If we coached robots, we could simply drill skills until the robots performed them to perfection, but we coach human beings. Way more goes into coaching people than simple drills and skills. Jean Cote shares what it means to be a Transformational Coach in our latest episode.

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Show Notes

1:30 What got Jean into the Deliberate Play research realm

9:30 If we were coaching robots, we could teach just the skills

21:15 What kind of coaching is needed to enhance the 4Cs

28:15 Great coaching is person-centered, not athlete-centered

37:00 Stop coaching 10-year-olds like they are 18

45:15 How to become a more transformational leader today


About Jean Cote

Dr. Jean Côté is professor and Director in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies at Queen’s University at Kingston (Canada).  His research interests are in the areas of children in sport, coaching, positive youth development, and sport expertise.  Dr. Côté has published more than 130 refereed papers on a variety of sport psychology and coaching topics and 50 book chapters.  He has delivered 50 keynote addresses at major national and international conferences, over 100 invited presentations, and 260 refereed conference presentations.  Dr. Côté, in collaboration with Dr. Ronnie Lidor, has completed the first comprehensive book on talent development in children’s sport which was published in 2013 by Fitness Information Technology.

Between 1999 and 2017, Dr. Côté has received as a Principal Investigator 6 consecutive grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) to fund his research work.  His most recent work involves the use of observation techniques to examine the influence of different types of coach-athletes relationships on athletes’ outcomes and the development of a Transformational Coaching workshop that focuses on positive youth development.

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Email: [email protected]

Twitter: @JeanCote46


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