The Coach’s Playlist is a two-minute read packed with information based on an essential part of coaching.


This week’s topic: Reflection

The Idea: Reflection involves looking back, looking at, and looking ahead.


Quotation: “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” – Søren Kierkegaard


Book: The seminal book on reflection by Donald Schön, The Reflective Practitioner: How Professionals Think in Action.


Resource: After Action Review form


Video: Reflection



  1. How important is it to reflect on your personal and/or professional skills, beliefs, and habits?
  2. How often do you do it?
  3. If you don’t do it as often as you wish, why is that?
  4. Is there anything you should do differently moving forward?


Professional Development: The Instructional Coaching Institute