Participants practice and receive feedback on coaching conversations based on their own, real-life scenarios. They return to their job with the information and tools they need to successfully engage in coaching conversations wherein individuals expand their awareness, discover their own superior solutions, and make and implement better decisions; this leads to significantly higher levels of employee empowerment and productivity.



We know that learned management styles can either help or hurt coaching conversations. A unique component of The Extraordinary Coach experience is the Coaching Preferences Self-Assessment which helps participants identify their personal preferences across three leadership style spectrums. Participants receive the data and insights they need to explore areas that might require adjustment in their pursuit to be an extraordinary coach.

Real-Play Practice

When it comes to coaching conversations, managers often “wing it” and hope for the best. The FUEL model is a conversation framework structured enough to provide consistency; yet flexible enough to adapt to various types of conversations. Participants practice the FUEL model with real-play scenarios, receive feedback from learning partners, identify an immediate coaching opportunity, and create a plan to achieve specific goals to improve their coaching conversations.

With Sustainment

Participants take part in an email program designed to keep coaching and the FUEL model top of mind. In addition, organizations can opt-in for FUEL Igniters―short, practical learning modules that teach the FUEL model for specific applications such as performance appraisals and navigating change. Such applications help embed extraordinary coaching and the FUEL model into talent management processes.

Personal Development Plan

Coaching Preferences Assessment

Our best-in-class Coaching Preferences Self-Assessment uses a forced choice format to help participants identify the areas within their preferred leadership styles that support or potentially hinder successful coaching conversations.

FUEL Model

World-Class Guidance

Our global cadre of accomplished facilitators and implementation specialists are at your fingertips. We offer the flexibility, knowledge and experience to support your unique requirements. We can also certify members of your team to confidently present the program inside your organization.

Speak with one of our experts to explore the best solutions for your organization.

Coaching Attributes and Perspectives Assessment

Formats Available

The Extraordinary Coach is available in the following standard formats:
– Two 3.5-hour Live Online Sessions
– 1-day (7-hour) In-person Workshop

It would be our pleasure to work with you to create the format that will best suit your organization’s unique requirements.

Certification Offered

The Extraordinary Coach Facilitator Certification
An intensive training process that provides skilled facilitators with the knowledge and tools to effectively deliver The Extraordinary Coach workshop in their organizations.
(Live online or in-person options are available.)

The Extraordinary Coach eBook Zenger Folkman

The Extraordinary Coach eBook

Research shows that many coaches believe they are better than they are. This eBook focuses on practical tips and extensive research to point leaders in the right direction.

Discover a proven framework for coaching that allows the coach to own the process and the coachees to own the content.

Becoming a great coach begins with aspiring to be a good one.

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Bringing Science to the Art of Coaching
Making the most of every coaching session

by Jack Zenger and Kathleen Stinnett

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