Coventry City Council

Welcome to the start of your coaching/mentoring journey with the West Midlands Coaching and Mentoring Pool (WMCMP)!

At Coventry City Council, we are committed to nurturing and developing our talent to foster a culture where everyone is supported to do and be the best they can be. Coaching and mentoring have been proven to support individual growth by enhancing performance and confidence.

Coaching from the pool involves working one-to-one with someone who can help you look at how you need to be in your role, as well help you establish what you need to do. Coaching may be beneficial if you want to:

  • Make a change, no matter how big or small
  • Think through decisions or re-imagine the future
  • Constructively review and enhance your approach and working style
  • Improve working relationships
  • Develop your resilience

If you are looking for someone with relevant skills to help your thinking so you can develop, then coaching could be right for you.

Mentoring through the WMCMP, involves working on a one-to-one basis with someone who can provide you with the following:

  • Practical advice or to deepen your technical knowledge
  • Understanding of how a service area or organisation works
  • Knowledge about how to work strategically or politically to get the job done
  • The chance to develop your networks

If you are looking for some support from someone with credibility and experience to further your professional development, then mentoring may be right for you

Who could benefit?

Coaching and Mentoring could benefit you if you fall into one of the following categories:

  1. Individuals who are involved and leading employees through transformation and change programmes – to support transition and effective change management
  2. Individuals taking on something new, including those who…
  • have taken on new responsibilities or different job
  • are starting a new project or service review
  • moved to or are taking on a new team
  • are new to the organisation
  • are new to management
  1. Individuals returning from a period of long-term leave (i.e., sickness, maternity, career break)
  2. Individuals who are looking to develop different leadership/management styles improve communication style, relationships with colleagues, motivating others and building staff morale.

Accessing a Coach/Mentor

We recommend discussing this with your line manager in your one-to-one or appraisal, to see how coaching could further support your development.  If coaching is a suitable development option for you, please register as a coachee on the online matching site, if mentoring then register as a mentee. After registering, your request will then be reviewed and if approved you will be given access to search for a coach or mentor from the pool.

Key Contact Information

If you require more specific information on coaching and mentoring or would like to understand which is the best option for you, please contact Ramesh Parvaz on 02476 977748 or email

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