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Coaching Skills Foundation Programme

Everything you need to begin coaching with confidence


An introduction to coaching for individuals who would like to incorporate some coaching tools and techniques into their business or personal lives.
This programme is open to everybody, with no prior experience assumed or expected. Whatever your current knowledge, you are welcome here.

Programme Details

Anyone interested in finding out more about developing a coaching approach and understanding more about the psychology of change and motivation. This foundation-level course could be a springboard to move onto more professional, accredited coach training.

If you do choose to go on to our full, ICF-accredited Postgraduate Certificate in Business and Personal Coaching, completion of this programme will entitle you to a discount of £300.

Delegates will be in a group of up to 15 people. Throughout the programme, delegates will have the opportunity to coach, be coached and to observe coaching. Tutors will give live demonstrations of coaching techniques. All delegates will receive a programme workbook and a certificate of attendance from Barefoot Coaching Ltd.
The intention of the course is to leave you with a good understanding of how coaching can be used to enable someone to be at their best. We will cover psychological theories of human behaviour and change and importantly, there will be a focus upon practical skills, trying things out and getting feedback on your coaching practice.
Some of the things we will cover are:
  • What is coaching?
  • The role of the coach and the coaching relationship
  • Listening
  • Asking powerful coaching questions and questioning models
  • Wheel of Life/Work
  • Values
  • The psychology of change and motivation
  • Towards and away from motivational drivers
  • Limiting and empowering beliefs and the role of the unconscious mind
  • Career coaching models
  • Coaching for relationships (work and personal)
  • Goals and celebration of achievements
  • Be able to walk away with some really strong coaching practice under your belt, as well as some excellent tools in your back pocket.
  • Have learned about coaching for the specific context you work in, be it using coaching as part of your management style or using coaching to help people in a more personal context.
  • Have practised core coaching skills which will help you to truly enable your coachees to think at their very best and to find solutions that really work for them.
  • Understand how to open up a coaching conversation, how to manage boundaries and how to hold incredibly effective coaching conversations that help people to feel clearer and more confident.

6 online sessions, 4 hours each, one session per week.

All sessions run 09:30 – 13:30 on the following dates:

June 2024

  • Tuesday 18th June 2024
  • Tuesday 25th June 2024
  • Tuesday 2nd July 2024
  • Tuesday 9th July 2024
  • Tuesday 16th July 2024
  • Tuesday 23rd July 2024

September 2024

  • Thursday 26th September
  • Thursday 3rd October
  • Thursday 10th October
  • Thursday 17th October
  • Thursday 24th October
  • Thursday 31st October
Personal: £895 inc vat
Corporate: £895 plus vat
Held virtually, via Zoom
  • The Barefoot Coaching Tutor Team


This short programme is not a “train the trainer” programme. Our short courses and programmes generally provide introductions to complex and sometimes sensitive topics and the course and the materials provided are not designed to equip delegates to deliver training in these areas.

The materials provided by Barefoot on this short programme, such as any slides or notes, are Barefoot materials, designed for your personal use as a delegate on the programme. Please note that these materials should not be reproduced or distributed to third parties.


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