Oct 19, 2020
I’m excited to speak with Dr Sergio Lara-Bercial in this episode. Sergio is a Reader in Sport Coaching at Leeds Beckett University and the International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE). He has also coached different sports for the past 25 years, primarily basketball, coaching in the English Women First Division and Team GB, going to five European Championships.
Sergio, along with University of Queensland’s Associate Professor Cliff Mallet, led a fascinating study “The practices and developmental pathways of professional and Olympic serial winning coaches” in which they interviewed 14 serial winning coaches and 21 of their athletes from 9 countries and 11 sports. And it’s this study we mainly focus on, specifically “driven benevolence”; work/life balance and avoiding burnout; perfectionism; 20/20 vision; and emotional stability.