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All Wales Coaching Network

  • Audience:
    Welsh public service and third sector coaches
  • Location:
    Across Wales
  • Duration:
    Ongoing

If you're interested in finding a coach to help your own personal or professional development, you can sign up to this website and search our list of coaches.

Overview

We are committed to supporting a coaching culture that spans organisations working across the Welsh public service. We’ve created this network to pool resources and provide the opportunity for free cross-sector coaching and to support coaches. Whilst the network is hosted by Academi Wales we value all input from member coaches.

If you are employed in the public service or third sector in Wales we’d love you to join the network.

Benefits to you

This is an opportunity for you to join a network of coaches across Wales, find new coaching opportunities and access training.

Benefits include:

  • Advertise to coachees from across all Welsh public and third sector organisations
  • Broaden your breadth of coaching expertise outside of the confines of your own organisation
  • Network with other coaches regionally and/or nationally, to get informal and peer support for your coaching activities
  • Share your expertise in coaching supervision
  • Participate in collaboratively-organised CPD opportunities across Wales

Coaching supervision

With greater emphasis on coaching across public services, there’s an increased need to ensure that coaches are supported to grow and develop in their roles. Coaching supervision is key to help manage this and provide quality assurance of coaching, as well as development of good professional practice within the coaching community.

Coaching supervision can be defined as a

“formal process of professional support, which ensures continuing development of the coach and effectiveness of his/her coaching practice through interactive reflection, interpretative evaluation and the sharing of expertise” (Bachkirova, Stevens and Willis, 2005).

Whilst The International Coach Federation (ICF) says supervision is

“…a ‘peer to peer’ relationship that provides a place for continual professional development.”

Accessing supervision

There are many ways in which you can get involved in supervision:

  • If you are qualified in coaching supervision and would like to support other coaches by providing some supervision sessions please email us at academiwalescoachingandmentoring@gov.wales or mention it in your application.
  • If you are delivering in-house supervision training with your coaches within your own organisation you could extend an invitation to fellow coaches on the community network hub to join you which could be reciprocated. Or you could join forces and organise some joint supervision sessions.
  • Peer supervision – take the opportunity to buddy up with fellow coaches on the network

Our Sowing Seeds document gives more details about the benefits and ethos of coaching supervision:

Continuous professional development (CPD)

As part of our commitment to coaching, we understand the importance of supporting the continuous personal development of our registered coaches.

How to apply

To join the All Wales Coaching Network, you must:

  • Be an employee in the public service or third sector in Wales
  • Have a role connected with coaching
  • Agree to comply with the Minimum Standards for Coaches

To join as a coach, you must have a minimum coaching qualification of ILM 5 or equivalent.

We also welcome applications from coaching leads – that is anyone who has overall responsibility for coaching within their organisation.