Professional Development Coaching

In order to meet the current challenges and demands organisations are facing they are needing to think differently and are challenging the traditional ways of developing their people. Organisations are increasingly using Performance Coaching to bring out the best in their staff and volunteers.

With an ever-increasing range of learning and development options to choose from, why should you spend your training budget on coaching? What results does it achieve?

Coaching is an invaluable tool for developing employees across a wide range of needs. The benefits of coaching are many; 80% of people who receive coaching report increased self-confidence, and over 70% benefit from improved work performance, relationships and more effective communication skills. 86% of organisations report that they recouped their investment on coaching and more (ICF 2009). Coaching provides an invaluable space for personal development. For example, managers are frequently presented with employees and volunteers struggling with low confidence. The traditional approach would be to send them on an Assertiveness course and hope this addresses the issue. In the short-term, the employee learns new strategies for communicating which may improve confidence. Unfortunately, in isolation these courses rarely produce a sustained increase in confidence. Although external behaviour may change; it needs to be supported by changes in their internal thought processes. This is often where coaching is most effective. Managers should not underestimate the impact of coaching on their people as it frequently creates a fundamental shift in their approach to their work. For example, increased self-confidence enables employees and volunteers to bring more of themselves into the workplace. This results in individuals being more resilient, assertive and productive.

Prices start from £60 a session or £320 for a package of 6 sessions and VAT is not applicable. Don’t forget you get a saving too, if you are registered members of Halton & St Helens VCA!

Interested in finding our more or just want to chat about what we can offer? Contact Ann-Marie Lawrenson at

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Halton & St Helens VCA 

Halton Office: 01928 592 405
St Maries
Lugsdale Road

St Helens Office: 01744 457100 
2nd Floor Beacon Building
College Street
St Helens
WA10 1TF



Halton & St Helens VCA is an infrastructure organisation that provides advice, information and development support services to voluntary, community, not-for-profit and faith organisations and volunteers in the Boroughs of St Helens and Halton.