Critical Thinking and Coaching


Course introduction

To achieve success at work, managers must think critically and make the best decisions in the most optimum manner.  However, thinking is a labourious process, which explains why people tend to shun it, or short-cut the process, this leads to sub-optimal decisions and the end result is below-par performance or worst still, detrimental effects on the organisations. Managers who demonstrate critical thinking skills at work are able to generate well-conceived solutions that help them to handle their daily tasks and projects and lead others.

Meanwhile, in today’s world, leaders and managers are becoming more of “coaches” rather than “managers” and hence coaching is increasingly relied upon to motivate employees and improve their performance. Like critical thinking, coaching is a serious mental activity and it call for extensive critical skills and abilities to conduct meaningful conversations with others.

The good news is that critical thinking and coaching are not esoteric skills. They can be learned. Through this one-day dynamic combo workshop, you can look forward to being equipped with critical tried and tested set of techniques for critical thinking and coaching, giving them the edge and readiness to solve problems effectively, and lead others to both personal success in a dynamic marketplace.

Course Benefits

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to;

  • Recognise the importance of Critical Thinking
  • Understand how the mind works and principles of Critical Thinking
  • Be equipped with tried-and-tested techniques to think critically
  • Understand a model for superior coaching
  • Be capable of conduct meaningful coaching conversations for different applications

Target Audience

Professionals and Managers

Course Outline

Understanding Critical Thinking

  • What is Critical Thinking?
  • Why Critical Thinking?
  • How the brain works?
Rewiring our Thinking
  • Challenging Assumptions
  • Asking Critical Thinking Questions
  • Understanding Frames of Reference
  • Leveraging Methodological Thinking
  • Using Causal Reasoning
  • Generating Alternatives
Understand Coaching
  • What is Coaching?
  • Challenges in Coaching
  • What makes an excellent coach?
Components in Coaching
  • Superior Coaching Model
  • Key Values and Characteristics
  • Critical Skills
  • Core Conversation and Performance Application

Available Course Sessions

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Trainer Profile


All of our Associate Trainers offer our high level of service therefore are subject to regular peer assessments and interview prior to joining our Institute. They must all be qualified and have relevant experience to an agreed level and are subjected to continual audit and evaluation. Strict internal assessment is implemented as an integral part of our quality control mechanism.