Being a Coach – Siemens

Being a Coach teaches coaching as a communication and leadership skill, based on coaching theory and the GROW model. It uses real participant cases. Participants leave able to use coaching as a communication tool with employees, team members, colleagues, and customers to empower them to find solutions for themselves instead of giving the answers. The result is a new, empowered way of working that gives ownership and sparks initiative. Measurable results include higher productivity and long-term efficiency.


A very interactive course, delivered in a workshop environment. Participants prepare individual business cases for use during the training, which in combination with the theoretical learning creates a more relevant setting. At the end of the training, the participants are asked to think of 5 to 10 actions or steps that they are prepared to commit to as result of Participating in the course. They are asked to share their commitment with the group will be assigned with buddy coach with whom to work over the next 3 months, if possible.

The target group for the course is both in-formal or formal leaders; Team Leaders, Project Managers etc. with personnel management responsibilities. Employees not in a leader role will benefit from the learnings since it will develop their personal abilities within coaching and communication, highly useable in their daily interactions and cooperation in the organization.

Day One of the two-day Being a Coach workshop focuses on the practical skills and competencies of coaching, or “what we do” as a coach. Day Two is about the coaching mindset, or “who we are” as a coach. In day one we cover at the tools, skills and techniques of coaching, and it is quite theoretical.

Day two is about perspective, beliefs and attitudes in coaching, and as such is much more experiential. This includes:

  • Definition & Distinctions of Coaching
  • Easy-to-Use Coaching Model
  • Core Coaching Skills
  • Real-Life Practice Cases

Upon completion of the session, the participant will:

  • Understand the coaching distinctions (mentoring vs coaching, consulting vs coaching, counselling vs coaching).
  • Understand the core elements of successful coaching.
  • Know the coaching dimensions
  • Understand what is required for successful coaching.
  • Be able to use core coaching competencies.
  • Be able to use coaching styles.
  • Be able to use listening and question techniques in their coaching.
  • Be able to enhance trust building.
  • Be able to provide coaching in challenging situations.