Coaching is “unlocking a person’s potential to maximise their own performance. It is helping them to learn rather than teaching them.” (Whitmore 2002)
It is therefore a “supporting” form of development which encourages people to take responsibility and accountability for their own development, by reflecting on work based issues and challenges and working through options in order to find outcomes to those challenges.
You can do this either through an informal conversation with your line manager or through a series of more in depth 1:1 conversations with a trained coach via the Internal Staff Coaching Service.
We also offer training to those who wish to train as a coach via our Coaching Connections Programme.