Managers and leaders who provide targeted, ongoing coaching to employees can strengthen their teams and add value to their organizations. This learning path shares perspectives and key skills that will serve any manager or leader who wants to coach others effectively.
Identify the key skills needed to coach others.
Practice the behaviors that effective coaches use.
Harness the power of coaching in the workplace. Learn how to use coaching to increase employee engagement, productivity, and results.
54m 4s • COURSE
Coaching Skills for Leaders and Managers with Sara Canaday
Learn coaching skills that can help you develop your employees and add value to your organization.
34m 16s • COURSE
Ram Charan on Coaching High Potentials with Ram Charan
LinkedIn Influencer Ram Charan explains how to identify and coach high-potential employees-and what these employees can do to fully realize their potential.
27m 42s • COURSE
Persuasive Coaching with Brian Ahearn
Bring your coaching to a new level using the psychology of persuasion. Learn persuasive techniques to help those you coach enjoy more professional success and personal happiness.
43m 7s • COURSE
Coaching for Results with Lisa Gates
Develop the skills you need to effectively coach different types of employees: low performers, high performers, and those who want to develop their careers.
59m 59s • COURSE
Coaching Employees through Difficult Situations with Lisa Earle McLeod
In this scenario-based course, discover how to coach someone who is older than you, how to motivate employees who have been demoted or promoted, and more.
47m 16s • COURSE
Using Questions to Foster Critical Thinking and Curiosity with Joshua Miller
Learn how to ask the right questions to move your team, leadership, and career to the next level.
31m 5s • COURSE
You'll learn coaching skills with these experts.
Lisa Gates is a career and leadership coach and the founder of Story Happens Here.
Lisa works with ambitious women who are committed to mastering their leadership stories, building their influence and stage presence, and activating their thought leadership reputations.
With a career that spans marketing and public relations to freelance writing to acting and improvisation, Lisa has learned a thing or two about interviewing, pitching, negotiating, and storytelling. As the former cofounder of She Negotiates, an internationally recognized consulting and training firm, Lisa has helped hundreds of women close their wage and leadership gaps. Her work has been featured on NPR, CNN, The New York Times, The Wallstreet Journal, The Atlantic, Glamour, and many others. To learn more, visit www.storyhappenshere.com.
Sara Canaday is a leadership development expert, speaker, and author.
In her work, Sara helps companies maximize the contributions of their leaders for bottom-line impact. Drawing on her 15 years of corporate experience, Sara has a unique gift for connecting with audiences and ensuring they walk away with actionable strategies for positive change—strengthening leadership skills, improving business relationships, and enhancing performance.
Sara's career spans more than 20 years, including senior executive positions in sales, operations, and organizational development with USAA and Texas Mutual. After forming her own company, Sara began sharing her expertise in leadership development, executive presence, branding, and emotional intelligence. Her insights have led hundreds of teams and individuals nationwide to make strategic changes with impressive results.
Sara is a member of both the National Speakers Association and the Global Speakers Federation, and is an adjunct executive coach with the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL). She is certified in the CCL suite of 360-degree multi-rater feedback instruments, and she is accredited through Multi-Health Systems to administer the EQ-i 2.0 Emotional Intelligence assessments.
Sara has been featured in a number of publications and broadcasts, most notably Forbes, The Huffington Post, Psychology Today, CNBC, and the American Management Association's Leadership-Wired. Sara is also the author of a popular business book, You—According to Them: Uncovering the blind spots that impact your reputation and your career.
Ram Charan is a world-renowned business advisor, author, and speaker who works with top companies and CEOs.
In his work with companies including MeadWestvaco, Bank of America, DuPont, Novartis, EMC, 3M, Verizon, Aditya Birla Group, Tata Group, GMR, Fast Retailing, Max Group, CreditEase, Yildiz Holdings, and Grupo RBS, he is known for cutting through the complexity of running a business in today's fast-changing environment to uncover the core business problem. His real-world solutions, shared with millions through his books and articles in top business publications, have been praised for being practical, relevant and highly actionable-the kind of advice you can use Monday morning.
Ram's introduction to business came early while working in the family shoe shop in a small town in northern India, where he was raised. He earned an engineering degree in India and soon after took a job in Australia. When his talent for business was discovered, Ram was encouraged to develop it. He earned MBA and doctorate degrees from Harvard Business School, where he graduated with high distinction and was a Baker Scholar, then served on the faculties of Harvard Business School and Northwestern University before pursuing consulting full-time.
