Espresso Coach

A potent introductory course that wakes you up to the power of coaching

Get ready for an energising taste of coaching.

Are your people curious about coaching, or want to learn foundation coaching skills, but are short on time for training?

Rich and intense, the Expresso Coach program gives participants an introduction to the use of coaching as an advanced communication tool.

This two-part taster delivers the building blocks of coaching communication, covering the skills and principles, as well as the mindset and attitudes that underpin coaching.


4 weeks


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Who this program is for

This foundation-level coaching skills program is suitable for leaders, managers and HR staff who want to gain coaching skills that will help them nurture and develop their organisation’s people.

It’s also a great starting point for employees who are thinking about undertaking a formal coach training program and want a taster before making a final decision.

What to expect on this program

Short but filled with information, the Espresso Coach program covers:

  • Coaching Foundation: Definitions and distinctions of coaching
  • Coach’s Toolkit: Active listening, building rapport, questioning, creating trust, giving feedback
  • Coaching Model: The GROW model
  • Coaching Mindset: Thinking and acting as a coach
  • Coaching Demonstrations and Practice

The program is structured as follows:

  • Preparation through online learning
  • Week 1
    Virtual Session 1
    Coaching Foundation
    The Coach’s Toolkit
  • Week 2
    Online learning & practice with program buddy
  • Week 3 
    Virtual Session 2
    Coaching Model
    Coaching Mindset
    Coaching Demos and Practice
  • Week 4
    Action planning
    Practice with program buddy

Learning outcomes

After completing this program, participants will:

  • understand the foundation coaching skills and competencies necessary for coaching as a life skill.
  • know how to use coaching as a way of communicating every day.
  • know how to structure and conduct a successful coaching conversation.
  • understand the important role self-awareness and mindset play in the role of a coach.
  • easily recognise when coaching adds value and when it doesn’t.
  • have a toolbox of techniques plus the competence and confidence to implement your insights when working with others.

How participants learn

This foundation coaching skills course includes a mix of input sessions, discussions, learning exercises, coaching scenarios for practice, and coaching demonstrations by the program facilitator.

The program runs over a four-week period and is easy to fit around participants’ other commitments. It includes:

  • Two 2-hour virtual sessions, facilitated by one of our ICF-accredited coach-trainers
  • Preparation and practice in between sessions using materials on our online learning platform

Participants are also encouraged to share their journey with a network of peers who are eager to learn with them.

Participants will benefit from

  • Fun, relaxed and interactive sessions that go beyond standard professional development programs
  • Highly experienced trainers with decades of leadership and coaching experience in an industry relevant to them
  • A flexible study schedule
  • Social learning and support from other participants
  • Support to take on the next level of coaching training

Next Steps

Give your leaders a shot of coaching inspiration. Book your FREE discovery call with a TNM Lead Trainer today to find out more about this program and book your places.


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