shape exceptional athletes and individuals alike.

    Here is a summary of the key points;


    1.19: Do you prefer fruits or veggies?
    1.54: What's your playing background story?

    Hard work and no shortcuts can be a double-edged sword! 


    3.16: Is starting tennis at 3 years of age too young?
    5.14: What's your coaching story?
    7.24: Where does your lifelong spark and passion for learning come from? 

    You as a coach have to know the WHY behind what you are doing.


    8.39: Why is it important to listen to the needs of your clients? 

    Find out their pain points! 


    9.12: How do you navigate the balance between listening to your customers and staying true to your principles?  
    10.38: What makes a great coach? (WMAGC)

    Curiosity – About yourself, the game, and the person in front of you.
    Empathy – Can you be in your client's shoes?
    Listening – To the needs of your clients.


    11.56: How have you grown as a coach since your junior development coaching course?

    Realizing that I'm the second most important person!


    13.16: What are your top 3 tips for young coaches? 

     1) Approach each day as a beginner- learn something new each day.
    2) Keep it simple and learn how to do the basics well.
    3) Create a vision for your future (30 to 40 years from now) and work backward creating a step-by-step plan. Here are some questions to ask yourself:

    What and who do I want to be when I grow up?
    What's my ideal life?
    What's my ideal career or business?




    16.28: In the ever-evolving coaching landscape, what disruptive idea do you have that could impact the way we coach in 2030?

    Mandatory communication and psychology within coaching courses.


    18.01: Social media tips: Understand your market to meet their needs with short and sharp videos.
    18.51: What's next for you?

    The Coaching Podcast is sponsored by The Sampson Agency - a talent entertainment and sports management company owned and operated by Tina Samara.

    Visit: www.thesampsonagency.com or  email: tina@transitioncoach4athletes.com

    To learn more about becoming a workplace coach or advancing your coaching skills, visit: www.opendoorcoachingusa.com or email: info@emmadoyle.com.au 

    About Mario Matejcek

    Mario Matejcek is dedicated to the art of tennis coaching, transforming players, one serve at a time as the Director and Head Coach at Spark Tennis, Mario leads with an unwavering commitment to excellence, both on and off the court. With a career spanning years in the dynamic world of tennis, he has not only dedicated his life to the continuous improvement of his craft but also harnessed the same energy and passion for business.

    As a 17-year-old, Mario was invited to train at the prestigious Mouratoglou Tennis Academy in Paris. There, he had the honor of hitting with the likes of Serena Williams, as well as many of the world’s Top 100 ATP-ranked players.

    Over his 18-year playing career, Mario achieved an Australian ranking of 72 and has won 10 AMT tournaments that included more than 20 Junior titles. Having traveled all over the world from Europe to Asia and Africa, Mario has competed in many ITF and ATP tournaments both locally and internationally and has completed his Club Professional qualification with Tennis Australia.

    My mission is to inspire and shape not just exceptional athletes but well-rounded individuals, instilled with the values of sportsmanship, resilience, and the pursuit of excellence. My co

    • 23 min
    Executive & Life Coach #152: Bea Kim - Slow down and be curious!

    Executive & Life Coach #152: Bea Kim - Slow down and be curious!

    Welcome to The Coaching Podcast, where we dive deep into the world of coaching to uncover insights, strategies, and stories that can transform lives. In this episode, we're joined by Bea Kim, an executive and life coach with a wealth of experience in supporting individuals and organizations on their journey toward fulfillment and success. From exploring the reasons behind coaching to unlocking personal and professional growth, Bea shares invaluable wisdom that will inspire and empower both coaches and clients alike. Join us as we talk about the heart of coaching, and discover the keys to living a purpose-driven life with curiosity.

    Here is a summary of the key points;


    0.54: Sweet or savory?
    1.20: Why do you coach?

    Because I am good at it (I get into a flow state)!
    Are you living a life of purpose and greater service?


    2.44: What kind of challenges are your clients experiencing that would lead them to need coaching?

    Looking for some kind of change.
    To be a better leader.


    4.24: Values - Discovering personal, career, and family values helps us to prioritize what’s important. Start with your career values and draw a line with your non-negotiables values.
    6.57: Are people bringing all of their problems to work? "No." Bring more of yourself with agency and choice into the workplace to feel more fulfilled. 
    9.13: What are the two levels of blockers, internal (the saboteurs) and external factors (e.g. financial, job market) that need to be addressed to unlock your personal and professional growth? 

     Recommend: Positive intelligence link: https://www.positiveintelligence.com/saboteurs/


    11.42: Do you believe that the mind and body are intrinsically connected? 

