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A quasi-formal teaching format in the UK which consists of a one-to-one relationship between a doctor or manager and a student/apprentice that aims to teach and improve performance, usually by focusing on achieving predefined objectives within a specific time period. The role of the coach is to create a supportive environment in which to challenge and develop the critical thinking skills, ideas and behaviour of the person being coached, so that they might reach their full potential.

Sport medicine
The provision of skilled and experience-based training and assistance to one or more athletes, often by personnel who once practised the same sport, to improve the athletes’ skill in the sport of interest.


v to provide assistance, by a therapist, to clients, as they learn new skills, apply themselves in rehabilitation sessions, and keep a positive outlook to help them reach their goals.

Patient discussion about coaching

Q. I am not comfortable with my coach so what else can I do to …. I joined swimming to feel better and to get rid of my present health issues. Now I can stay afloat. I am not comfortable with my coach so what else can I do to ….

A. well MarkelForest, welcome, it appears that you are human :)
i myself try to stay in shape and continue my regular workouts. but from some reason i always find excuses (and damn good ones!) why not go out running, why not go swimming. we came to the mathematical conclusion that :
a good excuse = what we want in life
i want to be a in shape? not having enough time equals staying in shape...

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During From Passive to Partner: Integrative Health Coach Training Using Motivational Interviewing for Behavior Change, a 90-minute webinar on December 18, 2008 now available as a CD-ROM, via On Demand Web access or as a training DVD, health coaching experts will examine integrative health coaching -- how health coaches can benefit from training in motivational interviewing, self-management and even spirituality and healing.
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Ruth Quillian-Wolever, clinical health psychologist and clinic director with Duke University Medical Center, Maddy Rice, vice president for training and development at CorSolutions and Bonnie Sechrist, director of clinical program development with Health Management Corporation on developing effective health coach training programs.
Val Hastings, Founder and President of Philadelphia-based Coaching4Clergy, is pleased to announce the appointment of Larry Perkins as Regional Coach Training Director of the new Texas Regional Coach Training Center in North Richland Hills, Texas.
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