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Self-care and Development

Improve your knowledge of your role, potential career transitions and opportunities to develop

To prioritise self-care and development: 

  • Learn to reflect. Analysing your emotions and behaviour can help you understand why you react in specific ways. If necessary, you can then work to change that. 
  • Take time for yourself. Coach well-being is paramount, and it’s important to recognise that you have your limits and deserve a break! 
  • Consider finding a mentor. Mentoring experiences provide a great learning opportunity, which can aid your development. 
  • Identify good role models and be ready to learn from them. You may also want to consider that you could be a role model for someone else! 
  • Learn more about resilience. Developing your emotional resilience is crucial for well-being. 
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Free Resource Picks

Checklist for Emotional Regulation

Even with a strong understanding of your emotions and how you typically react, it's important to analyse them regularly. Use this checklist to reflect on situations and your emotional response

Coach Learning in a Digital Age

Dr Alex Twitchen of the Open University explores you can combine adult learning principles with digital technologies - such as social media - to support your learning and development

Prioritising Your Well-being: Strategies to Take Away and Try

Hayley Jarvis and Sam Perks from MIND discuss the 'Five Ways to Well-being' with UK Coaching's Jenny Coady, and suggest strategies to try yourself. Register/Login to access

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Coach Well-being: Taking Time for Yourself

Liz Burkinshaw and Jenny Coady discuss the importance of prioritising coach well-being and taking some well-deserved time for yourself

Bringing Reflective Practice to Life: Five Key Ingredients

This resource discusses process and outcome elements of reflective practice, offering suggestions for making it purposeful and effective

Strategies for Ensuring Your Mentoring Experience is Worthwhile​

Key strategies to use to facilitate mentoring experiences that have a substantial positive impact on your development and self-awareness

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