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.
If you decide coaching or mentoring is for you and you fall into one of the above categories , you will be required to discuss this with your manager who will need to outline how you meet the above and how you think coaching or mentoring will help achieve them. We will then evaluate the request and advise what the next steps are.
We want you to make the best use of this service. You can read more about how to do that here or if you would prefer a discussion about how to make the right choice for your development please contact Jo Hawkins, email@example.com on 01452 324342