Program Content

What You’ll Learn

Coaching concepts are grounded in developmental psychology, neuroscience, and research in leadership effectiveness. Upon successful completion of our program, you will:

  • Develop multi-dimensional leadership skills
  • Reframe limiting mindsets to ones connected to your values and purpose 
  • Apply coaching skills to different work contexts
  • Build your capacity to engage in more meaningful interactions 
  • Create authentic, real relationships focused on performance effectiveness
  • Empower your team, motivate them and ultimately guide them to reach their full potential while achieving results in your organization
  • Navigate through uncertainty and complexity with more ease and clarity

Proven approach: The Leader as Coach program is a highly effective way to help leaders adopt a coach approach. From our most recent program, 100% of the participants saw the application of their new skills at work.

“ The Leader as Coach program has equipped me with the skills to build more meaningful and authentic relationships with my team members. The skills were immediately applicable, within the first week or so of the program. ”

Stephanie Dalwin Research Director, Novarica

Program Topics

The program curriculum includes six main topics designed to give you all the knowledge and tools you need to become an effective coach-like leader.

Coaching Foundations

Expanding your range as a leader by learning foundational coaching concepts and mindsets, and how they can be applied to increase resilience. You will distinguish between coaching and mentoring and other forms of professional support, as well as appreciate how using a coach-like approach can be effective for creating safety and developing others.

  • Why coach-like leadership?
  • Creating safety and trust
  • Coaching vs. mentoring
  • Coaching mindsets

Levels of Listening & Powerful Questioning

Explore two essential coaching skills—authentic listening, and the use of powerful questions. You will gain increased self-awareness of your listening tendencies and appreciate how open-ended, non-judgmental questions can lead to richer, more impactful conversations.

  • Levels of listening
  • Powerful questions

Coaching Skills

Learn the importance of coaching skills and how to apply them to a coach-like conversation. Through observing a demonstration of a coach-like conversation and practicing in small groups, you will develop confidence in knowing when and how to apply essential coaching skills.

You will also learn how to structure a coach-like conversation, knowing when to encourage discovery and reflection and when to move to action and accountability.

  • Coaching skills 
  • The arc and structure of a coach-like conversation 
  • ACT: Awareness  >  Choice  >  Transformation 

Coaching with Values, Purpose, and Resilience

Develop greater awareness of your own values and learn how be at choice in honoring them more fully. You will learn how to identify values in coachees and teams, and how to include values in coach-like conversations. Honoring values provides clarity on decisions and actions, resulting in more authentic leadership. 

  • Leading with values 
  • Purpose 
  • Resilience

Reactive to Creative

Focus on how to help you, your team and organization shift from a reactive to creative orientation. We will define what it means to be “below the line” and “above the line.” After exploring how beliefs and identity are formed from a developmental psychology perspective, you will appreciate how the beliefs you hold impact the choices you make and your overall performance.

We will explore Self-limiting Beliefs (SLB’s) so you can develop greater self-awareness and listen for them in your coachees. We will spend time looking at the skills of reframing and visioning as ways to help shift from below to above the line.

  • Balancing achieving results with creating authentic relationships
  • Self-limiting beliefs and reactivity
  • Reframing
  • The inner guide

Sustainment, Application, and Integration

Focus on how to apply and integrate the coaching skills and concepts in a variety of contexts. You will reflect on your leadership style, embracing new mindsets that make you more effective and discarding ones that do not. You will learn how to give and receive feedback in a way that creates safety and is in service of developing others, as well as improving quality and productivity. Additionally, you will develop a plan to hold yourself accountable for continued growth.

  • Sustaining peak performance 
  • The coach-like leader in practice 
  • Leadership integration