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Day 9 of the 12 Days of Learning: Coaching and Manchester Gold

28 Jan 2019

Coaching and mentoring offer support, advice and guidance

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In our busy and demanding roles, it’s often our own personal needs which are neglected, and in many cases it’s our personal development which is overlooked. This is where coaching and mentoring can prove to be invaluable assets. 

How does coaching work?

Coaching is a two-person conversation which gives you the space and autonomy to explore your issues, and identify ways to solve them yourself. 

This video on Lynda, an online learning resource from LinkedIn, looks at the benefits of coaching skills for leaders and managers.

Manchester Gold

This February, we are relaunching Manchester Gold, the University’s dedicated mentoring programme. It provides support and advice for University colleagues of all grades. 

If you do not have access to Lynda, contact, provides a short explanation of coaching versus mentoring. 

Keep checking StaffNet for further information on Manchester Gold, including how you can get involved.

How will mentoring or coaching benefit you? Share your learning for 2019 by tweeting @SLD_UoM and use #InspireandBeInspired