The Power Of A Coach with Martin Rooney

 Podcast 102

Being a coach is so much more than just giving people strategies to improve performance. Martin Rooney joins Cathy to share why coaches always need to keep learning, the value of filling negative space with positivity, and how health coaches can show up in powerful ways for their clients! 

In this episode, Cathy and Martin discuss: 

  • Martin’s inspiration to write about what it means to be a coach
  • Important qualities of a great coach: Coachability and Availability 
  • Advice to investigate what coaching really means to you 
  • Silver linings during COVID19
  • Why we should treat everything from a coaching perspective
  • How Martin has adapted his health and fitness routine during COVID19
  • How Martin’s approach to business has changed during the pandemic  

Memorable Quotes:

  • “There’s such simple stuff people could do to improve their communication and relationships with people.” 
  • “A coach has to be coachable; they have to continue learning so they always have new things to teach to their students or their athletes…”
  • “Being available is when the magic happens.”  
  • “Every day is a new first day. If you practice something long enough right, it’ll eventually be almost impossible to do it wrong.”    

As an internationally recognized coach, speaker and best-selling author, Martin is on a mission to make a world of better coaches. Martin has his Master of Health Science and Bachelor of Physical Therapy degrees from the Medical University of South Carolina and a Bachelor of Arts in Exercise Science from Furman University. A former US bobsledder, Division I track athlete, Judo black belt and two-time Guinness World Record holder, he is the creator of Training for Warriors. His systems are used in 200 locations in 20 different countries around the world.

Martin has consulted major universities, professional teams and military organizations. Martin has trained athletes from NFL, MLB, UFC, NBA, WNBA, top Division I colleges and Olympic medallists, All-Americans and World Champions. His new book Coach to Coach uses those lessons to highlight the importance and power of coaches.


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