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Coaching and Mentoring

Introduction to Coaching

What is Coaching?

Coaching is a process that allows an individual to reflect and gain awareness of who they are, what is important to them, their strengths, challenges, options open to them and what action to take in order to make the changes they want in their work.

Coaching at Reading

Internal Coaching Network

The University has an internal coaching network which provides coaching for staff. Colleagues who are part of the internal network all hold at least one professionally accredited coaching qualification and sign up to a strict code of Code of Practice including confidentiality. Coaching typically takes place over three sessions although there is the option to extend for a further three sessions, if appropriate.

To request coaching, please contact Lynn Moore: lynn.moore@reading.ac.uk in People Development for further details and an application form.

Coaching from Henley Business School

Henley Coaching Services offer all staff the chance to be coached for free by coaches undertaking the Henley Professional Certificate in Coaching course. They are part way through this postgraduate programme and are required to undertake a specified number of coaching hours and receive feedback on their practice from their coaches. Most of the participants are individuals with many years of management experience and have already undertaken coaching with other clients. Further details are available from the Programme Advisors at exec@henley.ac.uk.


Find out more about the University's mentoring schemes for its Academic Staff, Research Staff and Professional and Managerial Staff.

Details about the eligibility for each scheme are contained within the document.