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Taking the Coaching Approach 2024

July 5 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Presented by Graham Taylor

About the course

The ‘Taking a coaching approach’ _workshop offers an additional developmental tool for those who work directly with people that is built on a style of communication and motivation aimed at unlocking a person’s potential to maximise their performance. Rather than ‘telling, directing and instructing’ the coaching approach aims at developing internal or self-motivation – aiming at the ‘inner person’ rather than external motivators. It is aimed at helping a person learn rather than teaching them.

The aim of the workshop is to provide coaching principles and processes and practice sessions to consolidate within people helpers a methodology that taps into the potential that exists within the client or patient. The methodology focuses on questions that raise awareness (what is happening around the client or patient; raise self-awareness (what they are experiencing personally) and to raise responsibility (take responsibility for their actions and increasing ownership and accountability).

Session One: Defining Coaching and the Coaching Approach

  • What is coaching ?
  • Coaching demonstration and debrief
  • Distinctions between professions – ( mentoring, consultant, therapy, counselling etc )
  • Listening as a coach – listening “to”, “though”, “just” and the 3 “A’s” of listening

Session Two: Coaching with the GROW Model

  • Introduction to the GROW model
  • Working with the GROW coaching questions
  • Coaching practice and debrief

Session Three: Facilitating a Coaching Conversation

  • Speaking with clear intention
  • What makes a good coaching question ?
  • Genuine inquiry and unattached advocacy

Session Four: Further Practice Facilitating a Coaching Conversation

  • Coaching practice
  • Debrief and highlight learning applicable to the OT role

About the Presenter

Graham Taylor has spent the past 52 years of his life encouraging, supporting, and developing people in leadership and management roles.

He has extensive experience in Training and Development. This experience started in the field of Youth Work where he was instrumental in developing strategic training and development for Youth Workers and young people and then, in the mid 1980’s, he moved into the management and development consultancy field within organisations. His consultancy has three interrelated arms or services: Leadership development, Coaching and Facilitation services and a Training arm.

Graham was first introduced to a ‘formal’ coaching structure in 1994 while working overseas. The coaching model provided a powerful structure and a use of linguistic tools that clearly assisted clients (and himself!) in developing the inner person and producing possibilities and options that did not seem visible outside of coaching.

Graham has designed and facilitated this program titled ‘Taking the coaching approach’.

Taking the coaching approach
Date Friday July 5th, 2024

08:30 – 16:30

Venue Pagoda Conference Room, Pagoda Resort, 112 Melville Parade, Como




Early bird before 5/5/24

Member/Student $250.00

Rural/remote member $200.00

Non-members $495.00

Standard rate after 5/5/24

Member/Student $300.00

Rural/remote member $237.50

Non-members $495.00

Refreshments Welcome Tea/Coffee, Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided.
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July 5
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Event Category:


WA Occupational Therapy Association


Pagoda Ballroom, Pagoda Resort
112 Melville Parade
Como, Western Australia 6152 Australia
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