Become a Coach or Develop a Coaching Leadership Style

Visionary business leaders have understood the truly transformational impact of developing coaching principles and behaviours across the board, in all interactions and all areas of their organization. They have replaced the traditional hierarchical management structures with a coaching management style and culture so as to integrate meaning and purpose, to facilitate high awareness and responsibility, belief, passion and joy in all staff and to fully engage and mobilize collaboration and the collective intelligence of employees at all levels.

Leaders Using Coaching Skills

The International Coach Federation (ICF) and Human Capital Institute (HCI) have released findings from their latest research Building a Coaching Culture with Millennial Leaders which shows how young leaders benefit from partnering with a coach and receiving training on how to use coaching skills with their peers and teams.

According to the report, leaders who use coaching skills and have coaching qualities such as emotional intelligence are most effective. Forty-six per cent of respondents in organizations with strong coaching cultures reported above-average 2016 revenue growth in relation to industry peers, versus 39 per cent of respondents from all other organizations.

They found coaching skills are considered essential competencies for first-time people managers, and that organizations are looking to expand the scope of leaders using coaching skills in the next five years. When asked to describe the most effective management style, respondents most commonly cited “collaborative” and “coaching”.

Coaching Training for Managers
Managers who adopt a coaching management style are equipped to improve performance and retain and develop talent. Coaching for Performance: Foundation is the industry gold standard coaching training for managers wanting to develop a coaching style of management … MORE

“Performance Consultants offer an impressive variety of trainers, course elements and experiences. I believe that every kind of manager and leader should learn the basics in Coaching for Performance: Foundation. They are essential to everyone in management. They include basic coaching knowledge, skills and how to use these techniques as a leadership style.”
Miroslav Rakowski, Customer Services & Sales Director, T-Mobile, Czech Republic

Coaching Training for Leaders
Coach leaders are authentic leaders, equipped to unleash potential in their organization. Coaching for Performance: Leadership Programme is the industry gold standard coaching training for leaders wanting to develop a coaching style of leadership, spearhead organizational change and stay ahead of the game … MORE

“Coaching for Performance is more advanced and is required to keep the energy for coaching high in organizations! I recommend it to higher-level managers from the first or second level of management. Its third module is for HR, L&D and OD who need expertise and ability to check the temperature in the organization.”
Miroslav Rakowski, Customer Services & Sales Director, T-Mobile, Czech Republic

ICF-approved Training for Internal and External Coaches
Once a luxury reserved for senior executives, organizations are now offering individual coaching to employees at all levels. We train individuals to coach at the transformational (not transactional) level and gain accreditation with the International Coach Federation (ICF) via their Approved Coach Specific Training Hours (ACSTH) pathway. Based on the work of our Founder and coaching pioneer Sir John Whitmore, Coaching for Performance: Coach Certification Pathway is the ultimate coaching training for HR professionals and internal and external coaches … MORE

“Certification is important for the coach who wants to coach executives and in business. For people inside an organization … I recommend it where the highest level of expertise is required, such as for HR executives, champions of coaching in top management like me, and for internal coaches.”
Miroslav Rakowski, Customer Services & Sales Director, T-Mobile, Czech Republic

Experiential Style and Accelerated Learning

Designed by coaching and leadership pioneers, our training incorporates a range of highly interactive learning modes and motivational techniques and approaches based on real-life, work-based coaching, observation and feedback. You will explore and experience, rather than be told, the essence of transformational coaching. This learning by doing is key to the development of authentic and powerful coaching which integrates performance and purpose and releases the greater potential and brilliance within everyone of us.

“The mix of theory, practice and personal learning made it quite a journey! It was a great group of people to work with and a real privilege to be on an external workshop with such an international dimension to it – made it all the more rewarding.” Sheila Lumsden OBE ACIS, Deputy Regional Director, Wider Europe, British Council, UK (Coaching for Performance: Foundation)

“One of the best facilitated programmes I’ve attended – very good content and empowering support.” Dan Jacota, Regional Director Eastern Europe, ISS World Services, Denmark (Coaching for Performance: Foundation)

Case Study – IKEA

Embedding a Coaching Management Style to Drive Business Performance

IKEA is a multinational company which develops solutions that will influence the lives and future of millions. IKEA embarked on a journey to harness its unique corporate culture and management style to drive business performance. To do this they asked Performance Consultants to equip their managers with coaching management skills to complement the existing management style and expand the portfolio of management and leadership skills … MORE

How We Work with Organizations

For the various programme options available to organizations, including bespoke or custom design, see the box below. If you already have a coaching programme you want to build on we can partner with you to create a next level solution. The flexibility of our approach allows you to build an organization-wide coaching approach at all levels.

For further information on our previous client projects which detail our approach and methodology for embedding coaching behaviours beyond the training, please contact us.

“I am a corporate trainer but it is what happens in between that matters… the overall design and delivery is brilliant – it sustains the learning.”
International Engineering Company (USA)

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Read More About Our Work
If you would like to know more about our coaching programmes, please request papers on:

  • Coaching for Performance
  • Coaching for Engagement
  • Coaching for Lean
  • Coaching for Health & Safety
  • Creating Authentic Leadership
  • Developing a Coaching Management Style
  • Creating a Coaching Culture

Programme Options

  • PUBLIC: We deliver coaching training globally (see Global Training Diary (Public Courses)) to groups of senior-level, international peers
  • IN-HOUSE: We can deliver training for your organization at multiple venues of your choice, worldwide
  • BESPOKE OR OFF THE SHELF: We can tailor a coaching training programme perfectly to fit your organization’s unique requirements and strategic objectives
  • MULTI-CULTURAL & MULTI-LINGUAL: Our world-class trainers and materials are available for delivery globally
  • TRAIN THE TRAINER (TTT): We can equip your in-house trainers with the necessary knowledge and skills to deliver our training programme
  • ONLINE: Our 1-year distance learning coach certification pathway includes synchronous (live) online training, asynchronous lessons, coaching demos, exercises and other study aids and mentor coaching
  • BLENDED LEARNING: Our e-Learning system is integral to our public and online coaching training and is also available as a resource and support for our in-house performance improvement programmes
  • CERTIFICATION: Coaching for Performance: Coach Certification Pathway is the ultimate coaching training for individuals seeking a coaching credential
Booking and Enquiries
To order an in-house programme or to discuss how we can support the specific training needs of your managers, leaders and organization, please email or call +44 (0)20 3903 0011.

Please see our Global Training Diary for details of our public coaching workshops.