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Harness the Power of a Debrief:

Unlock Growth and Success

To debrief, you must ask the right questions and give an honest appraisal of how you performed, how you feel about your ability to perform and how committed you are to getting better.

The key is to build on the good things you do when you perform, and learn from your mistakes.

It's crucial to leverage your strengths, learn from the setbacks and focus your growth and development.

There are three main steps to a debrief: Capture, Release and Record.


You want to gather and summarize the key points, insights, and observations from the event being debriefed. It's about distilling the most important information to inform future actions and decisions.

Capturing the positive aspects of your performance in detail allows you to replicate those successful actions consistently. It's like building a playbook of your strengths that you can refer to whenever needed. Recording these details ensures that you have a clear reference point for future improvement and refinement.


You want to let go of any tension, stress, or negative emotions associated with the experience being debriefed. It's about creating space for reflection and growth by clearing the mind of distractions and focusing on moving forward constructively.  

Releasing involves acknowledging mistakes, visualizing the correct form and mentally letting go of any frustration or disappointment. When this happens, you will feel a release from the upset. In the case of a costly mistake, you may need to repeat the process.  

Note: This process may not work if you need instruction for proper technique or if you have unrealistic expectations for your performance. Having realistic expectations and seeking instruction when needed are important factors in this process.


The best way to debrief, to capture the good and release the not–so good is to keep a journal. Developing a set of evaluation questions will to help facilitate this recording.  

Note: By capturing the positive aspects and releasing the negative energy will produce continuous growth, increase trust in your skills, and create a more enjoyable experience overall. It's a powerful way to track progress and stay motivated.  

You can watch the Debrief video on YouTube HERE. And check out the Debrief Worksheet HERE.

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