For the past decade I’ve facilitated bespoke team and leadership development programmes, for healthcare professionals.
Coaching To Care
With a background in NHS management and leadership, when I was asked to design a three day coaching skills training programme for Nurse Leaders, I jumped at the chance to support a loclal NHS Trust in developing a culture of compassion and engagement, through coaching. Following consistently excellent course evaluations I have subsequently been asked to deliver the programme 4-5 times a year on an ongoing basis, and for other health sector organisations also.
Thinking that leaders in your organisation might benefit from a course like this ? These nurses did. See what they said:
“I liked it that there was no set agenda, no boring powerpoint, and you went with the flow of what the group needed. We gelled as a group and that was down to you. The best study days I’ve ever been on and I will always remember it” ~ Ward Sister
“I loved it that you got through what you needed to teach us but made it feel like we were directing the flow” ~ Ward Manager
“You share your stories with us, that makes it easier for us to share ours” ~ AHP
“I love it how you take time to listen and show a genuine interest towards what is being said”~ Ward Sister
Leadership & Team Coaching Retreats
I was asked to put together a team development day for a remarkable Resuscitation team. They were particularly keen on the idea of learning about teamwork with Harry the dog, so I made it happen. I created an experience but that doesn’t always (if ever!) mean I know what will happen. This is my favourite part about facilitating ~ the opportunity to be creative, try new things, and work in the moment. I had no idea what to expect. The participants had NO idea what to expect. It was definitely an exercise in ‘not-knowing’. It was an amazing day and a real privilege to see people share their values, laugh, learn and succeed together, for the benefit of patient care. It was beyond powerful.
Inter-Departmental Team Building
When I sat down with managers at Berkshire NHS Trust and talked about the different ways we could design a departmental away day for 60 staff, Teambuilding With Dogs was on the top of their list. I love creating experiential learning activities and believe learning paired with animals has a profound impact. So I pulled together an awesome team of facilitators, groomed the dogs, and made it happen. We watched people who hadn’t worked with each other before, let go of their inhibitions and unleash their creativity. It was an awesome day.
ILM 5 & 7 Advanced Certificate In Executive Coaching
For almost a decade I’ve designed and delivered ILM Level 5 and ILM 7 executive coach training programmes five times a year in partnership with Human Technics. This is done over 4 & 5 days, introducing transformational coaching and the key skills of coaching mastery.
“I cannot speak highly enough of Angela. As a person and a trainer she exudes warmth. In everything she does you can see how much she cares about people and how committed she is to seeing them learn and develop and reach their potential. When you’re in the room with Angela, you feel invincible – like you can achieve everything you want to and more!”
Angela has a wealth of coaching knowledge and experience and this is evident in the clarity and depth with which she covers the course content. She is open and giving with stories and insights from her own experience and this really enriches the learning experience. By making herself vulnerable, she allows you to go deeper…to have those moment of insight you wouldn’t otherwise have had
I am totally inspired by Angela’s approach to coaching and life. Going on the executive coaching course she delivered has made me a better coach and a better person and for that I am truly grateful”.
-Meg Attwood, Graduate Advanced Certificate in Executive Coaching.
The Practice Leaders Programme – Bringing Change In Primary Care
In 2008, working in partnership with Wessex Deanery, we co-created and facilitated The Practice Leaders Programme – an 8 month programme designed to develop leadership capability in primary care. The programme delivered a statistically significant improvement in leadership capability among GP’s. The programme was structured to include group training, action learning sets, and project delivery, and we delivered four cohorts over a 4 year period. A number of participants went on to take up leadership roles at CCG’s. A research paper with a favourable evaluation of the programme was published in the International Journal of Clinical Leadership (2008)