Wade Gilbert, PhD from California State University, Fresno shares his thoughts on “Evidence-based principles for creating cultures of continuous improvement and competitive excellence.”

His four principles that he’s shared all over the world are:

  • Core values
  • Personal mastery
  • Authentic learning
  • Complex family environment

Born and raised in Canada, Gilbert holds degrees in physical education, human kinetics, and education and has taught and studied coaching at the University of Ottawa (Canada), UCLA, and Fresno State.

Wade has 25 years of experience in conducting applied research with coaches around the world spanning all sports and competitive levels, from youth leagues to the FIFA World Cup and the Olympic Games. He is widely published, including his recent book Coaching Better Every Season (Human Kinetics) and is frequently invited to speak at national and international events.

Gilbert is Editor-in-Chief of the International Sport Coaching Journal and is a regular contributor to coaching seminars for Olympic and national team coaches in the United States and Canada.