Many equestrian coaches are self employed and receive no formal support for development after completion of their lead body qualification. This study investigated a potential solution to maintain professional enthusiasm and engagement. Three elite coaches were selected through purposive sampling to engage in a distance mentoring scheme, and data collected via interviews and self-reflection. Key results drawn down from emergent themes were sub-divided into four reflective aspects and four mentoring themes. During this process coaches developed a positive cognitive awareness of their own ability facilitating ownership of their practice. Findings suggest the mentoring process supportive and aided development of self-reflection
|Number of pages||16|
|Journal||International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
Williams, J., Winfield, J., & Dixon, M. (2013). The use of reflective practice to support mentoring of elite equestrian coaches. International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring, 11(1), 162-178.