Coaching & Mentoring

Mentoring and coaching are where one person invests time, energy and personal know-how in helping another person grow and improve to become the best that he/she can through an ongoing confidential relationship.

Mentoring and coaching are very similar – the difference is in the degree of subject matter expertise offered. In coaching the aim is not to give advice, but to help and empower the individual to reach their own conclusions.

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Topics for discussion could include:

  • Career aspirations and planning
  • Managing relationships
  • Meeting work and personal goals
  • Managing change
  • Personal life issues and events
  • Prioritising and juggling demands

Health Education East of England offers free access to coaching and mentoring – you can read more about which is the right option for you on the HEE pages.

Do I need a coach or a mentor?

Find out more about Coaching                                                                                                                       Find out more about Mentoring ›

GP Coaching Programme

NHS England is expanding the national GP Coaching initiative and offers fully-funded, 1:1 tailored coaching. The purpose is to support the general practice workforce through retention of experienced GPs.

Three 90-minute confidential sessions run by experienced, qualified coaches will help GPs think through where they are and where they want to be in today’s challenging environment.

The coaching will support GPs to:

  • Create time and space to stand back and think in a confidential environment
  • Gain personal insight in helping make decisions
  • Improve understanding of options available to them to move forward
  • Have increased resilience
  • Learn powerful models and techniques to help achieve their goals
  • Feel better equipped to move forward with confidence

Please fill in the enquiry form if you are interested in participating and would like to find out more.

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