Toward an Holistic Understanding of the Coaching Process

  title={Toward an Holistic Understanding of the Coaching Process},
  author={Paul A. Potrac and Clive J. Brewer and Robyn L. Jones and Kathy Armour and Jan Hoff},
  pages={186 - 199}
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