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. Please view our 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.