Developing Skills in Holding Coaching Conversations
Developing Skills in Holding Coaching Conversations

Date: 03 May 2017

Time: 08:45 AM to 04:30 PM

Duration: 7 hours 45 minutes

Venue: Durham County Cricket Club, Chester le Street


Coaching & Mentoring

Leadership Dimensions:


The Academic Health Science Network and North East Leadership Academy have collaborated to provide this one-day practical learning event which will offer exercises and tools to support you to build and mature your skills and confidence to have effective coaching conversations.

By the end of the day participants will:

  • have learned and practised using a range of practical coaching questions and tools
  • have a structure and framework to use in 1:1 and team conversations
  • feel confident having coaching conversations with a range of people
  • have a plan to use their new coaching skills 

Topics covered throughout the day are:

  • Understanding the link between Thinking, Action & Results in the context of coaching conversations
  • Using four components to influence people to think in a helpful way
  • Designing high quality questions and practising their use
  • Learning and practising four goal defining techniques
  • Using the Go MAD Thinking Framework to structure a coaching conversation
  • Moving from problems to solutions
  • Practising coaching conversations

The day will be facilitated by Andy Gilbert, Founding Director of Go MAD Thinking.

For further information please contact: sarah.black@ahsn-nenc.org.uk.

About Andy Gilbert

Andy has been the driving force behind the values driven company he founded in 1996, going on to develop the Go M.A.D. Thinking System in 1998, which is now used by hundreds of thousands of people across the world. Andy has written over 20 books, including his seminal work ‘Go MAD - The Art of Making a Difference’, and his critically acclaimed ‘Go MAD about Coaching’, as well as presenting over 200 video and audio programmes relating to leadership, personal development and organisational change.
Andy has gathered a wealth of knowledge and experience as a top-level business coach and business improvement expert. Deployed on 11 international assignments on behalf of the British Government and EU in former Eastern European Countries, he is regarded worldwide as one of the most prominent specialists in organisational change and restructuring. As a result he spends much of his time facilitating Leadership and Business Improvement programmes.
He is constantly exploring ways of using new media and technology with which to allow the world access to his critically acclaimed thinking system – for which he has a clear 50 year vision. His podcast series ‘Thinking for Business Success’ has been download over 1 million times and has regularly been at the top of the iTunes Business podcast chart, often ahead of the likes of Harvard Business School.
Andy is highly in demand as a facilitator and keynote speaker due to the combination of his inspirational, pragmatic style, skill and passion for helping people think in a solution focused way. Here is a link to a 17 mins video of Andy presenting “The Art of Making A Difference” to an audience of approximately 500 people at a recent TEDx conference where the theme was “Every Journey Matters”. This will introduce you to the Making A Difference background and the Go M.A.D. Thinking System that will be used as a coaching framework.
“As a mentor, appraiser, educational supervisor, clinical supervisor, manager, trainer, teacher, tutor and consultant for the trust with attendance at a lot of CPD events and training over the years, this was honestly the best 7.5 hours of training that I’ve ever received- engaging, skill driven, interesting and relevant.”
Dr Mark Lovell MBChB(hons), BSc(hons), PGDipMedSc(merit), MRCPsych
Consultant Child and Adolescent Learning Disability Psychiatrist at Tees, Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust.

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