Fundamentals of Coaching


Coaching is a skill set that, when applied, creates awareness to communication styles. Once aware of habits, we can choose differently and create new relationships.


In this interactive, practice-and-play class format, you'll learn:

  • - What coaching is and isn't
  • - Powerful questions to ask that keep people engaged and off the defense
  • - Roles of a coach and how to transition between them
  • - How to listen actively and effectively to understand what's not being said
  • - Language that prompts better answers and deepens the learning



What is Coaching?
Using your pre-course assessments, we will explore what coaching is and isn't. We'll also explore powerful questions to ask and limiting beliefs that hinder growth.

Roles of the Coach
There are five different components of coaching. All five can be part of every coaching session, but sometimes you'll only need 1 or 2 for an effective session. We'll show you how determine the best strategy for the situation.

Listening and Language
Listening skills are critical in good coaching and the three levels of listening will be reviewed and practiced. We will also explore how language (words and tones) impacts receptivity in coaching.

Set yourself up for success!  We’ll go over next steps and how to get the most out of your new skills.



We’ll start Thursday, October 1 at 9 am PST and classes will run through October 22
Classes will meet virtually via Zoom for four, 1-hour sessions
Each group will be limited to fewer than 8 participants in order for you to get the most out of each class



Fundamentals of Coaching for Leaders + Managers:
(4) 1-hour weekly sessions

Fundamentals of Coaching for Leaders + Managers PLUS Individual Coaching Sessions:
(4) 1-hour weekly sessions
Plus, expand your knowledge with (2) 45-minute private coaching sessions



The first 2 people to register will receive a copy of Coaching Questions: A Coach’s Guide to Powerful Asking Skills by Tony Stoltzfus



Here's what people are saying about our events:

"Judy has the ability to continue to stretch the thoughts of a seasoned administrator. She teaches relevant, forward thinking subjects in an engaging manner."

"Many of us, like me, have never had a mentor and this is a good way to obtain some of the benefits without the mentor."

"The exercise and particularly the individual homework assignments helped me to better understand my personal style and identify where I needed to make changes. The personal coaching sessions were eye opening and extremely effective."

"This course really made me think about what I am doing and how I am doing it. I gained some insight into things I need to do differently and how to approach them. Having a partner for homework really makes me responsible for keeping up my end of the bargain."



Judy Hissong, CLM

President, Nesso Strategies | Founder, Legal Leadership Institute

Judy understands teams. And she knows how to help you maximize the potential of yours. For over two decades, Judy has applied her vast knowledge of team dynamics, emotional intelligence, work/life balance, leadership, finance, and legal management to help law firms improve their people, process, performance and, ultimately, profits.

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Start Time: 9:00 am
End Time: 10:00 am

Start Date: October 1, 2020
End Date: October 22, 2020

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