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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Managing as a Coach by University of California, Davis

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About the Course

Do you (or do you want to) manage employees? Have you ever wondered how to get better performance out of those you manage? Are you unsure if you are communicating effectively with your employees? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then this course – and its associated specialization – is for you! Leadership and management responsibilities have changed dramatically, particularly in the last decade. In order to be an effective manager in increasingly fast-paced and complex organizational environments, coaching has become essential. In this course, you will learn what coaching is and learn how to differentiate between it and all of the other myriad roles managers are expected to perform – managing, mentoring, leading, and training. You’ll learn about the importance of strong leadership and learn to describe your current point of view as a leader, and evaluate when to adjust your thinking in order to be more effective in managing and leading in a rapidly evolving workplace. And finally, you’ll be introduced to the Thought Model, a coaching technique you can use to develop better thinkers and better performers. So if you’re ready to learn all about how to be a more effective and valued manager using coaching techniques, join us as we explore more successful managing through coaching!...

Top reviews


Aug 26, 2020

This was a great course to help reinforce the need to approach issues with the mindset of a coach. It will enable me to have much more productive conversations with people as we work through problems.


Mar 3, 2021

I really enjoyed the lectures! the lecturer is fun and interactive. I'll be proceeding with the next course shortly! for those who wanted to learn a proper way to manage, this course is right for you!

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May 17, 2020

Very well designed & easy to understand course keeping in mind large audience. Nice way to check assignment where one will come to know others point of view

By Magy T

Jan 14, 2019

Great overview of the importance of coaching as it applies to managers, as well as the details and differences of coaching versus other teaching approaches.

By Jônatas P

May 17, 2022

I enjoy the accessible way the content is exposed and the course assignments. I appreciate all effort to make it and how clear the material is presented.

By Graziella B

Aug 24, 2021

Great course, great applicable reflective tools, and most of all, GREAT INSTRUCTOR. So glad I participated to this course. It's really worth the effort!

By Ahmed A A

Mar 2, 2016

Great Course, i highly encourage everyone who needs to know how coaching is done either in your professional life or even personal life to attend it.

By Alina N

Sep 12, 2022

Amazing. And true work, support and learning. Great raport investment /quality of the educational process, grading and support.

Highly recommended.

By Maris O

Oct 13, 2020

I find this course with grate value. The most interesting part for me was week 3. It was a real moment of understanding myself and decisions I make.

By Lisa V

Oct 5, 2020

Excellent presenter and training content to boost skills with realistic applications that can be quickly applied in everyday coaching. Thank you!

By joydeep g

Mar 20, 2020

Very helpful. It is neede by every manager to self reflect to take charge of a situation rather than restricting themselves due to their thinking

By Luigi M

Mar 12, 2019

An incredible well done course, very detailed with modern topics. Probably one of the most intriguing course I experienced in Coursera platform.

By curtis d

Sep 11, 2021

A clear and very practical approach to employee development, a compelling case is made for Coaching as an essential skill set for all managers

By Ehsan H

Apr 11, 2020

One of the best courses of my lifetime. I wanted to thank the instructor, UCD, and Coursera for this wonderful experience.


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By Philip C

Mar 23, 2020

I really enjoyed the material in this course. The Thought Model is a great tool to use to build up your co-worker and yourself as a leader.

By Maja S

Apr 26, 2021

Fantastic and really something to change your whole outlook and hopefully make a big difference no matter what your position in a company!

By Claudia J G R

Jun 9, 2020

Excelente material, los temas expuestos son claros y de gran utilidad para mi trabajo cotidiando. Mucho para poner en práctica. Gracias!

By Vicky O

Jul 28, 2022

I really enjoyed this course. It made me think about coaching in a new way and provided some valuable insights and practical resources

By Simona B S

Mar 18, 2020

Excellent course! Very well structured and understandable. The Thought model is a great toll that we can use both at work and at home

By Hettiarachchige D C K M

May 10, 2021

Great course. This gave me a great insight about how different things which I have neglected impact on how people around us perform.

By Cecilia D

May 8, 2022

Excellen trainer, All topics well explain, fast quiz to prove the understanding of concepts.

Thank you very much to Chris Placky.

By Rubén M V

Apr 7, 2020

This has been a great course, very useful for people who have to rule a staff or who want to have a vision of the role of manager.

By Ana C A P

Jul 27, 2022

Kris has a wonderful way of engaging you and teaching what she´s learned through years of study and experience. I really love it!

By Patrick S

Nov 2, 2019

The thought model is especially useful and practical in real management situations. This was a great start to the specialization.

By Paul H

Jul 20, 2020

Overall a really good informative course that really helps nails down the specific roles a modern manager should be undertaking


Apr 29, 2020

i think it is very amazing and exciting course for every manager how want to differentiate it is role in coach his employees.

By Leslie C

Jul 3, 2021

I learned a lot in this course that I will take forward as a leader and manager. I would recommend to anyone leading a team.