Exploring career mentoring and coaching
Exploring career mentoring and coaching

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6 Summary

Now that you’ve looked at the concept of self-awareness in more detail, you should feel more confident about what it involves and why it plays such a critical role in our self-development. You’ve undertaken a variety of exercises that have enhanced your self-awareness and helped you to build a clearer picture of who you are.

Some of the elements of self-awareness that we haven’t had time to cover here include exploring your values and identifying your strengths. These are topics that a mentor or coach will certainly explore with you, and there are many online articles and activities that can start your thinking.

You should now 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.

Next week, you’ll focus on some of the other skills that are crucial to effective mentoring and coaching, including building rapport and listening.

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