A recent Linden Learning schools coaching project.
Huge impact on staff in their skills at leading their teams, empowering others, developing their coaching skills and their confidence levels. It’s also given staff a shared language to continue to discuss their roles/challenges etc. and support each other after the project has ended.
London Deputy Head
I find that even in the course of last week, the skills I have gained are impacting positively on the sometimes difficult conversations that arise. I’m more confident, less stressed than I might once have been, and surprised by the speed with which resolutions are being reached. I would definitely encourage others to do the course.
Linden Learning has provided programmes to develop coaching confidence and culture for a number of schools over the past few years. In most cases, the client wants to invest in the senior and/or middle leadership team, helping them to develop the inner strength, resourcefulness and resilience that comes from coaching for themselves – and learning how to use the approach and techniques with their teams.
The best way to learn how to coach is to start with some basic skills teaching, but to develop and embed this through practicing your coaching and being coached yourself. Can you imagine learning how to play a violin really well if you never got to hear a talented violin player for yourself? Or learn to teach without having the opportunity to observe experienced and talented teachers or without ever having experience the magic of a moment where you are taught something really important by someone you’ll never forget?
Over six to twelve months our groups tend to have a mixture of intensive skills teaching, group coaching and some one to one sessions with a professional coach. Depending on the size of the school, previous training and the budget this model can be adapted to fit the individual needs of the client.