Flexible with Rigid Coaching Principles
After four Olympics as an athlete and a coach, Gauthier learned how a leader needs to adapt to the different groups he works with. There are as many ways of leading as there are people to lead. Throughout each of Gauthier’s very different Olympic experiences you will see how he was able to make different teams and individuals maximize their potential and win the Olympics.
Do Not Fight the Culture, Use It!
Being the first foreigner to be officially named Olympic coach by the Japanese Olympic committee Gauthier developed skills to deal with different cultures. During that time he was also the head coach of Denmark while coaching Jenn Heil and Alexandre Bilodeau at the same time. It was not without challenges but eventually Gauthier was able to gain the trust from everyone and even helped the Ski Association of Japan to change the way they were building champions. Through his many stories the average person will be able to relate and apply this knowledge in order to overcome challenges in their own life.