October 16, 2023

SBS Trains Senior Managers from CFAO Motors in the Leader as Coach Programme

Juliet Hinga

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Between 8th and 10th February we trained senior managers from CFAO Motors in a customised coaching Programme, dubbed the Leader as Coach Programme.  This intensive three-day programme brought together ten senior managers who shared a common objective: to inspire their teams’ performance and facilitate organizational development.

The Leader as Coach Programme was meticulously crafted to provide CFAO’s senior managers with the indispensable skills and competencies required to enhance the thinking, behavior, and performance of their teams. Its primary aim was to empower these leaders with coaching techniques that could effectively inspire and develop their teams.

The programme delved into a range of critical topics, including the role of a leader as a coach, delivering constructive feedback, skillfully navigating challenging conversations, fostering self-awareness, coaching for improved performance, exploring the nuances of emotional intelligence, and creating an environment of psychological safety.

CFAO Motors Kenya Ltd. holds a distinguished position as the exclusive distributor and service provider for a diverse array of renowned automotive brands, including Toyota, Yamaha motorcycles, Volkswagen, Suzuki, Mercedes Benz, Hino, Hyundai, Sinotruk (HOWO), Winpart, and AUTOFAST quick service stations. To sustain their leading status within the automotive sector, they recognize the utmost importance of nurturing capable and inspiring leaders within their organization.

Coaching often appears as an abstract concept to many leaders, and this program was thoughtfully designed to demystify the role of coaching in leadership, rendering it a concrete and actionable tool.

This initiative underscores CFAO Motors’ commitment to leadership development and their unwavering dedication to upholding excellence within the industry. By investing in their senior managers and arming them with coaching skills, they have taken a proactive step toward a brighter future where leadership is not merely a title but a potent instrument for growth and success.

About the Leader as Coach Programme

In a world with rapid, constant, and uncertain disruptive change, managers need to give support and guidance rather than instructions, and employees must learn to adapt to a changing environment in a way that releases new energy, innovation, and commitment. It is important that managers at all levels acquire coaching skills.

The Leader as Coach Programme focuses on building skills to unlock the potential of self and others, leading yourself to lead others and transform your environment. The November intake of the Leader as Coach Programme is ongoing.

Learn more here

By Juliet Hinga

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