The Barefoot Coach is packed with Paddy’s out-of-the-box thinking and illuminating anecdotes on winning, preparation, failure and working to resolve life’s tangled knots. Inspiring, candid and unusual in its approach to coaching, and with fascinating breakaways into extreme sport, this is a must read for everyone who wishes to enhance their performance, and their lives.
In 2008, a few days after being selected to coach the Indian cricket team, Gary Kirsten and Paddy Upton set themselves the goals of winning the World Cup in 2011 and becoming the number one Test team in the world. Over three years of their innovative and creative coaching methods, the team achieved these goals, and more.
Paddy’s journey has included being international cricket’s first fitness trainer, mental coach in multiple professional sports, performance director of the South African cricket team that became the first to simultaneously hold the world’s number one ranking in all three formats of the game, head coach across three of the world’s premier T20 cricket leagues, and a University professor.
With degrees from four different universities, including two masters’ degrees, and in recognition of his innovative leadership and coaching approach, he was appointed as a Professor of Practice at Deakin University (Business and Law faculty, Melbourne, Australia).
The Barefoot Coach is packed with Paddy’s out-of-the-box thinking and illuminating anecdotes on high performance, winning, failure and working to resolve life’s tangled knots.
Inspiring, candid and unusual in its approach to coaching and leadership, this is a must read for everyone who wishes to enhance their performance, and their lives.
Talks by Paddy
Audiences from his 150-plus keynotes delivered in over 40 cities across 5 continents describe Paddy as a ‘delightfully entertaining’, ‘authentic’, ‘inspiring story-teller‘, with an ‘amazing ability to translate his message to be relevant and applicable across industries’.