``Whether you are the president of a company or the janitor, the moment you step from independence into interdependence in any capacity, you step into a leadership role.``

John Whitmore - 'Coaching for Performance'

Coaching is recognised as one of the most important and essential leadership skills within education.*

Many leaders experience loneliness and a high sense of vulnerability.

At times they are in conflict with ‘those above’ and unable to lead with their heart as well as their head.

Sometimes this misalignment in values or beliefs is a threat to their future!

Leaders need someone neutral to support and challenge them, so that they can be creative and insightful in their positions of responsibility.

Coaching can have a highly positive impact on the self-belief and confidence of those in positions of leadership, which in turn impacts on the support and development they give others in the organisation.

*Sustaining a Vital Profession’ report by CollectiveEd 2020

  • What strengths do you notice about yourself as a leader? How do you sustain these?
  • How do you manage your inner critic or the ‘imposter’ within you?
  • How much are you able to lead from the heart and live your values and beliefs?
  • How clear are you about your purpose and goals as a leader?
  • What strategies do you have for managing difficult conversations and feedback?
  • When was the last time someone  listened to you without judgement?

“Leadership coaching has made a huge difference to me in my role. In fact, it is one of the main reasons I am still here! I have learned to much about myself as a leader – recognising my strengths and also being able to identify my weaknesses with someone who sits by my side without any judgement at all.”

Simon White, Headteacher

Coaching packages

Coaching packages provide ongoing support and clear connections between sessions.
Coaching conversations can be face-to-face, virtual, or a blended approach.

3 or 6
Term Sessions

6 (half-termly) sessions with pre-coaching set-up, mid-point review and end-point reviewer
3 (termly) sessions with pre-coaching set-up and end-point review

Coaching session duration: 60-90 minutes

Mid/end-point review: 30 minutes

Pre-coaching set-up includes questionnaire and 1 hour coaching plan session

Sue Webb face to face coaching

'First 100 Days of Leadership' Coaching Package

For new school leaders

Finding/settling into your ‘leader’ identity

Goal setting/achievements in the first 100 days

Strategising for the present and future

4 hourly sessions plus email support


Sue Webb online coaching

Common themes that school leaders bring to coaching… ​

  • ​Strategic thinking
  • Systemic challenges
  • Vision and values
  • Personal and organisational goals
  • Dealing with stakeholders
  • Leading with authenticity
  • Having ‘difficult’ conversations
  • Building relationships
  • Health/wellbeing for self and others
  • Lack of confidence/Imposter Syndrome
  • Speaking in public
  • Interdependence and delegation
  • Balancing work and out-of-work life
  • Managing feedback and criticism