At UCL we offer internal coaching as an additional support to development for staff, helping them think through their options in relation to a range of situations they may be encountering in the workplace.
Internal coaches from a range of areas across UCL and provide a wide range of insight and experience to the coaching role.
All internal coaches have attended the UCL ‘The Effective Coach’ Programme, a European Mentoring and Coaching Council accredited Foundation Course and they receive regular support, CPD and supervision in order to develop the skills, confidence and capability to coach at UCL. The UCL internal coaches are all staff employed within UCL and they are not directly involved in the coachees work. They take on coaching assignments in addition to their main job roles and responsibilities at UCL, and unlike mentors, do not need to have specific expertise in the discipline or work areas of their 'coachee'.
How Does Internal Coaching Work?
Coaching might address particular work-related challenges around concerns relating to career development, or people issues or projects. What the coach will work with and focus on will be designed together in response to your expression of need or interest. Some of the reasons why you might be interested in having a coach:
To register your interest in having a coach
To register your interest in having a coach, please complete this form.You will be asked for further information about the kind of issues you want to explore, which will help with the coach matching process. Your assigned coach will then contact you to arrange an initial meeting to discuss how you can both take the coaching forward.
UCL internal coaches can offer up to 4 confidential meetings over a period of three to six months.
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