Coaching for growth

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Coaching is a form of development in which an experienced person, called a coach, supports a learner in achieving a specific goal, or solving an issue. There are many frameworks for coaching, and they generally involve asking powerful questions to help the coachee navigate their ways through finding answers. Many managers now use coaching techniques to help their employees grow and learn to become more independent. 

In this workshop, we’ll learn about the GROW model and practice applying it in small groups or pairs. There are many other techniques associated with coaching, however in this hour we’ll focus on this specific model. 

During this workshop, we will:

  • Learn the Grow Model for use in coaching
  • Learn to balance asking questions vs. giving answers to the coachee
  • Learn the art of asking open-ended questions to help coachee “self-guide”

After the workshop, you will have learned:

  • Techniques to coach others and help them grow
Laura Lewis-Barr


Laura Lewis-Barr

Laura Lewis-Barr is founder and president of Training 4 Breakthroughs. Using her extensive training in both the theatre and emotional intelligence, Laura helps managers and executives communicate their ideas with humor, vitality, and presence. She has many years of experience coaching and training groups online and is a beloved virtual instructor. 

Her recent publication, Improving Communication at Work – 52 Tips, Techniques, and Tools to Build Emotional Intelligence – A Card Deck for Workers, Managers, and Teams comes from her many years of coaching adults in emotional intelligence and the practical uses of positive psychology. She is also the author of Share Your Stories, Ace Your Interview, and Get the Job You Want!: Insights from emotional intelligence, the performing arts, and public speaking.

Laura has undergone an extensive amount of certifications:

  • DDI (Development Dimensions International)
  • Mind Gym
  • Achieve Global
  • 6-seconds Emotional Intelligence
  • TESI (Team Emotional/Social Intelligence assessment)

In addition to her degrees in Communication and Performance, she has continued to study depth psychology, facilitation, and process work. She has worked with managers from Chase Bank, Thomson Reuters, Dow Chemical, AOL, Toyota, and many other large and small companies.

Laura's well told stories can also be found in her nonfiction publications (on emotional intelligence) as well as in award-winning plays and short stop motion films.

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They've worked with people at

Dow Chemical
Thomson Reuters


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