Coaching

As an extension of UBC Coaching Services, all ALDP participants are encouraged to engage in coaching services. Coaching is a partnership between a coach and a well-functioning client. A coach can provide support to the client as he/she determines and achieves his/her professional goals.

The following is a brief sampling of direct quotes from academic leaders who, as part of the ALDP, have participated in coaching:

  • “My coaching sessions were extremely helpful for providing fresh perspectives and solutions that had not occurred to me or my usual network of advisors within my own Faculty.”
  • “My coach was an excellent sounding board who was able to help focus my thoughts and priorities without my feeling vulnerable.”
  • “Having a coaching relationship and being able to touch down every once in a while helps you not only survive but to prosper.”
  • “Would I recommend coaching to a new academic leader? Absolutely!”

For information about coaching for academic  leaders, please contact Fran Watters, ALDP Coach and Program Director at fran.watters@ubc.ca. For more information about coaching services generally at UBC, please visit www.hr.ubc.ca/coaching.