Future-Focused Finance, through its Great Place to Work action area, aims to enable individuals and teams to develop themselves to have rewarding and enjoyable careers in the NHS. Coaching & Mentoring are integral parts of this action area: the work stream aims to develop potential at all levels of the finance function. We have developed a series of six free webinars that seeks to give participants the skills to develop effective Coaching & Mentoring relationships and skills as both coach/coachee and mentor/mentee.
The third of the 6 webinars is entitled “Active Listening and Powerful Questioning”. The fast-paced environment that today’s NHS finance professionals operate in means that we all expect things to happen now. Because of this, we often don’t take time to listen or question effectively. Strong questioning and listening skills are at the heart of coaching and mentoring and are key to mutual communication and understanding. Active listening is a way of listening and responding to another person that improves mutual understanding. It is listening beyond the words or ‘facts’ and focuses the attention on the speaker. The most effective questions are powerful and thought provoking, they can jump-start creativity, change our perspective, empower us to believe in ourselves, push us to think things through or call us to action.
Whether you’re new to Coaching & Mentoring, or looking to refresh your existing skills, join Sotiris Kyriacou, Future-Focused Finance, Great Place to Work Workstream Lead for Coaching and Mentoring, Jonathan Bowyer, Executive Coach, HFMA and Claire Merrick, Coaching & Mentoring Services Manager, to find out more.