Coaching Essentials: Essential Skills for Coaches


Learn the 8 key skills you need to be successful in a coaching role. This mini course is designed for classroom teachers moving into a coaching role, or new coaches who want to ensure that they have all the skills needed to be successful as a coach. You’ll walk away knowing your strengths and areas for growth so you can #coachbetter. This mini course is a perfect pre-course for Getting Started as an Instructional Coach.


Coaching is the best job in the world, and one of the hardest jobs in the world! Fill your coaching toolkit with the skills essential to the coaching role.

If you’re not a coach yet, you may be wondering if you have the skills you need, and this course will help you recognize your strengths and potential areas of growth. If you’re already a coach, this course may help you identify opportunities to dig into your coaching practice to leverage the skills you’re already bringing to make an even bigger impact in your school setting.

This is an exciting topic because as a coach, you have the opportunity to work with many different community stakeholders in many different capacities. This course focuses on the 8 key skills you need to be successful in this role.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will…

– understand the 8 key skills needed to be successful as a coach.

– build a personal coaching toolkit of skills essential to the role.

– conduct a personal audit of the skills you have, and the skills you need to be successful.

Time required to complete this course content

1-3 hours (approx.)

Who is this suitable for?

Applicable for anyone in a coaching role, or just starting out in a coaching position; K-12 teachers, staff development trainers, administrators, or anyone looking to increase their coaching skills and processes.

All references and materials are located online.

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