Learning from other people, having self-awareness moments, and reading books can help coaches and staff in gymnastics to improve their coaching techniques, culture, and personal development.
In this episode of The Shift Show, I talk about the importance of coaches, parents, and athletes being happy, enjoying their work, and delivering high-quality mentoring to gymnasts.
I share five of the best books that have profoundly changed the way I coach, work with gymnasts, and operate as a medical provider and a human.
By reviewing these books, I explain why they are crucial for mental insight, personal development, growth, leadership, and cultural development.
The five books are:
- “Good People” by Anthony John
- “Helping People Change” by Ellen Van Oosten, Melvin Smith, and Richard E. Boyatzis
- “Lost Connections” by Joseph Hari
- “The Road to Character” by David Brooks
- “Ego Is The Enemy” by Ryan Holiday
Reading books and learning from other people’s experiences can help coaches and athletes in gymnastics improve their culture, and personal development.
- The importance of reading books.
- What are the characteristics of a good person?
- Unlock the secret to long-term motivating change in others.
- The importance of being honest about your goals.
- The role of meaning, purpose, and social connection.
- Connecting with why you are coaching gymnastics.
- Live by your virtues, not your vices. And…
- Why reading about the Larry Nassar abuse scandal and abuse is tough but necessary for empathy, understanding, and change.
Changing Gymnastics Coaching Styles & Training Cultures with 5 Must Read Books
Hope it helps!
Dr. Dave Tilley DPT, SCS, CSCS
CEO/Founder of SHIFT Movement Science