I am in the final stages of writing my assessed document for my Henley coaching certificate.
This requires me to not only reflect on my development as a coach and demonstrate my cognitive and behavioral coaching ability and knowledge, but also think about my ongoing plans to improve and develop as a coach.
I haven't blogged these last months during my "external" coaching relationships - it hasn't quite felt right or appropriate to. I think this is due, in part, to the fact that the focus has been on the individuals, and that the opportunity will come to summarise my learnings and reflections in the document I am now writing. In cruder terms, perhaps I am saving up my reflections!
I do realise, and have done for some time, that this is only the start though. I need to give some conscious thought to how I am going to proceed. For me this splits into three
- Maintain my "kit bag" - through learning and refining techniques and expertise through maintaining engagement with coaching literature and practice
Supervision - a vital ingredient to, as I see it, keeping me calibrated
Maintain Momentum - I am yet to decide, but I am considering trying to ensure I have a number of continuous active coaching relationship at any one time - (that number may only be one!)
It really is only the end of the beginning.