The place and role of coaching have gathered momentum in recent years across FOBISIA schools. We know that coaching is a powerful mechanism for promoting wellbeing and effectiveness. Whilst we already recognise that those who receive coaching are more able to cope with change as well as strengthen personal and professional wellbeing, this workshop identifies the personal and professional benefits arising for the coach. David’s recent doctoral research uncovered a range of benefits for school leaders’ self-efficacy beliefs and professional learning. Fundamentally, the research in its simplest terms shows that one of the best things we can do to cope with the challenges of leading in our schools and fostering our own wellbeing is to learn to coach others.