Driving high performance
To all coaches, leaders, senior managers, sports coaches, and parents: If you want to learn, grow, become better at coaching, and maximise the potential in your players, clients, or team, then this book is for you. Regardless of the work we do or the industry we’re in, as leaders and managers, we need to grow and develop our people, to enable them to achieve high performance. From the front-line manager to the boardroom, it isn’t enough to direct and tell people what to do. We need to drive innovation, accountability, and performance in our teams. And that is what this book is all about.
Based on extensive research
Based on extensive research from the world’s leading tennis, sport, and business coaches, What Makes a Great Coach? unlocks the secrets from over 500 coaches and the top 10 practices of these coaches. Particularly, told through the eyes of Emma’s own personal and raw journey towards elite coaching. The Book features stories, quotes, and inspiration from past and current coaching legends. Importantly, including the coaches of many former World No. 1s. Furthermore, it provides the much-needed authentic, practical, and relatable guide to becoming a better coach.
Emma Doyle with Natalie Ashdown
Author – Emma Doyle
‘What Makes a Great Coach?’ (#WMAGC) is the first book Emma has written. “Sometimes I have to pinch myself because I feel like I’m just an ordinary person living the most extraordinary life, thanks to being a coach. Coaching is my passion and something that I feel I was born to do”. In the book, WMAGC, we share the qualities from over 500 inspirational players and coaches to help you unlock your coaching potential. You can learn more about my Emma’s journey here.
With Natalie Ashdown
This book has come to life with the brilliant writing skills of Natalie Ashdown. Emma and Natalie collaborated on this project together and brought Emma’s coaching journey to life. Natalie was instrumental in developing Emma’s coaching skills and Emma has completed her Cert IV, Diploma in Workplace and Business Coaching and holds the ICF Professional Certified Coach thanks to Natalie’s guidance. Natalie is the CEO of The Open Door Coaching Group and a passionate tennis player. You can learn more about Natalie here.
Emma Doyle with Natalie Ashdown (CEO Open Door Coaching)
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About the research
The book research is comprehensive. In particular, it features research from more than 500 of the world’s top coaches. In addition, some former World No.1’s including Roger Federer.
Importantly, across the conversations, 151 different characteristics were stated in answer to the question What Makes a Great Coach? However, after collating the data, Emma narrowed these down to the ten top practices. Particularly, practices that we can all pursue.
328 tennis coaches
71 sports coaches across 21 different sports
105 business coaches
51% female 49% male and 1 non-binary person