7 Building your coach developer 101 guide
The main discussion points from this session that you might share and discuss with colleagues are described in Table 1 below.
Table 1 Some practices coach developers can use to build expertise in their role
|Practices and ideas||Description|
|16. Power relations||Power is intrinsic in every relationship, but power is not distributed evenly and it stems from many different sources. The distribution of power can shift within relationships over time.|
|17. Sharing power||Self-aware coach developers share power through listening to coaches’ needs, avoiding making judgements on their practice, being open minded and conscious of the context in which they work.|
|18. Hierarchy and status||Coach developers are often highly qualified and experienced coaches which reinforces a perceived hierarchy and status. Taking steps to listen and connect to coaches will help collaborative learning.|
|19. Reflexivity||This is the process of bending back onto yourself, your actions and behaviours to better understand the identity you project to others. This involves being introspective and knowing yourself well.|