Coaching the Person in Front of You to help participants thrive

Volleyball coach coaching a participant
14th June 2019
Written by
Energise Me

We’re working with UK Coaching to deliver Coaching the Person in Front of You workshops. Four Hampshire tutors are trained and ready to help coaches put participants’ feelings at the heart of their sessions. Among them is our very own Harry Stow.

Coaching the Person in Front of You is a new workshop by UK Coaching. It builds awareness of why great people skills are an essential part of being an effective coach.

We’ve partnered with UK Coaching to provide workshops across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Our local tutors will be helping coaches, and the wider workforce, hone their observation and communication skills to ensure participants thrive. This will give participants the great experiences they need to develop a lifelong love of physical activity and sport.

The workshop covers:

  • person-centred philosophy and honing soft skills
  • identifying needs, motivations and goals
  • providing the most engaging experience for participants

The course is designed with coaches in mind but is equally valuable for the wider workforce. We’ve already delivered a session for leisure centre staff, from personal trainers to cafe team members.

Harry told us more:

“I’m pleased to be able to deliver this workshop to the full breadth of our workforce. Supporting our workforce to understand and connect with inactive audiences will enable inactive people to thrive in a physical activity environment. We know that the workforce can make or break an experience for participants. Through this interactive workshop we challenge learners to reflect on what they might like to know about the people they support and what they can do with this information to help develop strong relationships.

I recently delivered this workshop in a leisure centre environment to café staff, receptionists and personal trainers. The professional workforce includes anyone who has the opportunity to influence people around physical activity. Attendees at this workshop were excellent in uncovering how they could improve the connections they are making to support potential, new and existing centre users.

We are having conversations with a range of partners as there is real appetite for this workshop. It focuses primarily on soft skill development, which is a key focus for our workforce development plans around engaging inactive audiences.”

Find out more:

If you’re interested in setting up a workshop or would like to know more, get in touch with Harry. Hop over to our news and courses page to find out more about other upcoming training and events.

For more information
Harry Stow
Sports Development Officer - Performance
Call 01962 676378
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