Coaching with AUA Consulting
AUA Consulting offers a team of qualified coaches with extensive experience of supporting personal, professional and career development. Alongside their coaching expertise, our team of coaches bring a depth of HE sector understanding and experience.
Through coaching individuals are supported to improve their performance and develop their skills in order to overcome obstacles, achieve goals and deliver excellent outcomes. Coaching is non- directive, using questioning and listening techniques. It aims to unlock an individual’s full potential, in work or in other situations, helping them to find their own solutions and develop confidence in implementing.
Coaching is generally a time-limited, goal-oriented partnership that considers specific challenges and develops leadership and management skills. Coaching can be valuable in many situations, bringing a range of benefits to maximize personal and professional potential.
Coaching with AUA Consulting will always be tailored to suit individual client needs. Coaching partnerships typically focus on personal/leadership and career development. Some topics include:
- Exploring points of career transition
- Successfully approaching/inhabiting a new working role
- Improving your career progression
- Overcoming the feeling of being ‘stuck’ in your career path
- Positioning yourself for future opportunities
- Coaching support for CVs, applications and interview preparation
- Returning to work after long-term leave.
Personal and Leadership Development
- Raising self-awareness to guide life and career choices
- Identifying and overcoming potential obstacles
- Learning to better utilise your skills and experiences
- Improving management/working relationships
- Developing a healthy life balance
- Initiating or responding to change
- Formulating goals and a plan of action
Coaching sessions normally last for around 1 hour or 1.5 hours. There is no required number of sessions; this will be tailored for each client within a bespoke coaching agreement to meet their needs. Typically a minimum of four sessions might be arranged in the first instance.
Our coaches either work directly with individuals or with HE organisations seeking external coaching support in their team, for example in the context of change initiatives.
We offer a free introductory conversation, with no obligation, to explore objectives and to cover practical issues like ways of working.
AUA coaches all hold appropriate qualifications and we are guided by the Association for Coaching’s Global Code of Ethics. In line with AUA’s values, our coaches are committed to working to the highest standards of fair, ethical and transparent professional behaviour – championing a culture of equality, diversity and inclusion.
To find out more and arrange an exploratory conversation email email@example.com.
I am very happy indeed with the coaching I received and the overall level of service from the AUA office and AUA consulting. The whole process was very smooth, from start to finish, and my emails were always responded to very quickly.
I appreciated being able to choose from the selection of coaches and for being able to have the initial exploratory conversations to see which one I thought I could work best with. I was very impressed with both of the coaches I spoke to, and think that both would have worked well. However, I am very pleased that I chose Jan as we seemed to have a very effective coaching relationship and she understood my needs immediately. She also provided me with exactly the support I needed to achieve my objectives. So overall, a very positive experience.
I cannot speak highly enough of my experience. At the initial exploratory session, I found that Jan was very perceptive to my needs and we started a very effective and constructive coaching relationship straight away.
Jan had a wonderfully supportive approach and was able to help me to achieve my objectives within the 5 sessions.
We are pleased to announce the launch of our new mentoring programme for AUA members.
Mentoring is more directive than coaching, often providing specific advice based on the mentor’s own experience. The mentor will typically be more experienced and knowledgeable than the mentee – imparting insight and offering solutions and guidance based on what they have learned and seen in the past. The programme is an opportunity for you to use the mentor relationship to empower your career journey, improve your professional practice and support your professional development.
As the largest association of HE professionals in the UK, with members in roles covering the full-breadth of professional services, the AUA is uniquely positioned to offer this scheme. You can read about how the programme works using this link.
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Coaching with the AUA operates as part of AUA Consulting. AUA Consulting is about improving professional services practice and developing professional services performance. It is a consulting practice that is ‘of the sector for the sector’ – any financial surplus derived from AUA Consulting is reinvested to support the AUA’s charitable objectives – connecting and developing HE professionals – for the benefit of the UK higher education sector. Find out more here.