Foundation Coaching Skills
Learn how to use coaching powerfully within your role with our Foundation Coaching Skills programme.
We believe that taking up the challenge of leading with purpose requires us to engage in the adventure of not knowing, becoming centred in the storm and going beyond our personal needs. It requires the discipline to work on self, creating alignment between our inner and outer worlds. It asks you to manage fear, build trust, navigate through conflicts and differences, while being inclusive.
We believe this is a price worth paying, because leading towards a purpose is an adventure worth having. TPC Leadership Manifesto
This 3-day programme will introduce you to the background and the key fields that have influenced the growth and practice of coaching today. You will learn the fundamental pillars of great coaching conversations and how to effectively structure and facilitate a conversation with a coachee. Critical coaching skills such as generative listening and insightful questioning will be developed.
Building on the foundational elements of day one, day two will cover key areas such as coaching styles, boundaries and developing an effective coaching relationship with your coachees. You will explore the concept of “The Inner Game” and its application to yourself and your coachees. We will also share some creative techniques and approaches for generating awareness and options to maximise your impact in a coaching session.
Day three will look at how you can introduce challenge to create shifts in your coachee’s thinking whilst maintaining the relationship. We will explore the importance of contracting during the coaching relationship. Finally, you will discuss the reflective practice and accreditation requirements for your programme.
On completion of this programme, you will have:
Learned to self-reflect and appraise coaching capabilities to identify areas for personal development in coaching, and plan for new learning
This programme is for people with or without coaching experience. It is for any professional person or private individual who believes that coaching skills can enhance their quality of interaction with others, (whether or not you are intending to become a professional coach in the future). There is a strong practical focus to the training and you will have many opportunities to engage in coaching practices with feedback, to give you an opportunity to deepen your self awareness and explore critical features of the coaching relationship, including your own strengths and development areas as a coach.
“The programme was very enlightening and thought-provoking. It raised all the key points pertaining to coaching. If I could sum it up in three words they would be informative, enlightening and thought provoking.” (AR – Oct 2014)
“The programme facilitators were abundant, amazingly generous, present, supportive, open, real and challenging. This program was different from the previous coaching courses I attended. The very high quality delivered with an intention to support us, rather than point at what is wrong. This was an inside out detox!!!’ (KP – March 2016)
“I honestly think this is the best course I have EVER attended, and that’s saying a lot. I think the emphasis on ‘being’ a coach as opposed to ‘doing’ coaching was really unique and beneficial. I’m pretty sure I would have had competent training in how to ‘do’ coaching elsewhere, but it wouldn’t have come anywhere near close to what TPC Leadership gave me.” (JB – October 2015)
“The skills, tools and knowledge gained on the accredited coaching program have improved my leadership skills and ability to get the best out of people. I feel that I am more able to communicate with impact, seek to understand others’ points of view, negotiate and influence as appropriate. I believe all Chairs of Boards should have coaching training as it is invaluable in improving the performance of the Board.” (SC – March 2016)
“I loved the coach training programme. It was an intriguing and transforming experience. There was a great amount of personal learning in terms of understanding myself and receiving great feedback; I was inspired by the programme tutors and the great passion for coaching that they communicated.” (HM – June 2016)