Ok guys it is a pleasure to have my friend Nick Winkelman on the show today.
Nick is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to optimizing human performance so I am very excited to share this conversation with you.
Nick is currently living in Dublin, Ireland where he is the head of athletic performance & science for the Irish Rugby Football Union.
Before working for Irish Rugby, Nick was the director of education and training systems for EXOS (formerly Athletes' Performance), which is a global leader in performance training and education. As the director of education, Nick oversaw the development and execution of all internal and external educational initiatives. As a performance coach, he oversaw the speed and assessment component of the NFL Combine and supported many professional athletes and elite Military.
Nick completed his PhD in philosophy with a focus on motor learning and sprinting. He is a international speaker and consultant on human performance and coaching science and has numerous book chapters and peer reviewed papers focusing on the intersection between coaching language and athlete learning.
Nick recently released his first book titled “The Language of coaching” which is a deep dive into the science and art of utilizing our language to best serve our athletes.
This conversation is heavy on coaching athletes but the principles discussed are universal…so whether you are a coach, teacher, trainer, yoga instructor, CEO or athlete…whatever your profession I think you will take valuable insights with you because language is key to effective communication. And good communication is everything!
Some topics discussed are:
More on Nick…
The Language of Coaching
Great education videos
Attention and Motor Skill Learning
Here are some great episodes to start with.