The LSE has a range of internal and external coaches available as part of the LSE Coaching Academy.  Coaching is aimed primarily at serving managers and those who aspire to the role. We also include those that manage resources or projects of a significant impact without necessarily having direct line-management responsibilities.

We define coaching as: a series of one to one, goal focused, confidential, development discussions with a coach. The aim of these discussions is to develop an individual's performance in their role and their potential.

The agenda for coaching is typically set by the individual, but in agreement/consultation with their manager. Types of issues and aspirations our coaches have assisted with to date include:

  • Managing relationships with staff, peers or own manager
  • Unblocking barriers to meeting potential
  • Career planning
  • Achieving work-life balance
  • Understanding the impact of personal style and behaviours
  • Dealing with feedback e.g. from appraisals
  • Translating management theory into practice
  • Developing strategies for implementing and managing change.

Coaching Academy package

  • Staff are entitled to four x 90 minute sessions with a performance coach, which we recommend are taken within a 6 month period. Occasionally the number of sessions may be extended to up to 6 where there is a demonstrable benefit.
  • Coaching may be delivered face to face, by telephone or a mixture of the two depending on the coach and coachee's circumstances and requirements.
  • Matching of coach to coachee is facilitated by the HR Division after an initial consultation with the coachee.
  • We offer access to a team of coaches with a range of professional, business and academic backgrounds. All have personal experience of management roles, share our core values and are quality assured by us. 
  • The agenda for coaching is typically set by the individual, but in agreement/ consultation with their manager. Headline themes/goals for coaching are captured within the Coaching Services Agreement document which will also cover the frequency of meetings, confidentiality, monitoring and evaluation.

If you would like to apply to the Coaching Academy for yourself or on behalf of a member of staff then please contact Suzanne Christopher| or Chris Watt| in the HR Division.