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Culture Architects Podcast EPISODE 01 | PART ONE : MATT DOHERTY

Thought Leader: Matt Doherty
January 3, 2022
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On the premiere episode of Culture Architects, David welcomes Matt Doherty.  Matt was a starter on the 1982 National Championship team at North Carolina where he was coached by the legendary Dean Smith. He then went on to spend 22 years as a college basketball coach, including head coaching stints at Notre Dame and North Carolina. He is now an executive coach, gives keynote speeches, and is the best-selling author of Rebound: From Pain to Passion – Leadership Lessons Learned. In part one, Matt shares how Dean Smith built a dynasty in Chapel Hill and why he fell in love with coaching high-performing athletes and business people.

About Matt Doherty: Matt played and coached basketball at the University of North Carolina. He started on the 1982 National Championship team with NBA greats Michael Jordan and James Worthy. The program was led by legendary coach Dean Smith.

After one year as the head coach at Notre Dame, Matt took over the UNC program and led them to the 2001 regular season ACC Championship while being named AP National Coach of the Year. Then suddenly, in 2003 he was forced to resign. His leadership style came under severe scrutiny. Matt decided to go on a leadership journey to get better. He studied at the Darden School and The Wharton School along with working with some of the country’s top leadership experts. Matt rebounded by turning his pain into his passion and started the Doherty Coaching Practice where he gives keynote talks on leadership, team building and is an executive coach.

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