Internal coaching and mentoring to support through Covid-19

Internal Coaching & MentoringWe are now into the fourth week of Covid-19 lockdown in the UK, but already it is obvious our old ‘normal’ has gone and will not return. I have previously explored how mentoring interventions can support the transitions that individuals’ experience as they engage with this new world. However, in this article I will consider how internal coaching and mentoring can actually improve individual’s ability to reinvent and adapt both themselves and their organisations to thrive in the future. Continue reading


Benefits of Coaching, research and reality

Benefits of CoachingSo why bother to introduce coaching in your organisation? What benefits 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


Using Ikigai in coaching and mentoring

Ikigai MountainIn Japan, Ikigai is a popular concept that makes millions of people want to get out of bed in the morning. It is translates simply as the ‘reason for being’. The term ikigai is composed of two Japanese words: ‘iki’ referring to life, and ‘kai’, which roughly means “the realisation of what one expects and hopes for”.

To me Ikigai is a great tool for a coach or mentor to use with both their coachees and mentees and themselves as they develop their own self-awareness.

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Do coaches get coached?

Coaching sessionWith the rise of internal and external coaching supervision, the development of coaches and their practice has been the central concern of both organisational scheme organisers and professionals. However, what is not well known or understood is the extent to which coaches themselves receive coaching as part of their personal development, as distinct from supervision on their professional practice.

Dr Paul Stokes and Lis Merrick completed an initial survey into this area and would like to share with those kind individuals who completed the survey, plus anyone else who is interested, what we discovered. Watch our webinar sharing our data, or read the article outlining our initial thinking. Continue reading


Postgraduate Certificate taught by leading coaching and mentoring experts!

PGC coaching mentoring and leadershipA collaboration with Leeds Business School, a Postgraduate Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring for Leadership in Organisations

This state-of-the-art Postgraduate Certificate (PGC) is unique in that it can be delivered completely virtually if this works more effectively for your organisation. It is designed to develop highly effective internal coaches and mentors who are competent to coach and mentor within their organisations, develop leadership capability and provide a high calibre coaching and mentoring resource internally.

Our Postgraduate Certificate will provide all the skills practice, competence preparation and knowledge necessary to achieve this and remember it can be delivered virtually if this is easier for your coaches and mentors! Continue reading


Expand your organisation’s coaching and mentoring capability

PGC coaching mentoring and leadershipIn partnership with Leeds Beckett University, a Post Graduate Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring for Leadership in Organisations

The programme is designed to develop highly effective internal coaches and mentors who are competent to work within their organisations and can provide a trained coaching and mentoring resource internally.

The programme will provide all the skills practice, competence preparation and knowledge necessary to achieve this.

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