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“One of the most useful parts for me was the EQi and the coaching – which has been amazing.” Alice O’Grady, Head of School – Performance and Cultural Industries.

What is coaching?

Coaching is the art of facilitating another person’s learning, development, performance and wellbeing.

It is a focused conversation that enables you to explore your thinking, self-beliefs, perspectives, and feelings, relating to a particular topic that is pertinent to you. It involves challenging the obstacles you encounter, and identifying approaches and actions – that will work for you in your context – it will empower you to tap into your inner knowledge and strength, moving you forward to accomplish what you wish to achieve.

Coaching is self-directive. Through raising self-awareness and identifying choices you find your own solution, and as coaching is about change and action the relationship is relatively short-term, with sessions typically lasting 60 – 90 minutes.

Read our coaching opportunities Sway to find out more about coaching at Leeds and complete our coaching request form.


Coaching approaches and practice is also embedded into our leadership programmes to develop and equip our leaders with this technique, and focused workshops are also delivered throughout the year.

Find out more

If you have any questions about the above or require any further information regarding coaching please send a request to, or contact Katie Leeman: