What does leadership using coaching skills mean? Over the passing of time, I have facilitated many leadership courses. I have learned that most of the clients I have worked with wished that they had learned this powerful way of leadership years ago.

When a participant has completed the program, they are enthusiastic about the opportunity to put the skills to use right away. This is why we spend additional time observing how they use the skills with another person. We call the other person their peer as they have both been through the training. During this time, they have an opportunity to see firsthand how it works.

While observing, we listen to the questions the coaching person asks. We look for whether a question is leading, open to a yes or no answer or telling the peer what they would do. After a number of minutes the observer gives feedback pertaining to the session. The coach is also asked what they thought they did the best and what could have been better. The peer also has an opportunity to share their thoughts. An observer then gives some ideas for improving the experience.

Many times, as an observer, I am able to rephrase a question to an open-ended question, which requires the coach and coaches to reflect on how they would answer it. Here are examples of questions that I may ask of a person who is looking to find a successor for his or her business: “What non-negotiable or must have traits does the successor need to possess?” “What does the successor have that would disqualify them as a candidate for the position?”

Do you want to increase your effectiveness in working with people, developing leaders and transforming lives? Leadership Using Coaching Skills can show you how.

Leadership Using Coaching Skills is an essential mindset for leaders and potential leaders. There are practical tools, real life examples and practice exercises that bring the coaching approach of leadership to life.

We begin with an in-depth look at the values and character qualities that give this coaching technique tremendous power. If you grasp the heart of it, you will lead others by coaching them instinctively. We provide plenty of powerful stories and examples to help you discover how it can work for you. Starting with insights about how to build leaders from the inside out. There is an integrated paradigm for developing leaders through the use of coaching.

As one of our participants said:

“Without a doubt, this has changed the way I connect with my team. I have learned to be a better listener and not a teller. It has allowed me to ask my team members questions that help them to come up with their own solution to a problem.”

We show you how to use coaching skills with interactive exercises and sample dialogs, not monologs. You will learn the foundational coaching skills and best practices in the following seven key areas:

  • Creating the coaching relationship
  • Working with the other person’s agenda
  • Using goals to define the desired outcome
  • Intuitive/Active listening
  • Powerful questions
  • Creating action steps
  • Setting up support structures for change

We offer additional tools, models and exercises to help you apply these coaching skills to real-world situations. Leadership Using Coaching Skills also offers extensive lists of powerful questions and key skills and principles, feedback tips, tools for problem solving and much more. It’s a one-stop program for all the practical insights you need to enhance your leadership.