Wychavon District 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  within the West Midlands Pool offers a unique opportunity to focus on specific issues within a  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?

If you fall into one of the following categories you will be given priority access to coaching or  mentoring from the pool:

• Managers who have been given more responsibility/changed roles as a result of restructures 

• Managers involved and leading staff through transformation and change programmes 

• Managers undertaking service reviews  

• Managers looking to improve change management, communication style, relationships with colleagues and  building staff morale  

Accessing a coach/mentor

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 which you can search for someone to  work with.  

If it would help to discuss your requirements and understand which is the best option for you please contact Allison Neal on 01386 565380 or allison.neal@wychavon.gov.uk

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