Using Body Sounds as a Coaching Tool to Promote Individual Growth in Brazil

  • Isabella Sacramento
  • Frode Heldal
  • Ricardo Cariello de Almeida
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Business, Arts and Humanities book series (PSBAH)


This chapter investigates the potential for using arts-based methods in coaching, more specifically the use of body sounds and body conscience related to music. We will build on a coaching case in Brazil to develop and explain a perspective on coaching based on body stimuli rather than the traditional coaching based on conversation. Final reflections point to (i) identity and sociality development in relation to coaching and (ii) the potential of body percussion interventions in coaching and mentoring to achieve joint learning and development. We argue that this may help practitioners to better integrate ludic, artistic, and physical perspectives of their life and work, therefore acquiring new responsive and more open perspectives. We argue that body sounds may be a fruitful amendment to traditional coaching, but with the attention to the method being adjusted to differences in open-mindedness.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Isabella Sacramento
    • 1
  • Frode Heldal
    • 2
  • Ricardo Cariello de Almeida
    • 3
  1. 1.Tao EstratégiaRio de JaneiroBrazil
  2. 2.Norwegian University of Science and TechnologyTrondheimNorway
  3. 3.Universidade Federal FluminenseNiteróiBrazil

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