Effective Coaching Skills for Managers

Lincolnshire, London and Kent

When the pressure is on to meet targets and managers are simply too busy, effective coaching for business is usually the first task that is dropped. Yet coaching is essential to building successful teams. Structured coaching programmes have been found to improve individuals work styles, strengths and weaknesses and will help to shape team dynamics, all leading to better performance. The GROW coaching model is one of the elements explored on this programme, with delegates given the opportunity to practice their new learnt skills.

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The Effective Coaching Skills workshop is suitable for managers, team leaders and supervisors and will focus on the following core subjects:

  • How to coach effectively
  • GROW coaching model
  • Principles of SMART objectives
  • How to structure the coaching session
  • How to give “on the job” coaching
  • Observation, questioning and listening skills
  • How to deliver constructive feedback
  • Planning for a successful coaching session
  • “Centoring” – a new blended approach
  • Action planning

Learning Outcomes of the Effective Coaching Skills for Managers workshop

At the end of the workshop, delegates will have successfully built up and developed their own style of effective coaching, which they can immediately take into the workplace.

Knowledge will be gained in key areas such as the role of the Coach and the skills that a Coach requires, in order to become more confident when undertaking discussions with team members.

To support the learning process, there will be exercises (both individual and group), a case study and the opportunity to practice your own coaching style.

What is Effective Coaching?

Effective coaching is about facilitating the performance, learning and development of another. It enables people to perform better by building on their current knowledge. You are not trying to ‘teach’ a person when coaching. It is about allowing that individual to learn by unlocking their potential and maximising performance.

Effective coaching is a conversation, or series of conversations, usually between two people. Such conversations benefit the coachee’s thinking, actions and learning in a way that would have been unlikely if they had not had the discussion.

A coach is able to work alongside individuals to improve their performance at work, regardless of whether or not they could do that work themselves. They help people to see opportunities for improvement and practical ways forward for themselves.

What Skills does an effective Coach Possess?

An effective coach uses a blend of observation, talking, listening, questioning and reflecting back to the learner. During the conversation, the coach encourages the coachee to identify goals and objectives, to rise to challenges, to overcome obstacles and to move to action. When things don’t go well, the coach supports the individual and helps them to reflect on their learning from the experience. When things go well, they help the learner to pinpoint what worked so they can do it again.

Effective Coaching is being adopted by many organisations as a style of management. Managers are learning to use coaching with their staff through being coached themselves. Instead of directing staff and giving detailed instructions on how to approach a task, they enable their staff to resolve challenges for themselves by providing support, challenge, feedback and guidance, but rarely answers.

The manager’s focus is on enabling their staff to perform independently of them and to take personal responsibility for their own success. Time is spent on objective setting, one-to-one meetings and team meetings. Managers who coach improve staff productivity, morale and job satisfaction. They find that their team are less dependent on them, which in turn reduces pressure on themselves and frees up time to focus on other priorities. Thus, effective coaching is a process that benefits the manager, their staff and the organisation.

The Role of the Effective Coach

Facilitates exploration and learning.

Observes, listens and questions to raise the learner’s self awareness.

Suspends their judgement and their inclination to give direction.

Enables the learner to set their own goals, to identify actions that they are committed to, and to assess their own progress.

Encourages the learner to develop personal responsibility and accountability and to continually improve their performance.


For further information about the availability of the Effective Coaching Workshop in Lincolnshire, London and Kent contact us now on 0800 612 4826


Other Mind Strengths workshops you may be interested in:


Account Management & Building Key Relationships

Body Language

Coaching Skills for Managers

Leadership and Team Development

Making Meetings Productive

Managing Conflict and Behaviour

Managing Workplace Stress & Improving Resilience
(different modules for managers and employees)

Positivity and Mental Toughness

Time Management

All of our workshops can be delivered at any location across the UK, not just at our central office locations in Lincolnshire, London and Kent.