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Reflective Practice Conversations: The Importance of Reflecting on your Philosophy and Values

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’

Key messages

‘Start by asking the question, “what does coaching mean to me?”’

‘Game model and how you want the game to be played are very different’

‘Need to be able to reflect and articulate your coaching philosophy’

‘Checking in on a regular basis is important, taking the time to ask yourself the questions of who you are as a coach and how you want to engage’

‘A deeper understanding of your philosophy provides a scaffolding from which you can reflect upon’

‘Not every organisation’s values are right for everyone; remove ourselves from a moment and reflect on our practice to make better decisions’

‘Reflection to make change and a better future for yourself and the organisation’


The significance of your values and beliefs, do your actions and behaviours support or take you away from your philosophy.  Making sense of why you coach in that way.


Related Resources

  • The Importance of Developing a Coaching Philosophy

  • Finding an Approach to Reflective Practice That Works for You

  • Reflective Practice Essentials


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