Challenging Coaching Masterclass

On this in-depth one-day interactive masterclass John Blakey co-author of “Challenging Coaching: going beyond traditional coaching to face the FACTS” will look in detail at this new and challenging approach to coaching. The Masterclass will deal with the principles which underpin the model, and the FACTS elements themselves.


Reasons to enrol

A unique opportunity for you to:

  • Delve deeply into the principles of Challenging Coaching and learn experientially about the FACTS CoachingTM model from one of its originators
  • Explore in depth the relevance of traditional coaching approaches and explore the principles and the new gems of Challenging Coaching
  • Explore in depth and practice the five elements of FACTS Coaching
  • Consider the wider implications and applications of FACTS Coaching
  • Take away an approach which can be integrated with your existing coaching practice and used on an on-going basis to increase your presence and maximise your impact

What’s involved

  • Facilitated discussion into the origins of coaching and the traditional principles and how these now serve coaches, coachees and organisations in the 21st century.
  • Consider and practice the principles behind FACTS CoachingTM such as the Support Challenge Matrix, the Zone of Uncomfortable Debate, Build the Contract Honor the Contract, and Speak Your Truth and Face the FACTS.
  • Explore in detail and practice the skills of Feedback and Accountability within a Challenging Coaching environment.
  • Explore and practice the skills of Courageous Goals, Tension and Systems Thinking.
  • Facilitate a discussion on the wider application of FACTS CoachingTM within business.

As well as exploring the theory behind FACTS CoachingTM, the masterclass will provide plenty of opportunity to practice the skills and consider the implications and applications.

This will be a thought provoking and stimulating workshop, offering questions and new perspectives about coaching and the world in which we do our work.

Who is this course for?

Anyone who is responsible for the performance of others will find that the key to eliciting the highest level of achievement lies in facing the FACTS.

Course Faculty

John Blakey
John Blakey
John co-authored ‘Challenging Coaching’ with Ian Day, in 2012. The book features the FACTS coaching model and was inspired by his executive coaching work with Team GB and England sports coaches in rowing, diving, shooting and cricket. From 2013-2015, he was leadership coach to Peter Moores, the former England cricket coach. Six years after its publication, ‘Challenging Coaching’ remains one of the best-selling leadership books in the UK.

In 2016, John published ‘The Trusted Executive’ which was shortlisted as the Chartered Management Institute book of the year and led to John being named as a top 100 thought leader in trust by Trust Across America. John’s prize-winning doctoral research on the nine habits of trust at Aston Business School has been featured in Forbes, Inc. Magazine, The Huffington Post, BBC news and on the BBC’s ‘Daily Politics’ programme.

John has delivered keynote speaker sessions to thousands of business leaders around the world, including corporate events for HP, IBM, EY and the RNLI. He is a member of the Vistage speaker bureaus in the UK, US and Canada where he delivers CEO workshops that draw upon his experience as a former FTSE100 international managing director, highly successful entrepreneur and executive coach to over 120 CEOs from 22 different countries.

John is a member of the CEO executive coaching faculty at the IoD, the FA and the NHS and, since 2010, has been a PCC credentialed coach with the ICF.

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Upcoming Course Details

Challenging Coaching Masterclass
13 Nov 2018
Bonhill House, London
1-3 Bonhill Street, London EC2A 4BX United Kingdom

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