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To Reflect or Reflex? . . . That is the question!

Reflection or Reflexivity . . . is there a difference? Absolutely . . . and both provide vital information to you, as the coach or mentor, about what is happening in the coaching process and where you need to focus

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The Reflective Journal – capturing the learning

If reflection is a powerful tool for a coach and for their clients, is there a good way of collecting these reflections? Many of my coaching and mentoring clients find the Reflective Journal a great tool for capturing and owning

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Capturing Reflections – Mighty Oaks from Little Acorns Grow!

  Helping coaching and mentoring clients recognise how far they have travelled is a vital part of the process. Encouraging them to reflect on and record their journey from the outset provides both you and your client with the tangible

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Reflection – a great tool for clients too!

Reflection is a powerful tool for a coach and for their clients. It provides a solid framework within which you, as a coach or mentor, can capture your own learning while at the same time demonstrating to your clients how

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Reflection – gaining a 360º view

  Reflection is a great tool for gaining a 360º view in coaching and in mentoring. Giving yourself personal space to make sure that you focus consciously on what you are thinking and on what you are feeling is central

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Reflection – the optimising coach’s best kept secret

A well-oiled process of systematic reflection is the optimising coach and mentor’s best kept secret. It provides you with both the unconscious and conscious information you need to be able to work in a highly individualised way with each one

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Reflecting on Reflection – 2 Key Questions . . .

  In the last blog we began the process of reflecting on the positive impact of reflection in coaching and mentoring . . . both for you as the coach or mentor and for your client. This week I want

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Reflecting on Reflection

So . . . how has that reflecting on the use of reflection in coaching and mentoring been going? Last week we explored the usefulness of reflection framing our coaching and mentoring sessions. This is regardless of the length of

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Reflection, Reflection, Reflection – AND . . . Reflection

The coach and mentor’s greatest asset? Reflection! Reflection! AND . . . More Reflection! Not just after the event but . . . reflection before, during and after coaching and mentoring. I am often asked what is the one activity

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