Coaching & Mentoring Skills
Not sure of the best way to develop others? Or struggling to motivate your team? Or would you like to develop your skills in improving the performance of others?
Having coaching and mentoring skills may just be what you need to make the difference or be the solution for the above questions
Coaching and Mentoring are two terms that are often used interchangeably, which is understandable as they are both great interventions that have a lot of overlap. Having said that they both have their differences.
Mentoring can be described as "a developmental process in which a more experienced person shares their knowledge with a less experienced person in a specific context through a series of conversations." The European Coaching and Mentoring Council.
Whereas coaching can be described as "The art of facilitating another person's learning, development and performance. Through coaching, people are able to find their own solutions, develop their own skills, change their own behaviors and attitudes." John Whitemore.
I offer training in both of these interventions.
What I Can Offer
I work across the private, public and voluntary sector, delivering a range of services including coaching and mentoring skills.
My clients span a range of socioeconomic, cultural, and professional backgrounds, and this strengthens my ability to communicate appropriately and effectively with varied audiences.
In my coaching and mentoring sessions, I create safe spaces that enable meaningful dialogue and effective teamwork. In an atmosphere of openness and honesty, I aim to create trust and encourage creativity within teams, which leads to better working relationships.
Dr Carolyn Hassan
Director, Knowle West Media Centre
Over the last few years Jeffrey has worked with the Knowle West Media Centre to support the team to learn more about coaching and to become confident coaches - to be able listen, to keep learning and to support others to make the change they want to see, or be. He is an excellent facilitator, sharing generously his powerful coaching tools, considerable experience and expertise.
It is a revelation to see over 30 individuals bring these new skills into our organisation, from supporting the wellbeing, personal and professional growth of each other, to integrating into the creative work we do with communities. Almost every member of the KWMC team has completed an intensive course and they now drive a total commitment to being an organisation that wants to share its 'coaching mindset' and to grow the opportunities for change and empowerment for all.
Thank you Jeffrey for inspiring us all.