External Coaches at UCL
Welcome to UCL’s external coaching register. The aim of the register is to offer senior staff (grade 10 and above) support in their roles through access to highly experienced external coaches.
This is part of a wider programme to offer all UCL staff better access to coaches by building our own internal coaching and mentoring capacity to support individual, departmental and organisational leadership and management.
Coaching for senior staff (sometimes called Executive Coaching) may be used to provide support on:
We have created a register of coaches who we believe have the appropriate combination of qualifications, expertise, diverse backgrounds and experience to work with UCL’s most senior staff.
Discuss the benefits of coaching
Individuals will need to agree with their manager / Head that coaching will be beneficial to their work. This may arise during appraisal discussions about development needs, or you may raise it on another occasion. Since the costs of coaching will be met departmentally, it is essential that specific goals for coaching are established both with the supporting manager and with the coach selected. You will find ‘Top Tips for Being Coached’ very helpful here: https://member.goodpractice.net/ucl-desk-top-learning/resources/managing-people-and-teams/developing-team-members/coaching/top-tips-for-being-coached.gp
Choose a coach
Please click HERE to view the list of coaches and a brief description of the service they offer. For more information, further links will then take you to their home page or profiles. The coaches on this list have been selected by OD on the basis of their coaching experience, recommendations from those coached and experience working within HE. So, it is suggested that you contact 2 or 3 coaches to discuss what you want to achieve in terms of desired outcomes.
View List of coaches
Agree on the number and cost of sessions
Coaches charge between £150 and £550 per 1-2 hour coaching session. You will need to agree the number of sessions, when and where they will take place and how much they will cost. As an indication, it is likely that up to 6 coaching sessions is appropriate. Confirm this information in writing. A standardised UCL contract and an evaluation form will be issued by the coaches and should be returned to OD by email at email@example.com.
Find an appropriate time and venue
Where and when you access coaching is entirely up to you and should be arranged between you and your coach. A quiet place, where there will be no interruptions is recommended.
Review your coaching
When you and your coach have completed the agreed number of sessions, review how valuable you have found the coaching and discuss whether further sessions would be useful.
Let us know your thoughts
The content of sessions will be entirely confidential between you and the coach, but to ensure the service is useful, there is a UCL evaluation form which will be initiated by your coach when your coaching assignment has ended which will be sent to OD for monitoring purposes. You can also send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone or meet with our consultants.
To read more about coaching in general, OD has provided Online Coaching Resources. This can be found at: https://member.goodpractice.net/ucl-desk-top-learning/resources/managing-people-and-teams/developing-team-members/coaching.gp
Sample Coaching Contract (pdf 74KB) This link below will open in a new window.