Coaching for Performance
The best leaders help others grow. Coaching skills are essential for leaders who want to build capacity and engage talent.
This course equips leaders with the skills, tools, and mindset of world-class performance coaches to help participants gain commitment from their team and develop next-generation leaders.
During this action-packed course, participants learn the fundamentals of coaching for performance. The program explores how adults learn, grow, and change behaviours in a supportive peer-to-peer learning environment. Participants are introduced to a clear, concise framework for coaching conversations and practice using coaching skills in real-time.
During this program participants will:
Develop a coaching mindset
Distinguish between performance and developmental conversations
Explore the conditions for successful coaching
Develop foundational coaching skills (Intentional Listening and Questioning)
Apply a clear, concise framework for a coaching for performance conversation
Learn to use coaching to establish clear expectations and accountably from others
Module 1: The Coaching Mindset (4 hours)
In this module, participants are introduced to the power of coaching as a leadership tool and discuss the differences between performance and developmental conversations. They identify the conditions for successful coaching, including how trust, psychological safety, and a growth mindset are the bedrock of productive coaching conversations.
Module 2: Coaching in Action (4 hours)
In this module, participants are learning the foundational skills for effective coaching conversations and use a concise framework for coaching conversations that to engage, empower, and inspire forward action. Then, it’s all put into practice. Participants coach one another and receive real-time feedback.
Preparation & Sustainment Steps
Personal Learning Goal-Setting & Progress Review
Alignment Conversation with Manager (if applicable)
Personal Development Action Planning & Execution
Pre-Reading Articles and Take-Away Cue Cards
Peer Learning Support
8 hours training + 2 hours preparation & sustainment
Maximum 12 students per class
The assessment of a participant’s progress will be a combination of classroom participation, review of concepts during in-class activities and peer-feedback following real-time practice sessions.