South West Councils aim is to support the development of a coaching culture that helps individuals realise their potential and organisations achieve outstanding results.  Coaching and mentoring normally provide one to one support to an individual enabling a focused development intervention although team coaching can have positive benefits too.

What are the benefits of coaching?

Benefits of coaching include:

  • improved performance and productivity
  • improved learning
  • improved relationships
  • more creative ideas
  • greater flexibility and adaptability to change
  •  increased motivation
  • culture change
  • life skills

Also producing organisational benefits such as:

  • reinforcing organisational culture and values
  • employees deliver to their potential
  • better communications at all levels
  • greater initiative taking
  • aligns personal and organisational aims, interests and values
  • creates a better working atmosphere

How to access coaching

Qualified and experienced coaches can be accessed via South West Councils. These will either be coaches from within the Coaching Pool organisations (and therefore available at no cost for other Pool organisations) or independent coaches on our Executive Coaching Register (POA) .  To access Coaching for you or a member of your team please contact us at coaching@swcouncils.gov.uk.

The South West Coaching and Mentoring Pool

The Pool was set up to  help organisations build internal coaching capacity, to access cost effective CPD and supervision and to enable managers to access coaches from other partner organisations at low cost with a range of different experience and expertise. The Pool is a Corporate Member of the Association for Coaching, a professional body dedicated to promoting best practice and raising the awareness and standards of coaching, worldwide.

Pool Membership is open to any organisation and is also open to individual coaches who want to access cost effective CPD and supervision.

For more information on the SW Coaching and Mentoring Pool email coaching@swcouncils.gov.uk or call 01823 270101.

The South West Coaching and Mentoring Pool


SW Coaching and Mentoring PoolAssociation for Coaching

Comments on the Pool from participants:

"The Pool is an excellent resource”    

“Very positive, I gained much from the opportunity” 
       "[Coaching] has given me confidence to try ideas and provide solutions and - hopefully – have helped the organisation move forward”

“Another fantastic CPD event with an amazing pool of experts”

For more information about the Pool membership and benefits.

Coach training

SW Councils provides a number of training courses for developing coaches including accredited qualification progammes.