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Effective Modern Coaching by Myles Downey

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– Chapter 13 –

Coaching for coaches

This section is not about how to establish yourself as a professional coach. That’s another book, and there are other people better qualified to write it than I. It is about how a professional coach, whether an external or internal agent, delivers value over time to the player and the client—that is, the organization in which they work.

My approach to this is to describe a coaching programme. In doing so, I am indicating a formal relationship that takes place over a period of time and that is designed to help the player achieve substantial goals. Such a programme has a number of elements that I will describe in some detail. Not all these elements will be appropriate for every situation, so this is really a ...

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