Leaders as Coaches

A coaching endorsement for Leaders in organizations

Leaders as Coaches


Senior leaders must possess a certain set of skills to succeed in today’s boardrooms and businesses. Being able to ask rather than tell, applying long term vision and strategy, elegantly challenging, listening intently and rapport building are all essential skills. In these challenging times, the task of guiding boards and teams increasingly falls to senior leaders to find viable solutions to unprecedented problems. 

Leader as Coach offers senior managers, executives and board members the opportunity to add coaching techniques to their professional skills base. The course has been designed by Executive Coach, Facilitator & Clinical Psychologist, Ros Taylor to give senior leaders and directors the questions, tools and confidence to coach and strengthen their teams from within. Who you are in work is shaped by the person you are outside work. Leader as Coach encourages participants to look 360° at the whole picture. All too often, buried behind poor performance, is a source of stress that no one has taken the time to understand. Leader as Coach helps those influencing and leading teams, boards and businesses to remove stumbling blocks to build highly motivated teams.

Assess their strengths and areas for improvement, transforming them into skilled influencers and challengers Develop the key skills of coaching

Course content

3 Sections • Total hours 2hrs

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Module 1

What is coaching? 

  • Coaching is listening 
  • Skills of listening 
  • 5 levels of listening Coaching is questioning 
  • Get to know me 
  • Types of questions: open versus closed 
  • Content - FORE Coaching is observing body language 
  • body language competition 
  • major components of body language Coaching is self-awareness 
  • Introduction to the ITEA model of change for coaching 
  • Reflections on different team types in action Key Reflections & learning

Module 2

Reflections from Module 1 

  • Coaching is purposeful & planned 
  • Introduction to the CREATE model of coaching 
  • Working in triads, each participant is coached using CREATE 
  • Feedback on CREATE How coaching might work in: Teams, Departments Boards 
  • Key Reflections & learning

Module 3

Successes & challenges of coaching assignments Coaching as a way of life 

  • Coaching responses questionnaire The coach’s toolkit 
  • At the start , During coaching, After coaching Coaching Practice in triads 
  • Case studies 
  • Review your strengths on your journey to becoming a coach 
  • Coaching competencies questionnaire 
  • Areas of strength & improvement Managing the coaching relationship 
  • Contracting & Codes of Ethics - best practice when coaching in an organisation


  • We supply the coaching skills to help senior leaders become exceptional leaders this program is for Leaders who wish to adopt a coaching style of leadership, Those wanting to coach within a business, Those who wish to enhance their influencing skills, Anyone wanting to take the first steps to becoming a coach, Those who feel they have the professional experience, insight and understanding to help businesses and individuals, Those who want to embrace both the theoretical and practical aspects of coaching & Anyone wanting to have an impact in their organization.

Learning outcomes

We give senior managers, executives and board members the coaching skills to become exceptional leaders. Coaching skills may not be the first thing that comes to mind when considering how to be a successful leader, but they are pivotal in influencing individuals, teams and boards. Leader as Coach provides a structured learning environment which enables experienced professionals to develop the key skills of coaching. Created by award-winning clinical psychologist Ros Taylor, this intensive program provides insight and self-reflection through a variety of learning modalities, and provides the specialist skills base vital to engaging and influencing teams across the business. This approach will enable leaders to assess their strengths and areas for improvement, transforming them into skilled influencers and challengers, thus, getting the best out of all around them. Our facilitators take a practical, commercial and academic approach. The course includes- The Six Principles of Corporate Coaching, Blocks and barriers to coaching and mentoring, Recognising business coaching opportunities, Problem-solving techniques, Changing thought processes, Emotional intelligence in the workplace, Handling challenging people, Personality and behavioral analysis, Coaching evaluation.

Our facilitators take a practical, commercial and academic approach. Previous clients from businesses including AstraZeneca, The Post Office, Jacobs Engineering & Shell Blended learning via learning management systems, online classroom sessions and one-to-one coaching with a qualified female coach
This course includes:
  • 2 hour on-demand footage
  • 8 articles
  • 4 downloadable resources
  • 3 group sessions
  • Certificate of completion