Apply Coaching

Why train workplace coaching skills in your leaders?

We never forget a good coach. They stick with us and it’s not because they do everything perfectly. In fact, good coaches are human and know what it means to be human; the quirks, the struggles and the idiosyncrasies. Successful coaches strike a nice balance between both supporting and challenging others to get the best out of themselves. It all starts with an open mind.

What leaders will explore

  • A model for a coaching conversation
  • Deep listening and what it means
  • Types of questions and when to use them
  • What resistance looks and sounds like
  • Instilling ‘a bias to action’ in participants

What leaders will apply

  • An ability to structure coaching sessions
  • Techniques to be fully present and listen
  • An ability to flex and ask relevant questions
  • Strategies for unblocking resistance to go deeper
  • A simple formula to assist with actionsetting

It was absolute pleasure partnering with the talented team at Thinka for our leadership training. Thinka provided us with valuable insights and content that really hit the mark with our leadership group.


Workshop Outline

Delivery Options

In Person Workshop

Virtual Workshop

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Key Outcomes

1. Leaders who can effectively structure coaching conversations.

2. Leaders who know how to listen and apply the right amount of empathy.

3. Leaders who can ask the right questions to get to the ‘heart of the matter’.

4. Leaders who can recognise signs of resistance and manage them.

5. Leaders who can help team members set actions and follow these up.

Target Audience


Learning Approach

Experiential and application based learning

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    Our in-person workshops maximise opportunities for robust conversation, experiential activities and intensive group work. This is no ‘death by PowerPoint’ experience – our facilitators are skilled in presenting and leading immersive experiences that get the most out of people. Supported by multimedia, attractive takeaway pages and practical strategies for using back on the job – our in-person workshops build a formidable bridge between exploration and application. We have a 10 person minimum for an in person workshop.

    Our virtual workshops breathe fresh life into the online experience with their almost ‘radio show’ feel. Our expert facilitators use a combination of multimedia, questioning techniques and break out activities to target micro-skills – with a focus on application. Supported by an online platform hosting custom-built workshop materials, participants can be assured of a lively, dynamic session that has a distinct bias to action. We have a 6 person minimum for a virtual workshop.
    This audience includes ‘middle management’ leaders who support team members in capability building. The skills are geared toward increasing leadership effectiveness and driving performance in team members in modern work contexts. These skills are flexible and built to grow with individuals as they evolve in their leadership journeys.

    Thinka believes that every learner needs to walk away being able to do something differently once they’ve engaged in a learning solution. The real power is in every individual applying their learning. Our behaviour-based methods, supported by the latest research, are key to making the steps for change relevant and realistic.

    Thinka supports with methods like storytelling, experiential activities or rich questioning, but ultimately, we know the integration between solution and real world is the most crucial part of the learning experience. That is why we look for ways to ‘build a bridge’ between the solution we provide and what happens back out on the job.

    Whether it’s an application template, a set of strategies, some tips or a ‘how to’ model – we work hard to provide every learner with not just information but the tools they need to make a real difference.