Mentoring and Coaching

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Joy Palmer

UK-based coach; specialises in leadership [Last checked: 13/02/20]

Thing 11: Mentoring

23 Things’ blog post focusing on mentoring [Last checked: 13/02/20]


Slater, R (2012) Be Your Own Career Coach: The Toolkit You Need To Create the Career You Want, Pearson Education

Take control of your career, improve your employability, identify your unique brand and skill set and fast track your career to the next level. [Last checked: 13/02/20]

Rowan, S (2011) Brilliant Career Coach: How to Find and Follow Your Dream Career, Pearson Education

For anyone who wants to have a more fulfilling and successful work life, this coach-in-a-book will guide you step-by-step through the process of finding your ideal career. [Last checked: 13/02/20]

Turner, T; Lucas, M and Whitaker, C (2018) Peer Supervision in Coaching and Mentoring: A Versatile Guide for Reflective Practice, Routledge

Supervision is increasingly required for a coach’s and a mentor’s professional development, and engaging in reflective practice with peers can be a valuable way of meeting these needs. Peer supervision brings unique challenges though, including the possibility of collusion or stagnating at a shared developmental level. [Last checked: 13/02/20]

Connor, M and Pokora, J (2017) Coaching and Mentoring at Work: Developing Effective Practice (3rd ed), McGraw-Hill

The book provides a very accessible introduction to the whole area of coaching and mentoring across many different work settings, with practical examples and exercises. The new edition also includes a number of excellent case studies by those who have developed coaching and mentoring and a coaching culture in different sectors. [Last checked 13/02/20]

Thompson, C (2019) The Magic of Mentoring: Developing Others and Yourself, Routledge

‘The Magic of Mentoring’ offers an introduction to the theory and practice of successful mentoring together with a unique focus on how mentors can reflect on the skills they bring to the role, and those they still need to develop.  [Last checked: 13/02/20]

Marson, N (2019) Leading by Coaching: How to Deliver Impactful Change One Conversation at a Time, Palgrave Macmillan

Leadership used to be about telling people to go where you sent them- now it’s about persuading them to come with you. [Last checked: 13/02/20]

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Twitter hashtag used to discuss professional issues in medical and health libraries [Last checked: 13/02/20]


Coaching and Mentoring (2019)

CIPD factsheet covering coaching and mentoring. Online account required to view full content [Last checked: 13/02/20]

NHS Leadership Academy

Coaching register, mainly for NHS senior managers [Last checked: 13/02/20]

Mind Tools

Some free content; monthly subscription required for all content [Last checked: 13/02/20]

Coaching and Mentoring Network

Everything you ever wanted to know about coaching and mentoring [Last checked: 13/02/20]

Centre for the use of Research and Evidence in Education (CUREE)

CUREE is an internationally acknowledged centre of expertise in evidence-based practice in all sectors of education. They produce high quality research, CPD and tools and resources. [Last checked: 13/02/20]

London Leadership Academy

A pan-London NHS leadership development organisation, working to support leaders across the Capital. It creates time and space for leaders to learn together, creating connections across London and building networks, to enable them to deliver the best care possible to patients and service users. [Last checked: 13/02/20]

OCM Group Ltd

International providers of coaching and mentoring qualifications and skills training for both organisations and individuals [Last checked: 13/02/20]

CILIP mentoring page

Mentors support candidates working on Chartership, Certification and Fellowship. They understand the Professional Registration processes, are trained in mentoring skills, and becoming a mentor can improve your ability to develop and nurture your own staff while learning new ideas and approaches from other professionals. [Last checked: 13/02/20]

A Guide to Understanding the Role of a Mentor

A piece by business manager F. John Reh on serving as a mentor. He suggests that mentoring ‘brings many challenges and rewards, with the best mentors working to shape their mentees into other leaders, rather than just good followers.’ [Last checked: 13/02/20]

What is Coaching?

A guide to coaching from Skills You Need. [Last checked: 13/02/20]