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Intro/Advanced Coaching Skills Programme

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The increasingly popular Advanced Skills Coaching course is run by Will Thomas and is a lively and engaging programme which takes your skills form the introductory level and builds on them.  Its combined now so you can complete introductory and advanced in a two day block. Stacked with tools, thinking approaches, techniques and strategies, this is course is also Part 1 and Part 2 of the Accredited Coach Practitioner Certification.  Email us:  teresa@visionforlearning.co.uk

Introduction to Coaching

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A one day interactive and highly engaging coaching skills programme with Will Thomas.  Learn what coaching is, why you should be using the skills, how you do it and what the potential is for organisational change of using the skills set. Part 1 of the Accredited Coach Practitioner Certification. Email us:  infoatvisionforlearning.co.uk

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 Skills 2

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Advanced techniques 2 day course

Why attend this course?
This course builds on your learning from the day 1 Foundations for Change programme. You’ll take your coaching skills to an even greater level and learn the precision use of language to support others. You’ll really improve your confidence using a wide range of techniques and tools. You will have a series of effective strategies for dealing with challenging people.

What will I learn?
You will learn

How to structure review and feedback so that people really listen and take action
Further secrets to build positive relationships with others
How to generate really motivating targets
When to ask questions and when to stay silent
Precision questioning techniques so that your questions have greater impact
How people construct problems and why they do it
Conversational techniques to help people break out of problems and develop their own solutions
Techniques to build really high levels of confidence in yourself and others
Techniques for dealing with challenging people
How to fine tune your senses to pick up even more information about what others are thinking
How to promote relaxation in others through careful construction of language
About the potential for wider organisational coaching approaches

You will also have the opportunity to practice your coaching skills and receive supportive and constructive feedback.

How is the programme structured?
The programme is carefully designed to enable you to:

The programme builds on the one day foundations for change programme*
Reconnect with your current practice
Gain constructive feedback throughout the programme
Actively experience each technique and out it into practice
Learn in a safe and supportive environment

The programme culminates in opportunities to put all of your skills into action in a formative coaching session.

Who is the trainer on Coaching Skills 2 Advanced techniques?
The two-day Advanced Coaching Skills Programme is designed and delivered by Will Thomas. Will is a highly experienced performance coach and trainer. 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 this course?
Attending this course will bring you new levels of confidence and capability in supporting others. From high flyers to the struggling individual, this course gives you tools for helping. Your ability to precisely use language to get results will give you the edge in any work or social setting. The programme will give you the most useful tools and techniques for promoting change in others.

*It is a prerequisite that you attend a one day coaching programme with Alite or Vision for Learning prior to attending the advanced course. This could happen within an open course setting or you may have the course in your workplace.

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