Research by Joyce and Showers for the National College of School Leadership demonstrates that coaching is essential for transferring knowledge into habits and behaviours that sustain long term change. Coaching is critical in bridging the knowing-doing gap that we see in schools. Often, we know what to do but we fall back into old patterns of teaching and behaviour
Change isn’t hard, transitions are hard, and coaching embeds change because it focusses on changed thoughts, ways of being and behaviours.
What is a coaching bundle?
Coaching is like going to the gym, one-off sessions are unlikely to have any long-term benefit. On the other hand, an hour with a coach of any kind can get you motivated and back on track.
Traditionally coaching is offered to an individual in a bundle of 6 x 1 hour sessions. This model does not suit schools. Instead, leaders want a number of staff across the school to access coaching sessions to support their professional growth - if an when its required.
And they want the sessions to be a blend of mentoring, training, and coaching as required.
Ideally each person should receive several sessions, spaced 3 – 4 weeks apart, to gain traction and momentum. We offer schools the opportunity to purchase a bundle of coaching hours - to coach, train and mentor identified members of the school or leadership team. Download the brochure for fees.
How does it work?
All sessions are one on one.
Sessions take place via phone or Zoom.
The sessions are completely confidential and tailored to the personal goals of participants.
A coaching session may include:
- Developing a personally relevant professional goal and coaching towards achieving the goal (Could include performance plans, growths plans or similar)
- Debriefing of psychometric tools such as DiSC or LSI
- Debriefing of performance feedback
- Mentoring and leadership skill development around school-based scenarios
- Support to problem-solve or address current challenges
- Action planning and tracking
Take a look at the information brochure, decide on the the amount of hours that suits your context.
Then simply send me an email with the bundle you would prefer.
I will reply with your unique booking link, information for participants and an invoice.
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Recent Projects and Facilitation
- Rising Leaders – Women in Leadership 5-day program DoE (2016-2022)
- CEWA – Aspirant Leaders Program 2020 – 2022
- Emerging Leaders Program – MCS
- Performance Conversations for Growth
- Introduction to Coaching
- High-Performance Teams Facilitation
- Challenging Conversations
- Co-Coaching for Teacher Performance
- Leading Teams for Classroom Teachers
- Understanding the Impact of Trauma