I’m rejoined for this discussion by Alex Porter, who featured in Episode 15. As a reminder, Alex is the head coach for the volleyball performance program at the University of Essex in England.

Our topic for this episode is mentorship. As I note early in the conversation, this is a topic I wrote about in the early days of this blog. Unlike in the remote coaching talk Alex and I had, this was a much more freeform exchange. This is basically by design. We threw some thoughts, ideas, and questions back and for. Alex actually came away with a couple of action items. I’d love to hear your thoughts on the subject.

I should note that in our chat before we started the podcast Alex mentioned the Coaching Culture podcast. Looks like something worth checking out.

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John Forman
John Forman

John is currently the Men's & Women's Head Volleyball Coach at Medaille College, as well as Global Director for Volleyball for Nation Academy (formerly Charleston Academy). His previous experience includes the college and university level in the US and UK, professional coaching in Sweden, and both coaching and club management at the Juniors level. Learn more on his bio page.

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