Business Coaching Fundamentals (Short Course)

$199.00 Inc GST

What to expect:

This short course teaches the key aspects to be considered when starting out as a business coach. A professional business coach finds themselves part of a growing international industry whose aim is to help clients succeed.

The role of a coach is to collaborate with a client to understand the problems in their business and to then work together to come up with ways to conquer these problems. These include everything from coaching fundamentals to useful psychological theories and coaching methodologies. Each lesson links the learning back to the GROW model of coaching to give the student a well-rounded introduction to a popular coaching method.

How does it work?

Our 20 hour courses are self paced and will help you understand a topic in a short amount of time. You can work through the course when you like- test yourself with mini-tests along the way. There are extra case studies or research you can undertake if you would really like to get into the topic. Once you have completed the lessons and self assessment tasks, there is a final exam undertaken online. You can then download your personalized certificate.

Note: these short courses are self-guided online courses and are not to be confused with our tutor-supported online courses.

There are 9 Lessons in this course:

1. Business Coaching Fundamentals

    • Where are Business Coaches Found?
    • What is a Business Coach?
    • Difference between Occupational and Organisational Psychology
    • How do Business Coaches differ from other coaches?
    • A Case Study
    • Giving Advice
    • Dealing with Feedback
    • Models of Coaching
    • Active Listening
    • Minimal Responses
    • Brief Invitations to Continue
    • Non-Verbal Behaviour
    • GROW Coaching Model
    • Goal
    • Reality
    • Options
    • Way Forward/Wrap Up
    • TGROW Coaching Model
    • OSKAR Model
    • Outcome
    • Scaling
    • Know-How
    • Affirm and Action
    • Review
    • CLEAR Model
    • Contracting
    • Listening
    • Exploring
    • Action
    • Review
    • Co-Active Approach
    • Other Benefits of Coaching
    • Using the GROW Model – The Start of the Process

2. Psychological Theories Informing Business Coaching

    • CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
    • Overgeneralisations
    • Catastrophising
    • Personalisation
    • Gestalt
    • Psychodynamic
    • Systems Approach
    • Using the GROW model – Setting Goals

3. Business Knowledge Which Informs Business Coaching

    • Types of Business
    • Business Ownership
    • Not for Profit Businesses
    • For Profit Businesses
    • Some Businesses are also Regulated Businesses
    • Leadership Roles
    • Shareholders
    • Board of Directors
    • CEO
    • Executive
    • Manager
    • Management Principles
    • Business Planning
    • Finances
    • Work Cultures
    • Using the GROW model – The Current Reality

4. Coaching Relationship and Coaching Qualities

    • Building Rapport & Trust
    • Confidentiality
    • Business Knowledge
    • Personal Skills
    • Set guidelines
    • Becoming a Business Coach – Regulations

5. Coaching People: the Business and Set Goals

    • Goal setting
    • Continuing to Improve
    • Measuring Goals
    • Problem Solving
    • Reflecting on the Coach Client Relationship

6. Coaching People: Leadership Effectiveness

    • Case Study
    • Leadership Development
    • Defining Leadership
    • Dealing with a Crisis
    • Cultural Diversity in the Workplace

7. Coaching People: Work-Life Balance

    • Stress Management
    • Burnout
    • Dealing with Stress
    • Stress Management Techniques
    • Reduce Stress, Improve your career
    • Using the GROW model – Obstacles and Opportunities

8. Coaching People: Better Workplace Relationships

    • Social Loafing and Encouraging More Responsibility Taking
    • Timekeeping
    • Insubordination
    • Staff Development and Motivation
    • Conflict in The Workplace – Techniques To Deal with Conflict
    • Using the GROW model – Will/The Way Forward

9. Ending the Coaching: Business Review

    • Feedback
    • Using the Grow Model – Some Final Tips