This book provides instruction on the requirements for the Institute of Leadership and Management coaching & mentoring qualifications levels 5-7. As a leader, senior manager or executive, you are often required to act as a coach or mentor for your staff. This book will enable you to set up coaching programmes that can make a significant difference to staff retention and motivation. It will give you the knowledge and skills you need to encourage your staff to grow so that you can get on with your own essential leadership role. In this book you’ll discover how to: – become an effective leader and coach *distinguish between coaching and mentoring – establish the right coaching climate *develop effective communication skills – set up the first coaching session *present a business case for coaching …and much more. You’ll also find out the various coaching models available and equip yourself with useful tools and exercises that you can employ in your coaching sessions.