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The Talent Equation Podcast
The Talent Equation Podcast
Stuart Armstrong

The Talent Equation podcast is an 'exploration in human advancement'... mostly (but not exclusively) through the lens of sport and physical activity.... more

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Episodes

Dog Walk Diary - ‘Gareth’

Reposting a classic episode!  ------- This was recorded to reflect on the journey of the England Football Team during the... more

17 Jul 2024 · 40 minutes
Coach Education is Broken - Episode 5 - 'Diversity through Decentralisation'

In Episode 5 of the 'Coach Education is Broken' series,' I explore the importance of addressing systemic barriers in the... more

16 Jul 2024 · 16 minutes
Coach Education is Broken - Episode 4 - 'Fixing the leaky bucket'

In episode 4 of the 'Coach Education is Broken' series, titled 'Fixing the Leaky Bucket,' I delve into the systemic... more

05 Jul 2024 · 13 minutes
"Talent doesn't need trauma - talent needs turbulence" - a conversation with Mauro Van De Looij

Mauro van de Looij is a sports coach and performance psychologist from the Netherlands. He has worked as a youth... more

02 Jul 2024 · 58 minutes
"The biggest rate limiter in professional sports is that coaches are so general" - a conversation with Alex Sarama

Alex Sarama makes a welcome return to the podcast to discuss his fantastic new book 'Transforming Basketball' and to unpack... more

25 Jun 2024 · 1 hour, 23 minutes
Coach Education is Broken - Episode 3 - 'From Qualifications to Professional Recognition'

In this episode, I talk about the necessity for a system shift from a coach education system that is almost... more

20 Jun 2024 · 17 minutes
The coach as a 'performance architect' - a conversation with Mark Bennett OBE

Mark Bennett makes a welcome return to the podcast. This time to help me out with some challenges that I... more

18 Jun 2024 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
"It's not pining for the fjords - it's bleedin' demised..." - The Norwegian Blue and Coach Education

Richard Burcuson and Dean Holden are the hosts of the Grass Roots Minor Hockey Podcast. A show dedicated to all... more

11 Jun 2024 · 1 hour, 32 minutes
Coach Education is Broken - episode 2 - Change the Paradigm

In this episode I call for a complete rethink about the way that we think about support for coaches. I... more

07 Jun 2024 · 11 minutes
Coach Education is broken - episode 1 - Transformation not transaction

Episode 1 of 'Coach Education is broken' - 'Transformation not transaction' I take a hard look at the nature of... more

06 Jun 2024 · 9 minutes
Coach Education is Broken

A new dog walk diary where I begin a new multi part series talking about all of the ways that... more

28 May 2024 · 22 minutes
How to help people get better at anything - a conversation with Scott H. Young

Scott Young makes an extremely welcome return to the podcast having written a new book about learning that follows up... more

17 May 2024 · 1 hour, 23 minutes
"More skilled in 10 minutes of play...than 12 months of traditional training" - a conversation with Josh Peacock

In this episode I am joined by Josh Peacock from 'Combat Learning' and the 'Combat Learning Podcast'. Combat Learning is... more

13 May 2024 · 1 hour, 38 minutes
"Maybe you're not a bluffer actually" - a conversation with Kevin Mulcahy

This episode features guest Kevin Mulcahy from Cork, Ireland, who is an S&C coach with experience coaching Gaelic Football and... more

06 May 2024 · 1 hour, 25 minutes
Dog Walk Diary - Reflections from my conversation with Mike Jagacki

Reflecting on my conversation with Mike Jagacki and some of the thoughts it threw up!!Become a supporter of this podcast:... more

19 Apr 2024 · 37 minutes
“I think sometimes you do drills for other reasons than skill development" - a conversation with Mike Jagacki

This episode is another in my new series focussed on having conversations with people I don't 100% agree with. Mike... more

10 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 43 minutes
Dog Walk Diary - with special guest (my wife Claire!)

So this is a bit of a high risk podcast. I’m joined for my reflective time with Flo the dog... more

29 Mar 2024 · 41 minutes
"There were times when I didn't want to go to practice" - a conversation with Adrian 'Eco Hoops' Sapp

Adrian Sapp is a basketball coach from Ontario in Canada. He runs a basketball programme called 'Eco Hoops' which states... more

22 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
Do coaches have theories or do they have a "bundle of beliefs" - a conversation with Phil Kearney

Today, I am thrilled to welcome Phil Kearney back to the podcast. Phil is a renowned figure in the field... more

14 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 49 minutes
“Talent is everywhere, but opportunity is not." - a conversation with Brett Holland and Sion Kitson

In this episode, we dive deep into the transformative world of talent development within England Hockey by welcoming back Brett... more

07 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
"There are never answers....just more questions" - a conversation with Jordan Cassidy

Jordan Cassidy (MSc) has worked across the globe since September 2013, from Ireland, to Hong Kong, to the UK, and... more

30 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 26 minutes
'Visualise tragedies - not comedies' - a conversation with Andreu Enrich

Andrea Enrich popped by to chat about his new book, '50 tipe sof rintelligent players - Vol 2' It is... more

18 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 22 minutes
Dog Walk Diary - Child First Coaching is hard - learning about neurodiversity

A proper deep reflection about a massive failure trying to be child first with a large group and it’s impact... more

24 Nov 2023 · 40 minutes
How 'the scenius' can be better than 'the system' - a conversation with Graeme McDowall

Graeme McDowall holds an MPhil degree in Sports Coaching Education from the University of Birmingham. He is a lecturer at... more

20 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 31 minutes
"Coaching what can't be coached" - a conversation with Andrew Sheaff

This week's guest is Andrew Sheaff, a swimming coach who has embraced the concept of non linear pedagogy and the... more

25 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 25 minutes
A parents guide to navigating the murky world of talent pathways - a conversation with Paul Gamble

Dr Paul Gamble is the founder of 'Informed Practitioner in Sport' a platform dedicated to supporting talent developers with high... more

12 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 21 minutes
"From conventional to innovative: A teacher’s perspective on student-centered learning in sport" - a conversation with Christian Gompert

This episode features Christian Gompert an English Teacher and soccer coach from New Hampshire who is a long standing member... more

30 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
'The Champion Teammate' - a conversation with John O'Sullivan

In today's competitive world, teamwork and leadership skills are essential for success in sports and life. In this episode, I... more

15 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
"The house always wins" - a conversation with Andy Hailey

In this episode I chat with Andy Hailey, Director of Swimming at Brighton College, about his unique coaching philosophy and... more

09 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
"Real talent is harder to hide than it is to find" - a conversation with Wayne Goldsmith

Wayne Goldsmith's journey began with packing boxes and evolved into a successful career in coaching and talent development. A chance... more

24 May 2023 · 1 hour, 31 minutes
The Talent Equation Podcast
"Coaching what can't be coached" - a conversation with Andrew Sheaff
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This week's guest is Andrew Sheaff, a swimming coach who has embraced the concept of non linear pedagogy and the constraints led... more