Welcome to starting your coaching/mentoring journey with the West Midlands Coaching and Mentoring Pool (WMCMP)!
Working with a coach or mentor can make a profound impact on performance and confidence. Coaching and mentoring are proven to help enhance performance and the speed at which it is achieved.
A coach will help you through raising awareness; looking at different perspectives to enable you to think things through in ways you couldn’t do on your own and a mentor does this through sharing their experience and expertise. It could be an hour of focussed discussion, or over a number of short sessions. If you have something you want to accomplish at work consider working with a coach or mentor to help you get there.
Coaching from the pool involves working 1 to 1 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 can support if you want to:
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 from the pool involves working 1 to 1 with someone who has skills or experience you want to develop yourself in, such as gaining;
If you are looking for some development from someone with credibility and experience to support your professional development, then mentoring maybe right for you.
Lichfield District Council recognises the added value coaching and mentoring can bring to an organisation and is committed to offering all our colleagues access to these opportunities to support their continued development.
The West Midlands Coaching and Mentoring Pool offers free coaching from professionally qualified coaches or mentoring from engaged and experienced individuals committed to sharing their knowledge and expertise.
Access to the pool is available to all colleagues, however priority will be given to requests which fall into any of the following catergories:
Individuals who are involved with and leading staff through transformation and change programmes – to support transition and effective change management
Individuals taking on something new, including those who:
Have taken on new responsibilities or a different job
Are starting a new project or service review