When was the last time you reflected on your own coaching?
Perhaps you reflect on each session, thinking about what went well or what could be better – that’s great, but when did you last think about your coaching as a whole? This could include thinking about the teaching styles you use, your knowledge of the activity, your communication skills etc.
This something all coaches should do from time to time, but is often one of those things that never makes it to the top of the ‘to do’ list. This is a shame as reflecting on the coaching you deliver, thinking about your teaching styles and your strengths and weaknesses as a coach can be very powerful, and kick start a process to develop new skills and experiences to make you an even better coach.
Of course evaluating your own coaching objectively takes a little practice, but there are tools available to get you started and help you do this in a structured way so that in the future you can look back and see where you have made improvements. If you are interested in learning more about how to examine your own coaching, and start planning your own personal development, help is at hand.