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Coaching Skills for Leaders and Managers

Sara Canaday

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Coaching expert Sarah Canaday explains how to be a successful coach in any context by acquiring a specific set of skills and learning how to support others' careers.


Coaching Skills for Leaders and Managers

Coaching Skills for Leaders and Managers

by Sara Canaday


At some point in your life, you've probably had this thought: 'If I only had someone to show me the right way.' We all need guides in our life, and this is especially true in the workplace.

Coaching is a combination of mentoring and training. Mentoring is expert guidance, coming from someone who has a lot of experience in a specific field. Training is more related to specific skills and knowledge.

For 20 years, Sarah Canaday worked in various sectors and developed a general coaching strategy for leaders and managers. Canaday is now the executive coach at the Centre for Creative Leadership, has contributed to Forbes and Huffington Post, and is the author of the business bestseller You -- According to Them.

In this course, Canaday draws from her experience to share the essentials to successful coaching, which include patience and emotional intelligence.

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Coaching is much more than delivering great performance reviews. It involves a highly specific skillset, one that can be used to genuinely develop employees in a targeted, ongoing way. It can transform their capacity to produce, support their career aspirations, and prepare them for the next level.

- Sarah Canaday

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