Sophie talks about her coaching philosophy: "I have been refreshing myself on one of my favourite books "Legacy" for a talk later in the year. Emphasising integrity and humility and philosophy. A coaching philosophy is an essential ingredient of leadership. Strengthening leadership credibility starts with a coaching philosophy that makes clear the fundamental reason for coaching and the coach's core values.
Coaching is all about helping athletes achieve their dreams. It should be done positively and smartly and with passion. The positive coach and role model, following a well defined coaching philosophy, will be a key ingredient in the success of his or her athletes.
Performance = capability + behaviour
Through my UKCC 3, we looked into our individual coaching philosophy and started to develop it further. This then developed further when I worked with Jennie Killilea on my personal core values, that of an athlete/rider, and a coach. Your philosophy is something that I have found, develops over time and through experience and experiences. Sometimes you can be pulled slightly off track, and away from your principles. Individuals and situations may cause you to do this, but you should remain secure in your values, and if they value you, your input and your values, they will come to you. Those who don't value you, your experience, and advice, don't deserve your time. Time, that is after all, the greatest gift, as that gift can never be taken back."