When to use coaching

In coaching the emphasis is on the future, on moving forward with skills development or personal goals and well-being.

Typical situations where coaching is particularly useful include:

  • supporting change and development activities
  • those wanting to develop more effective working relationships
  • those wanting to develop their performance or skills
  • those new to higher education
  • those transitioning into a new role
  • those considering their future direction

The coaching is not there to replace support and guidance from a line manager, but to offer an additional mechanism where one-to-one confidential coaching can be provided and supported by the direct line manager back in the workplace.