Coaching Podcasts

I intend to start a podcast, but until then here are a few coaching podcasts I listen to regularly.

Podcasts are great because the conversations are often informal and wide ranging allowing hosts and guests alike to dive a little deeper into a topic than they might in an interview.

Finding Mastery

[su_box title=”Finding Mastery”]Finding Mastery with Michael Gervais, a high performance psychologist, who is best known for his work with the Seattle Seahawks and as the cofounder of Win Forever with Pete Carroll.  Gervais brings on great guests from a wide variety of fields. He does a great job of sussing out tremendous information. Like many of these hosts he is at his best when he does not seem to personally know the guest.

One of my favorite episodes is with the great Anders Ericsson who introduced the often misunderstood concept of deliberate training.

Browse the offerings on the website and you will find a great number of excellent coaching podcasts. [/su_box]

Ericsson also has a new book out Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise

Coach Your Best

[su_box title=”Coach Your Best”]”Coach Your Best” from Athletes By Design is a great resource for coaches and athletes. The host, Jeremy Boone, brings on a wide array of coaches, practitioners and authors. Some of his guests are famous and others I have never heard of before.

Rarely do I regret listening to the show.

Two of my favorite episodes:  An interview with Ashley Merryman, author of Top Dog The Science of Winning and Losing;  the other was with Doug Lemov, who has written extensively what great teaching looks like. He provides very specific pointers in these conversations and in his books.

Look through the different episodes on the website and you will find some interesting variety and quality.

Two Doug Lemov books you may enjoy Practice Perfect and Teach Like a Champion 2.0


I am also listening to two podcasts on books.

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The Education Bookcast: an in-depth book review of different books relevant to our work.

The bookcast for the Inner Game of Tennis was excellent.  I actually recommend it to busy athletes who don’t have time to read the whole book.


The other is Better Living Through Books, an interactive book club centered around the book Thinking Fast and Slow.