Don MacNaughton Coaching


Unconscious Bias

“The Unconscious is selective , when it learns what to listen for” Author  Philip K Dick As the name suggests, you’re not necessarily aware of an unconscious bias, but it’s something that’s there all the same. It’s part of daily life, and it’s there whenever you make quick judgements about other people without giving them …

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Old Brain, New Thinking

“He who takes no chances wins nothing.” – Danish Proverb There’s a primitive part of your brain that’s often referred to as the lizard brain, or reptilian brain, and its only concern is survival. It’s the ancient part that has allowed us, as humans, to act on instinct and avoid danger, thereby survive and evolve …

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Coaching the Coaches

“Progress to success is not linear: prepare for the long and winding road.” – Greig Paterson Greig Paterson is Head of Coach Education and Development at the SFA. His coaching journey began in the role of development officer at Glasgow where he was given the opportunity to take responsibility for the coach education programme. From …

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“The Right to Dream”

“I’m very fortunate to have a job that was my hobby.” – Frazer Robertson Frazer Robertson is now the Technical Director at the “Right to Dream” football academy in Ghana, a long way from his early days of assisting the PE teacher after school in Scotland. He believes that the opportunity to coach young players …

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