LLR Academy

When entering into a coaching relationship, do not expect that the coach will have the answers. The coach’s role is to help the coachee discover their own solutions. Both should be committed to questioning and learning. Expect to be asked questions and to consider issues from many perspectives.
Our coaches come from a range of clinical and non-clinical backgrounds and they will have a significant track record in health, education, or social care. They will have received professional training as a coach to Level 5, practitioner level, and above, have an accredited qualification and maintain their professional development via ongoing continuous professional development.

All our coaches are expected to receive ongoing supervision as part of their practice

Our coaches are trained in a range of tools and techniques to enable the coachee to discover insights into their strengths, areas for development and identify their own solutions to issues they are facing. They are highly skilled at listening to what is said and what is not said and will use these skills to help you to gain understanding and move forwards.

Typical coaching questions…..

  • If you could change just ONE thing right now, what would it be?
  • What’s the FIRST (or easiest) step you could take?
  • If you could do it over again, what would you do differently?
  • If it had been you, what would you have done?
  • What support do you need to accomplish it?
  • How does this fit with your plans/way of life/values?
  • What if it works out exactly as you want it to? What is the dream?

It is common practice that a coach will help you to identify key actions that you will need to take in order for you to achieve your goal and so knowing what you want to get out of coaching is really important.
They will also be clear about expectations and your responsibility for taking ownership of these actions. This is usually part of your initial meeting and may also be known as ‘contracting.’