Developmental Coaching for Headteachers
As an Executive Coach, my niche has become coaching leaders in education. I have successfully coached hundreds of headteachers and senior leaders. While you have similar titles – Executive Head, Head of School, Deputy or Assistant Head, you all have different strengths and vulnerabilities as individuals. And you all have very different people to lead. I specialise in personal development coaching and the people side of leadership so that you find courage to get you through vulnerability and to achieve success with your people.
In Three Words...
Here are some of the 3-word summaries of coaching with Maureen:
Headteacher St Michael’s Junior School
Headteacher Ringwood Infant School
Headteacher Kings Worthy Primary School
Headteacher Bentley Primary
Paul Van Walwyk
Director of Central Services and Schools Eden Academy Trust
St Mary’s Bentworth Primary
Castle Hill Infant School
Reconnecting with who you really are:
It seems to me that the current education system, with so much emphasis on data and targets, is taking the beauty and creativity out of school leadership.
Personal development coaching with me enables you to rediscover the purpose and the meaning in your role – how and why you make a difference to children’s lives and future society. It enables you to reconnect with who you really are and to love the job you do.
Questions on the Go is a great approach for those times when people want you to solve things for them. Simply ask them the questions until they find the next step through their responses. You can also give everyone a card to use for themselves – ahead of coming to ask you!
These four videos were made with Genius Films for the ETC Alliance within Wildern National Teaching School. Each one is edited to within 6 minutes. They are a great way to revisit and revise some key aspects of coaching practice.
They offer An Introduction to Coaching which covers personal and professional development coaching and practical coaching i.e. a coaching approach plus videos of the coaching process in action.
Explore the differences between training and coaching; why developing the person who does the job brings success; and why, to achieve potential, it’s important to address what’s getting in the way (‘interference’).