Post meeting reflection: Coach

Recommended good practice is for coaches to spend at least 30 minutes in quiet reflection after a coaching conversation. It’s helpful to use the following headings to structure this reflection:


  • What topics did we explore?
  • Where these expected or unexpected?
  • Did we dig into them in sufficient depth?
  • What other issues arose, which I need to think about?
  • What’s left to explore about this issue in our next coaching session?


  • What questions did I ask, which were most or least helpful?
  • How well did I do in allowing the coachee to “have the conversation they needed to have with themselves”?
  • What did I learn about myself? About how I coach?
  • What did I learn about the coachee?
  • What happened to facilitate the coachee’s learning?


  • What creative thinking occurred?
  • Who did most of the creative thinking – me or the coachee?
  • What new concepts did we explore?
  • What could I do to make future sessions even more creative?


  • What could I take to supervision and why?
  • How can I apply the lessons from reflecting on this session, to future coaching conversations?

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