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Coaching Masterclass for Leaders

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Coaching Masterclass for Leaders

The Coaching Masterclass for Leaders workshop will provide leaders and managers with the confidence to use coaching in their day to day interaction with colleagues or clients.  We will introduce the role and purpose of coaching and enable participants to practice and receive feedback on a range of effective coaching tools.  The course will also explore the skills associated with coaching and facilitating in the team environment, and how coaching can be used to engage colleagues, align goals, and provide a method to manage difficult conversations.

For participants with more experience of coaching, we will differentiate our approach to ensure they benefit from some current thought leadership in coaching practice, informed by up to date organisational research relating to the effectiveness of coaching in enhancing individual and team performance.  This will include a consideration of coaching different personality types, and how to identify and coach people with diverse strengths and capabilities within the team environment.

Course Summary


CPD Endorsed


1 Day

Delivery Method and Price:

Virtual Classroom:


About the Programme

The course will provide participants at any level with an up to date insight into how to coach and mentor colleagues. For experienced leaders, it will provide vital tools that will enhance their management ability both one to one, and in relation to how they facilitate teams.

  • Directors and owners
  • Experienced and time-served senior leaders
  • Newly appointed leaders or aspiring leaders
  • HR and Learning and Development professionals

Through interactive presentations and open discussion, the facilitators will deliver a thought-provoking session, providing you with the key information, details and facts needed in an engaging and memorable environment:

On completion of this module, delegates will be able to:

    • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the underpinning principles of coaching and mentoring, differences in roles, processes and environment, and different interpretations of the methodology of coaching and mentoring
    • Demonstrate good professional practice as a coach or mentor, including an awareness of contracting, confidentiality, ethics
    • Use a profiling tool to identify client strengths and personality type, and adapt approach to meet client needs
    • Apply models of coaching and mentoring
    • Demonstrate the ability to align different tools to the needs of the client
    • Conduct a professional coaching conversation with a client
    • Apply coaching practice to the team environment, and use coaching skills to facilitate

Session 1

The day will cover the following elements:

Contracting and ground rules for the session, and why this process may support your coaching practice. We will conduct this as a group exercise for the day, and then discuss the merits of agreeing a coaching contract or ground rules with coaching clients.

Explore the role and purpose of coaching and mentoring in the development of people, and as enablers of delegation and empowerment. The mutually supporting skills of coaching and mentoring will be discussed within the context of situational leadership.

Examine and use a range of simple but highly effective coaching tools, methods, and concepts, including GROW (Goal, Reality, Options and Will do). We will identify a variety of coaching tools that will appeal to people with different preferences.

Apply principles of positive psychology to energise and engage colleagues. Consider the impact of positivity in optimising individual and team motivation. We will discuss how coaching can be used to support the motivation and engagement of individuals and teams.

We practice taught skills in a safe and supervised environment.

Participants benefit from six CPD points for attending this course through the CPD accreditation service.

You can view more about our qualifications on the Qualifications page.

Alex Firmin

Alex Firmin


Alex is a qualified occupational psychologist and specialises in leadership development.  He is also a highly experienced educational consultant and executive coach.  Alex is the Associate Director for Programmes at In Professional Development, and routinely teaches on MBA programmes for York, Chester, and Robert Gordon Universities.

For 12 years, Alex was an army officer (Major) and undertook several tours of Afghanistan. He supported the development and delivery of the Army’s Global Security, Leadership and Strategy programme at Sandhurst. Alex's hard work led to him successfully establishing the first Afghan officer training academy, in Kabul.

Alex has over 20 years’ experience of designing and delivering strategic training programmes as well as being a business consultant and manager. Making him an accomplished Leadership Consultant with cross-cultural experience and the ability to succeed in the most challenging environments. He has become well respected for delivering high impact, strategic Leadership and Management training for large scale commercial corporations. He uses proven techniques combined with innovation to provide creative and successful solutions for businesses.

James Willerton

James Willerton


With more than 10 years of business consulting and professional service experience, James has developed a well-rounded and practical perspective on strategic development and human capital development at all levels and cross-industries both nationally and internationally.  With a focus on innovation in strategy development, James is a certified 'exceptional trainer’.  He has a diverse background in business management, innovation, strategy development, organisational development, recruitment and operations. 

During his role in recruitment, James applied advanced psychometric techniques and personally assessed over 1,000 candidates for client’s businesses, as well as his own. Combined with coaching, this has given him an advanced experience of dealing with the human psyche and obtaining optimal results for human capital and organisational development. 

James has a very approachable manner, with valuable real-world experience as an employer and a senior consultant to a wide-range of industries and organisations.

Pierson Stratford

Pierson Stratford


Pierson has 15 years’ experience as a consultant and facilitator, specialising in leadership, management and coaching. Experienced in the design and delivery of people development, Pierson uses coaching psychology to engage with leaders at all levels, supporting them to; be, have and do more. 

Highly experienced in talent development, from managing large graduate programmes to developing directors and senior leaders for global brands at an international level, Pierson adds value by making learning stick, while turning new knowledge into practical skills.

Is this course right for you?

  • Understand the principles of coaching and mentoring
  • Demonstrate good professional practice as a coach or mentor
  • Learn how to identify personality types and adapt your approach to meet their needs
  • Apply coaching practice to a team environment
  • Conduct a professional coaching conversation


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