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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 ideasDescription
16. Power relationsPower 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 powerSelf-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 statusCoach 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. ReflexivityThis 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.