Coaching

    Coaching is a proactive, planned development opportunity to think through and further develop the effectiveness of your own performance, working relationships or career goals with an experienced, supervised and qualified Coach.

    Detailed in the tabs below you will find Coaching information in place within your Board. 

    National Services Scotland

    Welcome to the Coaching Matters Service

    Coaching is an opportunity to take some valuable time and space to focus on your professional goals, such as examining your own performance and leadership style, planning for a promoted role or taking forward change, rethinking working or team relationships, or reflecting on career direction or life-work balance.

    Coaching is a tailored and time bound learning activity, involving 3 – 6 individual confidential meetings over a number of months with a qualified internal or external coach accessed through the Coaching Matters Service.

    As a supportive and thought-provoking process, it is not always comfortable, however, it is a superb opportunity for personal development while you consider your own choices and decisions.

    Additionally, the Coaching Matters Service can also advise you about the NHS NES Mentoring Service.

    Coaching is available through a performance review and development planning discussion with your line manager or sponsor, or as a component of a leadership development programme. Guidelines have been created and can be found below.

    For accessing Coaching Matters, please complete the Contact Us form with your details and a member of the NSS Coaching Service will be in touch.

    Additionally, during this COVID-19 crisis, there is a free national coaching initiative called Coaching for Wellbeing. This initiative is tailored to focus on personal and leadership wellbeing during this time and can be accessed directly by anyone within Health and Social Care. For more information click here.

    If you are looking for any other support around individual performance management or policy issues, OHS referrals or counselling, or specific skills training and development courses, please speak with your line manager, sponsor, or trade union representative – or contact HR via the Contact Us form. 

    NHS 24

     

    Benefits

    Through working with a coach you will get valuable time and space to explore personal and professional development issues that are important to you such as managing self or others at work, leadership challenges or career reflections. Coaching gives an opportunity for constructive reflection with someone who will be open, honest and impartial.

    By embarking on coaching, you will have the opportunity to:

    • Gain fresh insight into your world of work from an external person.
    • Gain a confidential listener to sound out your ideas.
    • Challenge your own thinking and mindset.
    • Explore problems with particular people or skills and how these might be resolved.
    • Explore alternative strategies and how they might be implemented.
    • Consider new networks and alternative sources of information and support.
    • Critically evaluate your work/life balance and how to prioritise the demands.

    Being coached is a challenging and thought-provoking process, not always comfortable, but superb personal development.

    Coaching service provision

    The Organisational Coaching Lead, Val Hughes, will determine the most appropriate coaching service to meet your coaching request.  Coaching services can be provided by your Local Board Coaching network, Coaching Matters network, Scottish Coaching and Mentoring Collaboration, the Executive Coaching Register, or an Independent Coach Provider.  Please contact Val on valerie.hughes@nhs24.scot.nhs.uk or on 07799 478793

    NHS Education for Scotland

     

    Access information, resources and support on coaching and mentoring, including finding an internal or external coach or mentor to support your development, and/or signing up as a coach or mentor to offer your services to others.

    This site is currently under construction in Turas Learn.  Further information will be added as soon as it is available.

    NHS Golden Jubilee

    Coaching is a one-to-one confidential process, which can help you to identify options for managing challenging situations that you may face in your role.  A coach would meet with you and use a combination of questioning, listening, observation and feedback to support you to develop a greater awareness of your approach and the situation that you are facing.  They would support you to generate your own solutions, rather than giving advice, and encourage you to take action.

    We offer coaching as part of our leadership development programmes or via individual requests.

    More information on coaching can be found on our STAFFnet pages.

    The Coaching Approach Workshop

    Our one day programme "The Coaching Workshop" is designed to support managers and team leaders to empower staff by embedding coaching skills in their every day conversations.

    A more details course descriptor can be found on eESS, where you can also book a place to attend.

    For further information you can contact the L&OD team: l&odinfo@gjnh.scot.nhs.uk; 0141 951 5123.

    Public Health Scotland

     

    The Coaching Service, is delivered in collaboration with National Services Scotland.

    Coaching is an opportunity to take some valuable time and space to focus on your professional goals, such as examining your own performance and leadership style, planning for a promoted role or taking forward change, rethinking working or team relationships, or reflecting on career direction or life-work balance.

    Coaching is a tailored and time bound learning activity, involving 3 – 6 individual confidential meetings over a number of months with a qualified internal or external coach accessed through the Coaching Matters Service.

    As a supportive and thought-provoking process, it is not always comfortable, however, it is a superb opportunity for personal development while you consider your own choices and decisions.

    Additionally, the Coaching Matters Service can also advise you about the NHS NES Mentoring Service.

    Coaching is available through a performance review and development planning discussion with your line manager or sponsor, or as a component of a leadership development programme. Guidelines have been created and can be found below.

    For accessing Coaching Matters, please complete the Contact Us form for Public Health Scotland and a member of the NSS Coaching Service will be in touch.

    Additionally, during this COVID-19 crisis, there is a free national coaching initiative called Coaching for Wellbeing. This initiative is tailored to focus on personal and leadership wellbeing during this time and can be accessed directly by anyone within Health and Social Care. For more information click here.

    If you are looking for any other support around individual performance management or policy issues, OHS referrals or counselling, or specific skills training and development courses, please speak with your line manager, sponsor, or trade union representative – or contact HR via the Contact Us form.