At 8:00 AM on April 10, 2014, I was doing some math. The initial cohort of coaches for ‘Coach 2 Leader’ (a year-long leadership development program hosted in partnership with the Canadian Sport Institute Ontario) was filtering into the room. Despite a long history of working with elite sport – I was starting to feel slightly nervous. As each new participant arrived, my mental tally of Olympic and Paralympic Games attended and medals won rose. I ran out of fingers, then toes, before finally aligning on a cumulative 38 Games attended and 27 medals won – 11 of them gold. 

As I looked over my shoulder to the title slide behind me – which read ‘Coaching for High Performance’ - I started wondering if we had made a huge mistake. What could these individuals possibly have left to learn about coaching and leadership? 

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May 19,2015 By

Category: Sports, CSIO