Career Development

Coaching and Consultancy

Coaching provides the opportunity for you as a senior staff member to enhance your skills, knowledge and insight in specific areas where you have limited experience or when you are faced with a particularly challenging issue or situation.

Coaching is done in real time, in a one-to-one situation with a coach that has been individually chosen for your personal and learning styles as well as your specific needs at that time.

There are two types of coaching:

Traditional Coaching - a one-to-one interaction to help the leader develop a new functional competence. Traditional coaching can be seen as a personalised form of training. It is appropriate for the development of new skills such as:

  • making a presentation to a challenging audience
  • writing a business plan
  • learning to read financial reports

Transformational Coaching - where the coach helps the individual to find workable outcomes to new or challenging situations. Examples of situations where transformational coaching might be employed include supporting a leader to:

  • create a vision for a school
  • work better with challenging peers
  • pull away from operational work
  • work with greater emotional intelligence