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Solution Focused Coaching

Course Overview
The most effective leaders today are those who know how to coach. To increase return on investment and achieve optimal productivity, employees need to function at their very best.  Coaching is the dynamic and interactive process of assisting others in reaching their goals. It involves unlocking a people’s potential to maximize their performance.
The basic assumption of solution-focused coaching is that for each coachee, specific individualized solutions for problems work best, and that any person is competent to solve his or her own problems. The solution focused approach finds it more useful to focus attention directly on building solutions for problems than on analyzing causes of problems and making a diagnosis. It involves defining a preferred future and identifying what helps to make progress in that desired direction.
This solution focused coaching skills training session is designed to provide participants with the tools and support to effectively develop the potential of their employees, peers and others. Through practical exercises, participants practice proven coaching techniques that result in superior performance.

Learning Objectives:

  • Upon completion of this topic area, participants will return to work and be able to:
  • Understand the concept of solution focused coaching
  • Examine the business case for coaching
  • Demonstrate the 3 foundational skills required for solution focused coaching
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply the GROW model to engage in solution focused coaching conversations
  • Develop an Action Plan for how to integrate the Solution Focused Coaching Model into the workplace

Method of Instruction: The workshop in highly interactive and engaging, based on adult learning principles, and uses a variety of exercises and actual workplace scenarios to ensure job relevance.

The course is taught in an experiential and interactive way allowing participants the opportunity to work individually and in teams using a variety of exercises and activities.

Agenda
9:00pm
Introduction to Solution Focused Coaching
Understand the concept of solution focused coaching
Examine the business case for coaching

11:30pm
Foundational Skills Required for Solution Focused Coaching
Demonstrate the 3 foundational skills required for solution focused coaching:
Listening: Reflecting Feelings & Emotions Mirroring, Paraphrasing, Making effective use of silence)
Identify Biases and Faulty Assumptions and Empower Coaches to Solve Their Own Problems
Questioning:Constructing powerful coaching questions

12:30pm-1:30pm
Lunch
Energizer: Review & Application of Constructing powerful coaching questions

1:30pm
The Focused Coaching Process
Demonstrate the ability to apply the GROW model to engage in Solution Focused Coaching Conversations

4:00pm
Action Plan
Develop an Action Plan for how you will integrate the Solution Focused Coaching Model into your workplace