Coaching for the Development of the Human Person: History and Anthropological Foundations

  • Federica BergaminoEmail author


Coaching is about fostering personal freedom and in what way can the freedom of others be promoted. Coaching has been and continues to be an answer to this question. Those who dedicate many hours to explaining and teaching freedom, may find in it a way to help people learn how to live it. The objective of this work is to focus on the essential principles of coaching by showing how they foster the development of the human person. To do so this work underlines the next three items: (1) To explain what coaching is through what I hold to be its essential principles and elements; (2) To underscore some psychological roots; (3) To outline the anthropological elements that are at its foundation, on the basis of the aforementioned perspective.


Coaching Freedom Personal development Goal-setting Learning Self-awareness Empathy Volition Emotion 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Church CommunicationsPontifical University of Santa CroceRomeItaly

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