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Managing With a Coaching Style

Are challenging conversations difficult to navigate in your organisation? Are your managers concerned that they may be perceived as too nice or nasty when holding people to account? Could your organisation benefit from support in bringing out the best of people?

Managing with a coaching style enables leaders to have honest and non-judgemental conversations with their people. This approach additionally puts a focus on personal development, team success, and supports each person in reaching their full potential. Focusing on standards rather than pointing out what is right or wrong, managing with a coaching style inspires people to realise their potential, leaving them feeling empowered and able to grow beyond their expectations. 


Managing with a coaching style is not a quick win, nor does it come naturally to everyone. But that is where we come in.

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About Our Managing with a Coaching Style Course

Our Managing with a Coaching Style course is designed for managers who wish to take their coaching practice to a more advanced level. This course requires managers to have already established a coaching style in their conversations and meetings.


A coaching style not only has the power to release untapped potential and drive performance through growth, learning, and empowerment but can also provide high levels of challenge and accountability.

During this course, you will be given time to experience coaching others, and being coached by others. You will use techniques that allow you to observe the impact of your interventions, to become more aware of your own emotions, feelings, drives and thoughts, and those of the person you are coaching.


This course aims to provide you with a coaching approach for accountability, tension, raising challenges, and having difficult conversations.

What Areas Are Covered During The Course?

Our Managing with a Coaching Style course covers the following areas for managers and leaders:


  • Personal philosophy of a coaching leadership style

  • Having difficult conversations

  • Monitoring and using tension in the conversation

  • Avoiding collusion and rescuing

  • Empowering others whilst holding them to account in a coaching style

  • Challenging limiting beliefs

  • Achieving high support and high challenge

"The programme was pragmatic and gave managers tools they could immediately use to shift their conversations and accelerate team members in their development."

Anna Edmondson, Chief People Officer, PowerON Platforms

Learning Objectives

  • Identify your coaching management style to maximise your effectiveness as a manager.

  • Plan and deliver a difficult conversation in a coaching style to improve relationships and future performance.

  • Critique collusion and rescuing in-line management coaching conversations to avoid complacency, dependency and lack of challenge.

  • Experiment with tension in one-to-one conversations to bring the best out of people.

  • Apply techniques for holding others to account using a coaching style.

  • Assess your levels of support and challenge to have maximum impact.

  • Practice and experience coaching techniques so that learning is embedded.

Whom Is This Course Aimed At?

Existing managers or aspiring colleagues who wish to develop their coaching style of management to a more advanced level.

Frequently Asked Questions 

We've answered some of our most frequently asked questions surrounding our Managing with a Coaching Style course below. If you have any other questions, please contact us directly.


Coachee Process Flow

  • Our Managing with a Coaching Style course requires the participants to have previous experience, both training and in practice, of coaching. If the participant has no previous coaching experience, we recommend our ‘Developing a Coaching Style’ course. If the participant has experience but requires a refresher, we recommend our online ‘Coaching Refresher’ course.

  • Our courses are led by experienced facilitators who are expert and accredited coaches.

  • Our facilitators follow an action learning style where significant time is given to experiencing learning rather than delivering in a didactic style. This results in deep learning that is enjoyable, active, engaging, and remembered and that will embed in your practice.

  • Yes. It is important that leaders have already received coach training and have established this in their practice. If you require coach training then we would recommend our ‘Developing a Coaching Style’ course.

  • The online course sessions are sequential in nature and follow a specific learning journey and design. It will therefore be important that you are able to commit to each session. In the event of exceptional circumstances, these can be discussed with our Director of Coaching who will explore alternative arrangements for you.

  • This course is designed to develop a leadership style rather than prepare someone for a career as a coach. As such this course is not accredited for training as a coach. That said, many of the techniques used are relevant and offer significant overlap. The aim of the course is to enable managers to develop their coaching style to meet everyday challenges.

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Course Delivery

Our Developing a Coaching Style course can be delivered either virtually, comprising of four bite-size sessions of two hours followed by a single half-day session of three hours and 30 minutes (five sessions in total).


If face-to-face, the course can be delivered over two full days.


Participants keep a learning journal made up of short comments on learning. Participants also engage in two one-to-one supervision sessions with an accredited and experienced executive coach.


These sessions are confidential meetings that aim to provide a coaching space for participants to discuss reflections from the course, their belief system, and their coaching approach.

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