    E.g. "I feel really scared." Firstly, SLOW DOWN the coaching and then ask, "Where do you feel this in your body?"
    What is the thought process (name it) - what is the thought track of being "stuck"? When you do this, you have more control to make a change.
    A physical change (movement) will bring in a new perspective.


    15.08: What makes a great coach? (WMAGC)

    Curiosity – Let's get to the root cause (let go of your assumptions).
    Presence – We cannot bring our clients any further than where we have gone ourselves. Are we willing to do the shadow work? Create a sacred space. 
    Observation – "I'm noticing ..." (non-judgmentally)


    18.42: How can a coach improve in reading the subtle cues?

    Practice makes progress! Practice asking questions. 


     21.16: Shout out to our sponsor: Heyday.wyx/coaches

    The power of AI to take smart notes from coaching conversations to give to clients.
    It collects themes from coaching conversations that are uniquely yours so that you can write blog posts and social media posts. 


    24.15: In the ever-evolving coaching landscape what disruptive idea do you have that will disrupt the way that we coach in 2030?

    Companies are seeing the benefits of coaching and providing access across all levels of the business, not just for the chosen few at the C-suite level.
    Company shout-out: Coaching for everyone led by Victor McGuire - https://coachingforeveryone.org/project/victor-mcguire/


    27.16: Advice for parent coaches: What are our family values and how do we fulfill these values? Come from a place of curiosity, and presence.

    The Coaching Podcast is sponsored by Heyday.xyz/coaches. Heyday is an AI thought partner that turns your conversations into notes, quotes, and ideas into posts. It's a game-changer for business coaches like you who want to turn their information into actionable insights effortlessly. Don't miss out on this opportunity to revolutionize your coaching practice with Heyday! Visit: www.heyday.xyz/coaches 

    To learn more about becoming a workplace coach or advancing your coaching skills, visit: www.opendoorcoachingusa.com or email: info@emmadoyle.com.au 

    About Bea Kim

    Bea Kim is an executive and life coach who supports working parents, founders, high potential leaders, and executives as well as companies

    • 30 min
    Sports Coach #151: Peter McGahey - A Journey through Player-Centered Coaching

    Sports Coach #151: Peter McGahey - A Journey through Player-Centered Coaching

    Welcome to Season 6 of The Coaching Podcast, where we explore coaching philosophy, player development, and the essence of becoming the best version of oneself. Our host, Emma Doyle, has a wonderful conversation with Dr. Peter McGahey, a seasoned teaching assistant professor at West Virginia University and a distinguished Coach Developer. Together, they talk about what drives people to coach and the pivotal role coaches play in shaping the lives of those they mentor. Join us as we navigate through thought-provoking questions and visionary insights that challenge traditional coaching norms. It's not just about the game; it's about unlocking the learning that lies within us. Welcome to a journey of discovery, growth, and the pursuit of excellence. 

    Here is a summary of the key points;


    0.58: Do you prefer sunrise or sunset?
    1.12: Why do you coach?

    To help people become the best version of themselves


    1.47: When did you discover that you wanted to become a coach?
    3.24: Is there someone out there who believes in you?
    3.52: Who was that coach or person that CHOSE to believe in you?
    7.34: Is it possible for a parent to coach their children/child?

    50: Are parents the biggest problem in youth sports?
    As a parent, do you have clearly defined roles between being a parent and being a coach? Be respectful of the different roles.
    Dad answer: “I love watching you play.”


    34: What’s the difference between teaching, coaching, coach developing?

    The common thread: “You are helping people discover the best version of themselves.”


    45: What makes a great coach? (WMAGC)

    Care – do you care about them as a person first?
    Joy- Do you have a feeling of real content and enjoyment when you coach? Do you create joy in the sports experience for your athletes/team members/players?
    Passion – Do you have passion for your sport? Do you have a passion for people to reach their potential?


    31: Story about the great coaching qualities mentioned above.
    16.43: It’s about unlocking the learning that is in front of us …
    03: How do you deal with a coach who doesn’t agree with a game-centered approach to learning?

    Respect different opinions (adopt a growth mindset)
    Meet the person where they are … instead – listen and learn to choose your moments when to share.
    What’s your preferred coaching style? Are you more direct or indirect with your communication?


    22.00: Park your ego and meet people where they are at
    42: In the ever-evolving coaching landscape what disruptive idea do you have that will disrupt the way that we coach in 2030?

    We have evolved from finding games and drills.
    How do we impact and how do we communicate more effectively with people?
    We are not coaching robots! We are coaching people!
    Remote learning in ways that we could have never imagined will happen!


