Coaching & Mentoring
My service is to offer you protected time with an objective person who will listen, understand, challenge and help you set goals and achieve your targets. This can be divided into coaching and mentoring.
Coaching is non-directive and aimed at helping you decide on your own goals and find you own solutions.
Mentoring is more directive, and a mentor is likely to have more specific knowledge and experience of a specific job or occupation. They can help you to make decisions and set goals, and may also offer specific training.
'The art of facilitating the performance, learning and development of another’
(Myles Downey – Effective Coaching)
As an individual, your specific needs might be:
- Managing the transition into a new job or role
- Wanting a confidential sounding board for a specific work issue
- Developing a strategy at work
- Making time to see the wood for the trees
- Prioritising a bewildering variety of tasks
- Developing and sticking to an action-plan
Organisations employ me to help enable their people to realise potential, improve their performance and manage important transitions such as:
- Managing for the first-time
- Developing teams, leadership, presentation and networking skills
- Getting the best from leaderships programmes, graduate training schemes
- Returning to work after absence
- Supporting diversity policies and developing under-represented groups
What I Will Provide
As your coach I will:
- Listen attentively
- Ask useful, probing and challenging questions
- Bring out your strengths and qualities
- Challenge assumptions and inconsistencies
- Understand your work
- Act as a sounding-board
- Guide you towards an action plan which will help you identify, prioritise and achieve your goals.
- Not be directive
- Be someone with whom you feel you can build rapport
I have used coaching skills in a wide range of teaching, training and managerial positions. My clients include: Scorchsoft, University of Salford, Teach First.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your requirements.