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#WebinarWednesday - Developing Better Coach-Athlete Relationships
This session, led by Professor Sophia Jowett, will focus on how relationships between coaches and athletes can be enhanced - considering the following four questions:
■ Why the coach-athlete relationship is important for effective coaching?
■ What is the content and quality of coach-athlete relationships?
■ What factors affect the quality of the relationship?
■ How to develop better coach-athlete relationships?

Nov 4, 2020 08:00 PM in London

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Professor Sophia Jowett
Sophia Jowett, PhD, is a professor of psychology at Loughborough University, United Kingdom. Sophia’s work revolves around interpersonal relationships, leadership and communication in sport including education and business. Currently, she is working at UK Sport as a consultant on an exciting project that focuses on women coaches’ leadership development and their advancement at senior sport performance levels. Sophia’s research has been funded by such institutions as Economic and Social Research Council, British Academy, Nuffield Foundation, UK Coaching, UK Sport, Sasakawa Foundation, Hellenic Olympic Committee and HSBC. The findings of her research have been published in a range of scientific journals, book chapters and conference presentations held nationally and internationally (including webinars, blogs etc). This research has informed coach development across the world. In 2015, Sophia launched a web-based app known as TANDEM: www.tandemperformance.com.