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Reflective Practice Conversations: Considering Critical Moments within your Coaching Practice

In the podcast series Professor Brendan Cropley and Chris Chapman explore what reflective practice is and how a coach can use reflections more effectively to improve their coaching performance

  • Self-Awareness

  • Self-Efficacy

  • Confidence

  • Creativity

  • Solve problems

  • ‘Transform learning into better practice’

Brendan and Chris explore what critical moments are and why they are important in our coaching journey as we develop and grow; and consider the significance of self-awareness and learning experiences, as well as the context we are coaching within in defining a critical moment.

A tool to reflect, develop and grow

Key messages

‘A moment that has significance to an individual, that helps them to initially reflect, to learn and then develop’

‘Identifying what is important for you, in the moment within a session’

‘Self-awareness is a prerequisite for deep reflection’


Q. Why have I labelled this critical?
Q. Why is this so important to me?
Q. What were the feelings I had in the moment?


Related Resources

  • Bringing Reflective Practice to Life: Five Key Ingredients

  • Making Reflective Practice Meaningful

  • Reflective Practice Essentials


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