Being a Coach

Coaching people for extraordinary results


Being a Coach teaches coaching as a communication and leadership skill, based on coaching theory and the GROW model. It uses real participant cases. Participants leave able to use coaching as a communication tool with employees, team members, colleagues, and customers to empower them to find solutions for themselves instead of giving the answers. The result is a new, empowered way of working that gives ownership and sparks initiative. Measurable results include higher productivity and long-term efficiency.

  1. Definition & Distinctions of Coaching
  2. Easy-to-Use Coaching Model
  3. Core Coaching Skills
  4. Real-Life Practice Cases


Day One of the two-day Being a Coach workshop focuses on the practical skills and competencies of coaching, or “what we do” as a coach. Day Two is about the coaching mindset, or “who we are” as a coach. In day one we cover the tools, skills and techniques of coaching, and it is quite theoretical. Day two is about perspective, beliefs and attitudes in coaching, and as such is much more experiential.

Pre Work

Pre-course assessment > Prepare Individual business case for coaching during workshop


Definition of Coaching:
Competency-Based Coaching: in this part of workshop we cover key coaching distinctions to create high standard professional coaching within organization.

  1. What is coaching?
  2. Coaching distinctions (mentoring vs coaching, consulting vs coaching, counseling vs coaching)
  3. Why Coach-Developing in all areas?
  4. Core elements of successful coaching
  5. Coaching dimensions
  6. What is required for successful coaching?
  7. Core coaching competencies

Foundational Coaching Skills:
Key Coaching skills:
in this part of the workshop we cover the key coaching skills to integrate them as new leadership and communicational style.

  1. Coaching styles
  2. Listening
  3. Asking questions
  4. Trust building
  5. Developing
  6. Coaching challenging situations

Coaching Model:
Coaching Competencies In this part of the workshop we cover GROW coaching model and GROW coaching skills and competencies will enable participants to build on Foundational Coaching skills learned.

  1. GROW coaching model
  2. Supportive behaviors in coaching conversations
  3. Coaching Skills for GROW

Participants are asked to think about a situation they have experienced as line managers, sales managers or employees, and to prepare it as a case study for coaching as pre-work. It is important that the individual has experienced the situation him/herself; otherwise the feedback from other participants has no redress.

Participants prepare the case from the point of view of the manager/coach, but also take into account the team member’s situation.

Coaching Application:
Coaching playground: in this part of the workshop apply learning into practice. Coaching is best learned by doing.

Coaching Mindset:
Coaching Competencies In this part of the workshop we cover perspective, beliefs and attitudes in coaching, and as such is much more experiential...

  1. Exploring Perspective
  2. Human Perception
  3. Coaching Beliefs
  4. Coaching Attitudes

Turning Learning into Action

Participants are asked to think of 5 to 10 actions or steps that they are prepared to commit to as a result of participating in the course. They are asked to share their commitment with the group and will be assigned with a buddy coach with whom to work over the next 3 months.