Lead Like a Coach – the program.

Create a bigger impact with your team with less effort from you

A program for leaders who want to…

stop fixing the same problems

get more and better work done

enjoy leading

Many leaders feel caught up in everyday pressures to produce results. They keep working harder. They don’t feel confident to coach: in fact, stepping back and coaching under these circumstances seems counter-intuitive.

Leaders who coach focus on cultivating trust with their team by supporting and developing them. They readily delegate work and responsibility to the team. They do what they can to make sure that their team members are set up to do their best work.

Not only does more and better work get done, this has the enormous benefit of relieving the pressure on leaders.

Leading through coaching…

  • increases trust, capability and commitment from your team
  • opens up more time to spend on what matters most to you, like strategic issues and stakeholder management.
  • dramatically shifts your impact as a leader if you coach and delegate more.
Phone showing Lead Like a Coach cover next to a copy of the book Lead Like a Coach

By coaching more, you will amplify your leadership impact.

Lead Like a Coach – the program is designed to take you from knowing how to coach to using coaching tactics regularly and with ease. It is a comprehensive approach that supports leaders to shift from doing and telling, which require so much more effort from you, to coaching, which shifts the work back to your team.

‘Karen taught me the importance of coaching in building and leading an effective team. At the time, I had just started a new role in a field which I was not familiar with, leading a new team with people from different backgrounds, a wide range of experiences, capabilities and varying degrees of ambition. Karen helped me to use coaching as a way to build trust in the team. We started engaging and communicating a lot more and ultimately worked a lot more effectively as a team.’

Program Agenda

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Purpose: Clarify and confirm your purpose for increasing coaching. Why is it important to you, and what do you hope to achieve by being a better coach?

Preparation: Believe in your power to coach. Get set for success by increasing your flexibility and moderating your power.

Presence: Be like a coach: develop your coaching presence. Learn how to shift from management mode to coaching presence, why this is an important shift and how you can make it.

Practice: Warm it up like a coach. Improve your core coach-ing microskills. Practice with peers to refine these important coaching fundamentals. As Usain Bolt says, ‘it only looks effortless because I practice relentlessly’ – that’s the reward for practice.

Polish: Play it like a coach. Put it all together. Rehearse an upcoming coaching conversation, refine it and increase your expertise and success.

‘I learnt to see how my beliefs, vulnerabilities, successes impacted how I responded to others within the work environment. Karen lifted me out of the details of the situation and helped me observe myself. I finally appreciated one’s work success is not just about the technical skills and delivery but is truly influenced by connectivity and how each person creates the connections. My “light bulb” moment was transformative and I believe was fundamental to my growth as a leader. It is an insight I try to pass on to others.’

Learning Outcomes

Karen facilitating leaders around a meeting table

Develop clarity of purpose for increasing your leadership coaching.


Experience increased flexibility in interpersonal interactions.


Switch your power to ‘coach’ mode.


Shift from managing to coaching presence.


Improve your core coaching microskills. Practice to refine these important coaching fundamentals.


Practice with peers to refine these important coaching fundamentals.


Put it all together. Rehearse high value/emotion coaching conversations, refining expertise and success.


Embed coaching habits into the daily reoutine.

‘Karen is a wonderful combination of intimidating and generous. Her coaching pushed me to question my underlying motivations, values and fears. In doing so it challenged me to let go of behaviours and assumptions that were undermining my leadership. Many thanks Karen!’

Choose the right program package

The Lead Like a Coach program is primarily delivered via a one-day workshop. I’ve created 3 different packages that will suit different organisational needs and budgets, so take a look at the inclusions of each package and choose the one that will create the best results for you and your leadership team.

Option 1: Learn – One-day Workshop

This is the right choice if you want to pilot the program, or you are on a limited budget. Start here, create awareness, grow an appetite for more.

This package includes:

1. Pre-workshop
A coaching self-assessment to guide you to prepare thoughtfully.

2. Lead Like a Coach – the book
Your own signed copy of Karen’s book: it’s your ‘how-to’ guide for increasing your leadership coaching success.

3. One-day interactive workshop
The main focus is the one-day workshop with attendance for up to 12 participants. Participants learn more about coaching, refine their coaching skills, identify their development focus.

