Human Resources

Coaching

Information on how to access a coach

About coaching

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.

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