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
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Click here to find out more about the Coaching Register

Already signed up to the Coaching Register?

You can log-in here: https://coaching.southwestleadership.nhs.uk/

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

Already signed up to the Mentoring Register?

You can log-in here

Coaching & Mentoring Offers

Regional Offer: Short Programme: Chief Executive ILM7

Working with our partner Catalyst 14, we have commissioned the design of this programme to equip Chief Executives to become effective transformational coaches, providing the opportunity to gain practical...

  • Specialisms:
  • Coaching & Mentoring (CM)

Regional Offer: Workshop: Virtual Coaching Supervision

To continue to increase coaching capability and capacity in the south west region, and more importantly to maintain quality, we are providing coaching supervision action learning sets that will...

  • Specialisms:
  • Coaching & Mentoring (CM)

Regional Offer: Short Programme: Coaching Skills for Leaders

Here at the South West Leadership Academy we understand the importance of providing those with leadership responsibility the opportunity to develop skills in coaching and embedding a coaching style...

  • Specialisms:
  • Coaching & Mentoring (CM)
  • Primary Care

Regional Offer: Short Programme: ILM 7 in Coaching & Mentoring

This programme is designed for senior managers who wish to develop their expertise in the field of coaching or who wish to establish coaching on an organisational level. It...

  • Specialisms:
  • Coaching & Mentoring (CM)
  • Primary Care

Regional Offer: Short Programme: ILM5 in Coaching & Mentoring

This programme is open to those who have a strong interest in becoming a qualified coach and working with clients. Suitable participants may already be informally coaching others and...

  • Specialisms:
  • Coaching & Mentoring (CM)
  • Primary Care

Regional Offer: Short Programme: Introduction to Coaching Supervision

Here at the South West Leadership Academy, our aim is to increase the capacity and capability of our coaches and mentors across the South West by providing accredited programmes,...

  • Specialisms:
  • Coaching & Mentoring (CM)
  • Primary Care

Regional Offer: Short Programme: Coaching for Primary Care Leaders

Take advantage of creating some time and space to think With time pressure and heavy workload it is often difficult to find space and time to reflect and think....

  • Specialisms:
  • Coaching & Mentoring (CM)
  • Primary Care

Tool: Mentoring Register

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...

  • Specialisms:
  • Coaching & Mentoring (CM)

Tool: Coaching register

Coaches All health and social care professionals who work within the South West region may apply to join the register providing they meet the following requirements Coach Registration Requirements:...

  • Specialisms:
  • Coaching & Mentoring (CM)

Programme: Leadership for Improving Frontline Talent (LIFT)

Taking patient care to the next level Are you looking to develop your skills and confidence in leadership? Would you like to inspire more innovation, engagement and effectiveness in...

  • Specialisms:
  • Coaching & Mentoring (CM)
  • Inclusion (I)
  • Organisational Development (OD)
  • Primary Care
  • Systems Leadership (SL)

Coaching & Mentoring Resources

Application form – Mentoring Programme C2

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Coach Re-energiser workshop Application Form

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Coaching and Mentoring Strategy

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Resources useful for Coaching & Mentoring

Application form – ILM 5 Coaching & Mentoring BAME

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Coaching and Mentoring Strategy

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Coaching and Mentoring Policy

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  • Coaching & Mentoring (CM)

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