Last updated June 3, 2024

These ‘Coaching Skills for Leaders and Managers in the Workplace’ training course materials are for trainers to help managers incorporate coaching seamlessly into their management processes at work.

The materials include ideas for leaders on how to use effective coaching techniques and tools, as part of their management style.

This training package is:

  • Fully customizable and editable
  • US English & British English compatible
  • Downloadable immediately
  • Can also be adapted to use for online teaching and training in virtual classrooms
  • and you will own the rights to edit and reuse it for as many of ‘your own courses’ as you wish
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Samples from the Course Materials

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Why Do Managers and Leaders Need Coaching Skills?

These days, in the workplace, there is a tendency towards a more democratic and less directive style of leadership and management.

A democratic leader involves the whole team in the decision-making process and values cooperation. As such, democratic leadership at work has many similarities with coaching.

A coach helps people find answers rather than telling them what to do. Coaches trust their coachees to be able to find solutions and believe that everyone has the potential to learn.

Leaders who adopt a coaching attitude to managing people want to empower their direct reports and their teams. Such leaders want to develop a workforce that is effective, creative, and able to make decisions without prompting.

For modern leaders, acquiring coaching skills helps them to empower and motivate their staff.

So, what are the benefits of adopting a coaching-oriented style of leadership in the workplace?

Using a coaching approach in management:

  • Frees up managers’ time so they can focus on leadership tasks – A directive style of leadership makes employees become dependent on the manager. As a result, every time they have a problem they will ask their manager for help. This attitude will keep managers involved in every little operational task of the team, thus stopping leaders from doing tasks that only they can do (such as motivating the team and providing strategic direction).
  • Provides greater intrinsic motivation for staff – As employees are trusted and empowered to make decisions, they take ownership of their job. This, in turn, increases their desire to improve and be more effective.
  • Makes for more inspiring leaders – This is because part of being a coach is to encourage people to believe in themselves.
  • Improves collaboration – A leader with coaching skills promotes a climate of partnership within the team.
  • Improves performance – A coaching manager nurtures and harnesses the talents of the team, thus leading to better performance.
  • Makes employees happier, less stressed, and more motivated – This then reduces staff absence levels and turnover.
  • Leads to higher productivity – Employees who are happier and work better together are also more productive.

Our ‘Coaching Skills for Leaders and Managers in the Workplace’ training course materials provide the contents that you need to help your leaders and manager develop coaching skills.

These materials are specifically designed with managers and leaders in mind, for them to develop their coaching skills for the workplace.

The idea is not to transform leaders into coaches, nor to just bolt coaching skills on top of all the other skills they need as managers.

The aim of these training materials is instead to incorporate a coaching mentality into leaders’ existing managing processes.

Why Should You, as a Corporate Trainer, Offer Coaching Skills Workshops for Leaders and Managers?

In the modern workplace, there is a tendency toward encouraging a more democratic leadership style. Modern employees want to be inspired by their leaders; they want to feel included in the decision-making process and they want to be treated fairly and with respect.

As such, there is a demand for leadership training that helps managers develop a more inclusive leadership approach, and this includes coaching skills for leaders.

Offering workshops on coaching skills for leaders and managers will be a good addition to your teaching portfolio.

Other training materials, which complement coaching skills for managers well and that you might be interested in, include:

Why Buy Off-the-shelf Customizable Training Materials?

Whether you are running your training online or in person, there are several benefits of buying ready-to-use corporate training materials.

  • You save a lot of time. We have already done the research, created a lesson plan with the activities, and designed the materials (such as PowerPoint slides and handouts).
  • You can edit the materials as you like to adapt them to your audience and add your logo.
  • The materials are yours to keep and use for your own courses as you wish.
  • The training materials are available for you to download instantly as soon as you buy them.
  • Our training materials can be adapted for teaching as an online course if needed, using platforms such as Adobe Connect or Zoom.

Who Are These Training Materials for?

These training course materials are for corporate trainers to teach in a classroom environment (either in person or virtually).

