Coaching Skills for Leaders

Coaching Skills for Leaders equips participants with the skills and awareness to have effective coaching conversations, enabling people to bring the very best of themselves to their work, even in very challenging contexts.


This program makes coaching accessible – so that participants can hold a coaching conversation in any situation where it is needed, helping to build a coaching culture in their team and organization.

Our relational model of coaching has the power to transform the effectiveness of individuals and teams, by helping leaders to build learning relationships with colleagues to get things done.

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Who is this for?

It is never too late or too early in a leadership career to develop coaching skills and we expect our cohorts to be a vibrant mix of new and very experienced leaders.

The program will be particularly useful for leaders of teams who are grappling with complex challenges in high pressure environments and looking for a practical way to develop their people.

Format & Dates

Program format

  • **Blended: ** 1 online course, 3 days residential, 1x 3-hour virtual follow up

  • Online: Live sessions spread across 4 weeks, with 1x 3-hour follow up session 6 weeks after the end of the course



Next start dates:

22 Sep 2021


  • Blended: £4,600​ + VAT / $6.500
  • Online: £2,950​ + VAT

Onsite accommodation is charged separately to your program fee, to find out what's included please read our fee information here

Program Impact

Learning Outcomes for Participants & Organization:

The one key learning outcome is that participants will be ready to hold an effective coaching conversation in any situation where it is needed.

With that in mind we use the 'PAIR' model as an integrative framework:

Presence: leaders will learn to show up fully to coaching conversations in a way that forms a collaborative relationship

Agreement: they will know how to explicitly agree what will be genuinely helpful and impactful for the coachee

Interventions: participants will be able to draw on a range of options to help the people they coach – and as a result coaching conversations have real impact on what matters

Review: they will be able to identify with their coachee what has changed post coaching (and what has not!)

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coaching discussion between two people

Looking for qualifications in coaching?

We also offer a number of higher qualifications in coaching. Whether it’s to begin the journey towards becoming an executive coach, gain accreditation in coaching supervision or improve team coaching and organizational consulting skills, we have a qualification to suit your needs. Explore our qualifications in coaching here.


Ann Knights

MA, Organization Development specialist and Executive Coaching


“We encourage leaders to look for opportunities to coach in all their existing relationships and situations; not just to save coaching for formal performance management conversations”

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Erik De Haan



“Leaders will have to learn much more deeply to ‘coach’ their team and individual employees. They need to be able to flex their influencing styles to bring out the best ideas from the team”

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David Birch

BA (Hons), PGCE, MSc, PG Cert Supervision


David Birch specialises in group facilitation, boardroom consulting and executive coaching. His strengths as a facilitator and coach come from his ability to create safe environments for honest reflection and dialogue, opening up new insights and perspectives on seemingly intractable problems.

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