South East Leadership Academy

Coaching and Mentoring

As part of our commitment to develop leaders at all levels we have created an integrated Coaching and Mentoring scheme to enhance a leader’s journey through the system. Click here for a leaflet if you would like to share it with your colleagues.


Coaching is one of the key approaches through which leadership in organisations can be developed. It’s a method of deploying techniques embedded in artful questioning and appreciative inquiry to help leaders unlock their full potential to achieve personal and professional success.
Whether as a one-to-one focused and bespoke relationship or within a group context, coaching is often perceived as the single most effective development intervention our staff can access.


Mentoring is very different to coaching. Support and guidance of a mentee is often led by a more experienced, skilled and knowledgeable professional mentor. The emphasis is on developing the leadership expertise of the mentee in a work context, with the process of mentoring encouraging independence, autonomy and self-development.
Through embedding reflective practice, shared learning and improved ownership for solution-focused thinking, mentoring can deliver improvements in an individual’s performance that lead to enhanced leadership maturity.