Coaching common currency at NHS Trust

It took senior buy-in to get internal coaching off the ground at Whittington Healthcare NHS Trust, London. “We thought people would be queuing up to become skilled coaches but momentum was slow. Once we got senior people to help engage with key stakeholders, people caught the coaching bug,” said the trust’s leadership coach Rai Gallo. Now some 700 people have been trained in coaching skills and “if everyone who’s been trained has coaching style conversations, coaching will touch 2,000 people. We’re starting to see coaching become common currency.” Coaching, he said, is not done in isolation. “It underpins and is […]

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