Self Reflection as a Coach Development Tool

Coaching Tools & Tips - Savita Pahuja
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Are you looking for methods to grow as a coach? Are you trying to understand your strengths or weakness in your coaching style? Are you struggling to discover patterns of behavior, attitude or particular ‘voices’ that repeatedly ‘interfere’ during coaching conversations? 

Then self-reflection is your answer. It is a process that helps turn the experience into knowledge. It enables you to grow your understanding of who you are, your values, and why you think and act the way you do. It is a form of personal analysis that allows you to align your coaching stance with what you wish it to be.

Most experienced coaches practice self-reflection after each coaching conversation. To grow as a coach, you may easily follow it by using some simple techniques. Therefore in this session, I will explain:

1) How you can reflect to improve further. Reflection helps in discovering the behavioral patterns that motivate you to take particular actions.

2) How to use the four values of reflection: coaching philosophy, practice, improvement and context. 

3) A high-level overview of some techniques that you can use by yourself or with your mentor? 

4) Deep dive into one technique called Empathy Map for self-reflection. 

Empathy Map is one of the techniques used in human-centered design to understand the customer. I have been using this for quite some time. As users are human, so I thought one day, why don’t I try to use it to understand myself. It turned out to be very powerful. I will share an example from my personal experience with step by step process to practice it.

5) In the end, I will explain the tips for productive self-reflection that will lead you to growth, positivity, and happiness.

The overall purpose would be to enhance the quality of your coaching. 

Target Audience: It is helpful for new as well as experienced coaches. 

The simple techniques and values can be used by yourself to reflect on your recent coaching conversation, which will help you come up with action items for self-growth.

If you would like to listen to the meetup recording you can signup for the soundcast here, or listen to the podcast here.  

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