Leadership Coaching Strategies

February 26–27, 2018 $2,750
August 29–30, 2018 $2,750
November 14–15, 2018 $2,750

The demand for business coaches has never been greater. With business moving at breakneck speed, frequent job shifts, and limited in-house training, professionals of all levels are often grappling with changes. As a result, organizations are in dire need of leaders who can guide their colleagues through workplace challenges, help them improve performance, and lead them through career decisions. This two-day program provides insight into the latest techniques and fundamentals of coaching to help you become a mentor who can help your team and colleagues grow and succeed.

In this program, you’ll develop a strategy for coaching based on your unique strengths and experiences. Through case studies and experiential exercises—including ones that place you in the shoes of someone receiving coaching—you’ll develop and fine-tune essential coaching skills. By moving beyond typical mentoring and day-to-day managing, you’ll find new ways to strengthen your team and add value to your organization.

Program Benefits

  • Become a better leader by developing your coaching toolkit
  • Help your employees reach their potential, while supporting the goals of the company
  • Promote a company culture that supports professional growth and retains talented team members
  • Prepare for expanded management responsibilities
  • Practice key elements of the coaching process, from contracting to initial meeting to completion

Topics Covered

  • Developing a coaching mindset by examining the latest coaching principles and best practices
  • Discovering essential competencies for effective coaching: thinking, being, and doing
  • Using personal assessment tools to help people understand how others perceive them
  • Adapting your coaching style to the needs of different individuals by practicing mirroring, directive, guiding, and facilitating conversations
  • Overcoming common coaching challenges, such as delivering difficult feedback in a way that promotes constructive outcomes
  • Gaining greater self-awareness through coaching and furthering your own professional development

Who Should Enroll

This program is designed for managers who want to develop a coaching approach to leadership, as well as HR professionals who want to coach leaders within their organization or who are responsible for hiring external coaches.

Program Information

Program Dates

February 26–27, 2018
Instructor: Madeline McNeely
August 29–30, 2018
Instructor: Michelle Ehrenreich , Madeline McNeely
November 14–15, 2018
Instructor: Michelle Ehrenreich , Madeline McNeely

Class Times

Programs run from 9 am to 5 pm.

Program Fee

2018 Program Fee: $2,750


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Madeline McNeely is the founder of Conditioning Leaders. For more than 25 years, she has been a coach, consultant, facilitator, and trainer to leaders in business and nonprofit settings. McNeely is a master-level coach who develops other coaches. She has designed and taught classes on leadership mastery, cultivating presence, and embodied leadership. Her corporate clients include Abt Associates, Medidata Solutions, and Putnam Investments, and her nonprofit clients include City Year and Justice Resource Institute. She holds an MEd from Temple University.

Michelle Ehrenreich is the founding partner of Acuity Partners, a management consultancy firm that helps clients develop effective business, marketing, and communications strategies. She has helped hundreds of executives become more effective leaders and communicators. Previously, Ehrenreich developed workshops and management communication training programs at McKinsey and Company, and marketing and growth strategies for Mercer Management Consulting. She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and an MS in applied mathematics from Stanford University.