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#40 – The Art Of Coaching w/ James Fitzgerald

Get my top 5 must reads for unlocking new perspectives. These unexpected selections will help your mind to think outside the box.
 

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James Fitzgerald, founder/director of OPEX Fitness, has over 20+ years of experience when it comes to coaching. This episode is special to me because we talk about the craft itself with a lens that really illuminates what it means to be a coach. I wanted to understand how he organizes his thoughts, views the integration of systems, and structures high level thinking. If you’re a coach, you do not want to miss this episode. If you’re an athlete, you’ll walk away with a whole new appreciation for the level of depth that goes into coaching.

Show Notes:

  • (6:00) – Before Opex was founded in 1999
  • (9:12) – Making an impact on fitness
  • (10:31) – Becoming an original artist
  • (13:45) – Drive, patience, introversion, execution at the right time
  • (15:06) – Technician to Craftsman to Master
  • (18:02) – Becoming knowledgeable of the integration of everything
  • (21:08) – True depth & influence of coaches
  • (24:09) – Why do individuals need fitness coaching
  • (33:07) – How James organizes his mind and views systems
  • (36:30) – Using writing to organize your thoughts
  • (37:15) – Thoughts
  • (42:06) – Note taking in your phone
  • (46:35) – Awareness
  • (48:33) – Relationship between a coach and client
  • (53:50) – Fitness delivery vs science education
  • (56:03) – Plus, minus, equal learning theory
  • (1:00:08) – How does the OPEX model work
  • (1:02:16) – Business systems
  • (1:07:26) – Start with why
  • (1:15:30) – Providing value — what does it mean?
  • (1:17:20) – Defining your priorities
  • (1:21:18)  – Inner narrator
  • (1:23:18) – Intuition
  • (1:24:18) – Functional bodybuilding

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If you wanna grab any book we’ve talked about in the past, head over to theairbornemind.com/readinglist. You’ll see all the books recommended from each guest. And if you want you can get a free audiobook and 30 day free trial there as well.

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