Periodisation for people: archetypes, influence strategies and bridging the gap with the art of coaching

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Brett Bartholomew

Research within the realm of coaching science has described pedagogical events as ‘dynamic, power-influenced interactions, where outcomes can never be totally anticipated as planned, but rather constantly negotiated’. For today’s coach to be most effective, they must learn how to operate on the edge of chaos, by being able to strategically observe, navigate and influence the social interaction, individual agendas and environments that are an inherent part of the coaching domain. This lecture will explore the roles of archetypes, influence tactics and discuss relevant research encompassing human conflict and its impact on performance; it will also provide the coach with a framework of research-backed strategies aimed at improving both task and relation-oriented outcomes.