What is reflective practice in coaching?

What is reflective practice in coaching?

To put it simply, reflective practice is a way of studying your experiences to improve the way you work, Ghaye (2001) enforces this belief by saying that the purpose of reflection is to improve our coaching, as well as understanding our practice better, this then improves the context that our coaching takes place in.

What is the importance of reflective practice in coaching?

Reflective practice creates the conditions for learning, growth, and performance for both coach and client alike. As an integrated skill set for learning and change, reflective practice can promote well-being for a coach, and consequently, for a client.

How do coaches apply best practice and reflection?

Reflection builds ‘knowing’ Everything that coaches draw upon to help them to make decisions quickly and instinctively is their ‘knowing’ (Schön,1983). Therefore, the benefit of reflecting upon experiences is to build more ways of knowing – essentially giving a coach more experience or tools to draw upon when coaching.

What is reflective practice for coaches?

(Brockbank, 2012) Reflective practice for coaches often takes place within supervision and mentoring relationships, and this is where the engagement with another and the intentionality of the process takes place. The ‘intentional process’ within reflective learning and practice, means the conversation has a purpose that is clear to all parties.

What is a reflective learning practitioner?

Elaine Patterson from the Coaching Supervision Academy presents her summary of reflective practice, “a reflective learning practitioner is, therefore, a practitioner who consciously and intentionally applies and lives reflective learning practices to his or her professional practice. It becomes a way of being in the world”.

Why do we use reflection in mentoring?

It is shared for your learning use only. Introduction “Mentors who become students of their own experience use reflection to inform what it is they do and how they do it” (Zachary, 2000, p. xv). Reflection informs the content of my mentoring of others; reflection also informs the skills and methods used in mentoring.

What is the role of reflection in supervision?

Eric de Haan (2012) suggests that reflective learning and practice within supervision has two functions. Firstly, that by reflection you improve a coaches’ potential action and enhance the practice. The other is that by reflecting on reflection, one learns how to strengthen others’ reflection processes.