Want your leaders to become skilled at developing and nurturing talent?

In turbulent times only organisations whose managers can unleash and develop their employees’ talent and capability faster than the competition succeed. Recruiting and retaining talented workers may be the biggest challenge corporate leaders are currently facing.

Our exclusive Leader as Coach programme, based on research by Carrie Coltman of Palo Alto Learning Group, is proven to develop leaders who are skilled at growing, developing and stretching their team. It includes the unique 360 Leader as Coach Inventory (LACI).

“Training our leaders in coaching skills has enabled them to have open and honest performance-focused conversations that have led to improved employee performance and business results.”

Steve Clark, CEO Ecosurety


It enables your leaders to:

  • Establish effective and committed coaching relationships
  • Help others create an inspiring vision and set clear, compelling goals
  • Foster collaboration while providing honest and insightful feedback
  • Improve the performance of others and help them to excel
  • Ensure others take responsibility for performance and growth
  • Encourage others to take risks and step out of their ‘comfort zone’

HOW was the programme developed?

Leader as Coach is based on substantial research amongst recognised coaching experts and exemplary coaches, business leaders and sports organisations. This led to the identification of a set of behaviours that were consistently exhibited by leaders who were regarded as effective coaches. These behaviours fall into 3 categories, which are the foundations for the Leader as Coach learning programme:

  • Stretching Capacity
  • Coaching Process
  • Investing in Relationships

A 360° feedback instrument – the Leader as Coach Inventory (LACI), underpins the workshop. LACI’s are completed by the participant and a number of colleagues who know them in a coaching context. It enables us to personalise the training programme to meet the exact needs of each leader and their organisation.

This report provides insight on their strengths and weaknesses as a coach and other vital information to support their personal development. It enables us to personalise the training programme to meet the exact needs of each individual leader and their organisation.


Typically it kicks off with a one or two day workshop, including:

  • 360° LACI feedback
  • Practice opportunities
  • Follow-up support

Participants leave the workshops with specific on-the-job commitments and a project based action plan for their own real-world coaching challenges. The programme is purposefully designed to provoke and support participants to break through barriers to coaching success in a highly practical and experiential format.