Executive Coaching: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

Who in my organisation can access this offer? How do I know if there are any places left?

There are four external executive coaching support places available for each of our member organisations. These places are available to support members of your Executive Team or equivalent.

You will have been identified, by your organisation, as a priority to access one of the four places. If you are not sure how many places your organisation has used, please check with us, as we will be able to share the numbers of places (non-identifiable) currently remaining for your member organisation.

If you’re unsure if you qualify for the support, please contact us on [email protected].

How do I apply for this offer?

Please contact [email protected] if you wish to take up this offer.

A number of Quality Assured External Executive coach profiles will then be shared with you to decide who to take this offer forward with. If you are not able to request access to the offer yourself, you can ask a nominated key contact to do this for you.

How do I choose an external Executive Coach?

We will send you the profiles of three coaches from our extensive list of quality assured external Executive Coaches once your application has been approved.

Once you have chosen your coach, you can contact them directly using the contact details on their profiles to set up a ‘chemistry session’ in which you will see if the coach is the right fit for you and vice versa. If you and the coach are a match, we will ask you to complete a Learning Agreement during this chemistry session and return to us (more on this below).

If none of the coaches suit your needs, please let us know and we will send you a further 3 coaches to review to find the best match for you.

How much support can I access through the offer?

Each individual can access up to a maximum of three sessions of coaching funded within a finite resource. This amount will also include any expenses associated with the coaching relationship.

Is there any paperwork?

Arrangements for supporting this activity is via a Learning Agreement document, which is a formal contract between the NHS NWLA and yourself and is a commitment to the coaching relationship.

During your chemistry session with your chosen coach, we ask that you complete this form with your contact details as well as your coach’s details, including cost per session and estimated session dates.

Don’t worry if you cannot commit to specific dates when completing this document as the estimated month with suffice and changes to session dates is allowed.

How is the offer funded?

Each member organisation of the NHS North West Leadership Academy has four funded places as part of their membership. The NHS NWLA releases the funding to the chosen coach (not to the organisations as in previous years) to support access to Executive Coaching offer.

When can my coaching relationship begin?

Once the Learning Agreement has been filled in/signed and returned to the NHS NWLA a contract will be drawn up with your chosen coach. Once the contract is in place your coach will contact you to commence your coaching sessions.