Tweetchat: To coach or not to coach?

by Rossana Espinoza 0

Coaching Tweetchat: To coach or not to coach, coachability is the question?


On May 5th the SDF hosted its second Coaching Tweetchat, entitled “To coach or not to coach, coachability is the question?”. We had a magnificent, friendly and passionate turnout. We welcomed colleagues from University of Wolverhampton, Manchester Metropolitan, The University of Manchester, Salford University,  Canterbury Christ Church University, Swansea University, University of Strathclyde, University of Portsmouth, University of Birmingham and others. We were joined by a vibrant group of independent professional coaches.

View this Tweetchat conversation

I am also pleased to announce that our Coaching Tweetchat organising committee is growing. Considering how busy we all are, a few more colleagues have generously given some of their time and joined us since last update. These are professionals who are passionate about coaching and exploring social media tools for collaboration. Some are strong Twitter users and others are getting introduced to the tool. The Coaching Tweetchat organising committee defines the direction of the Tweetchat, the themes and questions the Tweetchat discusses and champions the initiative. Welcome to the team!


Coaching Tweetchat Organising committee

  • Rossana Espinoza, Communications Officer, Staff Development Forum
  • Emma Gillaspy, Digital Teaching & Learning Manager, University of Salford
  • Juliet Flynn, Organisational and Staff Development Advisor, Canterbury Christ Church University
  • Peter Sykes, Learning and Development Partner, The University of Manchester
  • Dee-Ann Johnson, Researcher Development Communications Officer, The University of Manchester
  • Alistair Boot, Senior Lecturer, Harper Adams University
  • Louise Rees, Senior Academic Developer, Swansea University
  • Marc Adams, Organisational Development Consultant, University of Birmingham
  • Paul Compton, Organisational Development Consultant, University of Birmingham


June Coaching Tweetchat details

The Next Tweetchat is on Friday 2nd June from 12 to 1 pm. The topic is: Evaluating the impact of coaching in Higher Education. To participate you only need:

  • a Twitter account
  • to check the SDF Tweetchat website
  • to have an interest in learning more about coaching and/or sharing what you already know
  • to use the hash-tags #coachingHE #SDFcoaching


The Coaching Tweetchat in June will be the last one this academic year. Take advantage of this exciting opportunity of trying out a new mode of facilitating cost-effective and engaging Learning and Development. After the summer break, we are back on Friday 29th September, as the audience decided in our last Twitter poll.


May Coaching Tweetchat Storify

Check the Storify prepared by Dee-Ann Johnson from The University of Manchester.



We would love to hear from you.


Kindest regards


Dr. Rossana Espinoza
SDF Communications officer