Coaching as a powerful managerial skill

Are you searching for ways to inspire your teams to reach their full potential?

Well, one of the best ways we’ve found is embracing coaching as a powerful managerial skill. By doing this, we’ll empower our teams to take charge of their work, and boost performance and engagement. Coaching also nurtures a culture of constant learning.

So, what exactly is coaching?

It’s our way of guiding individuals or teams to achieve their goals. We’ll help them pinpoint strengths and weaknesses, and offer feedback and support. We’ll also challenge them to stretch beyond their current capabilities.

The perks of coaching are numerous. As leaders, coaching helps us forge stronger connections with our team members, enhance our leadership skills, and increase our effectiveness in driving business results. It fosters a culture of ongoing learning and development, which is crucial for organisations to stay competitive in today’s fast-paced business landscape.

Coaching can come in many forms, like one-on-one chats, group gatherings, or structured training programs.

A male leader coaching his team to success

4 Steps To Refining Coaching Skills

Step 1: Evaluate Our Current Coaching Skills

Let’s kick off by assessing our existing coaching skills and pinpointing areas to polish. We can do this by asking for feedback from our team members, taking a self-assessment, or collaborating with a coach or mentor.

Step 2: Spot Coaching Opportunities

Keep an eye out for chances to coach our team members, like during one-on-one sessions, performance reviews, or team meetings. Identify areas where our team members need support and craft coaching plans to help them reach their objectives.

Step 3: Strengthen Coaching Skills and Knowledge

Commit to growing our coaching skills and knowledge by attending training programs, reading books or articles, or partnering with a coach or mentor. Focus on honing skills like active listening, posing powerful questions, and giving feedback.

Step 4: Practice Coaching with Our Team

Put our coaching skills into action by coaching our team members regularly. Set clear goals and expectations, offer feedback and support, and monitor progress over time.

A women leader coaching her team to success


Being a skilled coach is a fantastic skill for us people-centric leaders. With dedication and practice, we can empower our teams to achieve their full potential and make a positive impact on our organisation.

Eager to become an even better coach to your teams? Discover our Leader-as-a-Coach MasterClass with Association of Coaching (UK) accreditation here!

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