BRODY Pro Keynotes

Provide Your Managers with the Coaching Skills
Needed to Make Your Organization More Successful

Courageous CoachingCourageous Coaching: It’s Not Easy, It’s Your Job!

It may not be easy, but coaching is necessary to make individuals and teams more successful, and, ultimately, get results.

Coaching is more than giving feedback and advice. Our definition of “coaching” is … Saying the right thing and asking the right questions to the right people at the right time, in the right manner. Being “courageous” is offering coaching when it isn’t easy or comfortable.


Marjorie Brody’s “Courageous Coaching” session addresses the four reasons why managers say giving coaching to direct reports can be so difficult: fear, time, assumptions and don’t know how. This interactive session will help attendees eliminate these excuses. Marjorie will provide coaching models, and the chance to practice them, so they can be applied to participants’ environment.

As a result of this keynote or breakout session, participants will be able to:

  • Tackle the coaching fear factor
  • Manage time better, setting aside time regularly, so coaching doesn’t seem such an onerous task, and focus more on top performers
  • Eliminate assumptions and look for ways to help people move through their gaps as longevity doesn’t equal understanding job roles or new products
  • Ask questions that get people thinking differently
  • Give feedback that is really specific and honest so they can make changes – eliminating the “I don’t know how” excuse

Target Audience:

Those who manage others and are tasked with providing feedback and coaching

Number of Participants:


Program Length:

Tailored to audience and client needs; programs run anywhere in length from 90 minutes to ½-day workshop.

Program Outline:

  1. Opening
  2. Activity: benefits of coaching from the coachee’s perspective
  3. Eliminate excuses: Fear, assumptions and lack of time
  4. Discussion of coaching models
  5. Small groups practice client-supplied coaching scenarios and receive feedback from each other
  6. Close

Materials Include:

Participant handout, Courageous Coaching: Everyone Wins, “mini” book by Marjorie Brody

What People Are Saying

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Provide your managers with the coaching skills training they need to succeed—contact BRODY Professional Development directly at (215) 886-1688 to find out more about this management development program.