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Manager as Coach

In agreement with participants, training will be offered either virtually or in the classroom according to government Covid-19 guidelines.


Often in the workplace when managers think they are coaching they are invariably mentoring and giving all the answers.  Following the training, you will be able to identify the differences between coaching and mentoring to nurture an individual’s ability to solve their own problems and address challenges.

By the end of the training course you will be able to:

  • Understand what coaching is
  • Understand the differences between coaching and mentoring
  • Develop the skills to be an effective coach
  • Be able to identify situations where coaching would an effective and appropriate approach to use, and when not
  • Plan and structure a coaching session
  • Use the GROW model as a coaching tool to shape interactions with team members
  • Evaluate your own effectiveness as a coach

If you wish to develop your skills as a coach to empower and motivate your team then this is the course for you.

  • Stuart

    Stuart is an experienced Training and Leadership Consultant with over 20 years experience of designing, delivering and evaluating personal and team development modules and programmes. His early years were spent as a manager and leader in the commercial world working for companies such as British Airways and British Gas in countries such as England, Northern Ireland and South Africa. 

    More recently Stuart has been delivering development modules for companies in the Financial Services, Manufacturing and Production Sectors as well as the Public Sector. He's had the good fortune of travelling abroad to deliver programmes including, Nigeria, Hong Kong, Italy and India. 

    Always looking for new and different approaches Stuart has experience of delivering Leadership and Management modules as well as Change Management, Coaching, High Performing Teams and a variety of personal development modules. Since lockdown Stuart has designed and delivered modules virtually (Holding Difficult Conversations Virtually, Manager as a Virtual Coach) via Zoom and Microsoft Teams. He is also a certified coach and accredited psychometric consultant.

  • Manager as Coach - 12th Jan 2023
    Date: 12 January 2023
    Location: The Mount Business & Conference Centre / Virtual
    Time: 09:30 -16:30
    Price: £199 +VAT

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  • Manager as Coach - 21st March 2023
    Date: 21 March 2023
    Location: The Mount Business and Conference Centre
    Time: 09:30 - 16:30
    Price: £199 +VAT

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Please note that the cancellation policy for our public training courses is as follows:


More than 3 weeks prior to the course start date - No cancellation fee payable.

Less than 3 weeks prior to the course start date - 100% of total fees payable or free transfer.


More than 6 weeks prior to the course start date - No cancellation fee payable.

Less than 6 weeks prior to the course start date - 100% of total fees payable or free transfer.

Substitute delegates will be accepted at any time at no cost.

Full joining instructions for the course will be emailed to you at least five working days prior to the course. In the meantime, if you have any queries please contact a member of our team on 028 9016 0587 or via email kate@aku.training.

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