Self Awareness & Coach Development

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Don't miss Julia Carden at the Henley Coaching
Conference in November!

Self Awareness & Coach Development

The Henley Coaching Conference – Session by Julia Carden

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Soon the Henley Coaching Conference will take place where you can hear many speakers talking about different aspects of coaching. One of these speakers is Julia Carden. She runs a coaching and coaching supervision practice and is an accredited Master Practitioner and an ICF PCC Certified Coach. Alongside her coaching practice she is a visiting tutor on the Professional Certificate in Executive Coaching at Henley Business School.

During the Conference she will speak about self-awareness and coach development.

Self-Awareness is a core coaching competency and a ‘buzz word’ in popular management literature, but there is no agreement about what it is and how to achieve it. 

Raising awareness and insight is a core coaching competency (AC, ICF, EMCC), and is perceived to be important for facilitating behavioural change in our clients and that, in turn, relies on the coach’s self-awareness. However, there is no consistent agreement about what characterises self-awareness and it is often confused with similar concepts such as self-consciousness and self-knowledge. 

Julia realised during her Masters in Executive Coaching that at the core to developing effectiveness as a coach lied in increasing self-awareness, however she quickly realised that she didn’t really know what self-awareness really is. This led her on a journey to research and discover what exactly is self-awareness, what role it plays in coach development and how coaches develop it.  

As a result of her PhD research exploring the role of self-awareness in the development of the coach, Julia will run a facilitated discussion to challenge you to think about what does self-awareness means for you? Why is it important and how best can we develop it? She will share findings from her recent research and offer you a framework to understand the multiple layers and components of self-awareness.

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