Coaching 101


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This interactive self study course provides an introduction to coaching as a development tool. Using a range of realistic examples, scenarios and challenges, it is the ideal starting point to begin building your coaching skills.

Coaching 101 is for anyone looking for a clear, easy to understand introduction to coaching. It is part of Mind Tools' 101 Suite, designed to help you build your personal effectiveness as a manager or leader.

By completing Coaching 101 you will be able to:

  • Explain what coaching is and how it differs from other development activities.
  • Define the benefits of coaching, including how it positively affects organizations and individuals.
  • Use basic coaching techniques to help others develop skills, increase their confidence and achieve their potential.
  • Detail what makes an effective coaching conversation.
  • Spot appropriate coaching opportunities.
  • Outline key coaching skills and put a plan in place to develop these.

This course takes up to an hour to complete and can be accessed on all devices.