Ep32. Paul Thompson On How Coaching & Rowing Applies To Motorsports

I’m delighted to welcome Paul Thompson MBE to the show. Paul is a veteran of 8 Olympic games as a senior rowing coach. Paul’s crews have won medals in the last 7 games where he’s represented Australia, Great Britain and China. There are a remarkable number of similarities between rowing and motorsports. Paul Thompson shares with you his perspectives on the role of coaching and what you should look for in a coach. You’ll learn how Paul sets up a winning training environment and how you can develop as a driver. He even shares a novel, but highly effective way, for you to rapidly reduce some weight. It is a fascinating show from one of the global legends in Olympic rowing. I hope you enjoy what Paul has to say…

[4:15] How would you define “coaching?”

[8:57] Why you should work on staying “in the moment.”

[9:37] How to control your nerves with breathing techniques

[17:03] What to record in your journal

[27:53] What not to do as a coach…

Links mentioned in the show:

– Paul Thompson’s wikipedia page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Thompson_(rower)

– Contact Paul Thompson on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/paul-thompson-mbe-82545525/

– Learn motorsports data analysis https://www.yourdatadriven.com/the-complete-beginners-guide-to-motorsports-data-analysis/

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