You may want to buy our coaching skills for leaders and managers in the workplace training course materials if you are:

Individuals who will benefit from attending this type of workshop include:

  • Line managers who are in charge of agreeing a personal development plan with their direct reports.
  • Team leaders who need to guide and motivate their teams.
  • Leaders who want to be able to inspire members of staff at every level.
  • Small business owners who are in charge of a small group of employees and need to engage them.
  • Anyone who would like to lead, inspire and develop teams and individuals.


1 day – for classroom training.

If you are delivering this course as virtual training, you can break it down into 1 or 2 hours modules to be delivered on different days.

The course is structured around its learning objectives, so every learning objective constitutes a sub-section of the course and you can easily break the course down into chunks if needed.


Open level.

These teaching materials are suitable for learners who are new to the topic, as well as for those who would like to refresh or refine their coaching skills.

Outline and Objectives

The aim of these training course materials is to help leaders incorporate coaching seamlessly into their existing management processes.

At the end of the course, your participants should be able to:

✔ Identify what coaching is.

✔ Identify the benefits and applications of a coaching-oriented style of leadership.

✔ Recognize the skills and characteristics of an effective coach.

✔ Apply a structured approach to coaching.

✔ Set up an action plan to develop their coaching skills as managers.

Delivery Method

These course materials are designed for a trainer to teach in a classroom environment, either face-to-face or virtually.

Even though the materials are designed to be trainer-led, they allow for plenty of interaction between teachers and learners. As a result, participants can learn actively.

These training course materials include activities such as role-playing, group discussions, and Q & As.

Topics That Will Be Covered Include:

Understanding What Coaching Is

  • Coaching definition and key concepts
  • What makes a person willing to be coached (growth mindset and how to encourage it)
  • The difference between coaching and mentoring (and other concepts such as training, consulting, and counseling)

Introduction to a Coaching Style of Leadership

  • The difference between a traditional management and a coaching style of management
  • From a directive to a non-directive approach to leadership
  • When to use a coaching style of leadership
  • The benefits of and the hurdles to adopting a coaching style of leadership

The Skills and Characteristics of an Effective Coach

  • Effective coaching ethos (including, growth mindset, having a collaborative attitude, and ethics)
  • Effective coaching skills
  • Deep listening
  • Asking effective open-ended questions to help coachees find solutions

Incorporating a Structured Approach to Coaching into Management Processes

  • Practical applications of coaching leadership at work (coaching for individuals or teams, and coaching formally vs informally)
  • Practical examples of when coaching leadership can be used at work (e.g., performance appraisals, problem-solving, etc.)
  • Flexible coaching process in seven steps (outcome, situation, options, goals, steps, action, and review)
  • Guidance on open-ended questions to ask employees to guide them along each of the coaching steps in the process
  • Common coaching errors to look out for

Creating a Personal Coaching Skills Development Plan

  • Guidance for developing a personal coaching skills development plan
  • Coaching skills action plan template

With this Course, Instantly Download:

✔  51 PowerPoint slide deck (includes tutor notes on each slide)

✔ 67 pages trainers workbook

✔  Course documents (including sign-in sheet, course evaluation sheet, course outline, suggested reading list document)

✔ Participants’ workbook, which includes a list of further readings.

✔ Three activities handouts (‘Sample-Questions-List’, ‘Coaching-Skills-Action-Plan’ and Coaching-Practice-Roles’)

✔  Course certificate (printable to hand to participants)

✔ A PDF guide with suggestions on how to adapt the activities for teaching the course online, if you ever need to.

Documents are delivered using MS Word, PDF (in case you do not have MS Word), and PowerPoint.

PowerPoint slides and trainer notes for tutors, presenters, speakers, & teachers to provide employee and staff training workshops
PowerPoint slides for trainers, teachers, tutors and presenter notes files

American & British English Compatible

Suitable for both American English & British English styles.

  • We have avoided any words that can cause confusion between American and British English styles such as soccer/football.
  • We have used terms that are common in both and we have used the American style for a few words where a ‘z’ rather than ‘s’ is used i.e. materialize.

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Companies who but our PowerPoint slides and trainer notes


British GBP £127 (Approx USD$153)

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