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Welcome to the Way of Champions Podcast hosted by John O'Sullivan.

 

Each week we connect you with the top minds in sport, coaching, leadership, and creating championship programs so you can take your athletes and teams to the next level.

Mar 24, 2019

Jon’s professional career began with the Buffalo Bills as assistant strength and conditioning coach. For 14 years he worked as the head strength and conditioning coach for the Indianapolis Colts where he was the youngest to be hired in this role. His responsibilities were many and are proud to have worked on a fully integrated team with a shared vision. This culminated with a world championship in Super Bowl XLI.
 
Jon believes in supporting people that want to participate and thrive in activities meaningful for them. Whether in sports, physical education or recreation he embraces the process of the individual and the professionals working in the field. Jon’s vision is practiced with EXOS as the Performance Director for Pro/Elite Sports working exclusively with the The Trust program for former NFL players. Jon serves an instructor and content advisor for Functional Movement Systems collaborating in development and delivery. He consults many organizations and called upon for his experience and instructs with the Positive Coaching Alliance for youth sports. 
 
 
Quick Announcements:
Way of Champions Conference will be in Denver, CO on August 2-4. Visit https://changingthegameproject.com/wocconference for more information! 
 
Become a Podcast Champion!
We are now offering you the ability to contribute as a Podcast Champion, (https://www.patreon.com/wayofchampions)for as little as a cup of coffee per month (OK its a Venti Mocha), to help us up the ante and provide even better interviews, better sound, and an overall enhanced experience. Plus, as a $10 per month Podcast Super-Champion, you will have access to never before released and bonus material, including:
  • Downloadable transcripts of the podcasts, so you don't have to crash your car trying to take notes!
  • A monthly discussion with John, James, Jerry, and other special guests talking about the previous month's episodes and answering some of the FAQs we received that month
  • A code to get free access to our online course called "Coaching Mastery," usually a $97 course, but yours for free for becoming a patron. 
  • Access to an online community of coaches like you who are dedicated listeners of the podcast, and will be able to answer your questions and share their coaching experiences.
 
Thank you for all your support these past two years, and a special big thank you to all of you who become part of our inner circle, our patrons, who will enable us to take our podcast to the next level. https://www.patreon.com/wayofchampions
 
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Highlights from the podcast with Jon Torine:
Min 11: What it's like working as a strength coach in the NFL
Min 18: “It’s a lot easier to make suggestions than it is to make decisions.”
Min 23: What was it like working with Peyton Manning?
Min 28: Habits and rituals that separate the good from the great
Min 34: Why do so many kids quit when they have “made it” to college 
Min 38: Where do you “feel it” when you talk about something you love 
Min 42: Halftime
Min 46: The Tony Dungy way
Min 52: Transactional Coaches and Transformational Coaches
Min 1:16: Lean In Coaching
Min 1:18: The worst youth sport experience you could imagine
 
Great Quotes:
"If you fall in love with the process, the process will love you back."
“When the Dali Lama is feeling like he needs answers, he calls Tony Dungy."
"It took longer to get a library card than it did to sign up to coach your children."
 
Resources Mentioned
Belichick: The Making of the Greatest Football Coach of All Time LINK
Jon Torine Screening Athletes LINK
InSideOut Coaching: How Sports Can Transform Lives, by Joe Ehrmann LINK
The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph, by Ryan Holiday LINK
 
Connect w/ Jon Torine