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Coaching to grow - advanced

Join this program and start building the skill of coaching to grow. Learn the basics, have insightful conversations, and use evidence-based daily habits to reinforce the fundamental sub-skills necessary for mastery.
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  • Includes 1 webinar, and extra resources
  • Includes daily practice: 3 habits + 3 conversations
  • Total time investment = 3,5 hours, 3-6 weeks
Soft skills are everything

Why you should follow this program

When you think of coaching, you might imagine a professional coach having a one-on-one conversation with a client. But in reality, most managers aren't professional coaches and there isn't space or time for regular in-depth coaching conversations.

A coaching framework often used by professional coaches is the 'GROW' model: helping coachees explore Goals, Reality, Obstacles/Opportunities, and the Way forward with them. You can use this model to structure in-depth coaching conversations, but also to transform daily business activities into coaching opportunities. If you take daily tasks and events as a starting point for reflecting on how the coachee goes about defining goals, how they view and interpret their reality, what obstacles and opportunities they see, and how they design and commit to action planning, then coaching ceases to be something that is "on top of work," but an essential part of the way work gets done.

Strategic Goal Orientation for Coaching Success

Master the art of mental contrasting to prioritize goals over obstacles, applying the GROW framework in everyday coaching scenarios. Enhance your coaching effectiveness with a positive focus on strategic goal orientation.

Leverage Strengths for Leadership Excellence

Understand the profound link between personal shortcomings and strengths. Empower your leadership by developing these strengths, and guide your team to unlock their full potential with insights from experts like Daniel Ofman and Marcus Buckingham.

Holistic Check-ins for Deeper Leadership Connections

Elevate your leadership skills with all-round check-in conversations. See your team members as a "whole," encompassing their thoughts, emotions, skills, and plans. Foster stronger connections and understanding in your leadership approach with the Gingerbread Man framework.

Well-Rounded Leadership Toolkit

Enhance your coaching and leadership toolkit with versatile and proven approaches. Equip yourself with a well-rounded set of skills, ensuring adaptability and success in diverse leadership scenarios.

Master the skill of coaching to grow (advanced)

Build the skill, by mastering the sub-skills first.
After the kick-start webinar, you will practice building tiny habits (so small you will have no reason not to do it) in the workflow or in your personal life. You will build this skill habit-by-habit, conversation-by-conversation, focusing on 3 sub-skills.

Sub-skill 1

Week 1 - 2 

Consider goals before obstacles

Master the simple technique of mental contrasting that you can use in everyday coaching situations as a practical application of the GROW framework.
#growcoaching #mentalcontrasting #GabrieleOettingen #positivefocus

Sub-skill 2

Week 3  - 4  

Focus on strengths

Understand how your shortcomings are connected to your strengths, so that you can better develop them - and help your coachee to do the same.
#Corequalities #DanielOfman #growcoaching #MarcusBuckingham

Sub-skill 3

Week 5 - 6 

Have all-round check-in conversations

Improve the quality of your regular check-in conversations by seeing the other person as a "whole," including their thoughts, emotions, skills, and plans.
#Check-inConversations #GingerbreadMan #Head #Heart #Hands #Feet

Meet your trainer

At the kickstart of your 3-6 week skills development program, you will follow a webinar delivered by Sarah Cherif, founder and CEO of SkillsGym. Here are a few things you might like to know about her:

Sarah's background

Sarah began her career at the University of Ghent with degrees in child education and philosophy, quickly realizing her passion for teaching. Faced with the challenge of helping seasoned leaders develop soft skills without any prior corporate experience, she turned this disadvantage into a strength by creating evidence-based, sure-proof plans to build strong soft skills through habit formation and impactful conversations.

Personal life

Sarah's roots are Belgian and Tunesian, and she partially grew up in Washington DC. She currently lives in Belgium with her partner Nils (who is co-founder of SkillsGym Health), and has a dog named Lizzy.

20+ years of impact

Together with her SkillsGym team, Sarah has helped numerous world-class organizations like Samsung, Deloitte, Ikea... and thousands of managers and their teams improve their soft skills. SkillsGym now offers programs to accelerate the mastery of 50 essential leadership, team and well-being skills.

Fun fact

Sarah tests all the habits and conversations in the SkillsGym offer herself; that's more than 200+ habits and 200+ conversations. Most of them have become second nature. Yet, as you'll learn in the webinars, she isn't shy to talk about the failures and frustrations along the way.

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