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Introduction to Coaching (1Day)

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Introduction to Coaching

‘Getting stuck is not a problem, staying stuck is…’

Why attend the course?
The Vision for Learning one-day Coaching Skills programme develops one to one coaching skills. Coaching Skills will be of professional value to anyone who wants to improve the quality of the support they offer others. This course will help you to work with people to overcome their blocks and work with the grain of their own motivators. You will also gain the essential grounding to progress to the advanced coaching programme. Benefits of attending include:

• Developing practical coaching skills
• A deeper understanding of what drives people towards success and what holds them back
• Practical approaches to unblock negative attitudes and promote positive thinking
• A deeper insight into the use of listening skills
• Knowing when to question and when to be silent
• Learning how to better manage internal thought patterns and habits of mind for coaching

What will you learn on the coaching programme?
You will learn and develop key knowledge and skills for promoting change in others, including:

• What is coaching?
• The difference between coaching and other helping processes
• The essential dispositions of an effective coach
• How to establish and maintain rapport
• Essential listening skills
• Key questioning tools for coaches
• How to ask the right questions and what to do when people get stuck
• How to structure coaching
• How to coach in a hurry

The programme draws from NLP, Sports Performance Psychology and Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy. The programme provides you with simple models and techniques that improve motivation and broker success.

How is the course structured?
The Programme is closely focused on promoting independent thinking and problem-solving in others. Coaching techniques are demonstrated and developed through practical activities. The programme content is backed by the relevant coaching theory. Together this offers you the opportunity to understand the psychology of motivation and develop the practical skills of coaching.
Delegates learn to use a simple, but effective core coaching model. There are dozens of great coaching tips from an expert coach at every step of the way.

Who leads the programme?
The one-day Coaching Skills Programme is designed and delivered by Will Thomas. Will is a highly experienced Performance Coach and trainer. He works with individuals from school age to old age. A Marks and Spencer Personnel manager from University, Will moved into education and became Head of Faculty in a large comprehensive school, he has used coaching extensively to enable people to maximise performance and overcome personal barriers to success. Will is co-author of the book Coaching Solutions and author of The Coaching Solutions Resource Book.

What if I attend?
You’ll further develop your skills and knowledge in multiple ways. Just imagine having the confidence to respond positively and effectively in any situation, and having the next level of linguistic tools to promote change in others. Consider the positive impact on your work, your life and those you come into contact with you.

What past attendees have said:
“ Very enjoyable – new ideas that I can use to be more effective in my job – well delivered” Guy Foster, East Manchester Education Action Zone

“ It was great to work with colleagues and develop coaching skills with them….very effective, and fully covered coaching aspects for our staff” Bill Whiting, Portsmouth

“ Very challenging, well-structured, and professional, but done with good humour, and much respect for participants”. Kate Edwards, Gateshead

“ Excellent course – very useful. Good course notes. Promoted thinking and how to develop reflective thought” Dave Magee, Cadishead

Coaching Solutions Resource Book

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Coaching Solutions Resource Book by Will Thomas

Packed with over 80 practical coaching resources, all in photocopiable form, including:

– foundation tools for creating focus and identifying motivators
– coaching session prompts and record sheets
– question banks to help coaches pick great questions
– a variety of tools to identify strengths, generate really motivating targets, overcome obstacles, create innovative solutions, help with   making decisions, and evaluate progress.

This is the perfect companion to Coaching Solutions, the original ground-breaking education coaching text from Will Thomas and Alistair Smith. It provides practical ways to help individuals, teams and organisations secure peak performance through a coaching approach. It contains a concise summary of all of the key elements of coaching practice, along with a well-organized and accessible bank of resources.

Whether you are a new coach or an old hand, this book will make coaching more effective and more manageable.

Coaching Solutions

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Coaching is a proven method for improving individual and team performance. Its success derives from an understanding that all meaningful progress is driven from within. Here, Will Thomas and Alistair Smith offer practical advice to help individuals, teams and organizations secure the improvements they want.

This is a great book for:

– managers who want to help their team re-claim the agenda
– teachers who want a way of better understanding and motivating the ‘hard to reach’
– leaders who want an institutional focus that will bring energy to the system
– parents who have reluctant youngsters at home
– communities who want to get back in touch with each others’ needs

It answers the following questions:

– What is coaching?
– How do you coach?
– Where do you begin?
– How do you develop a coaching organization?

