Coaching – today’s critical leadership skill

Old-school management styles of ‘direct and control’ are no longer appropriate in
guiding people, teams and organisations through the constant change and complexity
that is ubiquitous in today’s workplace. In contrast, Leader-coaches engage their people in
ways that enable flexible, intelligent responses to shifting opportunities and challenges.
Leader-coaches are catalysts that generate a thinking culture in organisations.

About the programme

The Thoughtsmiths Coach Training programme is an ICF accredited coach training programme. It is an intensive, highly experiential and transformative experience that equips leaders, managers and coach practitioners to have powerful workplace conversations that activate the intelligence of individuals and teams for optimal organisational effectiveness.

Who should attend?

  • Leaders at all levels of your organisation
  • People in people-development and influencing roles like HR, consulting and sales
  • Aspiring executive coach practitioners

What will participants gain?

An ICF approved
coaching qualification
sufficient to open your
own coaching practice.

A neuroscience-based,
approach to coaching.

Practical coaching
skills that can be

Thoughtsmiths’ proven
and widely applicable
STAKES™ coaching

Skills to coach
individuals as well as
groups and teams.

Emotion regulation


Coaching skills to optimise everyday workplace engagements such as:

Performance reviews
One-on-one conversations
‘Difficult’ conversations
Feedback discussions

Goal setting
‘6 Minute’ thinking conversation
Strategic discussions
Team meetings

Thoughtsmiths - Affiliates

Thoughtsmiths Coach Training School is accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF) to provide
Approved Coach Specific Training hours (ACSTH). Thoughtsmiths is registered with COMENSA as a Training Provider

A programme for every need

Meet the trainers

Thoughtsmiths - Anne

Anne Heslop (Lead trainer)

Thoughtsmiths - Nicola

Dr Nicola Graham

Thoughtsmiths - Megan

Megan Galloway

Public Programmes

10 Hr Mentor Coaching

Starting 2 June 2021

Thoughtsmiths Phase One
Coach Training

18-20 August 2021

Thoughtsmiths Phase Two
Coach Training

11-12 November 2021

Thoughtsmiths Phase One
Coach Training

10-12 March 2021

Programme Complete

Thoughtsmiths Phase One
Coach Training

22-24 July 2020

Programme Complete

Thoughtsmiths Phase Two
Coach Training

15 – 16 October 2020

Programme Complete

What our clients have to say

“A truly life changing experience.”

“This programme has blown my mind with what it is possible to draw out of people when you just have the right conversations.”

“Besides facilitating the personal growth of the leaders who have participated in the programme, the skills and framework learnt during the programme has helped to shift con-versations with individuals and teams where it has been applied.”

“Coach training has helped us as a team to see the best in each other and work with (in-stead of against) each other. We value and appreciate that everyone brings a different view and perspective, this is what we need, united in vision and strengthened by expanded, new thinking. This is the only way we will find effective approaches to complex problems”

The Value of ICF Accreditiation