Cliff Mallett & Dr. Mitch Hewitt - Empower your athletes with decision-making skills

Season #3 Episode #66

What a treat you are in for today ... Emma Doyle first met Dr Mitch Hewitt when they were working as learning facilitators together for Tennis Australia. They instantly connected over coaching pedagogy, best practice and different styles of teaching. Mitch told Emma that if she ever had the chance she should connect with Cliff Mallett while in Queensland for a unique perspective on his coaching experience. Therefore, Emma stretched her comfort zone, interviewed Cliff 'live' (pre-pandemic) and then Mitch and Emma had a great chat about his answers as well as finishing off this interview with Mitch's responses to The Coaching Podcast questions! All in all, this is one of our longer episodes and it is well worth the time! We hope you enjoy learning about the Serial Winning Coaches Project and so much more!

Dr Mitch Hewitt has a PhD MEd BAppSci (Human Movement) (Hons) GradDipEd (Physical Education teaching) BA. He is the current National Coach Development Manager for Tennis Australia. He is also an adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Canberra, adjunct Lecturer University of Southern Queensland and he has published multiple articles and has co-authored and edited numerous books in the field of Sport Pedagogy, Education and Physical Education. He is so generous with his time and we are very grateful to this wonderful person, coach and Dad.

Cliff Mallett is a Professor of Sport Psychology and Coaching. He is a High-Performance Specialist in the areas of behaviour, people, culture, leadership, motivation, and learning.

From guiding and inspiring Olympic success, through to transforming the cultural architecture in organisations with Executive Leaders, Cliff contributes to performance outcomes by leveraging his expertise in motivation, leadership, personality, mental toughness, group processes, and learning. His International and local experiences across a variety of industries (e.g., elite sport, construction, hospitality, professional services), and his expertise in performance psychology, makes Cliff a trusted confidant to those seeking individual, team, or organisational improvement. He has distinguished careers in teaching, elite coaching, and academia.

Cliff has specialised in understanding the interdependencies between people and the complexities of high-performance contexts to enable successful (winning) outcomes. He has coached many athletes to Olympic, World Championships, and Commonwealth medals in track and field athletics. Furthermore, he is a world-renowned practitioner and applied-researcher. He is a Professor in sport psychology and coaching (University of Queensland, Technical University of Munich), and has been regularly sought after within the corporate and academic worlds for his advisory and mentorship. His stories of lessons learned ranging from culture to strategy, and from people to transforming organisations for world-class outcomes, makes Cliff a highly sought after Keynote Presenter and Facilitator for Executive events.

He has extensively consulted nationally and internationally across high-performance contexts including:
International Olympic Committee (IOC); International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) now World Athletics; International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE)
Australian Football League (AFL); National Rugby League (NRL); Australian Rugby Union (ARU); Tennis Australia (TA); North Melbourne Football Club (Kangaroos); Brisbane Lions; Gold Coast Suns; North Queensland Cowboys (NRL); Australian Sports Commission (ASC); Australian Institute of Sport (AIS); Queensland Academy of Sport (QAS).