In search of motivation to achieve outstanding results

In sports, the Reiss Motivation Profile® method transfers scientific knowledge into practice. An athlete's motivation profile is easy to diagnose and use in everyday work.

As a result, the coach is able to organize the training in such a way as to provide the athlete with the possibility of individual development based on their own needs.

The use of Reiss Motivation Profile® in sports:

  • Allows to determine what shapes the emotional stability of an athlete.
  • Allows to diagnose factors which influence the athlete's performance in a positive and negative way.
  • Makes it easier to find a platform for understanding between players in team sports.
  • Allows the coach for a more individualised work with the athlete.
  • Creates a synergy between the coach’s and the athlete’s work.

Who is it for?

The way a coach works with an athlete, a player or a team is important in sport, just like the way of working is crucial in the case of managers working with teams in business. For this reason, it is essential that the coach, even before starting motivational work with Reiss Motivation Profile®, gets to know his or her own motivation profile and, above all, understands how his or her motives influence his or her perception of others.

The coach – working with Reiss Motivation Profile® – will also benefit from realizing that his or her motivation profile and intrinsic needs do not coincide with those of the athletes partly or at all. The coach should aim at understanding the possible “blind spots” of their cooperation with the athlete. It means that a coach may try to motivate the athlete using his or her own motives, e.g. a high need for power. An athlete whose need for this motive is low will perceive it as the coach attempting to exert pressure on them. As a consequence, the coach’s opportunity to motivate the athlete using his or her own needs will remain unused.

Thanks to the Reiss Motivation Profile®, coaches are able to develop training techniques tailored specifically to the athlete’s personality, which allows them to achieve the best solutions, even in stressful conditions.

Our Expert

Beata Mieńkowska

A master-class sports psychologist recommended by the Polish Psychologists’ Association.

A Warsaw University graduate, psychologist, sports psychologist (certified by the Polish Psychologists’ Association), therapist, TRE practitioner. She accompanied Polish athletes during the Olympic Games held in Barcelona, Athens and Beijing. A long-time partner of numerous sports associations.

Certified Reiss Profile® Master.

A lecture by Beata Mieńkowska at an RSMP conference

„Stabilność motywatorów życiowych, a trening mentalny w sporcie” [Stability of Life Motives and Psychological Training in Sports], available in Polish.