Foundations of Coaching

Professional Development Series


Building partnerships for learning and growth.

Coaching is all about building an equal partnership for learning. The aim is to provide an environment where people can reflect on their current situation, set goals, identify strengths and barriers and create a plan for change. This truly collaborative process enables managers and their teams to reach their full potential.
These same techniques and strategies are also extremely effective in the partnership between support workers and consumers. Coaching in this relationship promotes conversations that build hope and supports personal goal setting as a part of the recovery process.
This workshop can be undertaken as either a standalone foundation in coaching theory, or as Step 1 toward in-depth Applied Coaching Skills training for support workers and managers/team leaders (see below).

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Who is this for?

Foundations of Coaching is relevant to workers and managers across a wide range of mental health and human services  sector organisations.


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Face-to-face Workshops

This qualification requires attendance at 1 full-day face-to-face training session.*

Statement of Participation

A statement of participation will be granted upon satisfactory attendance of the required training sessions.

*Subject to change. Training requirements will be confirmed upon enrolment.


This one day workshop for managers and workers will introduce participants to the theoretical foundations of coaching and the core skills of coaching practice:

Theoretical Foundations:

  • Motivation theories
  • Adult developmental theories
  • Mindfulness
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Self-regulation

Coaching Skills:

  • Reflective dialogue skills
  • Values directed goal setting
  • Action planning and self-monitoring
  • Change enhancement