Coaching for Professionals in Education

Coaching plays a key role in workplace wellbeing programmes. It provides a safe space for teachers and lecturers to find ways to effectively and positively manage their professional lives. They can explore concerns and problems, reflect and evaluate, and find the solutions that are the most appropriate for them. Just one or two sessions is often all that is needed for a teacher to make significant positive changes.

Workshops can also play a role in workplace wellbeing programmes by providing teams with the opportunity to work together to take control of their professional lives.

Why teachers come to coaching

Some teachers and lecturers have specific issues that they want to work on such as classroom dynamics, feeling more confident in meetings, finding a way to handle a tricky situation or developing their professional self-esteem. Others feel overwhelmed by their teaching life and want the opportunity to stand back and see things from a fresh perspective so that they can take back control.

Friendly, practical and successful

I have an open and friendly style and combine coaching skills with those I developed in education to support teachers to plan to make changes in ways that work for them. I ask questions to prompt thinking and act as an impartial sounding board and critical friend. I can also introduce NLP techniques to help teachers change how they think about or react to particular events, replacing unhelpful thoughts and responses with helpful ones. Solutions are often the result of a ‘lightbulb’ moment, and may involve teachers making practical changes, looking at things from a different perspective or modifying their thoughts and responses to certain events.

Coaching for your employees

Sessions are relaxed and friendly so that teachers feel at ease to talk openly and to freely explore possibilities. Teachers play an active role throughout the sessions which are are flexible to support them to find realistic solutions. Sessions can be scheduled regularly or booked as required.

Call me on 07980 430408 to discuss ways you could use coaching to support your teachers or lecturers to effectively and positively manage their professional lives or if you would like to arrange a workshop.

What individual teachers say


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