leader as coach

an introduction to coaching for leaders

We need leaders who are emotionally intelligent, and able to model and champion co-operative working. They’ll coach, rather than command; they’ll be driven by empathy, not ego. The digital revolution needs a different, more human kind of leadership.
— WEF founder Klaus Schwab in Davos, 2016.
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what is coaching?

Revered 1980s pioneer of Coaching and Leadership Development, Sir John Whitmore, defined coaching as "unlocking a person's potential to maximize their own performance. It is helping them to learn rather than teaching them."

Whitmore's G.R.O.W. model remains today the simplest, most widely used, and most effective framework for transforming problem solving conversations into coaching opportunities. It is the model we use in our Leader As Coach program for communities and organizations seeking to create human-focused workplaces for the 21st Century.


what is a coaching culture?

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A Coaching Culture is an organizational development model that enables sustainable transformation by fostering open coaching-style conversations in the workplace on a daily basis.

The introduction of coaching competencies into an organization is a powerful strategy to create an adaptive workplace culture committed to the ongoing process of development and learning.

Communities and organizations that have implemented and developed a coaching culture over time report significantly reduced staff turnover, increased productivity, and greater employee satisfaction.



Our Leader as Coach program is designed with humans in mind, to impart the skills and tools to approach problem solving and leadership from the perspective of developing people to develop themselves and the communities they serve, in pursuit of a shared vision for excellence and a values-based organizational culture.

Leader as Coach is offered as a 2 or 3 day in-house experiential program led by our internationally certified coaches and trainers. Participants will learn and practice powerful but easily accessible coaching skills and tools.

  • What is coaching?

  • How can coaching benefit team leaders and their reports?

  • What is the G.R.O.W. model and how is it used?

  • How to recognize and seize an opportunity for coaching

  • How to use coaching in problem solving conversations

  • Active listening and communications skills

  • The art of giving and receiving effective feedback

  • Presence, awareness, and developing emotional intelligence (EQ)

  • Practicing the G.R.O.W. model 

  • The art and practice of asking powerful questions

  • Designing action steps

  • Managing ownership, progress, and accountability

  • Creating a coaching culture

For further information and pricing details please contact info@midderighvox.com