Optimising Internal Coaching

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
09:00 to 12:00

This half day event is for qualified coaches who are delivering coaching within their organisation and within the wider health and social care landscape. This session is also available for coaching leads who are developing and implementing coaching programmes in their organisation.

 The half day event will cover:

  • Why internal coaching has become so popular
  • What the key rewards can be in a well-managed programme
  • What the key challenges can be and how to deal with these challenges
  • The scope for encountering ethical dilemmas and approaches for dealing with them
  • Case studies to discuss 

Delegates will learn how to get the most out of being an internal coach, as well as a robust understanding of some of the challenges and a raised awareness of how to spot and deal with ethical dilemmas that can arise.


Katharine St John-Brooks is an executive coach and consultant specialising in the strategic use of internal coaches within organisations.  She has spent 15 years as an external coach and has written an acclaimed book 'Internal Coaching: The Inside Story', based on research with 123 internal coaches and interviews with a myriad of L&D professionals, lead coaches, trainers, supervisors and sponsors.

Katharine holds an MSc in Organisational Behaviour, an MA in Professional Development (Coaching) and is a fellow of the Institute of Consulting.  She has worked across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors and currently focuses exclusively on board level and CEO clients in her coaching work.

Terms and conditions:

This event is for qualified coaches who are currently on our coaching register or those willing to join our register.

There is no fee to attend this event, by registering you will be signing up to a cancellation charge of £150 for non-attendance unless you notify leadership.SW@hee.nhs.uk 10 working days in advance of the event date or your attendance is deputised.

Qualified coaches attending this event will need to join and be active on our coaching register, more details on our South West Leadership Academy’s Coaching register can be found here.

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South West House, Taunton, TA1 2PX