Practical Coaching Skills for Managers
Increase your team's engagement and productivity
When managers at all levels take a coaching approach with their teams it leads to better engagement and higher productivity. It also helps their team members improve performance, overcome challenges, set and reach aspirational goals, and build self-confidence. Managers themselves also benefit from an increased communication skills, better situational awareness when issues arise and the freedom that comes from not having to 'be the person with all the answers'. Managers who strategically adopt a coaching communication style find that their team members take more accountability for outcomes and this leads to greater collaboration.
The session will give your team practical techniques to use when dealing with a variety of different situations that are likely to arise in their day-to-day roles. This is a reassuring session that will help people understand how and when they can employ a coaching mindset that sits well with their current management style.
What's more, the entire session will help your team problem solve together, as the exercises and discussions are designed to be highly interactive, engaging and, above all, relevant. We don't do 'death by PowerPoint'!
How will I benefit?
Improved results for the team
Managers learn practical ways to improve collaboration and teamwork, leading to better quality work
Developing a coaching style helps managers work with team members to achieve their goals and improve their performance, increasing their motivation and job satisfaction.
Managers using the coaching style encourage their team members to think critically and solve problems independently, leading to better decision-making and problem- solving skills within the team.
Managers feel better able to delegate and hold their team members accountable for their actions and outcomes. Developing skills to handle difficult conversations and give positive and negative feedback helps them to foster a culture of responsibility and ownership within the team.
Faster and more predictable team development
Managers coach team members to identify their strengths and weaknesses and work on improving their skills in positive and consistent ways
What will I learn?
Learn when and how to use coaching effectively and recognise how to integrate this into your current management role
Construct insightful questions and encourage reflection to support team members to think rather than being hampered by needing to be 'the person with all the answers'
Help team members develop
...and become more productive, confident, and self-reliant through helping them adopt a growth mindset - and the coaching model to support this
Build a team where everybody is setting goals and taking them forward
Retain high-performing team members by giving them responsibility and ownership
Always be Coaching
Recognise opportunities to use coaching 'in the moment', for problem-solving and for development
Who should attend?
This course is ideal for all managers and directors who want to get more out of their teams and themselves.
What else do I need to know?
We'll tailor the course to your specific needs so that it's relevant from the start.
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What delegates say about Practical Coaching Skills for Managers:
Very useful. I've experienced some difficult management situations in recent months, and the tips will really help in future.
Probably one of the best training sessions I've had. Lots to think about and lots of useful actions to put in place after.
Very Useful. Practical tips were given, which I can easily interpret and can see myself using ASAP. Leader was great and engaging. Tips were practical and realistic.
Super useful - Thank you for such a fascinating training course. I loved how reflective and interactive the day was. I loved all the resources you shared with us too... The best session we've ever had!
A stonker of a session again BF! Thank you SO much!
Thank you, it was a great session and finished feeling really positive. Lots to take away and plenty of good actions to put into place.
SO useful!! The group discussion really enlightened and broadened my understanding of the content and put it into real life context. I also put myself into different situations which reinforced my learning. Fantastic leader/coach and open and trusting space.
Very useful not only for professional settings but personal growth. Really interactive, this made me really reflect on everything shared. One of the best trainings I've had.