13th March, 2019 at 9:30am
The Coaching Mindset
Workshop | YCN Rivington Rooms — For our members and programme participants

This practical, full-day session is for those keen to better understand coaching principles and techniques, enabling more positive and impactful relationships among their teams.

"Coaching is an art and it's far easier said than done. It takes courage to ask a question rather than offer up advice, provide an answer or unleash a solution." Brené Brown, author of Rising Strong and Daring Greatly

Coaching is more than just an applied skill. It offers ways of approaching and managing relationships equipped with the right mindset and tools to purposefully unlock potential. And you don't need to be a qualified coach to learn and apply coaching principles and techniques in day-to-day relationships — and to instantly positive effect. 

But how we can we get ourselves into this coaching mindset in the first place? What will it mean for our relationships? And how can we keep this approach to relationships front of mind, and regularly in practice?

Over the course of this workshop, led by coach and consultant Liz Whitney, we'll explore and answer these questions as a group. Beginning by learning about core coaching concepts and principles, we'll then share and practice frameworks and techniques covering listening, questioning, mirroring and much more besides. You'll leave with lots to take back and apply among your teams, and tools to ensure these powerful new behaviours become habits.

What we'll cover:

  • Coaching Vs Mentoring

  • The pitfalls of directive leadership

  • Active listening skills

  • Listening for metaphor, and qualifying questions

  • Bad listening behaviours and the power of silence

  • The GROW model

  • Making your coaching mindset habitual

  • Key coaching tools for everyday use

How the session will be structured:

The session will blend instruction, discussion and application so that everything shared is put into immediate practice. Expect an energising and active session among a supportive group of peers.

Who the session's for:

Anyone interested in how a coaching mindset can enable more positive and purposeful relationships.


"An invaluable session that brought about a massive amount of self-awareness. Really enabled me to self-reflect and consider how best I can lead and develop my team in a coaching mindset."
Vicki Stoakes, Client Services Director, Red Setter

"Really practical advice and lots of time to practice, in a way that was genuinely useful to people rather than staged or awkward."
Jemima Ferguson, Head of Brand Marketing, Itsu

"Liz was great, she explained everything really clearly, allowed the conversation and questions to flow — and clearly practises what she preaches."
Ric Baldock, Head of Production, Just So

Event Details
  • Location:
    58-60 Rivington Street,
    London, EC2A 3AU,
    United Kingdom View Map
  • Start:
    13th March, 2019 at 9:30am
  • End:
    13th March, 2019 at 5:30pm
  • Cost:
    For our members and programme participants

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