Coaching Skills, December 1: 10am-12pm ET

Thursday, December 1st • 10-12pm ET • $250

In this workshop, you will practice the fundamental tool of great leaders: how to engage, empower, and improve performance in direct reports through the use of skillful coaching. The result: team members become more self-sufficient, learn how to help themselves and others resolve problems faster, and make more valuable contributions to the team.

Pre-work: Come ready to discuss a work-related conundrum you currently have (anything from how to motivate your team to how to start meetings on time). A classmate will coach you through the issue.

During this workshop, you will:

  • Learn what coaching is, how coaching hinges on the skill of asking good questions, and how asking the right questions will help solve common manager challenges
  • Practice ‘defaulting’ into a questions mode rather than a telling mode to clarify issues faster, become efficient, and empower direct reports
  • Learn how to increase question quality, variety, and flexibility
  • Practice the foundational question tools: active listening, split-tracking (adding structure to a conversation), selecting open vs closed questions, and using the SOON Funnel (S: what does success look like; O: what are the options; O: what are the obstacles; N: what are the next steps)
  • Coach someone through a real-world work challenge and get feedback on your coaching skills; observe coaching rounds and give feedback on what you observed
  • Debrief as a group, apply learnings to everyday context, and commit to action items for the week ahead

After this workshop, you will know how to:

  • Catch yourself taking management “shortcuts” that prevent your team from scaling
  • Notice opportunities to develop your directs through asking high quality questions
  • Have increased question agility so you know how to pivot to a different coaching tactic when someone feels stuck or frustrated
  • Know how to create greater connection and clarity in a conversation
  • Have the tools to help your directs identify their challenges, define success, explore obstacles and options, and create a plan of action

Workshop location

This workshop is taught online, with a live facilitator. Once you complete your payment, you’ll receive dial-in and worksheet links a few days prior to workshop.

What you'll need

To make the workshop a great experience for all, you will need:

1. Computer with functioning camera (so we can see you)

2. Headset with microphone (so we can hear you)

3. Pen and paper

4. A nice quiet place to dial in from

Details & Tickets


Thursday, December 1st

10-12pm ET


Kimberly Lai

Price: $250/person

Ticket is valid only for date purchased. It is not refundable or exchangeable.