How well are relationships formed in clubs and teams, and how can coaches improve their skills in connecting and getting the best out of athletes?

This is where Motivational Interviewing has a role to play: the more a coach champions athlete decision making, by drawing the motivation and action plans out from within the person, the better will be the outcomes, with individuals and in teams.

Stephen has recently completed a book called Motivational Interviewing in Sports. This contains detailed guidelines on things like how to give advice to players, how to rapidly connect with them, and how to help them resolve doubt about challenges inside and outside of sport.

Stephen has constructed a 2-step guide to improving teamwork and decision-making that encourages coaches to use their guiding and motivational interviewing skills to get the best out of their athletes.

Contact Stephen for details of consultancy and mentoring work.

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