Professional Coaching Skills Workshop

Event type:Core Skills
Clayton Hotel, Ballybrit, Galway

Event Details

- 17:00
Thu, March 30 2023

This one day Professional Coaching Skills for all People Managers has been delivered to more than two and a half thousand leaders at various levels throughout organizations in more than thirty locations worldwide. The focus of this one day workshop is to support all participants to develop the core skills of coaching so that they can begin to coach their team members immediately following this workshop.


Workshop Outcomes:
Part participants of this workshop have developed the following competencies:
➢ How to leverage the GROW Coaching framework to empower their team members to higher levels of responsibility and personal ownership
➢ Clarity on the difference between Mentoring and Coaching and knowing when to transition from Mentoring their team members to Coaching them.
➢ Advanced Active Listening Skills – Skilled coaches have the ability to pick up the non-verbal as well as the verbal component of all communications.
➢ Respectful Challenge Skill – The most effective coaches in the workplace today are aware of the importance of balancing Active Listening with Respectful Challenge. Without the coach possessing this skill of Respectful Challenge, very little progress can be expected.
➢ All participants will have the opportunity to practice by having some real coaching conversation. All participants will also have the opportunity to experience what it is like to be coached by one of their fellow participants.
➢ Finally, participants will learn how to apply coaching skills in team settings as well as in one-to-one settings.


Workshop Structure:
9:30 am to 11:00 am: What is Coaching and how is it different to Mentoring. As people managers, when should you consciously switch from Mentoring your team members to Coaching them?
11:00 am to 11:15 am: Coffee Break
11:15 am to 1:00 pm: The GROW Coaching Model. This section of the workshop will introduce the most widely used Coaching Framework called GROW and a demonstration of how to use this GROW coaching model will be provided.
1:00 pm to 1:45 pm: Lunch Break
1:45 pm to 3:15 pm: The Coaching Skills of Active Listening and Respectful Challenge. In this segment of the workshop, participants will be provided with the two coaching skills that are required to conduct an effective coaching session using the GROW framework. Opportunities will be provided to practice both skills independently.
3:15 pm to 3:30 pm: Coffee Break
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm: Coaching Practice
In this segment of the workshop each participant will be provided with the opportunity to practice having a real coaching conversation. Each participant will also have the opportunity to experience what it is like to be coached by a colleague using the GROW coaching model.

4:30 pm to 5:00 pm: Team Coaching using the GROW Coaching Model
In this final segment of the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to experience how the GROW coaching model can also be applied to successfully coach a team. This section will highlight how all of the principles and skills of one-to-one coaching sessions can equally be applied to team settings.
5:00 pm: Workshop Close.


About the facilitator

JJ O’Riordan has twenty-four years of direct leadership experience as Technology Development Manager within Analog Devices. In 2008 JJ left Analog Devices to setup The Mindful Leader Academy to focus on the development of global leaders and to date he has facilitated Leadership and Coaching Development Programs in many locations such as Singapore, India, China, Taiwan as well as multiple locations in the US and Europe.

JJ is a Professional Qualified Business Coach and Psychotherapist with a Degree in Electronic Engineering and a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Limerick.

JJ was the only Irish based coach to be invited to deliver Coach Training Programs for GSK as well as Analog Devices and to date he has trained more than 2500 leaders in the art of Coaching for Empowerment and Effective Delegation.

JJ is based in Galway, Ireland and his interests include travel, hillwalking and spending time with family and friends.

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