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Coaching, Mentoring and Development Tools

Coaching, mentoring and personal development tools

What is coaching?

Coaching targets high performance and improvement at work and usually focuses on specific skills and goals, although it may also have an impact on an individual’s personal attributes (such as social interaction or confidence). The process typically lasts for a relatively short defined period of time, or forms the basis of an on-going management style.

Visit the Facilitator list to see who can help with coaching.

What is mentoring?
Mentoring involves the use of the same models and skills of questioning, listening, clarifying and reframing associated with coaching. Traditionally, however, mentoring in the workplace has tended to describe a relationship in which a more experienced colleague uses his or her greater knowledge and understanding of the work or workplace to support the development of a more junior or inexperienced member of staff.

One key distinction is that mentoring relationships tend to be longer term than coaching arrangements.

Visit the mentor list to see who is a mentor in your Division.

For information about mentorship for pre-registration nursing students, please click here.

What is the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)?

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is a practical tool for self-awareness with applications in:

  • Team building, Management and Leadership, Dealing with Difficult People, Coping with Stress, Conflict Resolution, Negotiation, Career guidance and Building better personal relationships.

The MBTI is non-judgmental and allows individuals and teams to gain an understanding of their differences, particularly with respect to how we take in data and give it meaning; how we make decisions, judgments, and take action; where our source of personal energy comes from and how we prefer to interact with the external world. Based on four dichotomies, the indicator produces 16 different personality types, each with its own characteristics and strengths.  More information can be found from the Myers Briggs foundation.

MBTI involves a questionnaire and a feedback session (funding approval must be sought from O.D@porthosp.nhs.uk)

Visit the Facilitator list to see who can help with the MBTI.

What is the Healthcare Leadership Model 360 degree feedback?

The Healthcare Leadership Model has been developed to help you become a better leader in your day-to-day role. You don’t have to be in a clinical or service setting to use it. And it doesn’t matter whether you work in a team of five or are responsible for 5,000, you can benefit by discovering and exploring your own leadership behaviours.

The model is made up of nine leadership dimensions, which you can explore in your own time, at your own pace. You’ll find brief descriptions of each dimension – why it is important and ‘what it is not’ – so that you can fully understand it in relation to your role.  Explore the nine leadership dimensions

The 360 degree feedback tool is available to help give you insight into other people’s perceptions of your leadership behaviours.

This tool involves a questionnaire and an accredited 360° feedback facilitator to work through your feedback report with you face-to-face (funding approval must be sought from O.D@porthosp.nhs.uk)

If you are interested in finding out more contact:
Samm Coley on 02392 286000 ext 5071 or via email: samantha.coley@porthosp.nhs.uk

 Visit the Facilitator list to see who can help with 360 degree feedback



Confidentiality within a mentoring relationship is vital, in order that the mentee can feel 'safe' with their mentor; all of our mentors follow a set of Confidentiality Guidelines which are discussed and agreed with new mentees at the beginning of the mentoring relationship.

You may download a copy of our Confidentiality Guidelines by clicking HERE.

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