About Julie Starr
Julie Starr’s book, The Coaching Manual, has supported the development of the coaching profession since 2002 and The Mentoring Manual is now the best-selling mentoring title in the UK. Brilliant Coaching, her book for managers and leaders, enables the use of coaching ideas to transform everyday conversations and results.
‘The issues organisations face right now demand a basic shift in the principles we operate from. This work enables people to think differently, act differently and create profoundly better results.’
What is Learnstarr?
LearnStarr offers the highest quality development programmes for anyone who wants to build personal and professional skills in their workplace. On-line options range from short, self-study courses to more extensive programmes which combine live, virtual, events with online resources, downloads, and guided practice.
LearnStarr is a part of Starr Coaching, and our goal is to grow positive mindset, ability, and behaviour in the workplace.
WHO WE WORK WITH
JOIN THE VELVET REVOLUTION
Our goal is to de-mystify coaching and mentoring, to make these skills available to anyone. We want coaching behaviours to be so normal, natural and every day, that people don’t even view them as special. Behaviours like listening with intention or talking less and asking more; it’s a quiet revolution, and a revolution just the same.
What is manager as coach series?
Our Manager as Coach series offers a range of options, from a short, self-study programme, to the rigour of certification level, requiring evidence of learning and assessment of skill. All programmes are hosted and managed within the LearnStarr portal, with most programmes blending live, online events with curated, expert learning resources, e.g. tutorial and demonstration videos, things to read, listen to or do.
Coaching skills are skills of conversation; managers who coach ask better questions, are better listeners, build better relationships and create better results. Using methods and tools proven then honed in the workplace, learners build practical ability for everyday interactions. For anyone who wants to build effective influence, or improve the performance of others, this series is a powerful enabler of professional growth and business results.
Which Programme is right for me?
To decide which level is best for you, first consider:
- How committed am I to making effective, behavioural change to my everyday style and approach?
- Am I able to make time available to attend a series of live sessions where I get to learn, discuss, and practice these skills?
- Cautious or committed: Do I prefer to take a shorter, entry level programme to see if coaching skills work for me? Or, do I already know that I want build coaching ideas and skills into my everyday style of management/leadership?
To gain an overview of each programme, hover over the diagram to the right.
- Coach Certificate
Optional add-on for graduates of Coach Advanced. 3 live events, personal coaching and skills assessment.
- Coach Advanced
7 live events, skills practice, plus self study module
- Coach Intermidiate
4 live events, inc. skills practice
- Coach Foundation
Intro level, self-study
The Manager as Coach Programme Series
To make our work available online we've collaborated with some of our favourite client organisations; here’s what they have to say about the experience:
International Luxury Retailer 1
Throughout our relationship, the collaboration and client care Starr Coaching have shown is second to none. They are supportive, patient, and great examples of brilliant Coaches who instil confidence in others. I attended the physical delivery of Starr’s training, then, two years later the online delivery; during the virtual adaptation, the experience remains uncompromised.
One of my many highlights, was seeing the development and growth of my colleagues. I saw participants make significant changes in their coaching ability and become at once impactful with people they coached. They went on to not only realise the potential in others, but also in driving the results of our business.Senior Leader and Manager
International Luxury Retailer 2
Over the past 5 years, Michael and the team at Starr have been fantastic to work with, always adding value, helping us see things differently, and challenging us in the right way to improve ourselves and the way we work. Lately, they have responded to the challenge of developing an online capability, delivering some very impactful and high quality, EMEA-wide programmes using their new virtual platform, LearnStarr.Senior Leader and Manager
International Luxury Retailer 3
We have worked with Starr for over 15 years to develop the coaching skills of our managers. The tailored programme creates understanding of coaching methods and the opportunity to practice skills with expert facilitation.
Our managers have enjoyed the transition onto Starr’s online coaching programme which offers a series of shorter, live, interactive events to provide a steady approach for building coaching capability amongst our teams.
The LearnStarr platform provides additional support and resources that our managers can access ‘on demand’ making the programme more flexible and accessible than ever.Senior Training Manager
Global Law Firm: Reed Smith
During our Manager as Coach programme, the LearnStarr platform was an integral part of the learning. The rich
content, including videos from Julie Starr, coaching scenarios and action-learning materials added great depth to the programme. Access to any time resources are essential to continued learning and to support those ‘just in time’ moments of need.
I consider Starr Coaching to be true business partners for behavioural learning and coaching skills development, they are best in class for content. When designing and delivering learning they optimise the notion of Trusted Advisor - they also happen to be thoroughly lovely human beings. Working with the Starr Coaching team is a genuine pleasure.Alicia Millar, Director of Learning & Development, EMEA Reed Smith
Royal Mencap Society
We have worked with Starr for over 10 years; they support us to help our leaders create coaching conversations and embed more of a coaching approach in the flow of work. 2020: It’s great to see how successfully the learning was transferred to the virtual environment, and access to the learning platform LearnStarr was an additional benefit to our learners.
Our leaders found the learning highly relevant to their everyday work, plus the facilitators quickly grasped our current context and issues, to help leaders apply their learning in a range of scenarios. Starr would always be our start point for any support we needed with our embedding of coaching in the organisation.Debbie Reed, Learning & Development Business Partner
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