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Phil Edwards
Phil Edwards

Phil Edwards

Current role: Founder & Coach Developer, Path Coaching Company

Course: Professional Doctorate in Elite Performance (Sport)

Why did you choose the program?

The program provided the opportunity to enhance my own understanding of aspects of elite performance in sport in a flexible manner while working alongside some of the best minds in the business

How does the format of the program fit with your practice?

Without the flexible nature of study both in terms of the subject matter and schedule I would not be able to fit this level of academics around my practice.

How would you describe the role and impact of your peers on your development?

The range of expertise from a wide variety of sporting environments represented on the course significantly enhances the experience - those side conversations that occur in parallel with the taught aspects are magic!

How has it impacted your thinking?

Two things stand out - it has helped me think more critically about an idea and how we may know it to be true; and, it has helped me think more pragmatically in general

How has it impacted your practice?

Beyond the area of study, participating in the course has impacted my practice through enhanced thinking in general

How has it developed your career?

My hope is that the course will open up more avenues across a range of sports in the medium- to long-term

What is your favourite thing about the course?

So far, I would highlight the philosophical elements of the course

Can you summarise your experience to date?

Great!! The course has had significant impact on me and my work already and I look forward to seeing that evolve further over the next few years