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With more than 70 Olympians and 30 medals to his name, there aren’t many coaches as prolific as Stu McMillan. 

But did you know he’d had 38 jobs by the time he was 37 (including one as a “baked potato boy”)? 

How about that he didn’t start working in elite track & field until his 40’s?

This week, we had the chance to sit down (in person!) with Stu and discuss topics and questions he seldom addresses:

  1. The ONE thing every coach needs to learn and take more seriously 
  2. His unique definition of effective leadership and how he implements it daily
  3. Where he draws the line on sharing personal and business information with his staff
  4. Why more coaches should start sharing their work publicly

Stu McMillan is the co-owner and CEO of ALTIS. He has been a professional S&C and Sprints Coach for over 28 years, and has worked with professional and amateur athletes in a variety of sports – with the focus being on power and speed development.

Stu has personally coached over 70 Olympians at 7 Olympic Games; over 30 of whom have won Olympic medals. Most recently, he coached British sprinter Jodie Williams to a sixth-place finish in the 400m at the Tokyo Olympic Games.

If you want to learn more about Stu’s work at Altis, you can visit To connect with Stu, you can find him on Twitter –  @StuartMcMillan1 and Instagram – @fingermash

If you have any questions you would like answered in Part 2, please submit them on our website OR email them to us at

In addition to sending us your questions, don’t forget to register HERE for our FREE workshop on June 28th, as we discuss the slimy topic of self-promotion.  We know selling yourself and your work can feel gross.  But if you’re creating real value that can help even one person, we believe you have a responsibility to share it.  If you don’t, either someone else will or you’ll be passed over and left behind.  Let us give you tools and strategies to do so in a tactical and ethical way, ultimately allowing you to make the impact you want.

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