Exploring career mentoring and coaching
Exploring career mentoring and coaching

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Week 2: Knowing myself

Introduction

Welcome to Week 2 of the course.

In Week 1, you familiarised yourself with the broad concepts of mentoring and coaching, and some of the research behind them. You also reflected on your own interest in mentoring and coaching.

This week, you’ll consider self-awareness. This is a key element of both mentoring and coaching, equally relevant whether you are receiving or delivering it.

You won’t be surprised to find that knowing yourself is something that a mentor or coach can help you with, but in this part of the course, you’ll explore some of the exercises that can help to get you started.

Now watch the following video to introduce the week.

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By the end of this week, you will be able to:

  • recognise the value of self-awareness
  • use some of the tools and exercises available to help you become more self-aware
  • identify obstacles to developing self-awareness.

You’ll start this week by asking ‘What is self-awareness?’

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