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You don’t need to be a coach to have coaching conversations at work.  But you do need to learn coaching skills.  We believe that everyone can be more effective communicators by having Curious, Challenging, Courageous and Championing Conversations.

Coaching Training for Managers

You don’t need to be a coach to have coaching conversations at work.  But you do need to learn coaching skills.

As professional leadership coaches, coaching supervisors and trainers with decades of experience between us, we know that most managers are expected to take on the role of a coach, with little or no training and are invariably ill-prepared for the task.   What they believe coaching is, or what they’ve experienced in the past, in reality is a nicely framed instruction or a conversation based on someone else’s agenda.  Not coaching at all.  Our aim is to not train managers to be coaches, but to teach coaching skills for managers to have more effective coaching conversations at work.

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Curious Conversations open programmes
Glasgow at The Central Hotel - 29th April, 28th May and 24th June (Early Bird offer ends 16th March)
Edinburgh at The Place Hotel - 2nd September,7th October and 4th November  (Early Bird offer ends 13th July)
Bookings are open, contact us today!

84% of workers say that coaching should be part of every business’s management and development programme. 

(City and Guilds research Nov 2018)

79% of UK professionals say they consider coaching useful for adopting  new technologies and ways of working 

(City and Guilds research Nov 2018)

"Thank you again to both Kate and Gwyneth for the brilliant sessions, you managed to find a fantastic group and I can already say I find myself thinking in a different way when it comes to the conversations I have and the listening I do…or sometimes don’t do! The sessions felt so informal and comfortable yet also so structured and productive at the same time, perfect learning experience for myself definitely." (Hotel Area General Manager, Edinburgh)

(Curious Conversations)

"I can't recommend Kate and Gwyneth highly enough, I recently took part in their curious conversations 3 day course and found them to be both really engaging, inspiring and motivating. Having done very little in the way of coaching myself I wasn't sure what to expect. The way in which the material was delivered was fantastic, interesting, relevant and lots of hands on practice. I've already been using the tools in my day job and can instantly see the positive impact. Thank you Kapow Coaching!" Nicky G, Commercial Director, Edinburgh

(Curious Conversations)

"Thank you both again for the invitation to join the open programme – I got so much out of it. As I said to Kate, you have created something really accessible to everyone and very special so I wish you all the success with it."  Senior HR Business Partner, Edinburgh

(Curious Conversations)
Coaching Training

Curious Conversations

                                          

Curious Conversations
4 coaching conversations in 3 days

You don’t need to be a coach to have coaching conversations at work.  But you do need to learn coaching skills.

Curious Conversations promises a head, heart and hand experience for managers to learn the core coaching skills and other techniques to have Curious, Challenging, Championing and Courageous Conversations in the context of everyday work.   Conversations that most managers have on a weekly basis. 

These 3 days of training and expert feedback on the 4 typical work-based conversations will enable managers to improve their communication and relationship skills, improve the job satisfaction of staff and to reduce conflict at work.  The programme is delivered by two Co-Active Coaches.

84% of workers say that coaching should be part of every business’s management and development programme. (City and Guilds research Nov 2018)

As professional leadership coaches, coaching supervisors and trainers with decades of experience between us, we often observe managers asking “have you thought about doing x” or “why don’t you do this” as an example of good coaching skills.  They often ask “why?” and are surprised when someone acts defensively, or use great questions out of context, by not really listening to what the other person has actually said.  We know that most managers are expected to take on the role of a coach, with little or no training and are invariably ill-prepared for the task.   What they believe coaching is, or what they’ve experienced in the past, in reality is a nicely framed instruction or a conversation based on someone else’s agenda.  Not coaching at all.

Open programme dates:
Glasgow 2020 : 29/4, 28/5 and 24/6 (Early Bird ends 16th March)
Edinburgh 2020 dates 2/9, 7/10 and 4/11

Join our LinkedIn 5 Day Challenge Group to explore Curious, Challenging, Championing and Courageous Conversations from 9th to 13th March.
Get in touch with Kate via email  to book your places or why not invite us to run Curious Conversations in-house.

Team Coaching

Team Coaching via Coaching Circles
Learning to listen and not give advice

A 6-week programme for peers, teams or managers-in-the-making, who are looking to develop and grow themselves, their team and the business.  This is an opportunity for you to develop your coaching communication and listening skills, problem solving without attachment and deeper understanding of what is being said on an emotional level.

What is it?

An abbreviated version of Action Learning, Kapow's Coaching Circles are commonly used in businesses as a means of sharing business and developmental issues in a safe environment from which a new level of understanding or desire for action occurs. This is an opportunity to practice coaching skills, powers of intuition and effective listening, with an aim to improve your interpersonal skills as an emerging leader and manager. In just 90 minutes individuals within the group will have the opportunity to reflect, be inspired and inspiring, gain renewed motivation and generate insight and future action for change.

For individuals, it is a chance to experiment with different approaches and to learn from the result.  As a team, it is bonding time and one that allows sharing of information, knowledge and insight in a different environment.

How does it work?

Our Coaching Circles use three styles of Action Learning: traditional, co-consulting and inner reflection.

The 90-minute session would be based on:

1. Check in and catch up
2. Progress updates
3. Individual issue holder
4. CC method of support: traditional coaching questions, co-consulting or inner reflection
5. Action forward and summary
6. Agree next issue holder

   

Coaching Circle groups will be encouraged to become self-managing after 6 weeks.  Get in touch to find out more.

Mentoring Muscles

Mentoring Muscles
Mentoring skills for managers

Every workplace uses mentors in their own unique way whether informally by looking after new recruits, young people or recently seconded team members or more formally through a buddy system or even matched mentor programme.

Depending on what your needs are we can offer anything from two-hour sessions to full days of training for managers, helping you to:

  • Develop key mentoring skills using coaching-based tools and techniques
  • Look at your mentoring processes and how they can be more effective
  • Provide mentoring supervision for your in-house mentors.

Whatever your needs, these interventions will help your organisation and managers strengthen your Mentoring Muscles by considering the clarity of the role, expected behaviour and the boundaries of mentoring, as well as fundamental mentoring skills.  It’s a great opportunity to reflect upon and refresh your current mentoring training at work.

For more information and to find out how we can help you avoid the Generation Gap at work, contact Kate today