Our Great Coach on this episode is Gareth Taylor.
Gareth played as a professional football player for 18 seasons, playing for Bristol Rovers, Crystal Palace, Manchester City, Burnley and Nottingham Forest among others teams.
He retired in 2011 and started coaching youth teams at Manchester City. After 8 years in the City Academy, he was appointed Head Coach of the Women’s team and led them to a FA Cup title in 2020 and the League Cup title in 2022.
Some of the key highlights of the interview for me were:
How he defines his purpose on this planet as helping people; and how understanding this has helped him focus his energies and life.
The importance of their review process, which they complete using a multi-disciplinary team, in order to drive improved performance on the pitch.
And the importance of risk taking in the culture at Man City and how he goes about empowering people to do this.
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