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Getting Better at Reflection

The UK Coaching team explore the important topic of reflection and how to engage in it more effectively

Coaches are often told that they need to review or reflect as part of the plan-do-review model, yet they may not be shown how to approach it.

Have you ever wondered how you should reflect, and reflect well? It's not always a simple or easy process!

At [05:30] in the podcast, the UK Coaching team explore the Action Research Cycle, which explains how we transform experiences into learning through reflective practice, building on what we already know and evolving it into something new.

At [09:00] in the podcast, the UK Coaching team explore some of the issues that have been experienced by coaches in reflective practice.


What issues have you faced in your reflective practice?

What processes do you have in place for self-reflection and for asking for others’ views?


At [37:57] in the podcast, the UK Coaching team explore a process enabling you to pause and be able to reflect in action.

Another tool to help you reflect in action is Think Aloud. In our guide, Introduction to Think Aloud, Sport Psychologist Dr Amy Whitehead shares her Think Aloud approach.

*This recording was originally part of the Curious Coaches Club series, recorded in 2020.

Related Resources

  • How to Become a Reflective Coach

  • Finding an Approach to Reflective Practice That Works for You

  • On or In? When is the Best Time to Reflect?


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