Leaders as Coaches: Engage, Equip, Excite

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST

Host: Association for Talent Development
By: Lisa Ann Edwards, Bloom Coaching Institute

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Well documented as a top way to improve performance, coaching continues to be in the spotlight when it comes to effectively developing talent. For organizations, the decision to have its leaders serve in the role of coach depends on a variety of factors, not the least of which are buy-in and support for the approach and the coaching skills of those involved.

This webcast will focus on three aspects of leaders as coaches: engaging leaders in the coaching process, equipping them with coaching skills, and exciting them about the impact coaching can have on improved individual and team performance, employee engagement, and trust. It will touch on the pros and cons of a leader as coach, as well as explore three key skills that all coaches must do well to be successful. This session includes a case study that documents the success, including impact and ROI of leaders as coaches.

Attendees will be able to:

  • Identify key points to gain buy-in for a “leader as coach” approach.
  • Consider how best to support leaders with acquiring or improving coaching skills.
  • Create excitement in their organizations for establishing a coaching culture.


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Lisa Ann Edwards
Lisa Ann Edwards

Bloom Coaching Institute

Lisa Ann Edwards is the founder of Bloom Coaching Institute, an organization that advances coaching effectiveness through research, tools, training and consultation. Edwards’s coaching work has demonstrated as much as a 251 percent return on investment and has been shown to lift employee engagement nearly 20 percent.

As head of Talent Management for Corbis, a Bill Gates' privately owned global media company, Lisa was responsible for designing and implementing effective talent development solutions such as leadership development, management development and coaching programs to ensure talent engagement, improve talent retention and serve to feed the talent pipeline.

Lisa is a frequent contributing author to trade publications and has authored or contributed to the following books: Measuring the Success of Coaching: A Step-by-Step Guide to Measuring Impact and Calculating ROI (ASTD Press, 2012); Keep Looking Up (2010); Managing Talent Retention: An ROI Approach (2009) and has contributed case studies or chapters to five additional books. Lisa earned a Master of Science in Experimental Psychology from Southern Methodist University and is a certified coach from The Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara.