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Coaching and mentoring

Do you want to develop your personal coaching and mentoring skills? Or find a mentor to help move your career forward? Use our books, guides and helpful links to identify best practice and discover new techniques and approaches.

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Featured eBook

Improve your coaching and training skills
Forsyth, Patrick (Kogan Page, 2008)

The book contains practical guidelines to help you develop your staff. Ideal for busy managers who don't have human resources support, it will help you to boost staff effectiveness through coaching and training. Key content includes: why development matters, on-the-job coaching, mentoring, developing a formal training method, conducting a training session and assessing on-going effectiveness.

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Featured article

Five coaching skills leaders can use to empower their teams

Details of five foundational coaching methods leaders can use to help individuals and teams thrive. Includes practical examples of the techniques in action.

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Great answers to tough CV problems: CV secrets from a top career coach

Covers the purpose of CVs, their role in recruitment, personal brand management, researching employers, communication and presentation skills, formatting CVs, covering letters, and performing live presentations for interviewers. It also includes several template CVs for a variety of job markets and circumstances.

Designing workplace mentoring programs: an evidence-based approach

The book includes chapters on planning and providing infrastructure for mentoring, participant recruitment and selection, matching mentors with proteges, training, the mentoring process, programme evaluation.

Coaching and mentoring

A book on coaching and mentoring for those who want to help people learn more effectively. It examines how to create practical conversations to improve learning and encourage personal development. It also explores ways in which people interact to help support and improve performance.

Improve your coaching and training skills

For managers who do not have the benefit of human resources support. Addresses a range of subjects within staff training and development, including on-the-job coaching, formal training, and assessment of ongoing effectiveness.

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Online articles

The Library provides access to leading business, finance and management journals. These journals are available to logged-in ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users subject to suppliers' terms of use.

Choosing a leadership coach: 5 key considerations for millennials.

Selecting the right coach can make the difference between a good experience and a transformative one. Lists factors to consider for millennials when looking for a leadership coach to help ensure the best possible fit.

Coaching for change: How to help employees reach their potential

Article on how to help people make important life-enhancing changes through coaching with compassion. The authors argue that, rather than giving out advice, a good coach is one who asks exploratory, open-ended questions and listens with genuine care and concern. The coach is there to explore a person’s individual vision and provide support as they strive to spot their learning opportunities, set the groundwork to achieve change and then see things through.

Take charge of your professional growth through self-mentoring: These 4 steps help you find yourself, by yourself

This article offers suggestions for professional growth through self-mentoring. Topics discussed include the need for professionals to define their passion or interests and the activities that energize them; the need to identify and develop one's skills; and the importance of observing and learning from leaders that people admire. Also mentioned is the importance of receiving constructive feedback.

Mentoring for executives and managers

Discusses the importance of mentoring for higher-level accounting professionals, providing tips for both mentors and mentees.

We get our coaching expertise through an app

The article discusses the financial technology firm Reciept Bank and its use of a mobile application and a cloud-based platform to train new employees and get them up to a certain experience level as quickly as possible.

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Useful links

Coaching and mentoring programme
Find out about the bespoke coaching and mentoring programme from ICAEW Academy to help you achieve your goals and progress your career.

CABA: Careers microsite
Dedicated careers support from the Chartered Accountants' Benevolent Association, focusing on their number one area of enquiry - work. The microsite offers a range of resources, including career coaching, to support members and their families through all stages of their careers.

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