Well-Being and Self-Care Self-Assessment

Sunlight Academy cares about coaches and students!

We have created a self-test for coaches to assess your perceived level of well-being, self-awareness, and energy management.
They are essential aspects of ICF Competency nr 2, ‘Embodies a Coaching Mindset’, and precious skills for a coach who wants to partner with clients effectively.

You can add up your scores for each section and use the interpretation to reflect on areas for improvement and where you excel in the different areas. This self-test can be a precious and useful tool to allow coaches to become aware of essential aspects of coaching mastery, develop a more consistent presence as coaches, and bring fresh energy to their coaching business.

For each of the following questions, choose the response that best reflects your current situation.

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Section 1: Well-Being

1. How do you ensure you maintain a healthy work-life balance as a coach?*
2. How often do you engage in activities that bring you joy and fulfillment outside of coaching?*
3. In challenging coaching situations, how well do you manage your emotional well-being to prevent it from affecting your overall mood?*
4. Do you have a support system or network in place for times when you need guidance or emotional support?*
5. How well do you prioritize your own professional development and learning as a coach?*
6. How often do you engage in mindfulness or relaxation practices to maintain mental and emotional well-being?*

Section 2: Self-Awareness

7. How often do you seek feedback from clients about your coaching style and its impact on them?*
8. In moments of uncertainty, how well do you tap into your intuition to guide your coaching approach?*
9. How aware are you of your own biases and assumptions, and how do you manage them in coaching sessions?*
10. How do you handle personal distractions or issues that may impact your presence during coaching sessions?*
11. How would you describe your approach to self-reflection after coaching sessions?*
12. How do you ensure cultural competence in your coaching practice and remain open to diverse perspectives?*

Section 3: Energy Management

13. How do you prepare mentally and emotionally before coaching sessions to ensure you bring a positive and focused energy?*
14. How do you recover and recharge your energy after intense or emotionally challenging coaching sessions?*
15. How often do you assess and adjust your coaching schedule to avoid burnout and fatigue?*

Section 4: Coaching Mindset

16. To what extent do you believe clients are responsible for their own choices and actions in the coaching process?*
17. How often do you engage in ongoing learning and development activities to enhance your coaching skills?*
18. In what ways do you engage in a reflective practice to enhance your coaching abilities?*
19. How aware are you of the influence of context and culture on yourself and others, and how do you navigate this awareness in coaching?*
20. How often do you use your intuition and self-awareness to benefit your clients during coaching sessions?*
21. How well do you regulate your own emotions during coaching sessions to maintain a client-centered focus?*
22. How do you mentally and emotionally prepare for coaching sessions to ensure a positive and client-focused approach?*
23. In what situations do you seek help from outside sources to enhance your coaching skills or address challenges?*

Section 5: Presence as a Coach

24. How well do you maintain focus and stay present during coaching sessions?*
25. How do you handle your own agenda and biases to ensure you are fully present and client-centered during coaching sessions?*
26. How do you adapt your coaching approach to meet the unique needs and preferences of each client, ensuring a personalized experience?*
27. How often do you provide feedback to clients about their progress and celebrate their achievements during coaching sessions?*

Scoring

  • For each “A” response, assign 1 point.
  • For each “B” response, assign 2 points.
  • For each “C” response, assign 3 points.
    • Low Score (6): Enhancing self-awareness is crucial. Consider incorporating regular self-reflection practices and seeking feedback from clients to better understand your coaching impact.
    • Moderate Score (7-12): You have a reasonable level of self-awareness. Identify specific areas for improvement, such as addressing biases and consistently engaging in reflective practices after coaching sessions.
    • High Score (13-18): Well done! Your high self-awareness is a valuable asset. Continue to cultivate this strength, and consider sharing your practices with others to enhance the coaching community
  • Low Score (6): Enhancing self-awareness is crucial. Consider incorporating regular self-reflection practices and seeking feedback from clients to better understand your coaching impact.
  • Moderate Score (7-12): You have a reasonable level of self-awareness. Identify specific areas for improvement, such as addressing biases and consistently engaging in reflective practices after coaching sessions.
  • High Score (13-18): Well done! Your high self-awareness is a valuable asset. Continue to cultivate this strength, and consider sharing your practices with others to enhance the coaching community.
  • Low Score (3): Energy management is an area for improvement. Focus on strategies to recover and recharge after challenging coaching sessions, and consider adjusting your schedule to prevent burnout.
  • Moderate Score (4-6): You're making progress in energy management. Identify specific areas for improvement, such as refining your pre and post-session routines, to optimize your coaching energy.
  • High Score (7-9): Excellent! Your effective energy management is commendable. Continue your practices to maintain a consistent and positive energy level during coaching sessions.
  • Low Score (8): Energy management is an area for improvement. Focus on strategies to recover and recharge after challenging coaching sessions, and consider adjusting your schedule to prevent burnout.
  • Moderate Score (9-16): You're making progress in energy management. Identify specific areas for improvement, such as refining your pre and post-session routines, to optimize your coaching energy.
  • High Score (17-24): Excellent! Your effective energy management is commendable. Continue your practices to maintain a consistent and positive energy level during coaching sessions.
  • Low Score (4): Enhance your presence during coaching sessions by working on focus and staying client-centered. Consider practicing mindfulness to improve your ability to be fully present.
  • Moderate Score (5-8): You're developing a strong coaching presence. Identify specific areas to fine-tune, such as adapting your approach to individual client needs and consistently providing feedback.
  • High Score (9-12): Bravo! Your coaching presence is commendable. Continue to cultivate this strength by staying fully present, adapting to individual client needs, and celebrating their achievements.

 

You are encouraged to use these comments as a starting point for self-reflection and development.
Consider creating an action plan based on the areas identified for improvement and building on existing strengths to enhance the overall coaching experience.

You can consider to share your result and action plan with your Trainer/Mentor to receive support in developing a self-care action plan based on your reflections.