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My E-Coach

My E-Coach is an online platform for health and social care staff to find Coaches/ Mentors, record the history of their coaching / mentoring relationship, and connect the community in order to build up a knowledge base. Registering for an account with My E-Coach is free. 


 

What is it?

My E-Coach is a way for coaches and mentors to make connections, keep a log of interactions with coachees and mentees, and to create a supportive community via an open discussion forum. The online platform has been provided by Yorkshire and the Humber Leadership Academy to support coaching and mentoring relationships in health and social care in our region. 

Coaches and Mentors from the NHS organisations we work with are approved by a 'Coaching Champion' from within their organisation; and freelance or independent Coaches and Mentors are also welcome to create an account to use My E-Coach to make themselves available to potential clients.

Creating an Account and Making Connections

All account types available through My E-Coach are free to register, and can be designated as more than one type - for example your account can be classed as Coach and Mentor.

Coachees and Mentees are free to browse My E-Coach to find a suitable Coach or Mentor for their needs, make contact through the platform and then decide together on next steps. My E-Coach will keep details of all messages, meeting dates, associated files for the coaching/ mentoring relationship as it progresses. 

My E-Coach also has a discussion forum which all members are welcome to access to share best practice, useful documents and ask questions of the community. 

If you wish to sign up with our Quick Start guide, download below or email Jed Skinner, and please feel free to email Jed with any questions that you may have about using My E-Coach. 

How to Access

My E-Coach can be accessed here - we recommend that you sign up for an account and take advantage of the platform's comprehensive FAQs section to guide you through. 

History

The project started as a cross-sector mentoring system. We held a design day in October 2014 to introduce the platform to stakeholders from the region, including staff from Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, Leeds Community Healthcare, York Teaching Hospitals, Bradford District Care Trust and the Health and Social Care Information Centre. Working with the provider, stakeholders helped to focus the system to offer a simple and intuitive means by which users could find help to close important 'knowing and doing' gaps.

My E-Coach has since had functionality added to include the ability to host coaching relationships as well as mentoring, and provides an alternative platform to Coachnet which ceases to be in use in Yorkshire and the Humber from April 2016. We continue to work with the provider to suggest improvements to My E-Coach and ask its users regularly to give us their feedback on how the platform can help to foster coaching and mentoring relationships. 

For further information contact:

Consultant Lead: Anthony Owens

Leadership Administrator: Jed Skinner


This Page was last updated on: 31 March 2016

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