It includes: dialogues,case studies, examples of schools using coaching successfully, masterclasses and plenty of information about further help.

Professional Coaching

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Why book professional coaching sessions?
Professional coaching gives you individual support to achieve your professional goals. Helping you to understand how you can perform to your peak and how you can influence others around you to do the same is at the heart of coaching. If you have the feeling that you could improve an aspect or aspects of your work and career then coaching is for you. Read More

Coaching skills 1

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Introduction to Coaching

‘Getting stuck is not a problem, staying stuck is…’

Why attend the course?

The Vision for Learning one-day Coaching Skills programme develops one to one coaching skills. Coaching Skills will be of professional value to anyone who wants to improve the quality of the support they offer others. This course will help you to work with people to overcome their blocks and work with the grain of their own motivators. You will also gain the essential grounding to progress to the advanced coaching programme. Benefits of attending include:

Developing practical coaching skills
A deeper understanding of what drives people towards success and what holds them back
Practical approaches to unblock negative attitudes and promote positive thinking
A deeper insight into the use of listening skills
Knowing when to question and when to be silent
Learning how to better manage internal thought patterns and habits of mind for coaching

What will you learn on the coaching programme?
You will learn and develop key knowledge and skills for promoting change in others, including:

What is coaching?
The difference between coaching and other helping processes
The essential dispositions of an effective coach
How to establish and maintain rapport
Essential listening skills
Key questioning tools for coaches
How to ask the right questions and what to do when people get stuck
How to structure coaching
How to coach in a hurry

The programme draws from NLP, Sports Performance Psychology and Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy. The programme provides you with simple models and techniques that improve motivation and broker success.

How is the course structured?

The Programme is closely focused on promoting independent thinking and problem-solving in others. Coaching techniques are demonstrated and developed through practical activities. The programme content is backed by the relevant coaching theory. Together this offers you the opportunity to understand the psychology of motivation and develop the practical skills of coaching.
Delegates learn to use a simple, but effective core coaching model. There are dozens of great coaching tips from an expert coach at every step of the way.

Who leads the programme?
The one-day Coaching Skills Programme is designed and delivered by Will Thomas. Will is a highly experienced Performance Coach and trainer. He works with individuals from school age to old age. A Marks and Spencer Personnel manager from University, Will moved into education and became Head of Faculty in a large comprehensive school, he has used coaching extensively to enable people to maximise performance and overcome personal barriers to success. Will is co-author of the book Coaching Solutions and author of The Coaching Solutions Resource Book.

What if I attend?
You’ll further develop your skills and knowledge in multiple ways. Just imagine having the confidence to respond positively and effectively in any situation, and having the next level of linguistic tools to promote change in others. Consider the positive impact on your work, your life and those you come into contact with you.

What past attendees have said:
“ Very enjoyable – new ideas that I can use to be more effective in my job – well delivered” Guy Foster, East Manchester Education Action Zone

“ It was great to work with colleagues and develop coaching skills with them….very effective, and fully covered coaching aspects for our staff” Bill Whiting, Portsmouth

“ Very challenging, well-structured, and professional, but done with good humour, and much respect for participants”. Kate Edwards, Gateshead

“ Excellent course – very useful. Good course notes. Promoted thinking and how to develop reflective thought” Dave Magee, Cadishead

June Whittle – Coach and Trainer

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June Whittle

June Whittle

June Whittle, Coach and Trainer

Before founding her coaching and training practice, June had highly successful careers in education and film and video production.

June has a wide understanding of the educational world which she brings to coaching in schools.  She has a passion for learning and a wealth of experience in the classroom, on leadership teams and as an education consultant to schools in Surrey.

She is an inspiring and thought- provoking Coach and Trainer. Clients and course participants are encouraged to reach for their personal best through one-to-one sessions, team workshops and training programmes.  She combines her knowledge of the learning process with cutting edge people development skills.

June gained her professional coaching qualification through The Coaching Academy, Europe’s largest training organisation. She is an Accredited Assessor for the Institute of Educational Coaching (IEC) and a Member of the Association for Coaching (MAC) which promotes excellence and ethics across the coaching profession. She runs a private practice in Surrey working with organisations and individuals at every level.