The Innovation Agency Coaching Academy supports individuals and teams to coach, innovate, and improve.



We deliver a variety of learning experiences for individuals and teams aimed at building a healthy culture for spreading and adopting innovation. At a system level, the Coaching Academy programmes seek to shift mindsets, build capacity for transformation, and support implementation. We design and evaluate our programmes around a single competency framework, allowing participants to self-assess their skills and behaviours and design a bespoke learning plan aligned with individual development goals.


Who can apply?

Professionals from health and care, third sector, academic, and public sector organisations in the North West Coast.





System Development >>>

System leadership, collaboration and knowledge transfer



Organisational Development >>>

Organisational and team culture, workforce development and innovation delivery



Personal and Team Development >>>

Coach training, innovation circles and e‑learning


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“It has opened my eyes to what is possible, and how to go about making it a reality. It has also introduced me to more ‘doers’ and innovators and that is worth perhaps even more.”

Dr Sharryn Gardner, Paediatrician, Southport and Ormskirk

Bespoke programmes


Our bespoke programmes could include:

  • Foundation modules
  • Self-directed courses
  • Additional learning experiences


Contact us about short and long term options for addressing specific innovation and improvement culture needs within your organisation. We will tailor your coaching programme to specific audiences, timelines, and themes, grounded in research and best practice for health and care innovation. We are also happy to facilitate emerging communities of practice to gain momentum, address challenges, and implement change.

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North West Learning and Development Collaborative


The Innovation Agency Coaching Academy belongs to a cross-sector partnership of organisations in the North West representing the NHS, social care and local government, delivering a range of improvement masterclasses.

The masterclasses explore innovative thinking with expert speakers, sharing knowledge for leaders across the North West. Check out our regularly updated schedule of events and meet the partners, here.

Who to contact for more information:

Juliette Kumar

Associate Director Innovation Agency Coaching Academy

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Jen Kohan

Head of Programmes, Innovation Agency Coaching Academy

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Karla Rimaitis

Improvement and Innovation Coach

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Wendy Burton

Programme Manager, Innovation Agency Coaching Academy

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Lindsey Roome

Programme Manager, Innovation Agency Coaching Academy

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Molly Bridgewood

Project Office Apprentice

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