Introduction To Coaching

Techniques & Tools For Effective Leaders

Coaching is increasingly being used within organizations to support improved personal and team performance.

This full-day workshop includes facilitated discussions, individual and group activities and experiential learning through coaching practice. In this highly-experiential session, participants will have the opportunity to practice coaching skills and experience being coached, actively tackling issues they are currently facing in the work place.

This course follows a two-step process: First, clarifying what coaching is and is not, introducing the Excelerator Coaching™ model. Second, going further into coaching techniques and tools, and consolidating learning through practicing coaching skills and being coached.

*Fee includes registration, light refreshments, lunch and Essential Impact’s coaching workbook. Participants will have the opportunity to place an order for the Great Question!™ Cards following the session.

Who Should Attend

Not-for-profit employees or volunteers 

Program Benefits

As organizations find themselves working within an increasingly complex world, where they are often required to do more with less, coaching offers a tool for encouraging and supporting individuals and team members to find solutions and to take responsibility for their own actions and outcomes.

Learning Objectives

Following this workshop, participants will have an understanding of coaching and will be comfortable coaching others. Participants will be able to:

  • Understand what coaching is and how it can support performance within organizations
  • Be comfortable using the Excelerator Coaching™ model to work with others within their organizations
  • Understand and apply a range of coaching and influencing approaches
  • Improve their communication and influencing skills through developing active listening and effective questioning skills
  • Understand interference and limits on performance
  • Contract clearly and ethically, and be aware of coaching boundaries
  • Be comfortable giving and receiving feedback, and learning from others


Participants in the One Day Intro to Coaching workshop are introduced to the four principles of the Excelerator Coaching™ Model – Engage, Enlighten, Empower, Excel.

  • ENGAGE: Focuses on creating an environment of safety and confidentiality for meaningful conversations.
  • ENLIGHTEN: Focuses on identifying root causes and underlying issues rather than symptoms in order to target specific action.
  • EMPOWER: Focuses on generating self-awareness of internal and external barriers which typically interfere with effective planning and implementation of change.
  • EXCEL: Focuses on commitment to action, with realistic timeframes.

To see if this workshop is currently scheduled, visit our upcoming learning opportunties listing

For more information, please email

t: 604 875 9144**
f: 604 875 0710
1183 Melville Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 2X5

**Please note: During COVID-19 the Vantage Point team is working from home. Contact information for workshops can be found on event pages, or find a list of our staff contact info here.


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