Executive coaching workshops are designed to train coaches in the process of coaching to enable them to be effective. Coaching is a specialised branch of learning that is designed to address individual challenges of executives in a structured manner. Coaching differs from mentoring in that it does not require a subject matter expert to take on the role of a coach, but rather an individual who is trained in the coaching process.
Executive coaching workshops are designed to provide insights on the coaching process, the role of the coach & coachee and tools & techniques that enable the coaching journey.
Examples of some topics addressed in coaching workshops are:
Diagnosis of personal talents:
This kind of workshop is aimed at identifying the personal potential and individual talents. This is generally led by experienced professionals. The possible outcomes that might be expected after the coach has successfully attended the entire workshop are:
- Enhance the coach’s ability to identify personal potential will of a coachee;
- The coach will have a better understanding of his/her role in the coaching journey;
- This workshop also introduces the coach to the major behavioral theories and tools that can help in identifying personal traits of a coachee.
Revisiting goals and history:
It is important to know the previous goals of the cochee and how they have been achieved earlier by him/her. The workshop guides the coach in various factors of goal-setting in a systematic manner. While the actual goal-setting is done by the coachee, the coach is responsible for the process and creating the right conversations that will aid in goal-setting.
Since coaching is a process-driven intervention, it is critical for a coach to understand the coaching process. Typically the process would include stages like:
- Rapport Building – As a first step it is important for the coach to build the right rapport with the coachee. Being a high trust relationship, it is important for the coachee to feel comfortable with the coach.
- Discovery – As the second step, it is important for the coachee to arrive at goals for the coaching journey. The coach needs to have the right structure to enable this conversation and ensure that the goals are both challenging and achievable.
- Strategy – The coach then needs to enable the coachee to arrive at the right strategy for achieving the goals. The buy-in for the strategy is higher if the coachee decides on it, the coach needs to act as a guide in this stage.
- Review – This is the stage where the coach plays the most critical role of ensuring that the coachee implements decided action plans. Holding the coachee accountable to ensure commitment is followed through is a critical role of the coach.
- Motivation – The coach continuously motivates the coachee to ensure the goals are met and the coachee moves a step higher in the professional environment.
Tools & Techniques:
Coaching workshops are also designed to equip coaches with the tools and techniques to design and deliver effective coaching interventions. These tools and techniques include:
- Communication skills
- Ethical dilemmas in coaching
- Listening skills
- Questioning skills
Executive coaching workshops are very important in providing training in the coaching process.