How to transition into a leadership role

Leadership roleHave you recently gained a promotion at work? Or are you striving to take the next step in your career? Whatever it may be, making the transition into a leadership role is definitely a great achievement. It’s one you should be excited about.

But, that’s not to say that it doesn’t come with it’s challenges. After all, your previous colleagues may now be your subordinates and your workload may well have tripled. As such, it’s important to manage the move effectively, so you don’t fall at the first hurdle.

To help you out, we’ve pulled together some top tips on how to make a smooth transition into a leadership role. Continue reading


Four reasons your mentoring needs virtual programme management

Mentoring Programme ManagementMost organisations understand the great benefits of an in-house mentoring programme, but setting up and running an effective and beneficial programme takes time. Programme management is often added into someone’s already packed job description. This can lead to loss of momentum and ultimately a programme that hasn’t been as effective as it could have been. Even worse, it may be seen a failure and this will hamper getting future programmes off the ground!

Coach Mentoring Ltd has helped organisations in every sector. So here are 4 reasons why you should use Virtual Programme Management to help you run your mentoring programme. Continue reading


Are your Goals Straight Lines, Cycles, or Spirals?

Are your traditional routes to goal achievement working? Our guest blogger Susie Dennis explores different routes to developing new goals.

Goals Still In FocusIt’s January, my inbox is full of ‘Goal setting’, ‘Intention setting’, ‘Starting 2019 with some sort of lofty resolution’. 2019: make a list of 19 goals. Join us on a 40km or 80km challenge. Linking to Apps with no direct social interaction. I am exhausted looking at it!

We write our lists, set goals, but how do we go about achieving them? There are no added pages for strategy. The rules are not given for how to ‘overcome’ all the excuses. No guidelines for the small steps in between Zero to Hero. Is the “hero’ a list of ‘stuff’, new car, job, place to live, holiday? Is it a list of learning? Courses to attend, interests to take up. Is it is a ‘health list’, loose weight, eat healthy, more exercise, I ‘should’ start: running, yoga, meditation?

Into the fourth day and already the focus has shifted, I can’t start my diet — there is too much cheese to eat up, can’t waste it. It is too cold to start running. The New Year sales are too good, preventing control of finances. Inbox at work is too full, meetings to attend. Only a couple of days until the kids go back to school, wanting to spend time with them.

How can I cope? Is there a better way?  Continue reading


‘Grow as a Coach’, webinar learning programme

Grow as a CoachWe developed our virtual ‘Grow as a Coach’ Programme following our enormous success with face-to-face programmes for new coaches.

The Grow as a Coach programme is facilitated virtually. So it includes four 90-minute virtual webinars run over a two or three month period. The participants attend the webinars and work with an identified buddy coach to practise and complete reflection notes after each session and feedback is provided by the facilitators to help the coach’s development. Continue reading


Benefits of Coaching, research and reality

Benefits of CoachingSo why bother to introduce coaching in your organisation? What are your employees going to get out of it? Can people really support each other in their learning and development through having a simple developmental dialogue?

Read on for the latest research and to learn more about the benefits of coaching. Get the answers to these frequently asked questions about using coaching in the workplace. Continue reading


Mentoring Technology — Check you’re ready

Mentoring Technology. Are you Ready?Are you running, or are about to run, a mentoring program? If so, the chances are you’re wondering whether it’s worth investing in mentoring technology to help you manage the scheme. Here are three tests to help you understand whether you should be thinking about a technology platform, or whether you are better saving your money! Continue reading


FLEXImums coaching and mentoring programme partnership

Gender EquityMarie Swarbreck of FLEXImums and Lis Merrick of Coach Mentoring Ltd have formed a partnership between their two organisations to provide coaching and mentoring programme support to the organisations associated with FLEXImums.

FLEXImums have identified Coach Mentoring Ltd as a source of programme expertise. We provide consultancy in mentoring and coaching to grow, retain and motivate people through individual coaching or mentoring solutions. Our bespoke programmes develop employees to have good developmental dialogues in the workplace.

We are so delighted to be working with FLEXImums, we made a video…

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