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Leader As Coach

Cohort-based Course

Good coaching is good management. Learn and apply coaching skills to empower your team and maximize results.

Hosted by

Andrea Mignolo

Executive coach. 15+ years of leadership experience. MBA, PCC.

Course overview

Maximize team performance, well-being, and business impact through coaching

Leader as Coach is a 5 week course that teaches leaders essential coaching skills that can unlock potential, enhance well-being, and accelerate team performance.

Who is this course for


Experienced managers looking to integrate coaching agility into their leadership practice.


Executives who want to build strong relationships and trust through powerful conversations.


Leaders that struggle to have effective and actionable feedback conversations with their team.

You'll immediately be able to apply learnings from the following topics

Understand what coaching is and its role in organizations

Coaching is both an art and a science, but it certainly isn't a mystery! This course will demystify coaching, clarify the role it plays in organizations, and provide leaders with a clear understanding of how to coach in business environments.

Know when to coach and when to delegate

Coaching is about being imaginative and looking for a variety of solutions. In some situations coaching can be incredibly supportive and while others require leaders to be strategic and directive. Learn how to successfully flex across the coaching/delegation spectrum.

Build fluency in the neuroscience of coaching

Stress is good in the right amount, but too much can push people into survival mode. When this happens a shift from being responsive to reactive takes place. Learn how the brain contributes to threat-based behavior and how to effectively and gracefully handle these situations.

Integrate coaching skills into your leadership practice

Coaching skills are great for coaching, and are also powerful leadership skills on their own. Fluency with active listening, building relationships, making clear requests, and navigating complexity will make you a more effective leader.

Gain hands on experience coaching and being coached

Each workshop is designed with ample time dedicated to hands on, experiential learning where participants can engage in coaching and being coached. This is the best way to learn the core skills of coaching. People usually find this both scary and fun!

Increase capacity to engage in more meaningful interactions

Use coaching skills to deepen your awareness, power of observation, and leadership presence to build authentic relationships through which to coordinate action and effective performance.

Meet your instructor

Andrea Mignolo

Andrea Mignolo

Executive Coach, MBA, PCC

Over the last two decades I've had a pretty winding career path: testing video games, overseeing the digital side of Free Speech TV, teaching business English in Japan, and leading product at multiple tech start-ups with two exits and one currently at unicorn status.

These days I am an International Coaching Federation (ICF) credentialed PCC Executive Coach working at the intersection of leadership, business, psychology, and design. I partner with leaders to build effective organizations, high-performing teams, and lasting change. I work one-on-one with clients, coach executive teams, run group coaching programs, and design leadership development curriculum for organizations.

I hold an MBA from the Weatherhead School of Management where I studied Appreciative Inquiry, Intentional Change Theory, and Organizational Behavior with folks like Richard Boyatzis, Melvin Smith, and David Cooperrider. I completed my undergraduate work at Oberlin College where I designed my own major, Technocultural Studies.

I began my coach training at New Ventures West where I learned the methodologies of integral coaching for individuals and teams. Since then I've trained at The Strozzi Institute in the art of somatic coaching and leadership, with the Aletheia School of integral unfoldment, and with the Gestalt International Study Center.

I am also a certified meditation and embodiment teacher in the lineage of The Realization Process.

Outside of coaching I am a dedicated meditatoravid backcountry camper, and budding martial artist.

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Course syllabus


Coaching Foundations

In this workshop we'll cover coaching mindsets, the difference between coaching and mentoring, the neuroscience of coaching, and essential skills for building awareness of yourself and others.


Building Trust

Trust is the foundation of effective coaching. In this workshop we'll look at what it is, how it works, and how to build it intentionally through specific and repeatable actions.


The Power of Appreciation

Coaching conversations at work are focused on developing individuals and changing challenging behavior. Learn the role that appreciation plays and how it can unlock creative possibilities for change and transformation.


Coaching Practicum I

Building on the learnings from the first three workshops, the first practicum explores the arc of a coaching conversation. Participants will get the opportunity to put these skills to work immediately in small practice groups.


Coaching Practicum II

The second practicum is an extension of the first, with a focus on applying a coaching approach to difficult conversations. The workshop will close with the creation of an actionable learning plan for sustained growth as a coach and leader.

Course schedule

10 hours over 5 weeks
  • March 15th - April 12th

    Wednesdays, 10 - 12pm Pacific Time

    These workshops are highly experiential and hands-on. Each day of the course will focus on a core theme, teach foundational materials and methodologies, and then move into practice based learning.

  • Between Workshops

    30 minutes

    In between workshops, micro-practices, small experiments, and easy to integrate exercises will be assigned for students to take their learnings out into the real world and apply them in work settings.

  • Office Hours

    Tuesdays 4 - 5pm Pacific Time

    Open time for participants to go deeper with the materials, ask questions, and practice coaching.

Learning is better with cohorts

Learning is better with cohorts

Active hands-on learning

This course builds on live workshops and hands-on practice.

Practice, practice, practice

You’ll be practicing with other learners in break-out rooms, group discussions, and coaching demos.

Learn with a cohort of peers

Join a community of like-minded people who want to learn and grow alongside you

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