Ram has coached more than a dozen leaders who went on to become CEOs. He reaches many more up-and-coming business leaders through in-house executive education programs. His energetic, interactive teaching style has won him several awards, including the Bell Ringer award at GE's famous Crotonville Institute and best teacher award at Northwestern. He was among BusinessWeek's top 10 resources for in-house executive development programs. Former Chairman of GE Jack Welch said Ram "has the rare ability to distill meaningful from meaningless and transfer it in a quiet, effective way without destroying confidences," while Ivan Seidenberg, the former CEO of Verizon, called Ram his "secret weapon."
Ram has authored over 25 books since 1998 that have sold over 2 million copies in more than 12 languages. Three of his books were Wall Street Journal bestsellers, including Execution, coauthored with former Honeywell CEO Larry Bossidy. He also has written for Harvard Business Review, Fortune, BusinessWeek, Time, Chief Executive, and USA TODAY.
Ram was elected a Distinguished Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources and has served on the Blue Ribbon Commission on Corporate Governance. He has served on the boards of Hindalco in India, Emaar, Austin Industries, Tyco Electronics, and Fischer and Porter.
His book The High-Potential Leader: How to Grow Fast, Take on New Responsibilities, and Make an Impact is a hands-on guide for leaders to take charge of their own development and for HR and leadership developers to accelerate and retain the hipos their company needs. His newest book is Talent Wins, coauthored with Dominic Barton and Dennis Carey.
Brian Ahearn is an expert trainer who specializes in applying the science of influence to everyday situations.
Brian Ahearn is the chief influence officer at Influence PEOPLE. A trainer, keynote speaker, coach, and consultant, he specializes in applying the science of influence and persuasion in everyday situations. He is one of only 20 individuals in the world who currently holds the Cialdini Method Certified Trainer® (CMCT®) designation. Brian earned this specialization in the psychology of persuasion directly from Robert B. Cialdini, PhD—one of the most cited living social psychologists in the world when it comes to the science of ethical persuasion.
Brian's passion is helping people achieve greater professional success and enjoy more personal happiness. He does this by teaching how to ethically move people to action through the science of persuasion.
A cum laude graduate of Miami University, Brian has been in the business world for 30 years and has been training people for 20 years. In addition to having his CMCT® certification, Brian is a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU®) and a Competent Toastmaster (CTM).
Brian is a prolific writer. His blog has readers in 200 countries and was named one of the Top 30 Psychology Blogs of 2012 by the Online Psychology Degree Guide. He's the author of Influence PEOPLE: Powerful Everyday Opportunities to Persuade that are Lasting and Ethical and has been cited in several books, including Influence: Science and Practice, Yes! 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Persuasive, The small BIG, and Introducing Persuasion: A Practical Guide.
Sales leadership expert Lisa Earle McLeod is a popular keynote speaker, author, and consultant.
Lisa created the "noble purpose" concept and strategy after her research revealed that organizations driven by a noble purpose outperformed the market by over 350%. A sought-after keynote speaker who has rocked the house everywhere from Apple to Peterbilt Trucks, Lisa is known for her cutting-edge ideas, practical techniques, and inspirational humor. She is the author of four best-selling books on leadership, sales, and personal development. Her book Selling with Noble Purpose: How to Drive Revenue and Do Work That Makes You Proud has been a game changer at global firms like Flight Centre, Hootsuite, and Roche. She is also the sales leadership expert for Forbes.com, and she has appeared on NBC Nightly News, The Today Show, Oprah.com, and Good Morning America.
Joshua Miller is a creative leader and impactful executive coach.
Joshua's career experience has spanned both the advertising world and the world of leadership and organizational development. In advertising, he was a creative lead, responsible for the campaign strategy for Fortune 100 brands. Today, he is an innovator, developing and supporting executive development and change management for many of the same companies.
His studies at Syracuse University, NYU, and Stanford—combined with his deep knowledge of organizational behavior, performance and change management—have given him a solid understanding of the analysis, design, development, delivery, and evaluation of scalable and global talent development solutions programs.
Joshua is a Master Certified Coach trained through the International Coaching Federation and the Coaches Training Institute.