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Understanding Self

Understanding Self

Coaching is a people business, an interaction between individuals to help them progress, grow and develop. To maximise your coaching and skills, you need to develop your knowledge of yourself

Read our guide to understanding self

Self-Care and Self-Regulation

The Benefits of Integrating Your Emotions into Your Coaching

Learn about the importance of identifying and managing your emotions and how doing so can help you reach your potential and become a better coach

EXPERT OPINION

Understanding Your Emotions with Joe Montemurro

Explore the importance of understanding and integrating emotions in practice and competition with Joe Montemurro

PODCAST

Emotional Intelligence: How Coaches Can Develop It

Learn strategies for developing better emotional intelligence, including practising self-awareness and understanding motivations

GUIDE

Joe Montemurro on Integrating Your Emotions in Training and Games

Find out more about Joe Montemurro's experiences of understanding and managing his emotions

EXPERT OPINION

The Benefits of 'Transformational Coaching Behaviours'

Consider a series of coaching behaviours with the potential to have a transformational impact on athletes

GUIDE

Understanding Boundaries in Coaching with Danny Kerry

Discover Head Coach of the Great Britain and England international men's hockey teams Danny Kerry's approach to coaching, supporting athletes and working as a coaching team

PODCAST

Self-Care in Coaching

Learn from four experienced coaching practitioners about how important it is to look after yourself in and out of training

VIDEO

Self-Care Strategies to Build Resilience

Explore transferable techniques that can be used to develop resilience in yourself and your team

GUIDE

Fifteen Ways to Improve Coach Well-being

Discover intuitive examples to boost your well-being and prioritise your physical and mental health

INFOGRAPHIC

Understanding Your Influences

Find out what has influenced fencing coach Ian Litchfield on his coaching journey

PODCAST

Understanding Your Coaching Influences with Per Mertesacker

Learn more about Per Mertesacker's influences

PODCAST

Understanding the Johari Window Thinking Tool

Use this thinking tool to better understand yourself and your relationship with others

GUIDE

Developing Your Coaching Philosophy

Building Your Coaching Philosophy

Consider and develop your own coaching philosophy, aided by this recording of a Time2Learn webinar on the topics of coaching values and behaviours

WEBINAR

Your Coaching Philosophy: Ideas to Aid its Development

Develop a coaching philosophy to inform your coaching practice and guide decision-making

TIPS

Developing Your Coaching Philosophy with Luke Chadwick

Find out more about Luke Chadwick's transition from elite performer to grassroots coach and his coaching philosophy

PODCAST

Understanding Your Influences and Coaching Behaviours Templates

Use these resources to build and develop your coaching philosophy

Templates

The Importance of Developing a Coaching Philosophy

Learn from insight and advice on how to establish your own personal philosophy

GUIDE

Creating a Coaching Philosophy

Consider the principles that go into creating your own personal philosophy. The challenge: to define a philosophy that you can stick to

GUIDE

Evolving Your Coaching Philosophy

Discover advice on how to manage and grow your coaching philosophy

GUIDE

Reflective Practice for Coaches

Five Benefits of Reflective Practice

Explore the continual benefits of reflective practice and suggestions as for improving your experience

INFOGRAPHIC

Six Strategies for Effective Reflective Practice

Consider how effective reflective practice can challenge your thinking and help develop positive habits

TIPS

Bringing Reflective Practice to Life: Five Key Ingredients

Explore process and outcome elements of reflective practice and suggestions for making it purposeful and effective

GUIDE

Finding an Approach to Reflective Practice That Works for You

Explore top tips and key considerations for developing a habit of effective reflective practice

GUIDE

Questions to Develop Your Commitment to Reflective Practice

Explore the attitudes necessary for meaningful reflective practice, derived from Brendan Cropley's experiences

TIPS

Reflective Practice Essentials

Discover a collection of frameworks and models to help you develop a reflective practice that is relevant to your environment

