Coaching & Mentoring
At the Imaginarium, we offer a range of coaching and mentoring services, including:
Performance mentoring and coaching
Executive mentoring and coaching
Coaching training (including Association for Coaching qualifications)
A half-day or full-day booked out for individuals in your organisation.
Performance coaching can be described as one-to-one training to develop skills and confidence, in particular management and/or interpersonal skills. At the Imaginarium we can offer performance coaching for a range of topics including:
- Presentation skills
- Practical management skills
- Negotiation and influencing skills
- Project management
- Time management
- Coaching skills
- Career development and interview preparation
- English language skills
For more topics, see our range of training courses (in Learning & Development).
Executive coaching is for senior managers, executives and directors who are looking for coaching and mentoring outside their own organisation. There are many benefits to such coaching. The more senior a position, the harder it can be to find someone to confide in (especially that you do not have to relate to within the business). Using an external coach provides a safe environment to explore new and even risky ideas, to discuss personal development, career development, leadership training, strategic planning and even sensitive management issues in confidence.
Executive coaching should not be confused with counselling where the focus is
therapeutic. In executive coaching the approach is:
- Action centred and solution focused.
- Goal orientated.
- Facilitated professional and personal development.
- Aimed at increased performance in the area of interpersonal skills professionally.
- To set agreed boundaries on subject matter with the emphasis on the work place.
As well as corporate coaching skills courses, we can also offer qualifications with The Association for Coaching (AC), a world leading professional body for personal, professional and business coaching. They are helping to set standards and maintain a professional framework for coaches both within organisations and freelance consultants. For this reason we decided to change our accrediting and recognition body to AC. We already have our Level 7 course accredited as a full Diploma.
At the Imaginarium we have over twenty years experience in training coaches. We offer all our students ongoing support, mentoring and supervision.