Coaching

The Coaching Network; Powerful conversations to help people develop and growThroughout our lives we deal with a huge amount of change. Whether this change is intentional or not, this can be a good time to take stock of your life. Coaching can help you make decisions about your career choices and direction.

If you’d like help to identify what you want out of your working life, we encourage you to apply for up to 3 sessions of coaching. Coaching is not counselling or therapy – it’s a recognised, effective route (that many leaders follow) to find out what you want.

  • What is it?

    Throughout our lives we deal with a huge amount of change. Whether this change is intentional or not, it will undoubtedly trigger a cycle of reactions and feelings, which individuals will go through in varying degrees.

    Whether you feel that you have reached a crossroads in your life, or even a roadblock, this can be a good time to take stock of your life. Coaching is a solution focussed approach which can help you make decisions about your career choices and direction.

    Coaching is an intervention which consists of a series of conversations, the focus of which is on you. The role of the coach is to generate the discussion to help you to understand where you are now both in your career and in your wider life, consider how you got there and help you to recognise your talents in order to think about where you want to go next and more importantly to help you take steps to move forward in that direction.

  • What it isn't

    The coach is not there to provide you with advice or tell you what you should/shouldn’t do. Coaching is not counselling or therapy and if the coach feels that another type of support would be more beneficial to you prior to coaching taking place, they will discuss this with you and signpost you to where you can obtain such support.

  • The process

    Once you have obtained approval from your line manager and submitted your coaching request form, you will be placed on the waiting list whilst we identify an available coach who matches your requirements.

    At times where demand for coaching is high, priority will be given to people currently under consultation for service redesign or those on the redeployment register.

    The coach will then contact you directly and will have an initial introductory telephone conversation with you. This will give the coach an opportunity to tell you a bit more about themselves and how the sessions will work, setting some ground rules and identifying an appropriate location and date for the coaching sessions. This will help to remove some of the anxiety often associated with the first meeting.

    You will receive up to 3 x 1.5 hour sessions with your dedicated coach. The frequency of the sessions will be agreed between you and your coach.

  • Your commitment

    You will need to give a commitment to attend these sessions and complete any additional work in between sessions as agreed between you and the coach. This may be research, homework or completing some self-assessment tools. At the end of the 3 sessions, you should leave with a clear action plan that is completed and owned by you and which you will agree to take forward.

  • Apply for Coaching

    Coaching Request

    Request for coaching by the internal coaching network
    • If different from work location
    • Used to send a feedback form 3 months after completion of coaching
    • If relevant to coaching request (e.g. newly promoted, carer, return to work, at risk of redundancy etc
    • Data Protection Fair Processing Statement

      The information which you provide on this form will be held by Devon County Council. This information will be used for the purpose(s) of administering your request for coaching. This information may also be disclosed to other services of the council for the purposes of responding to your request.We intend to keep the information which you provide for 2 years. This information will be held securely and will not be disclosed to anyone other than those stated above, without your permission.The information which you provide will be destroyed in a secure manner when the retention period has expired.

  • Apply for Coaching for Carers

    Coaching Request for carers

    Request for coaching for carers
    • Data Protection Fair Processing Notice

      The information which you provide on this form will be held by Devon County Council. This information will be used for the purpose(s) of administering your request for coaching. This information may also be disclosed to other services of the council for the purposes of responding to your request.We intend to keep the information which you provide for 2 years. This information will be held securely and will not be disclosed to anyone other than those stated above, without your permission.The information which you provide will be destroyed in a secure manner when the retention period has expired.

  • Information for coaches

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