Coaching Skills for Managers

Coaching skills are the fundamental building blocks to great communication & relationships.  Learning coaching techniques should be a significant part of any leadership toolkit.  These encompass how to build powerful rapport, listening & questioning techniques as well as goal setting & achievement, taught in a fun & safe environment.

Benefits of our coaching skills training include how to;

  • Understand how coaching skills build communication & relationships
  • Practice the 3 core coaching skills
  • Understand how they’re central to trust-building & success
  • Build powerful ‘active listening’ skills – for greater awareness & acceptance
  • Learn a range of powerful questioning techniques for different scenarios
  • Work better & smarter
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Training details


Coaching skills are management skills

The most significant man-management skills are building rapport, active listening skills & questioning techniques that harness the power of both language & emotion. These are the foundation to excellent communication & leadership.  Training senior managers in coaching skills is therefore one of the most essential skill sets they’ll need to succeed.  Incredibly many managers recruited or promoted to senior positions, where these skills are essential, have never been taught them.  Senior people often have a reticence around asking for or seeking these them out for fear of exposure or seeming unworthy of their role. Organisations need to take control of this by both acknowledging the need for, & initiating, such essential training for their most valued people.


Over 80% of staff turnover is due to poor line-management.  Staff engagement is down to senior leadership’s ability to understand & show value for their staff.  Middle-management in particular need to align their people’s value to the goals of the organisation.  Interestingly, this role above all others seems to demand the highest EQ within organisations. Coaching skills amongst other things facilitates this alignment of values to goals.

As computers replace ever more (in particular manual) roles, there will also be increased danger of losing the human touch, the connection to what serves people most.  This will mean the remaining human roles will require greater emphasis on people skills.  For organisations to thrive they increasingly need to improve the way they develop & retain their best people. Coaching skills are a vital component in this.


Important note

Coaching is a sophisticated set of skills that require practice over time. Facilitating a course over a few days or weeks requires on-going support and practice after depending on the level of proficiency required.

Tailoring & duration

Courses range from a 1-day introduction to a 5-day foundation course. We tailor content in line with your needs and goals using our clever little training needs analysis. Ask us for more details.

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Public course location

Lancaster Gate Hotel

The Corus Hotel,
1 Lancaster Gate,
London W2 3LG

Coaching skills are the art of communication & achievement – vital for all managers

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Check out what’s special about our training;
  • Underpinned by skills that work - EQ
  • Design based on science not guess-work
  • Programmes based on required competencies
  • Cater to diverse learning styles & cultures
  • Practical, insightful, educational approach
  • Highly engaging expert facilitators
  • Flexible & cost effective

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