Coaching Academy

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.

For inquiries regarding all of our Coaching Academy programmes, contact us at


Who can apply?

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


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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



Open cohort programmes

These programmes are free of charge to our partner organisations and open to teams and individuals throughout the year, meeting in person and online over the course of 6-12 months.




Bespoke programmes


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.

Our bespoke programmes could include:


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


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Competency framework


Participants in all our programmes will use a competency framework to assess their attributes, skills, and behaviours as innovators. Core innovator dispositions are coupled with course-specific competencies to create a reflective portfolio of evidence that demonstrates scaled growth throughout the learning journey. This framework allows innovation coaches to discuss and support participant learning goals that are meaningful and relevant to the individual.

Download the innovation spread and adoption comeptencies >

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