Redditch Borough Council

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. If could an hour of focused discussion, or over a number of short sessions. If you have something you want to accomplish at work consider wokring 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 as help you establish what you need to do. Coaching can support 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 from the pool involves working 1 to 1 with someone who has skills or experience you want to develop yourself in, such as gaining:
  • 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
  • a way to develop your networks
If you are looking for some development from someone with credibility and experience to support your professional development, then mentoring may be right for you.
Accessing trained and accredited coaches and mentors from the range of organisations represented with the West Midlands Pool offers a unique opportunity to focus on specific issues within professional and confidential setting with someone from an external environment. It enables reflection, promotes understanding and brings forward fresh insights to reach the desired outcomes.

Who could benefit?

We believe that staff and managers at any level within the organisa<ons can benefit from coaching  or mentoring and that anyone should be able to access this fantastic resource. 

Accessing Coaching or Mentoring

If you believe that Coaching or Mentoring would improve your performance and enable you  to contribute further to the organisation’s success please complete the registration form on  the online matching hub providing a clear summary of what you are looking to gain from a  coaching/mentoring relationship. 

If coaching is a suitable development option for you, please register as a coachee on  the online matching hub, if mentoring then register as a mentee. Please select  Bromsgrove District and Redditch Borough Councils as your organisation when  registering.    

Your request will then be reviewed and if approved you will be given access to search for a  coach or mentor.

Further Information 

If it would help to discuss your requirements and understand which is the best option for you  please contact your HR Adviser or Phillippa Smith, the Training and OD Adviser. 

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