Characteristics of a person-centred coaching approach

Garner, Paul ORCID: 0000-0003-4414-0577, Roberts, William M ORCID: 0000-0001-5736-5244, Baker, Colin ORCID: 0000-0001-8971-2829 and Côté, Jean (2022) Characteristics of a person-centred coaching approach. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, 34 (4). pp. 722-733. doi:10.1177/17479541221077052

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Within this paper we propose a need to better understand what is meant by a person-centred approach to coaching and in particular, to consider the intention that drives coach behaviours. Much of the extant coaching literature focuses on pedagogical models and theories of learning; without detracting from this important body of work, we suggest that a holistic approach requires a greater focus on coaches' inter- and intra- personal knowledge. In this paper, video stimulated recall was used to guide interviews with Alpine ski coaches, to explore their thought processes and intentions behind person-centred delivery. The findings suggest these coaches adopted other-centred intentions that are facilitated by an accurate self-assessment, a big picture perspective and a willingness to learn. Consequently, the concept of humility is proposed as a guiding principle for person-centred coaching, and a conceptual model (POWA) is presented as a solution to the challenges we identify throughout the paper.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Alpine skiing; Coach development; Humility; Humour; Leadership; Trust
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV557 Sports > GV0711 Coaching
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Education and Science
Research Priority Areas: Health, Life Sciences, Sport and Wellbeing
Depositing User: Susan Turner
Date Deposited: 05 May 2022 12:28
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2023 09:06

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