I have recently read your book “If better is possible” and found it to be excellent in putting into words the process of leadership and coaching.
I am a teacher at Westport Public School in Port Macquarie. I have coached cricket and soccer at varying levels of achievement but my biggest professional achievement has been coaching and managing the school’s Chess Program to a State Championship last year coming from 8 years of dominance at a North Coast level. I sometimes get asked how and why the team has been so successful and can’t really answer accurately. Your book while being inspirational from a coaching and management perspective has helped me to put the microscope on how to get the team to the next level and how they have become so successful over so long. I particularly like the quote you used ‘ If it is not broken- then break it’ because the only way to improve is to look at ways to improve.
Anyway, I wanted to thank you for the great piece of work in your book “If better is Possible”. I greatly enjoyed it, I learnt from it and will apply its ideas in my classroom and in my coaching across all sports.