Solihull MBC is working in partnership with West Midlands Employers to deliver our coaching offer.

Internal or External Coach – what’s the difference?

Solihull MBC has an internal network of experienced coaches who offer a very high standard of coaching support. Coming from a diverse range of professional backgrounds, our Internal Coaches have received full training. These colleagues will have shared organisational understanding, which can be a useful feature of internal coaching.
Alternatively, you also have access to highly qualified coaches working in senior roles in other public sector organisations, who will bring an external viewpoint and perspective.

Accessing trained and accredited coaches and mentors (both internal and external) offers a unique opportunity to focus on specific issues within a professional and confidential setting.  It enables reflection, promotes understanding and brings forward fresh insights to reach the desired outcomes.

The location and time of all sessions is agreed between the Coach and the Coachee, some external coaches may also be happy to offer coaching remotely (i.e. via telephone/Skype etc).

To access coaching:

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 Sarah Golby ( or Chris Davis (

If you would like to register to access Coaching or Mentoring please access via the online matching site and complete your profile outlining what you would like to achieve and how you think coaching and mentoring will help. Once you have completed your profile you will be able to view all of the coaches and mentors that are currently available and decide who is best suited to meet your needs.

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