A Pro Athlete’s Perspective on Coaching Style and Athletic Progression

Pro triathlete Joe Gambles reflects on the coaches he worked with over his athletic career, running the full gamut of styles, methodologies, and philosophies.

Pro triathlete and coach Joe Gambles looks back on his long professional athletic career, describing the numerous coaches he’s worked with as well as times when he chose to be self-coached. He reflects on how he progressed under different coaching styles, philosophies, and methodologies and what he learned along the way.


You have reached the end of Module 2 // The How and Why of Coaching. Next up is Module 3 // Mapping a Season of Training. For a more in-depth look at coaching elite athletes, skip to Module 13.