Learning through reflection

Learning through self-reflection and specific feedback is a valuable part of developing peer coaching skills. They can help you and your peers track your progress through a specific concern or situation. Differing perspectives provide useful and challenging opportunities for learning.

Accepting another’s feedback of our skills is a great coaching skill to practice and model.

Even if we don’t agree with someone’s opinion, we can practice remaining calm and listening. We can also learn not to take other people’s words too personally. Most of the time what others say is a reflection of themselves and their own experience of the world, rather than the person the comments are directed towards.