Coach-Like Leadership

An approach, mindset, and process that helps leaders bring out the best in their teams.

Leaders gain practical skills for today’s workplace

As work environments continue to become more agile and cross-functional, leaders need a new approach to enable their teams to move fast and be strategic.

We developed Coach-Like Leadership to help leaders master coaching practices that are essential to promote collaboration, accountability, and strong team performance. With our focus on skills that are relevant for real workplaces, leaders leave the program ready to apply what they have learned and have an action plan for sustaining their development.

Encourage collaboration and co-creative problem-solving

Leaders learn how to listen to understand, make connections, and ask powerful questions to drive insight and clarity. This helps team members get a new perspective on the challenges they are facing and work together to develop solutions.

Foster commitment to action

Individual accountability is essential for strong team performance. Leaders learn how to create a supportive environment where team members actively contribute and take ownership over their work.

Deliver tough feedback with confidence

Leaders master a framework for handling tough performance conversations in a way that delivers the message clearly and establishes a productive path forward.

A learning model that delivers results

Immersive experience

Coach-Like Leadership is a six-week learning journey that combines weekly 90-minute facilitated sessions that are delivered virtually, with personal reflection, application exercises, and engagement with an online peer community.

Action-based learning approach

Research has shown that trying to master all new material in a single intensive session is less effective than trying to master it in bite-sized pieces over a period of time. That’s why our six-week learning model is so effective: between sessions, participants get the opportunity to apply what they have learned in a real work environment before moving on to new material.

Coaching from an expert facilitator

We believe that leadership programs should be facilitated by someone who has sat in the chair and knows how to lead at the senior level. That’s why all of our facilitators have over a decade of direct leadership experience. We keep the group size small, giving every participant the opportunity to get targeted support from these experts.

What participants are saying

This course has a great impact for me in my role. It has made me understand my listening blocks, what makes an effective coach, and various coaching models I can implement based on the scenario. The facilitator was a fantastic educator and the content was interesting and applicable. Well done!

Before, I was very directional, one-sided. Now it feels like one full team. It’s less rigid now, and we’re getting more input, getting a lot more from every meeting. Now I feel like I have 10 more legs.

Since attending, I’m doing a much better job holding back from always providing solutions – team members are telling me they feel more empowered in our discussions. I feel like our trust is growing – they are understanding that they are in the driver’s seat more.

Meet the facilitators

Jen Sculthorp

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Jen is an accomplished Learning and Talent Development Professional with over 20 years of progressive experience in industries such as retail, real estate and pharmaceutical. She has held senior leadership roles focusing on leadership development; performance management and assessment; succession planning; competency modelling and building high-performing teams.

Jen is a solutions-focused strategic thinker who brings a creative and high-impact approach to facilitating.

When not at theLEADhub, Jen can be found volunteering, spending time with family and friends and cheering on her kids at the hockey rink and basketball court.

Philip has always had a passion for helping people find meaning and fulfillment in their work, in whatever roles they hold. He has worked closely with senior executives, mid-level leaders and front-line employees to help them lead and work in ways that are authentic to them.

Philip’s facilitation style is engaging and inclusive, yet thought-provoking. His experience includes speaking at a variety of HR/OD-related seminars and conferences. He also teaches Organizational Behaviour at the Ted Rogers School of Business at Ryerson University, where his students keep him on his toes!

When not at the HUB, Philip can be found paddling his kayak on the lake or enjoying time with his family.

Philip Hunter

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