Coach to Coach

Coach to Coach : An Empowering Story About How to Be a Great Leader

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Learn the secrets for becoming the inspirational coach everyone is waiting for

Think about the coaches you've had throughout your life. Most likely, some were good, others not so good. Maybe one or two were great. One thing is undeniable: Coaches can influence your life in ways that can be negative or positive. A coach can either build you up or tear you down. The world needs better coaches in all walks of life--if you're a parent, a teacher, a co-worker, or a leader, you are also a coach. Which kind of coach do you want to be? Coach to Coach helps you answer this question and shares the secrets to bringing out the best in a person, both on and off the field.

For more than twenty years, author Martin Rooney hascoached professional sport stars, Olympic champions, and business leaders to high levels of performance, analyzing thousands of real-life examples of what works and what doesn't. Reading like a simple parable, this engaging book gives you an easy-to-use yet highly effective formula for becoming a better coach for your teams, in your business, and in your personal life. Packed with valuable insights and expert advice, this appealing book helps you:

Learn how to be a great leader by being a great coach
Create positive lives for your children and the people you work with
Inspire and motivate the people around you
Turn your natural skills and talents into your own unique coaching style
Use proven, time-tested coaching strategies to get results

Coach to Coach: An Empowering Story About How to Be a Great Leader is an ideal book for coaches, leaders, managers, entrepreneurs, educators, parents, and anyone wanting to bring out the best in those around them.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1119662192
  • 9781119662198
  • 66,751

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Coaching isn't something you do TO someone. Coaching is something you do WITH someone.

Great coaches don't light fires UNDER people. They light fires INSIDE of them.

And great coaches aren't BORN. . . they're MADE!

Coach to Coach follows the story of Brian Knight, a young man experiencing the challenges both on and off the field that come with coaching sports. He's spent the last decade striving to land his dream job, only to realize he may no longer have the skills or drive necessary to reach the top. After a devastating loss and deteriorating relationships with his players and family, Brian's life seems to be unravelling--until he encounters a mysterious old coach who seems to have some important answers to his problems.

Whether you are a sports coach, teacher, parent, spouse, co-worker, manager or boss, the invaluable lessons in Coach to Coach are designed to help you recognize your importance as a coach. Written in the style of a simple parable, this engaging book gives you an easy-to-use yet highly effective formula for bringing out the best in yourself and others.

Based on his two decades of coaching high school, college, and professional sports teams, Martin Rooney uses his gift of storytelling to reveal the coaching mindset necessary to be the inspirational leader you've always dreamed of becoming.

Packed with motivational stories, Coach to Coach is a heartwarming tale that will empower you to fulfill your one true job as a coach: To take people where they want to go.
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"For great performances in your profession and family. . . study this book!"
--Dan Gable, Olympic Gold Medalist in Wrestling, 3-time U.S. Olympic Team Coach, 15 NCAA Team Titles, University of Iowa Wrestling

"Some books you read for entertainment. Some you read for enlightenment. Coach to Coach will give you both."
--Coach Lou Holtz, 1998 NCAA National Champions, Notre Dame Football, Only coach to lead 6 different college programs to bowl games

"Coach to Coach is about human development through sport. Martin Rooney gets it EXACTLY right: elite coaching is about relationships, character development and accountability."
--Anson Dorrance, 22 NCAA Championships, University of North Carolina Women's Soccer, 7-time NCAA Women's Soccer Coach of the Year

"In today's sports and business world, there's never been a more important time to have responsible and ethical people serving as coaches. Coach to Coach offers you practical and user-friendly tips on how to be THAT coach for someone else."
--Shawn Johnson, Olympic Gold and Silver Medalist in Gymnastics, Winner of ABC's Dancing with the Stars

"Coach to Coach is an important reminder of the power of a coach. If you want to help more people and make a positive impact on the lives of others, read this book!"
--Jon Gordon, Bestselling Author of The Energy Bus, The Carpenter, and Training Camp

"Coaching is much more than teaching someone how to play a sport. Coach to Coach is your guidebook on how to inspire someone to live out the story of their dreams."
--Rudy Ruettiger, the inspiration for the Blockbuster Film, RUDY
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Table of contents

Foreword xv

Introduction xvii

1 The Tunnel 1

2 The Grind 7

3 The Showup Showdown 13

4 Cup of Coffee 19

5 Enthusiasm 29

6 Ultimatum 35

7 The Right Target 41

8 Eating Crow 49

9 The Real Definition 55

10 The Golden Rule 71

11 A Turning Point 89

12 The Two Abilities 97

13 Pointing Fingers 111

14 The Secret Move 121

15 The Holy Grail 137

16 Do the Work 153

17 Game Day 163

18 Bag of Peanuts 175

Acknowledgments 183

About the Author 187
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About Martin Rooney

MARTIN ROONEY is on a mission to make better coaches. He is a former U.S. bobsledder, Division I track athlete, and creator of Training for Warriors. He has consulted for Fortune 500 companies, including Nike and Prudential; coached the N.Y. Giants and N.Y. Jets; and instructed military organizations such as the Army Rangers and Navy SEALs. Having trained NFL, UFC, MLB, NBA, and Olympic athletes, Martin learned the most from coaching middle and high school teams.
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