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Deakin University

Coaching Skills: Leadership and self-awareness

Deakin University via FutureLearn


Start your journey toward personal mastery

As a coach or leader, you need to be able to provide clear instructions to motivate others, but how do we provide this if we don’t confidently know and understand ourselves?

If you think of yourself as an instrument of leadership, then self-awareness is the single-most-important quality to ensure your leadership success.

On this two-week course, you’ll learn how to apply strategies to enhance your self-awareness and how to apply the notions of personal mastery to your role as a coach or leader.

Discover your personal core values

You’ll examine how to improve your emotional intelligence by evaluating your core values and how these may impact your coaching.

You’ll produce your own plans to understand how your personal standards dictate your actions, and how you can use this knowledge to inform your leadership decisions.

Understand the importance of self-awareness in becoming an effective leader or coach

By the end of this course, you’ll understand how self-awareness helps improve your coaching and leadership skills.

Going on a journey of personal mastery, you’ll discover how you may have to let go of some previously held behaviours, beliefs, values or intentions.

You’ll learn how to make internal fine-tuning to become a more impactful leader and be able to apply what you have learned to your own life.

This course is aimed at anyone with an interest in sports or business coaching. You may already work in the area and want to expand your skills, or you might be completely new to the coaching.


  • The self-aware coach
    • Self-aware coaching
    • Coaching: job, career or calling?
    • Personal mastery
    • Weekly wrap
  • The role of values in self-aware leadership
    • Values and ego
    • Your coaching legacy
    • Self-awareness and serving others
    • Weekly wrap

Taught by

Paddy Upton


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