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Coaching Skills Lab


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.

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.  


Book your place below! 

22nd November 2022 

23rd February 2022 


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  • You will need a webcam and a headset to fully participate.
    • The computer will need to have the sound function on so you can hear and speak at the webinar.
    • You will need to be connected to the internet for the duration of the webinar.
    • We will send an email with details of instructions for the day to all participants, prior to the date.
    • Please note: this webinar may be recorded.

Questions about this event?

Organiser : Leadership and Lifelong Learning Team

Email: [email protected]

Online Booking Form

*Complete the questionnaire to book your space.
*Please add this event to your calendar.
*You might receive a "ticket" confirming your booking.
*You will receive an email from [email protected] containing the joining instructions 7-14 days before the session and then again 1-2 days before.
If you are having issues completing the RSVP section (online booking) please try using a different device (such as mobile phone, tablet, laptop) or platform (such as Chrome, Explorer).

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Waiting List

Please complete the questionnaire. You might receive a "ticket" confirming your booking on the waiting list. If a space becomes available, you will receive an email from [email protected] containing joining instructions before the session.

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