The development of capacity to manage difficult situations and challenging people is seen as being the most important desired outcome of engaging an external coach or mentor.

Advanced active listening skills is regarded the most important quality in external coaches and mentors brought in by international school leaders to support them and their teams.

These are just two of the findings from a recent survey of international school leaders carried out by Educe Mentoring & Coaching. Full results of the survey can be found below.

Educe Mentoring & Coaching is committed to delivering a service which responds to the individual needs and priorities of each person and institution we work with, so the results of this survey have been invaluable to us as we hone our offer.

We believe our combination of high quality coaching practice with mentoring informed by our experience in the international school sector, means we are perfectly positioned to support international school leaders in reflecting on their practice and delivering their priorities.

Importance of outcomes of a coaching/mentoring service to international school leaders (percentage of respondents rating the outcome as very important or extremely important)

Development of ability to manage difficult situations and challenging people70%
Improvement of well-being69%
Development of ability to develop others65%
Development of more effective working relationships65%
Development of problem solving skills65%
General development of inexperienced leaders63%
Development of communication skills61%

Importance of qualities of a coaching/mentoring service to international school leaders (percentage of respondents rating the outcome as very important or extremely important)

Coach/mentor demonstrates advanced active listening skills91%
Coach/mentor challenges in a sensitive manner89%
Coach/mentor has integrity83%
Coach/mentor has high EQ78%
Coach/mentor has experience in international school leadership78%
Coach/mentor has a recognised coaching/mentoring qualification70%

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