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Coaching Essentials for Leaders
 
 


Think about great managers or great leaders with whom you've worked.
What was it about them that made them so effective?

The unanimous response is that the most effective managers and leaders have the qualities of a great coach.

Leaders who utilize coaching skills have more effective teams, higher morale, and better bottom-line results than those who don't. These leaders have high levels of retention of key people, better customer service in their organizations, and higher productivity. And let's face it -- people remember them and their impact.

How can leaders become more coach-like in their behaviors and actions? Coaching Essentials for Leaders focuses on the development and practical application of core coaching skills and a coaching conversation model, enabling leaders to become more 'coach-like' with their colleagues and teams. Through personalized, one-on-one follow-up coaching sessions, leaders are encouraged to apply, evaluate and discuss the effectiveness of their new behaviors.

Program Description
Purpose: Coaching Essentials for Leaders was created for leaders who seek to learn and apply coaching skills with others in order to increase their effectiveness and influence within their organizations. Coaching Essentials is dedicated to increasing the participants' ability to integrate coaching into their current leadership style.

Outcomes: Leaders who go through this program will be better able to utilize coaching skills to support others in taking focused and purposeful actions that increase their productivity, growth, impact and results.

Approach: Coaching Essentials for Leaders does not attempt to make leaders into coaches. By focusing on coaching skills and a coaching process, leaders are encouraged to examine their current behaviors and leadership styles while including and experiencing how coaching skills makes them more effective.

Participants: Senior level and emerging leaders, managers and others with leadership or supervisory responsibilities.

Format: Coaching Essentials for Leaders includes two distinct segments: A training component to learn and practice the skills, followed by a minimum of three individual coaching sessions to support and apply the learning.

Training: Coaching Essentials for Leaders is offered either on-site or via teleconference. The following four areas are threaded throughout the training session:

Coaching Skills
Coaching Process
Coaching Practices
Workplace Application

Individual Coaching Sessions: Each participant receives a minimum of three coaching sessions after the training. All individual coaching sessions are approximately one hour in length and are delivered via telephone. The primary benefits of these coaching sessions are:

Increased content retention
Improved communications among managers, direct reports and teams
Effective utilization of coaching skills

Program Leaders: Madeleine Homan and Linda Miller, who designed Coaching Essentials for Leaders, are Master Certified Coaches with more than 16 years of coaching experience. Both have extensive experience designing and delivering coaching programs as well as coaching leaders in organizations such as Picture Tel, Forrester Research, Boston Consulting Group, Duke Energy, Deloitte and Touche, Delta Faucet, and The Boeing Company.


 


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