Human Resources

Feedback & Case Studies

Learn more about the impact of coaching and hear personal stories.

We asked University of Edinburgh leaders who have accessed coaching support through Know You More for their feedback. This is what they had to say:

How did you find the registration and matching process with your coach?

The initial profile setup was easy and didn’t take too long to complete. Once submitted I had a response and a match from Know you More within a day or two. I have been matched well to a coach addressing the areas I had outlined. Registration was easy, and I have been matched with a coach who has an understanding of academia and the challenges of this environment.  I find her empathetic. and we were able to quickly develop a rapport.

What impact has coaching had so far for you?

I have really enjoyed the coaching so far  - it has been very thought provoking and also given me the opportunity to explore some of the issues/ career blockers I wished to address during this process. In the current situation of working from home, my Coach has helped me with both work issues, and work life balance.  They have helped me and overcome unprecedented challenges, and confidently plan for the future.

What would you say to others who may be considering coaching?

I would absolutely recommend the process to others considering coaching. You get out of it what you are prepared to put in.   As well as carrying out the agreed actions, It is important to spend time thinking between sessions.  I normally spend a little time weekly.  I have found that background reading helps too.

Watch and read personal accounts about how our people have experienced working with a coach from our partner organisation Know You More:

Natalia Gibcynska, Facilities and Community Manager, Bayes Centre

Natalia's story

Amanda Percy, Programme and Portfolio Manager, Service Excellence Programme

Amanda's story