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Becoming a Coach or Mentor 8: Reflecting on Practice

Last week we explored how reflecting on practice is key to learning your craft as a coach or mentor It is the first port of call for every coach or mentor at whatever stage on their coaching and mentoring journey.

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Becoming a Coach or Mentor 7: The Power of Reflection

The first lesson any new coach or mentor must learn is how to integrate reflection into coaching practice at every stage of the process. Traditionally, most people coming to coaching and mentoring have used reflection formally – i.e. intentionally –

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Becoming a Coach or Mentor 6: Understanding Self

A deep understanding of self is central to effective coaching and mentoring. Why? Because it is central to knowing when your own thoughts and feelings are influencing the coaching relationship and when you should be challenging your assumptions. We began

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Becoming a Coach or Mentor 5: Challenging Assumptions

  At the heart of effective coaching and mentoring is a deep understanding of self. Being willing, as a coach or mentor, to challenge your own assumptions is essential to effective practice. This is how one of our programme participants

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Becoming a Coach or Mentor 4: 10 Helpful Questions to Ask

10 helpful questions to ask when you are thinking about becoming a coach or mentor . . . As we have explored already, making the decision to become a coach or mentor – a role which is a step up

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Becoming a Coach or Mentor 3: How to Avoid an Identity Crisis

How to avoid an identity crisis as a coach or mentor requires some upfront exploration of your options This was a key first step for one participant on one of our Coaching and Mentoring Qualification Programmes>>  when she explored the

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Becoming a Coach or Mentor 2: Where Do I Start?

Becoming a coach or mentor is a huge responsibility and making sure you get the right training and support is crucial. But – where do you start? What do you need to be thinking about to ensure you are heading

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Becoming a Coach or Mentor 1: Letting the Genie out of the Bottle!

‘Once a Coach, always a Coach’ as the genie is out of the bottle! Making the decision to train to become a coach or mentor is not just a career or work decision.  The statement, ‘once a coach, always a

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