Find out why self-awareness is so important in coaching and leadership, and learn strategies to apply to your own practice.

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  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    3 hours

Discover how to become more self-aware as a coach or leader

Coaches and leaders need to be self-aware and emotionally intelligent, in order to provide clear instructions, advice and motivation to others.

On this course, you’ll learn how to apply strategies to enhance your own self-awareness as a coach or leader.

You’ll learn how to identify your own core personal values, and evaluate how these may affect your coaching and leadership practice.

You’ll discover how to make adjustments to your behaviour, in order to become more effective as a leader or coach.

You’ll examine why more self-aware coaches and leaders are more effective and productive.

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Skip to 0 minutes and 6 seconds PADDY UPTON: Turning the mirror inwards to look at ourselves can be uncomfortable and challenging. But if we think of ourselves as instruments of leadership, then we’ll come to see self-awareness as the single most important quality of leadership success. Fine tuning our leadership requires a journey of personal mastery, a journey that might require us to let go of some previously held behaviours, beliefs, values, or intentions. Hello. I’m Paddy Upton from Deakin University. And in this free two week course we’ll explore core personal values and determine how these may impact your coaching. We’ll investigate strategies to enhance self-awareness and discover how self-awareness helps you become a more effective coach or leader.

Skip to 0 minutes and 56 seconds Most importantly, you’ll produce your own plans to evaluate your values and actions that inform your leadership decisions. The best leaders know that the journey of self-awareness is an important and difficult one, rewarding, too. This course aims to help you make any internal adjustments or fine tuning in the pursuit of increased self-awareness, learning, personal mastery, and being even more effective and impactful as a leader and coach. I hope you’ll join me in this course on leadership and self-awareness.

What topics will you cover?

  • The importance of self-awareness
  • Notions of personal mastery and its application to your role as coach/leader
  • Insight into your intentions and motivations as coach/leader
  • Servant leadership
  • Applying a change process to your own life.

Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Apply strategies to enhance self-awareness and reflect on who you're being as a coach/leader
  • Identify core personal values and determine how these may impact your coaching
  • Reflect on how your self-awareness helps you be a more effective coach/leader
  • Evaluate your values and actions to inform your leadership decisions

Who is the course for?

This course is aimed at anyone with an interest in sports or business coaching, but may be of particular interest to those already working in the area.

Who will you learn with?

I'm a Professor of Practice at Deakin University, coach of professional cricket teams and athletes, and business coach - which I do to support my surfing, fishing and stand-up paddling habits

Dr Pittaway, Senior Lecturer (Student Engagement) in Deakin University's Faculty of Business and Law, is passionate about learning and teaching and developing others' (and her own) potential.

Who developed the course?

Deakin University

Deakin University is one of Australia’s largest universities with more than 61,000 students and over 15,000 online.

  • Established

  • Location

    Melbourne, Australia
  • World ranking

    Top 280Source: QS World University Rankings 2021

Learning on FutureLearn

Your learning, your rules

  • Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps to help you keep track of your learning
  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

Join a global classroom

  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
  • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
  • Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others

Map your progress

  • As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control
  • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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