Option 2: Amplify – Assessment, Workshop, Follow-up & Review

This option gives you everything in Option 1 PLUS more! It is the right choice if you want to create behaviour change in your leaders.

This option is a program, not a workshop. If you recognise that what you need is to create some behaviour change, this would be your best choice.

It’s not enough to know how to coach; leaders need to adjust their leadership repertoire. They need to experiment with and refine a new repertoire. They will amplify the benefit of the program when they shift their mindset to one of leading through coaching.

In addition to Option 1 inclusions, this package also includes:

1. Comprehensive pre- and post-workshop support

This includes 1:1 coaching and is provided via a purpose-designed app.

2. 90-day webinar

This 90-day webinar embeds participant accountability for learning and follow-through. It is designed to help participants recalibrate and set up their learning goals for the next 90 days.

2. Post webinar follow-up

After the webinar, I review the program and its key learnings, and report back to you.

Option 3: Sustain – Diagnosis, Workshop, 1:1 Coaching & More

This option goes several steps further. It includes all of the inclusions in Option 2, PLUS more.

You know the value of coaching capability for engaged leadership & collaboration. If you want to sustain the impact of the program, to help set it up to self-generate, then this is the option for you.

In addition to Option 2 inclusions, this package also includes:

1. Diagnostic phase

Start with a diagnostic phase, engaging key stakeholders to identify the specific focus of the program, co-design aspects to provide the highest benefit to participants, and ensure that the organisational context is woven into the program.

2. Face-to-face coaching

After the one-day workshop, face-to-face coaching sustains the learning.

3. 1:1 coaching for each participant

At Day 30 post-workshop, each participant has a 1:1 coaching session to review their progress, adjust their goals and provide any additional learning and support that will help them to become better coaches.

4. Coaching circles

At Day 60 post-workshop, participants come together in coaching circles to review their progress collectively, to actively support each other in achieving their goals, and to coach each other to practice and refine their learning.

5. Second 1:1 coaching for each participant

At Day 90 post-workshop, each participant has a second 1:1 coaching session

6. Post-program webinar

At Day 120 post-workshop, a post-program webinar will assess progress, identify ongoing coaching development goals, and review the program.

7. Review & evaluation report

A review and evaluation report will be provided back to key organisation stakeholders.

8. Results assured

My guarantee is that there will be noticeable improvements in productivity and engagement in participants’ teams.

Option 4: Endow – Complete implementation

Diagram showing the impact of four levels of coaching from learn to amplify to sustain to endow

Leaders who coach more frequently increase work output by up to 40x: even a small shift in behaviour creates a significant return.

Endow your organisation with a coaching approach.

Embed coaching as a core capability by implementing the program across your entire leadership cohort. 

Contact me for more information about this option.


A message from your Program Coach

Hi, I’m Karen Morley, and my vision is to amplify leadership impact. To invigorate leaders so that they are energised not exhausted, connected not fractured and can perform at their very best. That enables them to mobilise their full power, to unite effort, and to step up their value.

Besides being an Executive Coach and leadership facilitator, I’ve held executive roles in government and higher education; my approach is informed by these experiences.

I’ve coached leaders in organisations such as AICD, Allens, BHP Billiton, Broadspectrum, CBA, CFA, Coles, CSL, CUB, Downer, GCC, ExxonMobil, KPMG, Latitude Financial, Lendlease, L’Oreal, Lumleys, Medibank, Melbourne Airport, Melbourne Water, Monash Health, Officeworks, Orica, QBE, RACV, Rural Finance, Target, UGL, and VisionStream.

My role in this program is to be your guide to show how you can successfully increase your leadership coaching. I provide the map, give you an orientation, show you the key sites, light up the path and set you up to successfully navigate your way.

My books Gender Balanced Leadership: An Executive Guide, and Lead Like a Coach: how to get the most out of any team, as well as my whitepapers, are a way for me to share my ongoing learning about what it takes to be a good leader.

I use the latest evidence, practical strategies and inspiring coaching methods. Leaders and teams become more motivated, more influential and more productive.

I look forward to working with you to amplify your leadership impact!

Warm regards,


Dr Karen Morley MAPS, GAICD

Lead Like a Coach – the program.

Create a bigger impact with your team with less effort from you

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