Our coaching programme is open to all Yorkshire and Humber trainees along with our Senior Educators / Trainers

What is coaching?

Coaching is time for you to think.  Your coach won’t judge you, or give you advice.  This means it is ok to talk about anything that you feel gets in the way of you doing your best at work. You can really think things through in a way that is different to talking things over with a friend, partner, TPD or Educational Supervisor - all people who tend to have another agenda for you.  Your coach will support you, and challenge you if necessary, to help you reach a conclusion that is helpful and meaningful to you.

Thank you for expressing your interest in our coaching programme. We have recently changed the website and the application process to participate on the programme. You can have between four and six sessions of free coaching with a coach and it tends to work best if you have all your sessions within a 6 month window. Please see the Coachees section below for further details.

If you decide that you would like to participate in our coaching programme, click here to register your interest. You can contact your preferred coach directly once your account registration has been approved. Coaching works best if you pick someone outside your Specialty.

Once you have registered as a Coachee and your account has been approved please click here to log in to your account.

You can find a quick start guide here

 

Coaches - Registration and Log in

Coaches -

Providing you have attended the 7-day Coach Training Programme, please click here to register as a HEE Coach.

Once you have registered as a Coach and your account has been approved please click here to log in to your account.

Website User Guide

 

Coaches

Coaches

Nine cohorts of educational supervisors have already been trained to be coaches on the 7-day coach training programme run for us by SquareStar Ltd. and Matt Driver Consulting.

Coaching Skills

The documents below contain the outline of the course, and the reading list, for information.

Programme Briefing Pack

Reading List

Application process

Applications are now closed but please keep an eye on our website or contact the team via coaching.yh@hee.nhs.uk if you are interested in making an application in future.  

This is a competitive application process due to a limited number of spaces available so please make sure you consider this when completing your application.  Please ensure you can commit to all 7 days before submitting an application.

Please note: Applicants must have an educational role within HEE to be eligible to apply.

Coachees

Coach Profiles

Your sessions are completely confidential - your coaching is nothing to do with your performance in training, or your ARCP.

Who else has coaching?

Coaching is a normal professional activity in many jobs.  The GMC, plus many medical colleges and curricula recognise its benefits.

I am still not sure what coaching actually is?

Here is a BBC programme about business coaching you might find helps to explain what a coach does:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0739rfv

Here is an article from BMJ careers focus:

http://careers.bmj.com/careers/advice/A_coach_can_improve_the_performance_of_any_doctor

What do other trainees who have had coaching say about it?

Take a look at just a few of the testimonials received from previous coachees below.

Where do I get coaching?

If you decide that you would like to participate in our coaching programme, click here to register your interest. You can contact your preferred coach directly once your account registration has been approved. Coaching works best if you pick someone outside your Specialty.

Once you have registered as a Coachee and your account has been approved please click here to log in to your account.

You can find a quick start guide here.

You can choose a coach local to you so you won’t have to travel too far. Some coaches offer coaching via phone or skype so that is always an option if travel is a problem. Some coaches run their sessions at their place of work, some at their home, some at HEE offices.

How long is a session?

Usually 60 to 90 minutes.  You can have between 4 and 6 free sessions with a coach.  It tends to work best if you have all your sessions within a 6 month window.  This isn’t a hard and fast rule, we just notice that people get more out of coaching if they commit to it, rather than let it drift.

Got more questions?

See our FAQs or contact us: coaching.yh@hee.nhs.uk

CPD and Supervision Requirements

Our coaches are required to attend a minimum of two CPD/Supervision events per year.  Coaching CPD sessions are detailed on Maxcourse 

Some of the popular sessions we run:

Coaching CPD Supervision Day

This is aimed at coaches who are actively engaged in coaching centrally for HEE or more locally in their own organisations, and who may be engaged in completing/or have completed an ILM Certificate or other coaching qualification or accreditation. We will be working in small supervision groups of around 6 participants who commit to bringing aspects of their practice, to look at with an experienced coach. The aim if for the groups to meet for half a day around three times a year. Coaches will also complete a half day CPD session, looking at more advanced coaching tools and techniques. This could be to explore challenges, successes, or be curious about themes and patterns that crop up in their coaching practice.

Virtual Coaching Clinics

Coaches!

Do you have a tricky coachee?

Have you forgotten how to do the ‘meta mirror’?

Are you getting drawn into the story?

Then you'll find our clinics really helpful.

These short webinars are your opportunity for a quick booster or some troubleshooting. It’s a chance to ask advice (yes advice!) on your coaching, pick each other's brains, and get some great ideas you can use right away.

Evaluation

Individual coaching episodes will be subject to evaluation from both coach and coachee.  Results will be amalgamated and used to inform requirements for future provision of the service.  All information will be treated in the strictest confidence and anonymised for reporting purposes.

Coachee Evaluation Survey

Take the Coachee Evaluation Survey to submit your feedback about your Coaching experience. 

Useful Links and Documents

Coaching website:

User guide for Coaches

User guide for Coachees

Below you will find a list of useful links and documents specific to coaches.

Below is a Powerpoint presentation for use by coaches to promote the coaching scheme.

Useful Documents

Coaches Reading List

Coaching for Senior Educators

HEE free coaching service for trainees

Coaching Scheme Evaluation Report 2017

Coaching Skills Code of Practice

Testimonials

What do other trainees who have had coaching say about it?

 Here are a variety of feedback comments from our coachees:

"I will stay in medicine!"

"Coaching provided different view-points and perspectives in a very supportive and non-judgemental space. I valued the confidential environment in which to voice        concerns. I feel more confident and more resilient."

"Coaching is superb - I wish it was more widely available. I want to train as a coach in the future."

"Coaching has helped me improve my ability to time-manage/prioritise and will also improve my performance when managing ward patients and especially on-calls."

" I feel more comfortable with uncertainty. I think about the organisational aspects of my life in a more positive way.  I am more proactive in addressing my PDP needs and asking for help."

"Coaching has helped me be less stressed and I will be able to deliver better patient care."

"Coaching helped me recognise and accept the dysfunctional leadership styles at my workplace so I can get the most out of my training."

" I will be more assertive and confident when communicating so I can get the best for my patients quickly."

" I am now clear about my preferences and priorities in life so am happy with my training. I feel more encouraged to work harder and carry on."

"Coaching is enabling me to get the most out of my training and therefore enhance my ability as a clinician."

"Whilst my coaching sessions focused on many different themes, one theme was regarding career planning and progression. Before participating in coaching I had not thought about the number of options available, nor did I truly understand about what provided me with true job satisfaction. Coaching gave me to confidence to apply for job promotions, whilst allowing me to focus my attention on what mattered to me when applying for jobs/ speaking to prospective employers."

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