Episode 244: Nick Ward - Education and development of a coach

This episodes guest is Nick Ward.

Nick is currently the programs director at ALTIS.

Almost 35 years on from starting as a coach Nick is active and helping people achieve their goals and improve their lifestyle – whether for the outdoors, on the sports field or the Olympic podium. As the AlTIS Programs Director Nick builds education and training resources that share experiences and extend processes. ALTIS is an elite training environment for athletes, and a global leader in the provision of education for sport performance.  The complexity of managing both the Performance and health of athletes is at the heart of the ALTIS approach.


On this episode Nick and I discuss:

  • Nick's background
  • I ask Nick if he was involved with the London 2012 Olympic games
  • I ask Nick what lessons he has learned from all his coaching experiences
  • I ask Nick what is the current mission and vision for ALTIS going forward
  • I ask Nick about how coaches can develop their information filter?
  • I ask Nick how he learns?
  • I ask Nick for his top and current reading recommendations
  • I ask Nick what life lessons has he learned over his life and career so far?
  • I ask Nick if he could invite 5 people to dinner, dead of alive, who would he invite and why?

This was a great discussion with Nick and I hope you guys really enjoy it.

Stay Strong,


Show Notes:

Website - Atlisworld.com

Facebook - Nick Ward

Twitter - @coach_nickward

Instagram - nickward_coach


Podcasts Mentioned:

Pacey Performance Podcast #311 - Nick Ward

Upside Strength: Need for Speed course with Nick Ward - Episode #74 


Books Mentioned:

7 Habits of Highly Effective People


Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance 


Change Maker

Killers of the Flower Moon

Sophie's World: A Novel About the History of Philosophy

Crucial Conversations


People and Resources Mentioned:

Rob Pacey


ALTIS courses

ALTIS Connect 



Dr. Terrence Orr

Barton Center for Orthopedics and Wellness

PT Revolution 

Stu McMillan

Dan Pfaff

Durham University

English Institute of Sport


Chris Turner

Mark Aston

Joseph Stalin

Niccolò Machiavelli

Johan Lahti

Matt Jordan

Chris Bishop

Rachel Balkovec

Cameron Josse

John Berardi

Precision Nutrition Level 1

Precision Nutrition Level 2

Stephen Covey

Steffan Jones

Robert Pirsig

David Epstein

James Patterson

Motivational Interviewing 

Nelson Mandela

Donald Trump

Alexander the Great

Mary Seacole

James Fitzgerald 


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