Aimee Boorman

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We explore leadership through the lens of high-performance sport by interviewing Great Coaches from around the world to try and find ideas to help all of us lead our families, our colleagues, and our teams better.

Our newsletter contains the best ideas from those interviews.

Latest Interview

Our Great Coach this week is Aimee Boorman, an artistic gymnastics coach who led the USA team at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Aimee is perhaps best known for having coached 2016 Olympic champion and 2013-2015 world champion Simone Biles, who she originally started coaching back in 2003, when Simone was only just 6 years old. Together, the pair worked for 14 World Championship and Olympic Gold medals.

(Simone notably became the first woman ever to win three straight all-around titles, and was the first gymnast to capture 10 gold medals at the World Championships).

During our fantastic interview, Aimee shared her own tradition-breaking approach to coaching, including a variety of points that will be of particular interest to those who mentor, lead, or parent younger generations.

Personal highlights include:

  • The way she has learned to tailor her communication style to suit the many age groups that she leads, and why she is never afraid to apologise when she gets something wrong.

  • How she deals with the anxiety her athletes experience in pursuit of the perfect 10 in gymnastics.

  • The steps she takes to help athletes control their emotions during high-pressure competitions and situations by bringing them back to their practice.

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Leadership Insights

Kathy Delaney-Smith retired at the end of the 2021-2022 season after 40 seasons as the Head Coach of Harvard University’s women’s basketball team.

At the time of her retirement, she was the longest-tenured women’s Head Coach at a single school in the NCAA Division.

In this clip from our interview, Kathy speaks on her lifelong mission to empower women, and why this needs to start at the grassroots level.

If you like this, you can find more than 1200 other insight videos on our website, covering a variety of leadership topics such as setting up new team cultures, establishing team values, or helping others with their inner voice.

All of the insights are indexed, searchable, and can be downloaded to share. Some may require a one-time purchase or subscription - check the individual insight’s description for more information.

Leadership Skills

Are you always looking for ways to better motivate your team, family, or colleagues?

Perhaps you yourself are the one struggling to find motivation, and need some advice to get out of a repetitive loop and instead start embracing new challenges and opportunities?

This week, we’re looking at the topic of motivation with a special lesson featuring one of our listeners, Dr Brian Hite.

Featuring an audio podcast, PDF transcript, and video clips from past interviews with Great Coaches speaking about their own motivation techniques and challenges, this lesson is sure to provide you with some helpful insight and ideas on how to better encourage yourself and the people around you.

Want to find more content like this? You can find lessons on a wide range of leadership-related themes and topics on our website:


If you’re a frequent listener of the Great Coaches podcast, then you’ll be more than familiar with the fantastic Allistair McCaw, who regularly joins us to share his expertise and insight on leadership, team cultures, and the importance of creating the right mindset.

In November, Allistair released a new book that we know will be of interest to many of you: '“Mindset Is Your Superpower”.

“The journey towards becoming the best version of yourself is a continuous process that requires a commitment to learning and growth. The most effective way to jump-start and fuel that change is by improving your habits, routines, and mindset.

In this book, best-selling author and speaker, Allistair McCaw provides you with 77 easy-to-read bite size takeaways to ACHIEVE EXCELLENCE in your career and life.

The knowledge you will gain from this book will help you unleash your SUPERPOWERS and make you become UNSTOPPABLE!

Allistair McCaw is a best-selling author, keynote speaker and is recognized as one of the world’s foremost figures in leadership, team culture and mindset. For over 30 years he has consulted and worked with some of the most successful people and organizations in the world. Allistair resides in South Florida, USA.”


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