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According to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), coaching and mentoring are both development techniques based on the use of discussions to enhance the skills, knowledge or work performance of an individual. Coaching is a non-directive form of development where a trained coach, using advanced listening skills and by asking insightful questions, pulls ideas, suggestions and plans from the coachee. Mentoring uses the same skills but is generally used to describe a situation where a more experienced colleague uses his/her greater knowledge and understanding to support the development of another.

The fundamental objective of coaching is an alliance between the coach and the coachee which serves the coachee’s agenda. Responsibility for finding the solution to a problem remains firmly with the coachee; the coach is simply there to support the coachee in his/her exploration of the options.


How can being coached help you?


Where do ideas and insights come from? Occasionally, very occasionally, they appear as if from nowhere in eureka-type moments. More often than not however, you have ideas or realisations when you’re talking through a problem with a friend or colleague. In these moments, you’re not being coached exactly but having the opportunity to process your thoughts and reflect on your situation allows those ideas and insights to come.

Imagine then that the person you’re talking to is a trained coach with highly-developed questioning and listening skills and no other interest than to support you in achieving your goal. And in the event that your problem is related to health and safety, imagine if your coach is highly-experienced and so can empathise with your situation and share their experiences too.

Michael Emery is a qualified coach accredited with the Academy of Executive coaching (AoEC) in London and this is what he does. Michael is able to use his coaching skills to help you in a variety of ways. For example: –

Practitioner coaching

The scope and variety of issues that fall within the remit of ‘health and safety’ is vast and keeping on top of them can feel chaotic and stressful. In addition, influencing others who have other priorities and over whom you have no executive authority can be challenging in the extreme. Michael has been there, he knows demanding it can be.

If you’re a practitioner, no matter how experienced or how qualified you are, occasions arise when you need support. Michael can provide that support, whether it’s in terms of your general development – helping you be the best practitioner you can be – or in making progress with some specific aspect of health and safety management. Michael’s coaching skills will help expand and clarify your thinking and enable you to identify those solutions that seem so elusive.


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Management coaching

If you’re a business leader or senior manager concerned about your safety performance generally, or a line manager trying to find the best solution to a particular problem, Michael can support you.

If you’re starting from scratch, he can help you apply the Health & Safety Executive’s Health and safety made simple approach to protect your people, your reputation and the future success and growth of your business.

Alternatively, if you’re investing in health and safety and just not getting the return you deserve from all of your effort, Michael can support you in finding a better way.

Whether you have a health and safety resource already and you’re looking for short term leadership to get you to the next level, or you have no health and safety resource, no matter, Michael has the skills to support you.


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Michael Emery

Michael Emery

Career Health & Safety Practitioner

“Hello, I’m Michael Emery and as a career practitioner for almost 30-years, I know how challenging managing health and safety can be, for duty holders and for practitioners. As a qualified coach, accredited with the Academy of Executive Coaching (AoEC), I’ve seen time and again how coaching skills can change thinking and unlock possibilities.


Whatever your health and safety problem, call now and let us help you with it.”