Coaching for Managers


If the role of a leader is to unlock the full potential and improve the performance of their team, then coaching is the key.

This half-day course aims to build the skill of coaching in every-day management situations.

Many coaching courses miss the mark by providing content that is more suitable for training internal coaches.  Our course aims to build the core skills of coaching so that managers can become better at raising the performance of their teams, at helping people to think for themselves and to build more trusting, respectful relationships.  This is about noticing opportunities to coach as they arise every day and about learning how to coach in the moment.

Participants learn:

  • What coaching is and why it is an essential tool in every great leader’s kit bag
  • What a coaching mindset is and how to step into this mode
  • The core skills of coaching: contracting, building the relationship, questioning and listening, establishing goals, giving feedback
  • The impact of different types of question and when to use them to best effect
  • The importance of withholding judgement
  • Techniques with easy to remember acronyms that can be used every day

10-12 with one faciliator, 12+ with two

4 hours

Course outline

We use group discussion, interactive exercises and live coaching practice to deliver and embed the learning. Participants are asked to bring real-live scenarios to use in their live coaching sessions.

Participants leave with a toolbox of techniques, feeling confident in their role as coach and committed to trying out a coaching technique when they return to the office.

Additional Information

This module is taught as part of our our full Leadership Programme, or can be combined with other stand-alone modules.

Please get in touch to talk through what approach would suit your organisation best.


T: +44 (0) 20 7887 2627
M: +44 (0) 7990 542 786

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