Coaching Circle: Coaching Skills — Intentional Listening

Coaching Circle: Coaching Skills — Intentional Listening

"Real help, professionally or personally, consists of listening to people, of paying respectful attention to people so that they can access their own ideas first.” — Nancy Kline
Wednesday 15 June
4:00pm5:30pmUK time

Join a small, supportive group of peers for a structured and collaborative development session — with a practical emphasis on the power of intentional listening to enable coaching conversations and transform relationships.

Close and conversational

Coaching Circles bring together small groups of peers for a structured, collaborative and action-oriented exploration of a topic or theme.

Over 90 minutes, in a safe and supportive space, the group works through a series of prompted discussion points, exercises and reflection questions; drawing in their own take on a topic, focussing on live challenges within the group and creating learning and accountability on future facing steps.

Really listening

This Coaching Circle is one of a series, aimed at managers and leaders across our partners’ teams keen to deepen their understanding of a coaching mindset, and in taking a ‘coach approach’ within their relationships at work.

We’ll focus on the coach’s behaviour of intentional listening, defining and practicing proven approaches to listening that are fundamental to the discipline and to supporting and enabling others.

It’s a chance to flex and improve your coaching skills, while actively coaching each-other around live challenges. A definite development win win.

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You'll be able to use the discussion guide with your team, post session.

In this Coaching Circle, you’ll explore and practice:

• Listening to attune
• Clarifying tools
• Empathy statements
• Reframing and sense-checking

How the Coaching Circle will be structured:

In a small, breakout group of five peers, you'll work through a structured series of exercises, reflection questions and coaching prompts to discuss and practice together — in relation to live individual and collective challenges. Listening will, of course, be key. Some simple reflection questions and pre-thinking will be shared in advance of the Coaching Circle, so that you come armed with some helpful starting points. Follow on resources to complement the discussion guide will enable you to practice, share and explore what's covered within your team.

Any questions about this session?

Just drop us a line.

Wednesday 15 June
4:00pm5:30pmUK time
Keen for a listening workout today?
Keen for a listening workout today?

Take 15 minutes to work through this interactive eCourse with some powerful reflections and practical, proven tools to take your ability to really listen to the next level.

Are you Listening?