Get in touch

Tel:  0121 569 2070/2071
General Enquiries
HR Enquiries
Leadership and Training
Coaching and Mentoring

The Coaching and Mentoring Pool


The work environment is changing for everyone; employees need to continually develop their skills and employers need a more flexible workforce. Coaching and mentoring employees can play a vital part in building capacity and skills. The West Midlands Coaching and Mentoring Pool is a large scale, innovative and practitioner led project that is part of an ongoing drive to improve public sector performance.


 Over 25 organisations make up the WM Coaching and Mentoring Pool: 


Check out our subscribing partner organisations


Together we are working together to achieve our vision of:

“Enabling people to become the best they can be whatever the work environment”

Formally the West Midlands Coaching Pool, the partnership has now expanded to include mentoring as part of its strategic aims to:

  • Provide partner organisations with regular access to professional high quality coaching for their employees via a shared service/cost approach
  • Raise awareness of coaching and the benefits
  • Maintain a strong ethos of partnership working and promote a learning climate through partnership
  • Raise the profile of the West Midlands Coaching Pool through sharing and promoting the partnership regionally and nationally
  • Expand the offer to include mentoring and other tailored development to meet growing needs of customers





Through being part of the Coaching an Mentoring Pool organisations benefit from: 

 Providing a performance improving resource with employees having:

  • improved confidence to lead and manage difficult situations
  • improved productivity through identifying and making changes to managing their teams
  • improved delegation and time management giving themselves greater capacity
  • significant improvement in relationships with colleagues
  • better communication across all levels
  • enabled to see the value in their own skills
  • improved resilience to manage situations more effectively 

 These performance improvements are seen in both those who access a coach and those who train in advanced coaching and mentoring skills.

Providing cost effective ongoing learning and development 

  • Access to external qualified coaches and experienced mentors for your employees 
  • Discounted training for your employees to become coaches and mentors
  • Ongoing supervision and support for coaches and mentors
  • Building coaching and mentoring skills of your managers
  • Creating a coaching and mentoring culture in your organisation through sharing best practice
  • Access to performance improving events such as the Annual Coaching and Mentoring Conference held every November

 Being part of a nationally recognised innovative programme

  • An established shared service and successful partnership
  • Fantastic networking opportunities within the Local Government and Public Sector Arena
  • A unique coaching and mentoring community

 A fully supported service through West Midlands Employers who facilitate and manage the Coaching and Mentoring Pool as a shared service on behalf of the Partnership of public sector organisations.

This includes:

  • Support for Partnership Board Meetings
  • Fully managed service for training sessions and events, including the annual coaching and mentoring conference
  • Coordinating the matching process via the online matching system
  • Providing support and advice to coaches, mentors, clients and partners 
  • Raising regional and national awareness for programme
  • Procurement processes and financial management
  • Full contract management
  • Relationship management with service providers
  • Support to improve and develop a shared coaching and mentoring service; including data collation, analysis and reporting at a strategic and operation level


How can my organisation join the pool?

All organisations are facing challenges ahead and coaching is able to support and enhance the skills of those who need to bring your organisation through these difficult times. Coaching and mentoring enables performance improvement for the individuals who receive it, improvements in the way they manage their projects and teams; and subsequently improvements to your organisation!

Organisations joining the pool need

  • Commitment to the programme from Senior Management
  • Contribute coaches and mentors to the pool
  • Pay an annual subscription fee
  • A Partnership Board Representative

………..and the enthusiasm and ambition to drive coaching and mentoring forward in your organisation!

So join today to become part of a successful initiative with the established reputation of providing high quality well managed coaching services. 


For further information contact:

Samantha Darby, People & Leadership Consultant:


T: 0121 569 2077