Transformational v. Transactional Coaches
Former Baltimore Colt, Joe Ehrmann was knows as the toughest man in the NFL. Today, Ehrmann is coaching and coaching coaches. He writes in InSideOut Coaching that there are 2 types of coaches -
transactional and transformational:
Coaches use players as tools to meet their personal needs for validation,
status, and identity. They hold their
power over their athletes to elicit the responses they want. Coach first, team second, and players’ growth
and needs last, if at all.
Coaches use their power and platform to impart life-changing messages. They are others-centered and seek to nurture
and transform players into thriving men and women of empathy and compassion. Players first, team second, and coach’s needs
met by meeting the needs of players.
#1 way coaches coach is the way they were coached. Most of us were coached by transactional
coaches and, without even thinking about it, we use the same transactional coaching
methods that were used with us. The
coach’s whistle is used for authoritative instead of transformative power.
most coaches are transactional, there is hope!
Click on this link from All Pro Dad to begin your journey:
10 Steps to Becoming a Transformational Coach
Posted on Mon, September 22, 2014
by Kerry O'Neill filed under