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Coaching and Mentoring

We see Coaching as “helping another person access what they already know. They may have never asked themselves the question but they have the answer... A Coach assists, supports and encourages individuals to find these answers” (Zeus and Skiffington 2002). As part of our commitment to develop leaders at all levels we have created an integrated Coaching and Mentoring scheme to enhance a leaders journey through the system.

Are you looking for Coaching or Mentoring?

As part of its commitment to develop leadership at all levels within Thames Valley and Wessex, the Coaching and Mentoring Schemes provide a confidential service to match Coachees and Mentees with qualified Coaches and Mentors, as well as an online facility to manage that relationship.

Do I need a coach or a mentor?

What can a coach do for you?

  • Relationship has a set duration

  • More structured with regularly scheduled meetings

  • Short term and focused on specific development areas/issues or goals and work

  • Your coach does not need direct experience of your job (unless the coaching is skills focussed)

For more information about Coaching click here.

To register on CoachNet click below

Coaching Register

What can a mentor do for you?

  • Share their experiences

  • Ongoing relationship that can last for a long time

  • Can be more informal with meetings when the mentee needs some space and time to think, guidance or support

  • Focus on long-term career and personal development

  • The agenda is set by the mentee and takes a broader view of the person.

For more information about Mentoring click here.

To register on MentorNet click below

Mentoring Register

For more information on any of our Coaching and Mentoring offers please contact: or 

For Coaches and Mentors

Coaching and Mentoring

Are you a qualified or trained Coach or Mentor? Do you have the capacity and capability to encourage, and lead others through the work they do and help to build and support them from within the organisation?

If you are a qualified Coach or Mentor and you are interested in using your skills and knowledge to develop the next generation of NHS leaders please contact either:

Or if you are interested in becoming a Mentor for Leadership, please view our Mentoring Development Programme that will give you the opportunity to make a difference to someone's Leadership journey.

Our Certified Coaching Programmes for this financial year will be updated into our events calendar once they are confirmed and open to application; however, should you wish to join our register of interest, we would be able to contact you directly in the event that a programme opens to application. Expressions of interest can be registered by email 

For Coaches and Mentors already on our register

Register and log on to access articles, CPD slides,’ How to’ guides and much more.

Coaching and Mentoring CPD Webinars series is now available for TVW registered coaches and mentors. Click here for more details. 

NEW Coach to Lead Train the Trainer Programme is now open for applications from NHS coaches. For more information and to apply click here

And if you have something to share with our coaching and mentoring community, please do email us at

Structured CPD/Active Learning

Structured CPD/Active Learning involves interactive and participation-based study. It is typically proactive and can include attending a training course, conference, workshop, seminar, lecture, e-learning course or CPD certified event. The TVWLA CPD sessions would come under this category.

Reflective CPD/Passive Learning

Reflective learning involves no participant-based interaction, so this form of CPD is much more passive and one directional. Examples of this include reading relevant articles, podcasts and case studies and industry updates. This could also include you writing up a case study if you haven't already.

Self-Directed CPD/Unstructured Learning

Self-directed learning involves all unaccompanied CPD activities. It covers the reading of documents, articles and publications; either in print or online. Reading relevant publications, books by leading experts, industry journals and trade magazines are all types of self-directed CPD. Your local knowledge manager at NHS Library Service could help you with articles, books, etc. You can find them through this link: 

Team Coaching

We know that well performing teams can be highly effective at achieving success and have proved to be a valuable driver of quality improvement in health and social care. Now more than ever before, with the commitment of the Integrated Care Systems to transform care to deliver the best possible health outcomes, teams need to be more cohesive and innovative in order to implement effective change.

We have a faculty of qualified team coaches who work with teams to show them how to reduce conflict and improve their working relationships. This helps them understand how to work better with others and become a more effective team.

For more information about how Team Coaching could help you and your team please email

Supervision for Coaches and Mentors

Supervision is an opportunity for coaches and mentors to discuss their coaching and mentoring practice with someone who is qualified in coaching, mentoring and supervision. The supervisor provides support to coaches and mentors to work effectively, ethically and safely, and facilitates their continuous professional development. Supervision is just as important for coaches and mentors who are not active as well as those who are.

If you are a coach or mentor and on the TVWLA Coaching and Mentoring register supervision is available through our Coaching & Mentoring Supervision & CPD days (invitations go out to the faculty). Or contact your leadership lead (or equivalent) for supervision opportunities within your own organisation.

Register your interest with TVWLA

We welcome expressions of interest to join our faculties and invite you to let us know if there is a specific area of interest for you, should we run these programmes again:

If you are a coach and want to train to be a team coach, register your interest here:

If you are a mentor and want to train to be a Mentoring for Leadership trainer, register your interest here:

If you are a coach and want to train to be a coach supervisor, register your interest here:

If you are a mentor and want to train to be a mentor supervisor, register your interest here:


Information on National Coaching and Mentoring offers can be found here