The use of reflective practice to support mentoring of elite equestrian coaches

Jane Williams, J. Winfield, Martin Dixon

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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
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)162-178
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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