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Business Leadership Coaching


12 Feb, 2024

Course overview

The Business Leadership Coaching short course addresses the unique differences between internal & external coaching & looks practically at how coaching can be implemented within an organisation. This course looks at how coaching should be woven into the culture of the organisation as well as the leadership styles and everyday conversations to yield superior results within the organisational context. It also considers how coaching fits into the leadership landscape across generations, and into the future world of work. This context includes leadership development, developing talent, succession planning, high performance teams, linking employee engagement to customer experience and unblocking performance issues. The course looks at several coaching models and addresses the virtual aspect to help leaders engage effectively with individuals and teams in the virtual environment.

Course curriculum

  • Module 1: Introduction to workplace coaching
  • Module 2: Context for workplace coaching
  • Module 3: Coaching Starts with the Coach
  • Module 4: Coaching Skills Framework
  • Module 5: Coaching Models
  • Module 6: Coaching in Action
  • Module 7: Coaching in the Digital Age
  • Module 8: Monitoring Coaching

Course outcomes

  • Discuss coaching in the context of the workplace.
  • Recognise the context for coaching in the workplace.
  • Explore the role of leadership, maturity and awareness in coaching.
  • Show how three business tools contribute to good governance.
  • Apply coaching in the workplace.
  • Explore coaching at a distance using technology.
  • Explore how monitoring, assessment and supervision contribute to effective coaching.


Bev Hancock

Course summary

Format: Wits certified online short course
Certification: Wits University certificate of competence
Duration: 10 weeks
Breakdown: 8 weeks consecutive online lectures, one exam in week 10
Hours per week: 5 to 7
Language: English

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Bev Hancock

For the past 20 years, Bev Hancock has dedicated herself to unleashing leadership potential, from young millenials to the C-suite. She has a deep understanding of the integrated role that leadership communication plays in the new world of work. Her work is based on her research in virtual coaching and how we connect deeply in an omni-channel environment as well as the digital learning, facilitation and coaching work she has built with clients