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. 

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. 

A coaching relationship is likely to be short term with a focus on a specific development area, issue or goal. The meetings will be for a set duration with structured and regular meetings. Due to the focus of these conversations, your coach does not need direct experience or to be an expert in your area of work. 

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.

Why access coaching?

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

A Coach:

  • Can inspire individuals to maximise their personal and professional potential
  • Can help improve personal performance (closing the gap between potential and performance)
  • Can help increase morale, motivation and enthusiasm and reduce levels of stress
  • Can improves self- confidence at all levels
  • Can helps encourage a more proactive approach to addressing issues and making decisions

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 mentoring?

Mentoring can support an individual by encouraging independence and self development whilst helping to identify opportunities for future development.

A mentor:

  • Can share their experiences
  • Relationship can be on going and last for a longer period of time
  • Can provide the mentee with space and time to think whilst offering guidance and support
  • Can focus on longer term career and personal development goals

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.

Would you like to be a Coach on the SWLA Regional Register?

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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 Dates

Resources useful for Coaching & Mentoring

The Coaching Contract

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Session Feedback Form Template

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Record of Meeting

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Preparation & Reflection Form Template

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Meeting Preparation Form – Coachee, Mentee

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Coaching & Mentoring strategy

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Coaching & Mentoring Policy

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Application form – ILM 5 Coaching & Mentoring BAME

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Case Study: Type Coach

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