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Nick Bollettieri: Coaching Excellence

Tennis legend Nick Bollettieri has coached 10 number one players throughout his career. The founder of the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy discusses innovation in sports and fostering a culture of excellence.

On his approach to communicating: “I have learned the idiosyncrasies of people and how to relate to them. What’s important for educators and business people is to learn how to speak to people.”

On taking risks to achieve success: “Most people do what they can do because they know they can do it, so they repeat it. To go to the next level in life, in sports and in business, you’ve got to do things you’re uncomfortable with – if you do that, it makes things you’re comfortable with even better. To be special, you’ve got to lay it on the line.”