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Talent and Performance Developing Mindsets Self-care and development

Inside Story: The Value of Self-awareness as a Tool for Improvement

A little introspection can go a long way. By exploring your emotions and understanding your inner self, you WILL improve your coaching. Catherine Baker spoke to Blake Richardson about the numerous benefits of practising self-awareness and getting that valuable ‘insider knowledge’

Every coach should strive to be habitually self-aware. I’m not going to pull any punches here; failing to do so will harm your development.

That is a bold statement. But practising self-awareness really can be the difference between being a good coach and a great coach.

If you want to reach your true potential, you have to get with the programme. You’ve heard the saying, ‘What you don’t know can’t hurt you.’ Well, when it comes to the concept of self-awareness, ignorance isn’t bliss.

In this article, we will define and analyse self-awareness in detail, discover its intrinsic link to emotional intelligence (EI), and provide you with a framework to assist you in your journey of self-discovery, self-development and, ultimately, self-fulfilment.

So, if you are a sceptic or a layman where the topic of EI is concerned, it’s time to open your eyes – and hopefully see the light.

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