As a part of the Skate Pairs “Skate Smart” series, the coaching team invited Phil Ferrar of The People Academy to explore motivation. Our athletes completed a questionnaire that was morphed into an individual personality profile for each athlete. We used this information to better understand why we react in certain circumstances based on what motivates us. For example, Phil explained that an athlete could be motivated by the relationships gained while in the sport, by the recognition an athlete receives, or even by just the idea of winning.
Each athlete learned a lot about themselves as well as their partners and coaching team. A better understanding of personalities facilitates better communication and understanding in our program and was a perfect addition to our “Skate Smart” series. Thank you for sharing your knowledge, Phil!
For more information on The People Academy, visit their website.