Core Skills in Coaching & Mentoring for Advisors, Mentors and Teachers

Embed core coaching skills into your professional toolkit to accelerate and heighten your ability to connect clients, colleagues and students with their current performance and with their true potential.

For advisors, mentors and teachers, enabling others is already at the heart of their role. Led by our experienced coaching associates, this programme will introduce you to new ways of working, providing you with the essential coaching and mentoring skills and techniques for you to develop your work.

We believe that practice leads theory by a long way when it comes to learning to be a coach or mentor, so you will be working in small groups, working on real material, with a group of peers to learn from and supported by two coaches who will remain with you throughout your programme.

In programme:

  • Defining what coaching is
  • The role of advice in coaching
  • Noticing, summarising and reflecting back
  • Developing the key skills of listening and questioning
  • Giving information in a coaching style
  • Empathy and rapport - confidentiality
  • Working with strengths
  • How to give and receive feedback
  • Accountability in coaching
  • Change
  • Coaching Practice
  • Positive Psychology
  • More about questions
  • Understanding change

Course Delivery

4 x half day seminars – an introduction to core skills

2 x half day seminars – reflections on coaching practice

One-to-one coaching session with one of our Associates


Course dates 2024

Session 1:   4 November, 9.30 – 12.30. Zoom  

Session 2:    6 November, 9.30 – 12.30. Zoom  

Session 3:    11 November, 9.30 – 12.30. Zoom  

Session 4:    13 November, 9.30 – 12.30. Zoom  

Session 5:    2 December, 9.30 – 12.30. Zoom  

Session 6:    4 December, 9.30 – 12.30. Zoom  



Participants have the options to

  • Attend and receive a Certificate of Attendance from Guildhall Ignite and gain 22 Continuing Professional Development Hours


  • Submit a learning log to receive a Foundation Qualification in Executive Coaching and Mentoring, accredited by the EMCC (European Mentoring and Coaching Council) 


What recent participants say

A fantastic course that gives a powerful insight into what coaching is and the transformative effects it can have. A practical programme that has challenged my thinking and given me a new outlook on the work I do.

It was a fascinating and truly rewarding experience. The course is challenging and enlightening and the instructors were excellent and very easy to work with.

Uplifting, challenging, supportive: the tutors are warm, inspiring and hugely experienced.

The teaching was excellent in quality, flexibly delivered and student-led and I met a fascinating and supportive group of peers. I have the coaching bug!

Get in touch

Connect with us to schedule your free 30min discovery call with our experienced Associates.

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