The coach of coaches in elite sport - Cody Royle

This week I speak to the coach of coaches Cody Royle. Cody is one of those people who has a good soul, you know the type of person – someone who wants the best for people. He’s empathic and he cares, which made delivering the message of losing one of his team over and over again to all of the other players all the more heart-breaking. In Cody’s book The Tough Stuff: Seven Hard Truths About Being a Head Coach he talks about the things that just aren’t spoken about – the performance not just of the team but of the coach. How for example the emotional toll of not just loss and grief impacts your ability to coach, but so many factors such as media pressure, expectations of the public even selecting and deselecting team members each week. But who coaches the coach? We talk about this and more including the role Cody himself has taken on as a coach of coaches.

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Join award winning author and psychologist Fiona Murden in the Dot to Dot podcast - joining the dots on what makes you, you. We learn best from other people and trying things for ourselves. This is made even better when we have some science based approaches to back things up. So that’s what this podcast is all about. Hearing from interesting people across all walks of life, 'role models and real models' sharing their lived experience. This is interspersed with episodes from experts discussing behaviour and the mind - including regular co-host, sports psychologist Lou Jones.