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Coaching for staff and faculty

Whether you seek one-one-one coaching for yourself, or wish to develop your communication skills to be more coach-like in your conversations with others, Coaching Services can support you to grow in your career. 

Coaching is a unique opportunity to focus and advance your personal or professional goals and development, through the exploration of ideas and candid dialogue with a confidential and skilled thought partner.

What coaching can do for you

Coaching accelerates results. It's a driver for organizational excellence, and identified in the Focus on People 2025 framework as an integral component in supporting your career growth. 

Individuals and teams who engage in coaching report enhanced results in achieving goals, productivity, resilience, professional growth and improved relationships. 

Explore below for the ways you can engage with coaching.

Engage with a certified coach

Thanks to a community of over 90 professionally trained and certified coaches, UBC is able to offer one on one coaching to all faculty and staff.

As a benefit of your employment, faculty and staff may access coaching sessions at no additional cost. To register for coaching, first access the portal below with your campus-wide login (CWL). Once you are in the portal, create an account. Then review coach biographies to select your top choices (up to 3), with whom you will set up interviews to determine the best fit.

Access the UBC Coaching portal

Learn and practice a coach approach

It can be as simple as asking a question to encourage thinking, rather than directing or advising how a task should be done. In an effort to embed this inquiry-based approach at UBC, Coaching Services is developing course offerings in informational and fundamental coaching skills, soon to be available in the Workplace Learning Ecosystem.

Become a certified coach

UBC has built an expertise in coaching over the years since the program was established in 2003. We have over 90 certified coaches on our roster who provide professional one-on-one, group, and team coaching to over 200 faculty and staff each year.

Whether you are just getting started, have years of non-accredited coaching experience, or are a fully certified coach, below are some developmental opportunities you can pursue:

Become a UBC associate coach

If you would like to find out more information on becoming a UBC associate coach with Coaching Services, please complete an expression of interest form. The deadline for intake is August 31 each year.

You may submit forms after the deadline but they will not be reviewed until the next intake process the following Fall. 


    If you have any further questions about any coaching services, please contact coaching@hr.ubc.ca.

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