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The NHS North West Leadership Academy (NHS NWLA) has opened the 2020/21 Executive Coaching offer for our NHS NWLA members. Enabling support from quality assured coaches on our dedicated coaching hub.

The NHS NWLA understands the complex and changing environment which our senior leaders are currently operating and more recently the COVID-19 pandemic which has brought many challenges and new issues for senior leaders to navigate. There are three external executive coaching support places available for each of our member organisations. This is for two key individuals from your organisations board or governing body and one chief executive or clinical accountable officer role. For each place we will fund three coaching sessions (within a finite resource) and work with you to identify a suitable coach from our pool of quality assured profiles on the NHS NWLA coaching hub.

One to one support such as coaching, can be a useful opportunity to senior leaders offering a focused and confidential, developmental space. This one to one focused and bespoke relationship is often perceived as the most effective development intervention that a senior leader in the NHS can access.  Undertaking coaching allows you to:

  • Reach self-identified career goals
  • Increase levels of satisfaction, motivation and confidence
  • Allows space to challenge thinking 

  For further information around the impact and value of coaching please see our coaching hub page. 

How do I request support?

To apply for executive coaching fill out a simple application form

If you are not able to fill in the form yourself you can ask a nominated key contact to do this for you; if you have any queries don't hesitate to contact us at

Who in my organisation can access this? How do I know if there are any places left?

There are three external executive coaching support places available for each of our member organisations. These are for two key individuals from your organisation's board or governing body and one chief executive or clinical accountable officer role. You will have been identified, by your organisation, as a priority to access one of the three places.  If you are not sure how many places your organisation has used please check with us, as we will be able to share the numbers of places (non-identifiable) currently remaining for your member organisation.

How do I choose an executive coach?

On the NHS NWLA Coaching Hub we have a number of Quality Assured External Executive Coaches. Once your application is successful you will be able to explore which coach you would like to take this forward with.

How much support can I access through the offer?

Each individual can access up to a maximum of three sessions of coaching funded within a finite resource. This amount will also include any expenses associated with the coaching relationship.

Is there any paperwork?

Arrangements for supporting this activity is via a Learning Agreement, a formal contract between the NHS NWLA and yourself, and is a commitment to the coaching relationship.

When can my coaching relationship begin?

Once the Learning Agreement has been filled in/signed and returned to the NHS NWLA a contract will be drawn up with your chosen coach. Once the contract is in place your coach will contact you to commence your coaching sessions.

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