External coaching

We sometimes employ external coaches for senior staff in specified roles or to give 360 feedback as part of the leadership programmes.

How many sessions will I have?

If it is your first year of coaching we will fund 9 hours with an external coach which is approximately four sessions. After that we can fund 4.5 hours a year. Funding must be agreed before you contact an external coach.

If you wish to continue working with the coach you have chosen for a longer period, you will need to fund sessions from your faculty or divisional budget or an alternative source.

I am interested in using an external coach, what is my next step?

If you would like to use this service, or you wish to check whether or not you are eligible for Staff Development-funded external coaching, please contact staff-coaching@bristol.ac.uk.

The external coaches whom we currently work with are:

Eligibility and booking

Deans, Heads of School, Divisional Heads and Faculty Managers can apply for access to an external coach funded initially by Staff Development

To enquire about external coaching, or if you do not fall in to one of these categories but are in or about to take on, a senior leadership role within the University, please contact Clare Brophy, Staff Coaching Service Manager, to discuss what support might be available at staff-coaching@bristol.ac.uk

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