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Coaching CPD – Coaching Skills Lab


About the session

The Coaching Skills Lab offers an opportunity for each coach to work with coaching peers in a safe space and build confidence and competence.  

  • Each session will be supervised by two accredited coaching supervisors 
  • Using the coach/coachee/observer model, the participants will use the time to explore these roles, provide feedback and develop confidence 
  • The supervisor(s) will be on hand to observe the participants whilst they practice and also provide supervision space to agree ways of working and a summative session, to enhance learning 
  • The session will give participants an opportunity to re-build coaching networks and connections

Who can attend

This CPD opportunity is intended to support the skillset of coaches who are registered on the Coaching Hub and currently operating in the NHS offering a framework to help support clients and organisations 

Other information:

If you are unable to attend any of the sessions above please register via our Expression of Interest page, this will help us to understand the demand for our programmes and plan accordingly. You will also be notified when we release new dates for this workshop.

If your circumstances change and you can no longer attend, please email [email protected]

The session will be delivered virtually via zoom


Your Supervisors 

Chris Birbeck 

Chris is an experienced leader and a qualified clinical professional, who has taken senior leadership roles in educational quality, clinical quality, patient safety, service transformation and the development of leaders. Chris is an enthusiast for leading quality improvement – its development and its practice, as well as shifting leadership towards a more collaborative, coaching style. 

Chris is a very experienced coach, team coach, coaching supervisor and mentor. Over the past 16 years he has coached many operational and clinical leaders across health and social care, as well as coaching in education, business and for the clergy. As an executive coach, Chris has a reputation for creating honest and meaningful coaching relationships which deliver on client focused outputs and longer-term outcomes. Naturally intuitive, he brings authenticity to the coaching space and co-creates and co-produces honest dialogue which enables the coaching client to feel supported, challenged and accountable for decisions and actions. 

Sarah Massie
Sarah is a freelance leadership and organisational development consultant, leadership coach and coach supervisor. She has a special Interest in compassionate leadership through mindfulness, using organisational development to support psychologically safe cultures where individuals and teams flourish.  She has almost 30 years’ experience in the NHS, including NHS East of England, where she was Head of Talent Management and Leadership Development and five years as a Senior Leadership Consultant at The King’s Fund.  

Questions about this event?

Organiser : Leadership and Lifelong Learning Team

Email: midlands@leadershipacademy.nhs.uk