    25.32: One thing AI can’t teach is curiosity!
    00: Don’t rush your soccer penalty kicks!
    45: As coaches, soon we are going to be able to view film from the player’s perspective. What did the athlete see? How can I support them in their learning?
    53: Book: Grassroots Coaching Top 3 tips: 97 years of age COACH and a World War II person.

    Selective perception – they see everything through their lens/their eyes (so acknowledge it and accept it). They can be correct in their perspective but incorrect in their environment.
    Player readiness – physical, emotional, spiritual (whole person) = positive experience

    Take a longer-term view


    Closure – are you bringing your athletes (or workplace team members) to closure?





    The Coaching Podcast is sponsored by The Sampson Agency - a talent entertainment and sports management company owned and operated by Tina Samara.

    Visit: www.thesampsonagency.com or  email: tina@transitioncoach4athletes.com

    To learn more about becoming a workplace coach or advancing your coaching skills, visit: www.opendoorcoachingusa.com or email: info@emmadoyle.com.au 

    About Peter McGahey

    Dr. Peter McGahey is a teaching as

    • 34 min
    Performance Coaches #150: Emma Doyle with Natalie Ashdown - Lessons learned from 150 episodes

    Performance Coaches #150: Emma Doyle with Natalie Ashdown - Lessons learned from 150 episodes

    In a milestone celebration, CEO Natalie Ashdown from The Open Door Coaching Group engages in a fun interview with the host of The Coaching Podcast, Emma Doyle, commemorating the achievement of 150 episodes. Reflecting on the journey, Emma shares invaluable lessons learned, unveiling some of the highlights accumulated over the years. The interview delves into the essence of the show's commitment to coaching for success in both sport and business, emphasizing its transformative impact. As the conversation unfolds, listeners are treated to insightful reflections, showcasing the evolution of the podcast and its dedication to empowering individuals in their coaching endeavors. This milestone episode becomes a testament to The Coaching Podcast's enduring legacy, capturing the essence of growth, leadership, and the pursuit of excellence in the dynamic realms of sport and business coaching. We hope you enjoy this episode and remember to share it with a fellow coach.

    Some of the highlights include;


    2.50: The Purpose of The Coaching Podcast: Coach for Success in Sport and Business
    4.52: Grab a copy of What Makes a Great Coach?

    US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B9QPW4GH
    Australia: https://www.amazon.com.au/gp/product/B0B6YJ1W4L/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i1 
    Buy a personalized mug in the US: https://mack-pilar-designs.myshopify.com/products/custom-what-makes-a-great-coach-ceramic-mug?variant=42594580758690
    Or google What Makes a Great Coach on Amazon in your Country!
    It is now available as an audiobook as well with Natalie Ashdown as the narrator. 


    5.08: How has the Podcast changed? 
    12.41: Favourite Episodes: 

    Claude Silver - https://www.opendoorcoachingusa.com/podcasts/the-coaching-podcast/episodes/2147691740 
    Barb Van Hare - https://www.opendoorcoachingusa.com/podcasts/the-coaching-podcast/episodes/2147701875 
    Jack Groppel - https://www.opendoorcoachingusa.com/podcasts/the-coaching-podcast/episodes/2147918154 
    Valorie Kondos Field - https://www.opendoorcoachingusa.com/podcasts/the-coaching-podcast/episodes/2147691696 
    Ollie Stephens - https://www.opendoorcoachingusa.com/podcasts/the-coaching-podcast/episodes/2147691718 


    16.37: What are some of the secrets to Podcasting success?  

    Be present and be mindful (self-aware) of the power of the pause as well as your filler words:

    "Ummm"
    "You know"
    "For me"




    22.39: Coaches listening - record yourself coaching and listening to your idiosyncratic words, phrases, and repetitive words
    23.34: What are some of the hard lessons of podcasting?

    Remember to hit RECORD!


    26:25: Wow - who knew - A sponsor: www.heyday.xyz/coaches
    29.35: Why is it important for people to rate and review the show? 
    32.19: Shout out to The Coaching Podcast #1listener: Marianna Land-Taylor
    33.56: What is your favorite episode on The Coaching Podcast and WHY?
    35.45: The Coaching Cafe: Podcast https://open.spotify.com/show/1S6YoRCdCqqWGOgCrqviQ4 
    36.45: How do we need to grow as leaders, as coaches, as learners to develop our disruptive ideas and push us to stretch our comfort zone? 
    44.52: What are you grateful for?

