Gary Kirsten who celebrates a milestone birthday of 50 today (23 November 2017) has launched his online Udemy course entitled: Leadership and Coaching in Cricket by Gary Kirsten.
This groundbreaking programme which targets cricket lovers, coaches, parents, human resource managers and leadership practitioners is now available for public consumption on the www.garykirsten.com website.
Kirsten has dedicated his entire life to the sport of cricket.
As a player he was one of the most successful international cricketers for over a decade. Today he is regarded as one of the world’s leading coaches. Sharing his wealth of knowledge has always been one of his great passions and thanks to a partnership with one of the world’s biggest online learning portals, Udemy, his experiences and insights can now be easily accessed.
Developed by Kirsten himself, the course presents his personal experiences as the head coach of the ICC World Cup winning Team India as well as his tenure as head coach of the Proteas.
“The purpose of this course is to share some of the detail that goes into leading an international cricket team and to provide insight into the inner workings of these teams to empower parents, coaches and business leaders,” Kirsten said.
Having worked with some of the greatest players of all time like Sachin Tendulkar, Jacques Kallis, Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers, Kirsten is well versed in the practice of getting the best out of his team members.
“People that sign up will also gain insight into why coaches and managers of sports teams value culture over everything else,” Kirsten said. He continued, “The course also includes how to deal with difficult individuals, how to give effective feedback and how to build trust within a team environment – all of these are of course also vital skills for businesses across the spectrum from entrepreneurs to large corporate organisations.”
The programme consists of eight supplementary resources, full-time access, 1-hours’ worth of on demand video as well as access on mobile, desktop and other digital platforms. “It is an opportunity to learn how to lead people most effectively and how to build a solid base for consistent performance,” he concluded.