This week on the Way of Champions Podcast we welcome Martin Rooney, author and trainer for the NFL, MMA, Special Forces Trainer…and high school kids! Martin doesn’t just talk the talk, but he is in the trenches daily training people to perform at their peak level. There is so much goodness in this episode! Martin has been educating coaches at conferences for over a decade and is not shy about sharing what he has learned. We talk about how a coach can increase performance by focusing on the positive, where the word “coach” came from, and why the greatest coaches in the world are the ones will will never hear about. We also dive in to his book Coach to Coach: An Empowering Story About How to Be a Great Leader.
Get one, Give one Special: If you order the book, send the receipt and [email protected], Martin will send you some special bonus items!
Martin is the founder of Training For Warriors. An internationally recognized trainer, speaker, author and pioneer of strength and conditioning, Martin holds a Master of Health Science and Bachelor of Physical Therapy from the Medical University of South Carolina. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Exercise Science from Furman University.

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Highlights from the Podcast:

  • Martin talks about how he got into coaching and coaching education
  • “The evolution of a coach” and the importance of learning from coaching mistakes
  • “The greatest hunger for every person is to know they are appreciated”
  • How can a coach increase performance without focusing on the negative?
  • Can a coach transition from destruction to construction?
  • If a kid becomes the best they can be, then a coach did their job!
  • You have to coach who is front of you, not who you wish you were coaching!
  • “The greatest coaches in the world are the ones will will never hear about.”
  • Defining the word “COACH”
  • Remembering not everyone WANTS to get better!
  • Rebranding the WOC Podcast to “How we can screw up so you don’t have to” podcast
  • The importance of building confidence in athletes
  • “Your athletes are a reflection of your coaching”

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Connect with Martin Rooney

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