Coaching Works - Jan Portillo

Association for Coaching
Association of Coach Training Organizations
Center for Applications of Psychological Type
Coaches Training Institute
CRR Global
European Mentoring and Coaching Council
International Coach Federation
Team Coaching International
Team Diagnostic Assessment

    Coaching Experience

  • 2006 - to date Independent coach and coach educator with own practice: Coaching Works!
  • Executive coaching of National Health Service leaders, including directors and CEOs of NHS Trusts
  • Executive and leadership coaching for Newcastle University
  • Leadership coaching of CEOs and Principals of FE colleges within Principals’ Qualification Programme         (PQP) designed to challenge and support newly appointed Principals
  • Leadership coaching for private sector housing and transport companies
  • Coaching leaders and CEOs in national and local government
  • Leadership coaching of Local Authority directors
  • Leadership coaching of senior leaders in education, as part of 14-19 leadership development programme
  • Executive coaching of senior civil servants for National School of Government
  • Team coaching across public sector organisations
  • Relationship coaching in professional and personal contexts, with national and international clients
  • Leading Coach Education workshops
  • Supervising other coaches in a variety of contexts
  • Member of co-coaching forums, national and international networks and supervision groups

Coaching Qualifications and Training

All accredited by ICF

  • The Daring Way - Biering & Hay - 2016
  • The Science of the Art of Coaching Programme - Professor Paul Brown - 2015
  • Professional Certified Coach - International Coach Federation - 2014
  • Neurobehavioural Modelling Programme - Professor Paul Brown - 2013
  • Leadership with Horses - Leaders by Nature - 2013
  • Immunity to Change Facilitator Training - Robert Kegan & Lisa Lahey - Harvard - 2011
  • Alchemy: The Art & Magic of Relationship - CRR Global - 2011
  • Certified Organisation and Relationship Systems Coach ORSCC – CRR Global - 2009
  • Team Coaching Masterclass – Prof Bob Garvey - 2009
  • Certified Practitioner of Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Step I and Step II Instruments – CAPT - 2009
  • Brief Solutions Masterclass – Peter Szabo - 2009
  • Leadership Mastery – Coaches’ Training Institute France - 2008
  • Authorised Team Diagnostic Facilitator – Team Coaching International - 2008
  • Accredited Certified Coach – International Coach Federation - 2008
  • Team Coaching Intensive – Team Coaching International - 2007
  • Organisation and Relationship Systems Coaching – CRR Global - 2007
  • Solutions Focused Coaching – Centre for Excellence in Leadership - 2007
  • Certified Professional Co-Active Coach CPCC – Coaches’ Training Institute - 2006
  • Co-Active Coaching Advanced – Coaches’ Training Institute - 2005
  • Graduate Co-Active Leadership Programme – Coaches’ Training Institute USA - 2004
  • Coaching Fundamentals – Coaches’ Training Institute - 2003
  • Senior Leadership Programme – Hay Group - 2002
  • Other Qualifications and Training

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education - Newcastle University July 1978
  • B.A. English & History – Northumbria University July 1977
  • Professional Membership

  • International Coach Federation (ICF)
  • Association for Coaching (AC)
  • Co-Active Community Network
  • European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC)
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA)
  • Key Skills

  • Leading and innovating national coaching & action learning programmes on behalf of government for         leaders & managers in education. Established a national team of coaches and reached 1,000 leaders         resulting in benefits for individuals and organisations
  • Designing orientation and bespoke consulting processes to enable collaborative working within new consortia         and partnerships
  • Coaching leaders and CEOs in government, education, health service and other public sector organisations         for sustainable change
  • Providing bespoke consulting for individuals, teams and organisations to meet organisational challenges,         ensure clear strategic direction and achieve intended outcomes
  • Formulating strategy, delivering policy and designing regional plans as a senior member of a government         department
  • Leading people through change and transformation using partnering approaches
  • Facilitating a range of tools that can support the learning and development of individuals, organisations and         teams e.g. Global Executive Leadership Inventory, Team Diagnostic Assessment, Myers-Briggs Type         Indicator
  • Pioneering coaching, action learning and community of enquiry approaches in post-16 education & training to         raise standards and improve performance
  • Established ground-breaking role of Subject Learning Coaches in England
  • Collaborating in strategic partnerships to deliver systemic change
  • Designing and leading strategic networks that promote learning and mutual understanding
  • Managing multi-million pound budgets and professional teams to achieve radical improvements in front-line         services, resulting in Charter Mark and other quality awards
  • Professional History

  • Leadership Coach for Learning & Skills Improvement Service (LSIS) and Executive Coach for National         Health Service Scotland (NHSS) and National School of Government.
  • Strategic lead for government funded national coaching programme for senior leaders and managers in         education, on behalf of Centre for Excellence in Leadership (CEL) and Learning & Skills Improvement         Service (LSIS) and the National College for Leadership of Schools & Children’s Services.
  • Leadership Development Coordinator, Regional Manager, Regional Partnership Coordinator for LSIS and         NCSL in North East, working strategically with DCSF Regional Advisor and Government Office providing         coherent support for collaborative leadership in 14-19 partnerships. Leadership Coach for organisations         listed above for 14-19 Leadership & Management Development Programmes. Consultant for Learning and         Skills Network (LSN) on Subject Learning Coaches Programme: working on strategy to engage managers.
  • 2004 - 2006 Regional Director for Northern Region. Senior post with Government Department for Education         and Skills. Leader of national transformation programme for embedding coaching in post-16 education         organisations for Standards Unit.
  • 2004 Director Teaching & Learning, Gateshead College (0.5) and Teaching & Learning Consultant for         Gateshead Lifelong Learning Partnership (0.5) Collaboratively led regional programme to raise standards and         train coaches in north eastern education organisations.
  • 1997 - 2003 Director Curriculum & Learner Services responsible for leading all aspects of teaching, learning,         front-line innovation and quality improvement.
  • 1990 - 1997 Curriculum Manager and Team Leader in Gateshead College for up to 100 teacher training,         languages and communications staff. Also Senior Lecturer in Initial Teacher Training, Humanities, English         and Communications programmes up to and including degree level.
  • 1998 - 1990 Development Officer for National Oracy Project to develop talking and listening in learning in         primary and secondary education. Local Authority Advisory Team.
  • 1987 - 1988 Development Officer for Government Mixed Ability Teaching and Learning project to identify         best practice in individual and group learning. Local Authority Advisory Team.
  • 1982 - 1986 Teacher of English and Communications Whickham Comprehensive School
  • In addition

  • 1999 – 2006 Consultant, Associate for Support for Success and Raising Quality and Improvement Teams         within Learning and Skills Development Agency (LSDA) and Learning and Skills Network (LSN). Delivered         consulting and training services for over 40 organisations in England.
  • 2002 – 2006 Part-time Inspector, Post-Compulsory Education Ofsted (Office of Standards in Education)

About me
I am an independent leadership coach and coach facilitator who coaches leaders of change in public and private organisations. I support and challenge individuals and organisations to grow through reflection, learning and action.

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