Is A Great Coach

Essential Coaching Skills for Managers and Leaders

Most managers don’t understand how critical coaching is for the development, growth, and performance of their people. Our leadership coaching program, Coaching Essentials®, teaches your managers how to effectively coach their employees—not just manage them—to increase productivity, create an environment of trust and autonomy, and deliver better bottom-line results.

Organizations that effectively prepare managers to coach are 130% more likely to realize stronger business results and 39% stronger employee results through engagement, productivity, and customer service.*


So why do only 5% of organizations have managers who have been trained to coach their team members? LEARN HOW BLANCHARD CAN TEACH YOUR MANAGERS THE ESSENTIAL COACHING SKILLS.


By integrating coaching knowledge and skills into your management training, you get highly effective managers who know how to have powerful coaching conversations that create connection, increase trust, and help their team members perform at their best.

What Will Coaching Skills For Managers Help Improve?

Accelerate Team Performance with Coaching Skills For Managers


Managers who coach provide the right amount of direction and support, helping their team members to grow more quickly.

Coaching Style Of Leadership Creates Teams Capable Of Problem Solving


Team members become self-reliant and solve problems on their own, which is the cornerstone of today’s agile organizations.

Coaching Skills For Managers Will Increase Employee Engagement and Retention


Coached employees are more engaged, more committed, and more likely to endorse and stay at your company.

Coaching Skills For Managers Creates Your Future Leaders


Coaching skills for managers is essential to develop competent, capable team members who will become your future leaders.


We know you want your managers to be as effective as possible in developing their team members, and our Coaching Essentials program can help.

Our program teaches coaching skills for managers using a practical training method designed to give your managers the mindset, essential skills, and structured process they need to accelerate development and bring out the best in their people.

Blanchard’s program teaches essential coaching skills that align with the core coaching competencies as defined by the International Coaching Federation and was guided by Blanchard’s experienced Master Certified Coaches, who have been working with managers for over 20 years.

With a coaching style of leadership, your managers will become great managers that know how to develop their people and achieve better results for your business.

Coaching Skills For Managers 4 Step Process

Do coaching skills really work?

Read our latest research
“Coaching Skills – The Missing Link for Leaders”

Want to learn more?

Get a better understanding of our approach to the essential coaching skills training.

Flexible Delivery to Meet Your Needs

Flexible delivery option: Live in-person classroom | Ken Blanchard

Live In-Person

With hundreds of facilitators around the world, we can deliver Coaching Essentials to your leaders in a one-day workshop at your offices.
Live Virtual Classroom

Live Virtual

Your leaders can participate in three live, two-hour virtual training sessions that teach them the skills to coach rather than manage their people.
On-Demand eLearning Program | Ken Blanchard

On-Demand eLearning Program

Our Coaching Essentials Overview is an online program that teaches the program’s core concepts anywhere, anytime.
On-Demand Support Tools

On-Demand Support Tools

Coaching Essentials Clicks is a set of micro activities for applying coach-like behaviors that provide just-in-time learning through powerful tips and takeways.

Coaching Essentials Digital Solutions

The training experience includes real-world practice activities

Coaching Essentials Overview

This online version of Coaching Essentials is designed to introduce learners to the core concepts of our four-step coaching process for creating focused conversations that result in clear agreements and action.

Learners can work their way through the sections, each including engaging and interactive activities, in 35 minutes.

Building Trust Clicks offers quick mobile trust tips

Coaching Essentials Clicks

Our on-demand performance tool, Coaching Essentials Clicks provides learners with tips for maintaining a coaching style of leadership that can be accessed just-in time during moments of need or can be used to refresh and reinforce skills after a training session.

Coaching Essentials Clicks includes a searchable playlist of 10 microlearning activities that take no longer than 5 minutes each to complete.


Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd

“At Actelion, we have made Coaching Essentials an essential part of our in-house leadership program so that leaders fully integrate engaging conversations with their people into their daily practice. This promotes our culture of open communication and enables shared ownership for people development.”

Christian Albrich, SVP, Head Global Human Resources, Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Global Credit Card Company

“After implementing Blanchard’s Coaching Essentials program, a global credit card company saw its leadership competencies improve dramatically.  By quantifying the impact of leadership on direct report productivity, the organization estimated their ROI per participant may be as high as 1000%.”

Global Credit Card Company
The Andersons

“At The Andersons we invest in Coaching Essentials to strengthen interpersonal relationships between leaders and employees. Coaching boosts employee productivity, develops talent pipelines, and improves engagement and employee retention.”

Eric Levos, Senior Manager, Corporate Talent & Learning, The Andersons

Ready To Get Started?

Coaching Essentials is a one-day workshop, delivered face-to-face or virtually, that will help your managers develop the essential coaching skills they need to effectively develop their people.

Coaching Skills For Managers eBook
“3 Fatal Mistakes Managers make when coaching Their teams”
* High-Impact Performance Management: Maximizing Performance Coaching, 2011, Bersin & Associates