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 Talent Strategy Manager (oversees the national teams) and Indoor Performance Director for Volleyball England, as well as Global Director for Volleyball for Nation Academy. His volleyball coaching experience includes all three NCAA divisions, plus Junior College, in the US; university and club teams in the UK; professional coaching in Sweden; and both coaching and club management at the Juniors level. He's also been a visiting coach at national team, professional club, and juniors programs in several countries. Learn more on his bio page.

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