Coaching is now recognised as being a major part of how we do things in the NHS. Coaching really does enrich the possibilities; using the right approach between colleagues to working with patients; improving performance; changing jobs, careers and so much more.
Our online platform my e-coach is a way for coaches and mentors to make connections, keep a log of interactions with coachees and mentees, and to create a supportive community via an open discussion forum. It has been provided by Yorkshire and the Humber Leadership Academy to support coaching and mentoring relationships in health and social care in our region.
Coaches and Mentors from the NHS organisations we work with are approved by a 'Champion' from within their organisation; freelance or independent Coaches and Mentors are also welcome to create an account to use my e-coach to make themselves available to potential clients.
Creating an Account and Making Connections
All account types available through my e-coach are free to register and can be designated as more than one type - for example your account can be classed as Coach and Mentor.
Coachees and Mentees are free to browse my e-coach to find a suitable Coach or Mentor for their needs, make contact through the platform and then decide together on next steps. my e-coach will keep details of all messages, meeting dates, associated files for the coaching/ mentoring relationship as it progresses.
All our CPD is fully funded and available to coaches working in the NHS qualified to ILM 5 or equivalent, with an active my e-coach profile. Our offer for 2019-20 will be announced shortly.
We offer places on ILM 3 and ILM 5 accredited coaching and mentoring programmes for NHS staff in our region. Places are awarded via an application process, announced through our fortnightly newsletter. If you do not already receive the newsletter, you can sign up here.
If you interested in finding out more about coaching and using a coaching approach as your management and leadership style, join one of our upcoming Manager as Coach workshops. As above, places are awarded via an application process, announced through our fortnightly newsletter. If you do not already receive the newsletter, you can sign up here.