One to one, goal focused, confidential, development discussions

Coaching is a series of one to one, goal focused, confidential, development discussions with a coach.

The aim of these discussions is to help develop an individual's performance in their role and also their potential within a safe space for reflecting on and managing business and personal growth issues.

Coaching at LSE defined

The LSE has a range of internal and external coaches available. They can assist you in numerous ways:

  • Managing relationships with staff, peers or own manager
  • Achieving work-life balance
  • Understanding the impact of personal style and behaviours
  • Dealing with performance feedback e.g. from CDR discussions
  • Translating management theory into practice
  • Developing strategies for implementing and managing change

How the sessions are structured

The agenda for coaching is set by you, in consultation and agreement with your line manager.

You can have up to 4 x 90 minute sessions with a coach, which we recommend are taken within a 6 month period. Occasionally the number of sessions may be extended to 6 where there is a demonstrable benefit.

Matching of coach to coachee is facilitated by HR (OLL) after an initial consultation with the you and your line manager

An initial ‘chemistry’ meeting is held to ensure all are clear about outcomes (typically 60-90 minutes)

Coaching may be delivered face to face, by phone or a mixture of the two depending on the circumstances and requirements.

Headline themes/outcomes for coaching are captured within the Coaching Services Agreement which will also cover the frequency of meetings, confidentiality, monitoring and evaluation.

How do I sign up?

If you think you would benefit from coaching, please talk to your line manager. Either yourself or your line manager should then contact your HR Partner.


If you have any further queries, do not hesitate to contact a member of the Organisational Learning team at