Coaching for Career Development

Development training designed to help managers increase their coaching acumen to build high performing teams



For each individual, career growth is about owning their own career. That means being responsible for their unique journey—for taking on experiences that matter personally, impact their employer’s operations, and contribute to the company’s mission.

For Managers, career development conversations are about supporting their team member’s career growth in a way that synchronizes each individual’s desires with the organization’s needs. The organization, in turn, provides individuals with the tools and resources they need along their journey. Everyone has a part to play in career growth.

Taking an active role in employee career development is instrumental for keeping staff engaged, growing their skills and increasing the chances of retaining them with the organization.  For these reasons, coaching is one of the most powerful activities a people manager can practice with their direct reports.

This course covers the fundamentals of workplace coaching for career development.  The development experience provides participants with knowledge and easy-to-apply tools needed to become an even more successful manager than they are today!

What Will Be Covered

Coaching for Career Development is an immersive experience which teaches seasoned and new managers alike, the essential skills required coach their employees on how to gain new knowledge, skills and abilities, as well as how to close any developmental gaps.

This offering employs a combination of learning styles, such as instructor-led facilitation, panel discussions, video critiques, small-group working sessions (where managers practice using new tools) and role-play scenarios based on real organizational scenarios.

Coaching for Career Development helps managers support, not drive, the career development goals for their team members. The workshop provides a group learning experience to help managers:

  • Gain a new perspective on career development and their role in it
  • Plan how to gain the knowledge they need to coach their team in career development conversations
  • Prepare for what they need to do in career development conversations
  • Apply strategies for supporting the career growth of people who hold a wide variety of aspirations, strengths, and interests
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How Participants Benefit

Participants will:

  • Understand what coaching is and isn’t

  • Be able to identify when it is appropriate to use coaching and when it isn’t

  • Learn the four steps of the GROW model

  • Understand how to engage in a great coaching conversation

  • Know useful coaching questions

  • Understand how to effectively conclude a coaching conversation

  • Recognize common coaching challenges

    Participants will also discover more about themselves as they learn how to use their developing coaching talents for the greater good of the organization. Utilizing a blend of instruction, demonstration and feedback, the workshop provides brief practice opportunities for new skills learned.

Ideal For:

Those desiring to increase their coaching skills in helping others develop and improve their career trajectory.

  • Seasoned Managers 
  • Middle Managers & Supervisors
  • New Managers
  • Team Leaders

Additional Information

Coaching Pool Resources for Participants



In addition to the workshop listed above, Shockingly Different Leadership has 50+certified coaches available to provide 1:1 and/or group coaching to management staff.

How to Book Workshop

Coaching for Career Development is an experience that we will co-create together with you.

Once you decide to schedule a Discovery session with us, we will work with you to add in company-specific customizations, such as policies, processes, and procedures .

Module lengths vary from 2-6 hours, and can be facilitated in both in-person and virtual formats. 

Pricing is determined based on final course customizations required and number of deliveries.

To get a proposal on bringing this workshop to your organization, contact us to discuss choices, dates and pricing.

Payment Options

SDL provides two payment options for your convenience:

  1. Credit Card: You can bill the workshop to a corporate or personal credit card.
  2. Purchase Order/Invoice: SDL will send a bill directly to you or your company. If a purchase order or registration in your company’s vendor system is required, please contact us at 770-384-1103.

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Shockingly Different Leadership is a human capital professional services consultancy that provides organizations access to the best consulting expertise in the areas of Talent Development, Organizational Development, and Human Resources – on an on-demand, project, or contract basis.


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