• Misbah Haque

The Art Of Coaching w/ James Fitzgerald

James Fitzgerald, founder/director of OPEX Fitness, has over 20+ years of experience when it comes to coaching. This episode is special to me because we talk about the craft itself with a lens that really illuminates what it means to be a coach. I wanted to understand how he organizes his thoughts, views the integration of systems, and structures high level thinking. If you’re a coach, you do not want to miss this episode. If you’re an athlete, you’ll walk away with a whole new appreciation for the level of depth that goes into coaching.

Show Notes:

  • (6:00) - Before Opex was founded in 1999

  • (9:12) - Making an impact on fitness

  • (10:31) - Becoming an original artist

  • (13:45) - Drive, patience, introversion, execution at the right time

  • (15:06) - Technician to Craftsman to Master

  • (18:02) - Becoming knowledgeable of the integration of everything

  • (21:08) - True depth & influence of coaches

  • (24:09) - Why do individuals need fitness coaching

  • (33:07) - How James organizes his mind and views systems

  • (36:30) - Using writing to organize your thoughts

  • (37:15) - Thoughts

  • (42:06) - Note taking in your phone

  • (46:35) - Awareness

  • (48:33) - Relationship between a coach and client

  • (53:50) - Fitness delivery vs science education

  • (56:03) - Plus, minus, equal learning theory

  • (1:00:08) - How does the OPEX model work

  • (1:02:16) - Business systems

  • (1:07:26) - Start with why

  • (1:15:30) - Providing value -- what does it mean?

  • (1:17:20) - Defining your priorities

  • (1:21:18)  - Inner narrator

  • (1:23:18) - Intuition

  • (1:24:18) - Functional bodybuilding

Resources we may have talked about:

  • Episode w/ CJ Martin

  • Episode w/ Marcus Filly

  • Bernie Novokowsky

  • Start With Why

  • Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers

  • The Way of The Superior Man

  • The Values Factor

How you can connect with James:

  • http://opexfit.com

  • Instagram: @jfitzopex

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