Templates

Making Reflective Practice Meaningful

Revisit the concept of reflective practice and its role as a vital aspect of coaching

WEBINAR

Coach as a Learner

Principles of Great Coaching: Learning

Explore how learning works in a coaching context, including how testing yourself can have significant  benefits

PODCAST

An Examination of the Influences on Coach Learning

Learn more about how the factors that impact on coach learning can help you understand your individual journey

GUIDE

Influences on Coach Learning

Discover the components that influence coach learning with research led by Anna Stodter and Christopher Cushion

INFOGRAPHIC

The Learning Pit: Overcome Challenges to Maximise the Learning Process

Discover how better learning takes place when we overcome challenges

VIDEO

The Learning Zone: Be Comfortable with Feeling Uncomfortable

Discover how the best way to improve your learning is to move out of your comfort zone and start stretching yourself

GUIDE

Ready to Learn: Developing a Positive Learning Mindset

Learn how to develop a positive learning mindset and bed in some great habits

TIPS

What a Dilemma! How to Pick Issues Worth Reflecting On

Explore the concept of a 'reflective conversation' in deciding what to reflect on

GUIDE

Ways of Learning

Discover the 5 ways we learn: Discover, Connect, Experience, Guided and Apply

GUIDE

The More Knowledgeable Other

Explore ways that coaches can learn from others with Dr Alex Twitchen and UK Coaching's Mark Scott

WEBINAR

Getting Some Support for Your Coaching

Consider how you can support yourself as a coach is by getting some support

EXPERT OPINION

Understanding Individual Learning Styles

Find out more about learning styles or preferences with this myth-busting reference guide

GUIDE

Putting Your Reflections into Action

Explore how you can start a reflective conversation to put your reflections into action

GUIDE

Leadership

What is Leadership?

Consider different leadership approaches and reflect on your own leadership behaviours with insight from Simon Padley

EXPERT OPINION

Understanding Leadership Approaches

Discover the term that best fits your leadership approach and the impact this has on your coaching practice

GUIDE

Reflecting on Leadership in Elite Female Sport

Consider three approaches to leadership and how you can develop leadership skills in your context

EXPERT OPINION

Understanding Models of Leadership

Enhance your knowledge of models of leadership and identify the values and behaviours associated with each

GUIDE

Great Leadership in Female Sport with Anson Dorrance

Take a deep dive into Anson's philosophy and discover how he supports the development of individuals and the team

PODCAST

Great Leadership in Elite Sport with Tracey Neville

Learn more about the principles that underpin great leadership, building strong relationships with athletes and developing a shared team culture

PODCAST

Selecting the Appropriate Leadership Style

Explore three popular leadership styles and discover what your current approach means for your participants

GUIDE

Exploring Humility and Vulnerability with Damian Hughes

Consider the power of humility and vulnerability in your coaching

PODCAST

Understanding How Your Leadership Approach Affects Your Choices

Choose a leadership approach that works effectively with your coaching

GUIDE

Understanding and Managing Your Stressors

Navigating Boundaries in Coaching

Explore tips to help you consider the boundaries in your worlds and how to navigate them with Senior Lecturer Simon Phelan

TIPS

Emotional Intelligence: Being the Best Version of You

Learn about how the ability to process emotions is crucial in understanding how they arise (and managing them when they do)

GUIDE

Emotional Intelligence: The Secret Coaching Ingredient

Consider how you can use emotional intelligence, a key part of sport psychology, to build relationships and improve performance

EXPERT OPINION

Discussing Boundaries in Coaching

Discover how four coaches switch off from their coaching and manage their aspirations and why having a strong network is important

PODCAST

Discussing Boundaries in Coaching: Reflections for Coaches

Explore important considerations for maintaining a healthy coach-life balance

GUIDE

Making Decisions at Key Moments

Consider the value of thinking about decision-making as a cognitive process

GUIDE

Unlocking Coach Potential: Maximising Your Effectiveness

Develop your full capacity as a coach and unlock your potential

WEBINAR