The Art and Practice of Effective Coaching

Taught by one of the world's leading executive coaches, this program provides guidance and best practices to executives who want to coach their emerging and potential leaders to bring out their best.

Dates TBD / 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. / $3,500
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Leadership coaching is vital to today’s most successful organizations. In fact, around half of the top companies for leaders provide coaching to their most promising leaders. This program provides a perspective and best practice from Richard Leider, one of today’s top executive coaches. It provides leaders with a proven approach to develop and retain key people through effective coaching practices.

Revealing core philosophies, critical capabilities, and the insights of coaching success, this program also includes a practice field for trying on the concepts presented. This practical program is the definitive source in the region for those leaders who want (or need) to master the art and practice of coaching their leaders.

  • Increase the skills and confidence of leaders to engage in coaching conversations with their people
  • Bring out the strengths in your leaders
  • Explore ways to unleash the power of purpose in leaders
  • Acquire a framework and tools for coaching
  • Create a leader-as-coach mindset and coaching culture
  • Enhance the ability of leaders to improve employee productivity and satisfaction


  • Why coaching has come of age
  • Foundations of coaching
  • Managing the coaching relationship
  • Applications
Leaders who want (or need) to coach emerging and high potential leaders in their company and accelerate their development. This course is appropriate for mid-level managers and directors with responsibilities for developing the organization's leaders.
Richard Leider Richard Leider, Carlson Executive Education Fellow
Barb Hoese Barbara Hoese, Carlson Executive Education Instructor

Executive Education
Carlson School of Management
University of Minnesota
321 19th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0438

Teaching Approach
The teaching approach provides a mix of lecture, discussions, and working sessions. Small group exercises and one-on-one consultations with faculty and other participants will give you an opportunity to apply the tools and concepts of leadership coaching. A unique post program 90-minute teleseminar call helps reinforce the learning and successful application of the program concepts.

Quantity Discount
A discount of 15% will apply to registrations of 3 or more people from the same company registering as a group for the same specific program. Please note that this offer is contingent upon all registrants enrolling in the same program having the same start date. Program cancellations and program transfers affecting the minimum number of people enrolled in the program for which the discount applied will void the discount.

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"The Art and Practice of Leaders Coaching Leaders provided me a fresh perspective on leadership and developing new leaders. This was one of the most valuable courses I have attended."

– Kristin Casteel
Director, Project Management Office
Digi-Key Corporation

"Outstanding program that provided practical tools, which could be immediately implemented. The teaching faculty was outstanding."

– Tim Huebsch
IS Department Manager
General Mills

"The Art and Practice of Leaders Coaching Leaders opened my eyes to who I am as a coach and gave me the tools to improve my skill set, which will benefit my organization."

– Nicole Behne
National Category Sales Manager
Hormel Foods Corp.

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Jennifer Rostami

Jennifer Erickson
Business Development Manager

Phone: 612-625-5412

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