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The Mindful Coach: Seven Roles for Facilitating Leader Development: New and Revised Edition by Doug Silsbee

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SELF-OBSERVATION AS A COACH

Let’s explore how specifically designed self-observation exercises can increase your mindfulness around specific Voices or Aspects and lead to much greater skill and fluidity in navigating the coaching conversation.
Exercise 11.2 provides a general set of questions for self-observing yourself around a particular Voice or Aspect. What you choose to pay attention to might emerge from client feedback, a self-assessment, or any other source of curiosity.
Here the coach is practicing self-observation in relation to one specific Voice or Aspect. By paying attention, the coach becomes more aware of herself as she uses that specific Voice. She learns to discern, in the moment, the source of the impetus for using the ...

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