Coaching & Mentoring

What is Coaching?

Coaching is one of the key approaches through which leadership within organisations can be developed. Coaching is a method of developing an individual's capabilities in order to facilitate the achievement of organisational success. This one to one focused and bespoke relationship is often perceived as the single most effective development intervention that a senior leader in the NHS can access.

Coaching is series of purposeful conversations that unlock a person’s potential to maximise their own performance.  It helps individuals learn and grow through a collaborative, solution focused, result-orientated process in which the coach facilitates the enhancement of work performance, life experience and self-directed learning

  • The relationship has a set duration
  • It is structured with regular scheduled meetings
  • Short term and focussed on specific development areas, issues, goals and work
  • Your coach does not need direct experience of your role

Who can access Coaching?

The NHS South West Leadership Academy has a skilled cadre of coaches drawn from across the region and a range of professions.

The South West register is open to all health and social care staff in the South West region, based on the assumption that coaching and/or mentoring has been identified as part of a personal development need or as part of their appraisal review.

Access is particularly encouraged from those attending personal, leadership or management development programmes in the South West and will be used as a way to make sense of, enact and embed the learnt leadership behaviours and practice.

Why access coaching?

Research shows that there are huge personal benefits to accessing coaching, particularly at times of change.

Coaching;

  • Is a thought-proving and creative process that inspires individuals to maximise their personal and professional potential
  • Helps improve personal performance (closing the gap between potential and performance)
  • Helps increase morale, motivation and enthusiasm
  • Can help to reduce levels of stress
  • Improves self- confidence at all levels
  • Helps encourage a more proactive approach to addressing issues and making decisions
  • Find out more about Coaching

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What is Mentoring?

Mentoring is a developmental relationship in which one person (the Mentor) - usually someone more knowledgeable (though ‘peer’ mentoring can be as successful) helps another (the Mentee) to discover more about themselves, and develop their potential capability. This is achieved through a professional friendship designed to support career progression, widen an individual’s networks, develop leadership capability and improve performance.  These improvements can lead to increased job satisfaction, while they also help to support the link between an individual’s role and their impact on patient care, benefiting the organisation and the NHS as a whole.

Who can access Mentoring?

The South West register is open to all health and social care staff in the South West region, based on the assumption that coaching and/or mentoring has been identified as part of a personal development need or as part of their appraisal review.

Access is particularly encouraged from those attending personal, leadership or management development programmes in the South West and will be used as a way to make sense of, enact and embed the learnt leadership behaviours and practice.

Click here to find out more about the Mentoring Register

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