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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.

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Life-changing Insights from Coaching the World’s Best Cricketers

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.

Gary and Paddy’s contribution to India’s success in the 2011 World Cup was immense. Paddy brought innovative thinking that guided the players and team towards success – Sachin Tendulkar

Life-Changing

Paddy has been mental coach to professional athletes from ten countries and eleven different sports, including international cricket, rugby, soccer and hockey players, Olympians, para-Olympians, European and Sunshine tour golfers and World League (WSL) surfers.

Paddy helped me in so many unique ways throughout my career, both on and probably more importantly, off the field – Jacques Kallis

Innovative Coaching Approach

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).

Always seeking new and improved ways, Paddy’s out-of-the-box thinking helped my game as a player, and then as a coach – Gary Kirsten

What is it about?

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.

Paddy’s coaching methods are empowering, effective and inspiring! – Mike Hussey

Comments from Cricketers

Always seeking new and improved ways, Paddy’s out-of-the-box thinking helped my game as a player, and then as a coach. – Gary Kirsten

Gary and Paddy’s contribution to India’s success in the 2011 World Cup was immense. Paddy brought innovative thinking that guided the players and team towards success. – Sachin Tendulkar

Paddy’s coaching methods are empowering, effective and inspiring! – Mike Hussey

Paddy helped me in so many unique ways throughout my career, both on and probably more importantly, off the field. – Jacques Kallis

Paddy is a thought-leader. He brings a unique and relevant approach to cricket, and life. – Rahul Dravid

Talks by Paddy Upton

Inspiring your team, leadership and performance!

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’.

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