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Just wanted to share my post on reflective thinking.

I think that, as coaches, a key purpose that we knowingly or unknowingly serve is to help our clients develop this key capability.

I do hope you enjoy reading this as much as I enjoyed writing it :)

Krish Iyer

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  • Krish, I finally got a chance to read the piece you shared back in May (thanks)! Good work, I found the 3 practices described useful (i.e., pause, journaling, and meditation). Adult learning theory outlines 3 focal areas that can be explored during reflection using the strategies you've noted, i.e., reflecting on content (i.e., the "what"); process (i.e., the "how"); and premise (i.e., the "why").

    Of course, the ORID framework is a structure to guide reflection as well (e.g., objective data, or reflecting on the "facts;" and so on). I saw an article that discussed ORID as a reflective structure, and added a 5th element, I'll look for it and post it here.

    • Thank you Terry,  

      I do believe the extensive journalling practice that I picked up at CCCP is what has triggered the rediscovery of my writing muscle. I used to enjoy writing essays as a student, but one tends to lose that faculty, as one dives into the world of work, where the skill of writing is relegated to terse email or bullet-points on a presentation slide.

      So, thank you and all at CCCP for making the Learning Journals such a key component of the learning journey. A wonderful unintended (or was it intended?) side effect indeed !



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      • Krishnan,

        Glad to hear that the practice of journaling embedded in the Columbia Coaching Program, reconnected you to the joy of writing! You are so right, that the speed required to operate in the world of work often moves us away, unintentionally, from the critical practice of reflection, which journaling can activate.

        While not as extensive as what is required in the coaching program, I invite my clients to experiment with various forms of journaling as a daily habit to foster reflection. What are some ways, that you (and others) reading this post, have encouraged clients to journal in your coaching? Look forward to hearing from you and others.

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