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This week’s podcast guest is J.P. Nerbun, mentor, writer, coach, and sports consultant. We dive into the difference between transformational coaching and transactional coaching, why labeling an athlete as “uncoachable” is more of a reflection on the coach than the athlete, and why every coach should be intentional about their “non-negotiables.”

JP has coached basketball in Ireland, Lithuania, Tennessee, and Pennsylvania. While in Ireland, JP coached 30 teams in five years! That is a lot of time to learn a lot of lessons in coaching. 

Highlights from the Discussion:

  • A discussion on parents wanting transformation, but expecting transactional coaching
  • How did JP develop his coaching style?
  • The importance of coaches asking themself, “What can I do better?” and “What are my blind spots?”
  • A discussion on the “uncoachable” athlete
  • How does JP advise coaches on how to shape behavior?
  • Every coach should have their “non-negotiables” 
  • JP explains why he wrote Calling Up: Discovering Your Journey to Transformational Leadership

In 2017, JP started Thrive On Challenge as a blog, and it grew into a sports consulting business. He has served coaches, athletes, and parents across the world, at every level and in every sport you can name. He is most passionate about walking with coaches on their journeys to becoming better leaders and build a transformational culture.

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