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Accelerating Performance through Coaching Training Course

This personal coaching programme is ideal for managers who lead staff or who need to maximise effective working relationships.


If you are passionate about unlocking your teams full potential in a way that leaves the team more competent and more fulfilled so they are able to maximise their own performance, and feel that you are developing them, then this is the right programme for you.

The programme has been designed to help you:

  • Recognise the variety of personal styles available to you
  • Identify when to action each of those styles
  • Apply essential key tools and techniques to enable you to activate your style of leader as a coach

Throughout this one-day in-house coaching session you will practise your new coaching techniques with your colleagues to attain instant feedback, enabling you to progress quickly, so you can return to work feeling ready and able to put what you have learnt into immediate effect.

Training objectives

The aim of this programme is to help you:
  • Understand the importance of a clear agreement on the nature of the coaching relationship, the respective responsibilities and the desired outcome
  • Become familiar with how to structure a coaching session and the benefits a structured process brings
  • Build your confidence in initiating and owning a coaching session
  • Gain a greater understanding of why people do the things they do and how their values and beliefs help or hinder
  • Experience a coaching session as a coach and as a coachee
  • Take a first step towards achieving a personal goal
  • Recognise that good listening supplies the building blocks to good understanding
  • Becoming familiar with the variety of sessions the coach may need to generate at any given moment
  • Appreciate how coaching can increase motivation and performance

Training format

This interactive one-day in-house workshop is based upon a series of short theory and good practice facilitator-led sessions followed up by personal practice. Group discussions are also used to identify personal experiences of good and bad coaching experiences. Expert trainer feedback enables participants to develop workable personal action plans for improved confidence and performance.

Sample Programme

Session One

  • Personal objectives and people challenges discussed
  • Self-assessment of current coaching experience
  • Spectrum of skills – identifying the skills required to be an effective coach

Session Two

  • How the mind can be a barrier to achieving performance
  • The power of beliefs – what are they and how they affect us all
  • Positive and negative feedback
  • The concept of ‘positive intention’
  • The coaching structure and conversation

Session Three

  • ‘The answer is in the question’
  • Coach your way to success using the GROW model of coaching
  • Develop a personal coaching development plan

Further skills and tools

  • Active listening
  • Building rapport
  • Behaviour models – ‘top of the world’ or ‘basement’
  • Sustaining your skills development after the programme

Recommended Trainer

Andy Wadham is the Managing Director of DNA Leadership and is a John Adair Accredited Trainer and acts as DNA Leadership’s lead facilitator, coach and leadership trainer. Andy works closely with top management as a consultant and executive coach on team building and leadership issues.

Andy has over 20 years’ experience in the field of leadership and team development; both in a military and business environment. During his time serving in the Royal Navy, Andy learned the art of leadership and leadership development. Since leaving the Service as a leadership training officer, Andy has gone from strength to strength and has worked very successfully in various leadership consultancy positions and advisory roles, working with both individuals and organisations across many business sectors.

At the 2012 Adair Trainers Conference, Andy was presented with an Action Centred Leadership Award by John Adair in recognition for the leadership development work he is delivering in business. Well-known for his work in designing and delivering leadership workshops and seminars across many business sectors, he regularly contributes as a key-note speaker at networking events and conferences and has an ACL case study published in John Adair’s book, Effective Leadership Development. The case study also featured as lead article in a national business magazine, Business Communication.