Business Coaching Essentials


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Business Coaching: Getting Ready to Coach

Overview/Description
Coaching offers organizations a win-win method for developing their employees. It not only helps individuals reach their potential but also helps the organization improve its productivity and competitiveness. In a rapidly changing business world, coaching can also help employees adjust and adapt their skill sets. Coaching is about encouraging, confronting, challenging, questioning, as well as consistently respecting and supporting coach’s in developing and achieving their goals. This course introduces the skills you need to be an effective coach, including listening and observing, providing feedback, questioning, and setting goals. It also covers how to identify which coaching role is most appropriate for a given individual or situation. The course also details the importance of selling the idea of coaching to those you feel need it. Materials designed to support blended learning activities aligned with this course are available from the Resources Page.

Target Audience
Managers who want to develop their business coaching skills

Expected Duration (hours)
1.0

Lesson Objectives

  • recognize examples of actions that demonstrate skills a coach needs to be successful
  • recognize which coaching role is most appropriate for a given individual
  • recognize how to effectively explain the need for coaching

Business Coaching: Conducting Coaching Sessions

Overview/Description

An important part of any coaching session is asking the right questions. When you do this, your coach’s will be more focused, attentive, and proactive in finding their own solutions. But you need to know what questions to ask, and in what order. It helps to follow a structured approach that guides you from a broad understanding of what your coach is trying to achieve to a clear action plan with detailed steps. This course describes how to carry out effective coaching sessions, including clarifying the coach’s situation and recognizing and determining the best options for your coach to work with. Finally, the course provides actions for wrapping up a coaching session, including getting commitment, identifying obstacles, creating a plan with deadlines, and agreeing on support going forward. Materials designed to support blended learning activities aligned with this course are available from the Resources Page.

Target Audience
Managers who need and want to develop their business coaching skills

Expected Duration (hours)
1.0

Lesson Objectives

  • recognize how to clarify the reality of a coach’s situation
  • use strategies to check the reality of a coach’s situation
  • recognize examples of ways a coach can help a coach assess options
  • identify four actions used to wrap up a coaching session

Business Coaching: Building the Coaching Relationship

Overview/Description

Establishing a positive and respectful coaching relationship is integral to the success of your coaching efforts. It lays the groundwork for accomplishing the goals you and your coach set. This course highlights the importance of a strong coaching relationship. It describes how to establish rapport with your coach by showing interest, finding common ground, and matching your coach’s demeanor and language. In addition, the course covers ways to develop a positive coaching relationship, including letting coach’s act autonomously and take responsibility, and helping them to learn and develop. Materials designed to support blended learning activities aligned with this course are available from the Resources Page.

Target Audience
Managers who need and want to develop their business coaching skills

Expected Duration (hours)
1.0

Lesson Objectives

  • recognize how to build rapport with a coach
  • build rapport with a coach in a given situation
  • recognize how to develop a positive coaching relationship with a coach

Business Coaching: Using Different Coaching Styles

Overview/Description
Every coach has different needs, and an effective coach can identify those needs and tailor a coaching style to maximize results. Coaches typically use two general coaching styles – directive and nondirective – depending on their coach’s skill and motivation, as well as how far along they are in the coaching relationship. This course highlights the importance of using an appropriate coaching style with your coach. Specifically, you will learn how to use different techniques for directive and nondirective coaching. Materials designed to support blended learning activities aligned with this course are available from the Resources Page.

Target Audience
Managers who need and want to develop their business coaching skills

Expected Duration (hours)
1.0

Lesson Objectives

  • recognize how to use directive coaching techniques
  • build a coach’s will in a given scenario
  • recognize how to use nondirective coaching techniques

The Art of Effective Coaching

Overview/Description

Successful organizations employ coaching as a means to improve performance. This impact explores the five steps of effective coaching.

Target Audience
Any individuals interested in building their coaching skills.

Coaching

Overview/Description

Successful organizations employ coaching to develop individuals and teams. This Challenge Series product explores different approaches for coaching.

Target Audience
Mid- to upper-level managers and executives; all high potentials and fast trackers, including individual contributors.

Expected Duration (hours)
0.2

Expected Duration (hours)
0.1




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