Information on how to access a coach
Coaching is known to:
- Develop the capabilities of high-potential performers
- Encourage self-awareness
- Provide time for personal/professional reflection on experience and activity
- Support achievable behaviour change
- Reinforce performance improvement processes instigated by the manager
There are a number of internal and external coaches available within the University. Before proceeding with the process to identify a coach, an individual must have a discussion with their line manager about their development and/or performance.
The individual (coachee) must have clear goals for working with a coach, which support their development needs, performance expectations or required/desired changes.
There are fees associated with engaging a coach that will be required to be met from the local budget.
Find out more
If a manager and individual agree to proceed with a coaching request, then please e-mail HR.Training@ed.ac.uk with the following information:
- a short description of the coachee and their position of responsibility
- a description of the nature of the coachee’s development need and their goals for working with a coach, including any additional requirements (i.e. gender requests)
- the desired timescales
- the available budget
On average it takes 1-2 months from contact to arranging the first meeting.