East Midlands Coaching Network - Coaching in 2015

06 February 2015

The East Midlands Coaching Network in 2015 is continuing to build on successes from 2014. The priorities for the network in the coming year are to increase coachee demand, as well as providing relevant and stretching cpd sessions for coaches in the network. 

Activity within the network

Activity in the network is developing and requests for coaching through the network are increasing. 

Here are the headline features of activity within the network;

  • There are currently 24 live programmes running through the network
  • The lengths of coaching programme range from 3 to 12 sessions
  • There are 62 coachees currently registered on the network
  • Most coaching sessions are taking place face to face, but some telephone coaching sessions are now featuring 

Coaching Conference 2015

The date for the 2015 Coaching Conference is set for 3 June 2015, we are already working hard on the programme for this event, looking to create an interactive, stimulating, responsive and energising day for coaches on the network.

The coaching conference will include workshops on practical issues facing coaches in the Network. We are looking for you to drive the content of the workshops and would love your input into what you would like the practical workshops to cover!

Continuing Professional Development for Coaches – date for your diary

Coaches in the Network can access free professional development. Below are details of the opportunities available in 2015;

  • Thursday 5 March 2015 – Personal Awareness in Coaching.

Using transactional analysis,  this  practical workshop provides participants with an opportunity to take stock of who they are as coaches, the choices they make and the possible consequences of those choices, whether helpful, unhelpful or a mixture.

  • Wednesday 3 June 2015Coaching Conference (Melton Borough Council)
  • Wednesday 16 September 2015‘Working with “difficult” Coachees’
  • Thursday 3 December 2015 – content for this session to be confirmed

The sessions held on 5 March, 16 September and 3 December will all be held at the EMC Offices, Pera, Melton Mowbray.

Previous CPD sessions

The last CPD session for Coaches in the network took place on 4 December 2014 and was delivered by one of the independent coaches on the network, Alison Kane. The session provided an opportunity for coaches to focus on their current challenges and development needs, issues included; Contracting, Managing coaching relationship, the Manager as Coach and Managing Self as Coach

Coaching Supervision – Tuesday 10 February 2015

East Midlands Coaching network will provide a free Coaching Supervision session to its network members. Numbers are limited to 6 and places are offered on a first come first served basis.

Coaching supervision is an essential part of any coaching practice and helps to maintain the professional competence of individual coaches. Through reflective practice and sharing experiences with a small group of other coaches, this helps the coach grow, develop and be the best they can be. 


Resources for Coaching

Don’t forget about the coaching resources available for coaches on the network, available from the Mye-Coach website.

There are over 180 different resources available through the system, these include diagnostics, exercises, guidelines, hand-outs, as well as network documents such as a sample coaching contract.

The top 5 used resources are;

  1. Challenging conversations and how to manage them
  2. Assessing My Career
  3. Assessing My Strengths
  4. Assessing my work relationships
  5. Coaching principles

Why not update your Biography?

Why not log on to the Mye-Coach site and check and update your biography? Make it easier for coachees to select you as their coach! 

Make sure you are visible to coachees, check your visibility status, which is detailed under your profile information page. Unsure about this, contact Kirsty Lowe.

10 organisations subscribed to the network

56 coaches

6 Independent coaches quality assured through the network

3 coaching supervisors 

The coaching network remains extremely good value for money providing individual authority’s the opportunity to save at least £20, 500 a year