Bettering Sport through Appreciative Lenses and Practices – Introduction


This is the first issue of AI Practitioner devoted to the topic of Appreciative Inquiry and sport. In it you will find articles about positive and strengthsbased approaches to sports training at all levels, from children to high-performance individual sports and professional-level team sports, from coaching individuals, groups and teams to selfcoaching strategies.


Author: Tony Ghaye

Tony is the founder and director of a social enterprise called Reflective Learning-International and a professor in applied positive psychology. His work focuses upon building positivity and the utilization of strengths in sport and high performance environments. He has published 16 books and over 125 articles and chapters on using strengths-based reflective practices. Contact:

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Author: Sarah Lee

Sarah is Head of Department for Sport at Hartpury University Centre, Hartpury College, UK. She is completing her professional doctorate in Elite Performance, investigating the impact of positive psychology in high performance sports environments. She has written and co-edited books and published many journal articles. Contact:

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