Empowering Leadership: Influencing through Coaching in partnership with Nick Zienau

The best leaders need to empower others to get the most out of them. Our approach to coaching is practical, concerned with actual behaviour and real impact on others. What matters to us is to help people make step changes in their leadership behaviour.

  • Building trust & social contracting
  • Coaching and empowering others
  • Difficult conversations / challenge and feedback
  • Full spectrum leadership / facilitation
  • Designed and led by Nick Zienau, an experienced and highly effective coach and trainer

We make the offer in two different forms. They are not mutually exclusive. You can opt for either option depending on your needs and practical considerations.
The design also allows people to start with one option and do the other at another time.
People get most out of using the 7 tools when they have repeated opportunities to practice and get feedback. Either course can act as a refresher for the other.

Option 1 – Coaching Programme (online)

This series of sessions breaks down the 7 tools defined by Nick into 4 x 3 hour sessions. It is suitable for all those in leadership positions in school and takes a very practical approach to practicing and using the tools in the context of your leadership.
There will be 1½ hours of input, modelling, practice and discussion, followed by 1½ hours of personal group coaching in triads.

Session 1 - Tuesday 2 March 2021 - 2.00pm - 5.00pm
Session 2 - Wednesday 14 April 2021 - 2.00pm - 5.00pm
Session 3 - Wednesday 12 May 2021 - 2.00pm - 5.00pm
Session 4 - Thursday 17 June 2021 - 2.00pm - 5.00pm


THEP Members £500 per delegate 
Non-THEP Members £750 per delegate

Option 2 – Two day intensive programme (Cancelled)

Summer 2021 - dates TBC in Spring Term - 8.30am - 5.00pm

The content of this is the same but concentrated into 2 days instead of spread over the year. This format covers the same tools and philosophy but is a more intensive experience and allows participants to challenge their own current practice more deeply and is particularly effective in promoting self-awareness of the link between your own behaviour and the impact you have on others.


THEP Members £650 per delegate
Non-THEP Members £950 per delegate

N.B. To express an interest in Option 2 please email [email protected]

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