    The Coaching Podcast is sponsored by Heyday.xyz/coaches. Heyday is an AI thought partner that turns your conversations into notes, quotes, and ideas into posts. It's a game-changer for business coaches like you who want to turn their information into actionable insights effortlessly. Don't miss out on this opportunity to revolutionize your coaching practice with Heyday! Visit: www.heyday.xyz/coaches 

    To learn more about becoming a workplace coach or advancing your coaching skills, visit: www.opendoorcoachingusa.com or email: info@emmadoyle.com.au 

    About Emma Doyle

    Emma Doyle is the USA partner of Open Door Coaching – a Colorado-based coach training organization. She is a high-performance coach who unleashes human potential. Emma specializes in helping leaders and teams harness their energy, discover their purpose and achieve high performance under pressure

    • 43 min
    Sports Psychologist #149: Dr. Andrea Firth - Click-worthy Moments & Psychology Tools to Enhance Your Coaching

    Sports Psychologist #149: Dr. Andrea Firth - Click-worthy Moments & Psychology Tools to Enhance Your Coaching

    On this episode of The Coaching Podcast, we delve into the intricacies of performance enhancement, the coaching relationship, well-being, and the utilization of personal resources. Our guest, Dr. Andrea Firth, shares valuable insights into the world of coaching, drawing from her expertise in areas such as goal-setting, positive psychology, and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT). Join us as we explore the best and worst coaching moments, the importance of labeling emotions, and the concept of RISE (Relationship Inferred Self-Efficacy). Dr. Firth takes us on a journey through her experience at Tennis Australia in the "Sliding Doors" segment and offers practical advice on developing a coaching philosophy. Discover the power of positive psychology in improving performance, navigate the complexities of cancel culture, and gain valuable tips on effective goal-setting. Whether you're a seasoned coach or just starting your coaching journey, this episode provides a wealth of knowledge to enhance your coaching toolkit. 

    Some of the highlights include;


    1.46: Best coaching moments: Coaching is trying to turn on a light switch in someone's head and so the best coaching moments are when you get that "click"!
    6.02: Worst coaching moments: A client who was 'stuck'  sometimes just needs the time to 'think' when you asking challenging questions at a 'change point'.

    ACT = Acceptance Commitment Therapy


    11.51: It's an important skill to label your emotions - what are you feeling right now? 
    12.27: Sliding Doors: The experience of going to work at Tennis Australia.
    14.24: What Makes a Great Coach?  

    Be Still and Listen - If you want to practice this - "stop talking!" 


    16.59: RISE:

    Relationship Inferred Self Efficacy 

    Do I have belief in my self-efficacy to do what's best for the other person?
    Do I believe in the athlete's ability to grasp what needs to be done? 
    Twist: Does the athlete believe in their ability and believe in me (the coach)?




    18:45: What is your philosophy (as a coach when working with your clients)?
    19.08: How to develop your coaching philosophy - take a deep dive into your own values.
    20.53: What is positive psychology? Using people's strengths to improve performance. 
    21.52: Cancel culture - identify the problem, let them have their moment to release the emotion, and look for ways to problem-solve together to help the person move forward.
    25.01: Goal setting:

    1) Outcome goal - Where do you want to get to? (Then don't dwell on it because it is not within our control.)
    2) Performance goal - The things that we need to do to get to the outcome goal (50% within our control).
    3) Process goals (1 or 2) - These are 100% within your control.


    29.14: Can you be successful and humble at the same time? YES!

    Do you have stable self-esteem so that people can challenge you and question you?




    1) Acquire more knowledge
    2) It's okay to make a mistake - it's a chance to learn
    3) Reflect with honesty and evidence (write it down)33.27: Top 3 tips to improve your psychology coaching tool kit



    The Coaching Podcast is sponsored by The Sampson Agency - a talent entertainment and sports management company owned and operated by Tina Samara.

    Visit: www.thesampsonagency.com or  email: tina@transitioncoach4athletes.com

    To learn more about becoming a workplace coach or advancing your coaching skills, visit: www.opendoorcoachingusa.com or email: info@emmadoyle.com.au 

    About Dr. Andrea Firth

    Andrea is a BPS sport and exercise psychologist, registered with the HCPC and BUPA. She is also a coaching psychologist and counselor. Andrea works with elite, sub-elite, and recreational athletes. She also works with performing artists and small to medium-sized businesses. She lectures part-time and has a number of peer-reviewed publications. Her research interests include areas of performance enhancement, well-being, applied practice, cyber defense, heart rate variability, biofeedback, mindfulness, heart rate variability,

    • 36 min
    Leadership Coach #148: Clifford Mogan - Navigating the Dual Responsibilities of The Coaching Leader

    Leadership Coach #148: Clifford Mogan - Navigating the Dual Responsibilities of The Coaching Leader

    Welcome to The Coaching Podcast, your go-to source for insights into the dynamic world of coaching, leadership, and personal development. In this episode, we delve into multifaceted topics that define the essence of effective coaching and leadership. From exploring the dual responsibility of leadership - driving performance and developing capability - to uncovering the psychology and neuroscience behind coaching, we navigate through the intricacies that make coaching an essential asset for any leader. Our guest, Clifford Morgan, a seasoned organizational psychologist with over 17 years of service in the Royal Australian Air Force, brings a wealth of experience in leading and coaching diverse individuals. We'll journey through Clifford's transformative moments, including his best coaching experiences, the power of silence in coaching, and his personal evolution from military service to studying psychology. Join us as we unravel the mindset, skillset, and practices that make up great coaches and leaders.

    Here is a summary of the key points;


    1.28: Best coaching moment: Don't happen during the coaching, they happen afterward when you find out the impact that you had. Also, when you equip leaders to create change and then they go and empower others to do the same = exponential effect!

    Coaching quote: "Your aim is to change everything by doing nothing."


    5.34: Worst coaching moment: Silence is more effective than any coaching question because it creates a space for people to think, elaborate, and go deeper, which can create really useful insights.
    8.00: Sliding Doors: Having left the military, Cliff pursued the study of psychology, specifically training as a scientist who examines the human psyche in the workplace.
    9.45: What is the difference between being a psychologist and a coach?
    12.43: What Makes a Great Coach?

    Mindset - How do you set your mind? What are your mindset fundamentals? What are the anchor points that you use to approach your coaching? 

    For example, what are your goals? What are your beliefs (you need to believe that everyone is capable of solving their own problems)? Thought processes and patterns? What's your frame of reference?


    A robust skillset involves not just the ability to ask insightful questions but also the capacity to establish and nurture rapport and trust with the coachee.
    Practice has a dual purpose. Firstly, it involves gaining mastery by consistently honing your skillset. Secondly, it prompts reflection on whether you are approaching coaching as a true profession.


    16.28: How do you unlock potential? How do you create change in a person? Where are you disciplined in your life? Discipline (time, energy, and effort), tells you what someone values + what they are Passionate about = Recipe for SuccessWhat's your story?
    18.23: Why is harnessing energy so important for leaders? What does life-work integration mean to you? 
    21.06: What is the dual responsibility of leadership?

    1) Driving performance
    2) Developing capability


    22.22: What makes a great pilot (captain)? The ability to empower others.
    28.10: What did the military teach you about being a great coach?
    34.17: What is the purpose of your book, The Coaching Leader?

    The Coaching Podcast is sponsored by Heyday.xyz/coaches. Heyday is an AI thought partner that turns your conversations into notes, quotes, and ideas into posts. It's a game-changer for business coaches like you who want to turn their information into actionable insights effortlessly. Don't miss out on this opportunity to revolutionize your coaching practice with Heyday! Visit: www.heyday.xyz/coaches 

    To learn more about becoming a workplace coach or advancing your coaching skills, visit: www.opendoorcoachingusa.com or email: info@emmadoyle.com.au 

    About Clifford Morgan

    The world is full of leaders who have the best intentions, and often fail to make the impact they were seeking. Successful leaders are those who are able to achieve great results by making

    • 40 min

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Great Experience

I was recently on The Coaching Podcast and Emma was so easy to work with and the conversation flowed so effortlessly. She was prepared and curious. Emma dug a little deeper and overcame some technical issues on my end which had to make her job tougher. Was so glad to do it as an avid listener of the entire series and always a great learning experience. Keep it up Emma Doyle!!

Resident Director ,

Awesome Experience!

I was a guest on Emma’s podcast about a month ago. She was professional, prepared, and friendly. She asked excellent questions about my coaching practice; particularly, how I am using my skills at my new job as Resident Director at Western Colorado University. After the podcast, she sent me a link to the edited version. I have always enjoyed working with Emma, and this was the icing on the cake. She is a fantastic communicator. She is reliable. She has a magnetic personality. I would spend time with her any day!

Louis Melissa ,

Very insightful

Hello! This was a pretty interesting podcast to listen to. I’m not the biggest tennis fan and wouldn’t consider myself an expert, but it was very insightful and nice to hear things from a different point of view. I think Miss Doyle and Carla did an excellent job and held a great conversation on what it takes to be a good leader/coach and how to continue on in the tennis world. Much love and I look forward to hearing more content :)))

(shoutout miss carla :p)

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