** Be sure to take advantage of the advanced features of this masterclass replay by using the chapters that allow you to easily jump around the video to find the content that is relative to you. Although, I highly recommend watching the whole masterclass!**

~ April

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What is coaching?

International Coaching Federation (ICF), the global standard in professional coaching, defines coaching as:

Motivation for coaching skills in leadership 

  • improves outlook on work and life 
  • improves leadership skills 
  • unlocks our human potential

Benefits of coaching skills for leaders

  • creates a culture of trust and safety
  • opens communication channels 
  • grow your confidence and influence as a leader

Benefits of coaching skills for your teams 

  • clarify roles and responsibilities 
  • supports training programs with accountability
  • develops individual responsibility and independence 
  • improved team performance
  • engages peers in the process
  • team is the expert and owns the outcomes

3 Critical mistakes undermining the effectiveness of managers as leaders

  1. Putting people into management roles without equipping them with the skills and tools 
  2. Under training or doing once-off interventions
  3. Training people who don’t want to be trained

POLL:  Which of the following statements about leadership in your organization are true?

  • Our leaders are mostly promoted technical specialists
  • Leaders mostly don’t realize the impact of their role
  • I have experienced a lack of sufficient leadership role models
  • Leading people is mostly an add-on function on top of a functional role

3 Essential coaching skills that equip existing managers and emerging leaders to engage their team 

  1. adopting a coaching presence and why that’s important in building rapport
  2. active listening, how to listen to your team, both individually and as a team beyond the words that are being spoken
  3. how to align the team agreements with stakeholder agreements because it’s a partnership

1. Adopting a coaching presence that builds rapport (it’s not about you!)

  • be absolutely in the present moment with the coachee 
  • adopt a confident, flexible and open style of showing up
  • create space for silent reflection and thoughts to arise
  • be comfortable with not knowing
  • allow the coachee to be in charge of the process 

2. Active listening, beyond the spoken word

  • listen for context, values, beliefs
  • notice non-verbal cues such as tone of voice, facial expression, energy shift 
  • themes and patterns of expression 
  • complete focus on the person being coached setting aside your preferences and choices 

3. Align with team and relevant stakeholder agreements 

  • coaching is a partnership 
  • create clear agreements about the coaching relationship, process, plans and goals 
  • define ways to measure progress 
  • align individual goals to help move team and stakeholder agreements forward 

BREAKOUT: Coaching skills in action, in pairs (4 minutes each)

You can create a dialogue, eg. “I want to paint my house.” Or, use a real situation from work or life, eg. “I want to have an important conversation.” 

NB: This is an opportunity to listen and notice for any of the 3 coaching skills we covered today: 

  1. Coaching presence
  2. Active listening 
  3. Coaching agreements 

Read this series of coaching questions with your partner: 

  1. How are you today? 
  2. What do you what to accomplish with our 4 minutes together? 
  3. What’s is important about having [repeat what they want]? 
  4.  On a scale of 1-10, how important is [repeat the value words] to you? 
  5. What action might you take toward achieving this goal? 
  6. What timeframe can you commit to? 
  7. That’s great! I look forward to hearing about your progress next time we meet.  

CHAT: What coaching skills were you able to notice? 

Solving for the 3 critical mistakes 

  • close the skills gap with critical coaching tools that empower individuals and teams (including the leader!)
  • leadership is an identity –– it’s a journey that goes beyond skills and tools to a way of being 
  • individual motivation is key to fostering a culture of accountability and agency that benefits all stakeholders 


Your team is craving the opportunity to unlock their full potential at work, communicate more effectively and work in an environment of safety and trust. 

Coaching skills help leaders make a positive impact at work: 

  • grow your confidence and influence as a leader
  • improve team performance
  • develop individual responsibility and independence

If you’re an emerging leader ready to take this conversation deeper then I have a gift for you! 

Grab a 20- or 45-minute leadership strategy call on my calendar and we’ll uncover how to overcome the stress and overwhelm of leading a team and optimize your leadership performance with confidence and influence.

Every leader is unique and I’ve found that working 1-1 is a good starting point to discover your unique perspective and expertise and share how I gracefully help my clients get results without judgement or drama. 

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This masterclass is hosted by April Qureshi, PCC, Peak Performance Leadership and Team Coaching & Angela de Longchamps, CEO and Founder Inspired Leadership™

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