5. Coaching Opportunities

Module 5 provides participants a chance to practice their coaching skills and learn how to adjust their coaching approach based on the competence and motivation of the person they are leading.


There is no prework for module 5

Module Agenda:

  • Coaching continuum (:05)
  • Coaching in a new task (:05)
  • Matching coaching approach to the situation (:10)
  • Listening to show caring without caretaking
    • Guidelines and demo (:15)
    • Practice in dyads (:25)

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Going Deeper:


Pat Summitt – America’s Best Leaders 2007
America’s Best Leaders profiles Pat Summitt, head coach of the University of Tennessee “Lady Vols” women’s basketball team. With a win-loss record of 946-180, she is the winningest coach in college basketball history, picked up seven NCAA titles, but most importantly she is famous for being a leader on and off the court. Not one Lady Vol completing eligibility under Summitt has left without a diploma.

Different Kinds of Empathy
Empathy is central to leadership abilities. Daniel Goleman discusses the three different kinds of empathy: Cognitive, Emotional, and Empathic Concern.

Empathic Listening – Stephen R Covey
Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood

Duke Head Coach K Talks About Leading with the Heart
Coach Mike Kryzyewski talks about what it takes to lead.


  • Jamie Walters and Sarah Fenson, consultants from change management company, Ivy Sea, share 6 common sense coaching strategies in this article.
  • Series of short, coaching-related articles here.