Coaching at Imperial
To register interest in having a coach, please complete an interest form. You will be asked for further information about the kind of topics you want to explore, which will help with the coach matching process. Your assigned coach will then contact you to arrange an initial meeting to discuss how you can both take the coaching forward.
If you have any questions about coaching, contact Lindsay Comalie, Learning and Development consultant.
Imperial launched the Coaching Academy in 2009 and we are now able to offer coaching widely as an additional support to development for College staff, either linked to talent programmes or the Imperial Leadership and Management programme, or through individual requests for coaching support.
What is coaching?
Coaching is a 1-1 process that helps individuals think through their options in relation to a range of situations they may be facing in the workplace. Coaching is a confidential and voluntary process, involvingup to 4 meetings over a period of 3-6 months.
A coach uses a combination of observation, questioning, listening and feedback to create a conversation that’s rich in insight and learning for the coachee, who will be able to develop a greater awareness and appreciation of their own circumstances. They will also create new ways to resolve issues, and develop skills and strategies so they feel empowered to take action.
Common benefits people experience from coaching include:
- Improved sense of direction and focus
- Increased self-awareness
- Improved ability to influence and relate to others
- Increased personal effectiveness
- Increased resourcefulness/resilience such as ability to handle change
People with management responsibilities find coaching can:
- Help them handle the transition into a new role more effectively
- Enhance their ability to lead, engage and develop their team