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Your working day is stretched to its limits as you carry out the tasks required of you in your role, as well as managing anywhere from a couple of people to a much larger team. There are a number of different ways of managing people, but this workshop focuses on coaching and mentoring skills and instances where these are most helpful.
This interactive session addresses the softer skills that will help you become the most effective manager you possibly can be by incorporating coaching and mentoring skills into your management style. Coaches and mentors support their clients to effect growth and change whether in skills, knowledge, attitude or behaviour and as managers using some of their skills, you can do the same.

Course Content

Who is this for

Anyone with management responsibilities in film & TV.  Whichever department/team you work in, whether that’s scripted or unscripted.

What it covers
  • How to start a working relationship
  • Awareness of the different styles of management and leadership
  • The skills and behaviours of a good manager
  • The tools and techniques you can use to get the best out of your team – with an opportunity to practice them in the session

  • Slides from the session
  • Handouts on coaching and mentoring models/questioning techniques


Anna Roberts is a coach, mentor and trainer with a background in media and education. Most recently, she has trained and managed mentors from across film and TV on ScreenSkills funded training and mentoring programmes: Bectu Cymru’s Mentoring 4 Screen and Media Career Advice’s Production Coordinator Training Programme for Unscripted TV programme.

For 14 years, Anna worked as a video-journalist, documentary producer/director and self-shooting PD making programmes for BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and S4C. She was Head of Training for two years at the Thomson Foundation which offered training for journalists and programme makers in the developing world. In 2015, she completed an ILM level 7 in Coaching and Mentoring and since then has worked mainly in this field. She volunteers as a mentor for young people at the Prince’s Trust. 

Course Duration



Online - via Zoom

Class Size

5 - 15 people



10% Talent Manager Pro discount available.  Please email - to obtain this as this must be paid via invoice.

Next Course

2nd July - 1pm - 3pm

This course offers Talent Manager Pro members the following discount:

10% Talent Manager Pro discount available. Please email - to obtain this as this must be paid via invoice.

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