Welcome to Clara the Coach!
If you are an experienced coach or mentor, studying for an accredited qualification or just interested in learning more, then you are in good company here.
Coaching and mentoring are tried and tested methods of one-to-one and group support in workplaces, with many people having benefitted from having access to a coach or mentor.
We provide face to face coaching and mentoring, sessions by telephone, skype and email, support and supervision for coaches and mentors, and a number of different courses and qualification options for people wanting to become a coach/mentor.
For those of you studying for your ILM Level 5 Certificate in Coaching & Mentoring there are numerous resources here to support you with your assignments, including blogs, videos and audio files. And if you are interested in becoming an accredited coach via the ILM route then you are very welcome to book a call to discuss the qualification and support we offer.
Jane Gray is a clinician who studied with us and is now part of our coaching team. Here she talks about the benefit of becoming ILM qualified in coaching and mentoring:
The ILM coaching and mentoring qualification has enabled me to develop the skills to effectively coach and mentor both performance issues and professional development, recognising that I don’t have to have the answers, but now have the skills, tools and techniques to enable the coachee to identify them for themself. This has given me more confidence and has lead to improvements in my management style, being less directional, more focused on the issue and enabling the team to develop. Jane Gray MCOptom BSc (Hons)
Whilst face to face coaching and mentoring has traditionally been the first choice for many we believe that the time is right to expand the range of digital tools and explore the potential benefits, and barriers, to coaching and mentoring using a range of virtual options including 3D virtual worlds.
This is an exciting time to be working in L&D, OD, providing the right learning at the time it is needed, and using technology to enable that to happen.
We hope you enjoy the various resources on this site, and look forward to some thought provoking conversations about learning in the modern workplace.