The Five-Minute Coach
improve performance - rapidly
The Five-Minute Coach is a powerful tool for improving performance. Embraced by busy managers, leaders and coaches, this leading-edge coaching approach revolutionises thinking, generates new behaviours and transforms outcomes.
Based on the leading-edge change technology, Clean Language, this revolutionary approach is fast to learn and easy to use both in five-minute ‘on-the-job’ style conversations and in more structured coaching. A new style of questioning and enhanced listening lead to forward-looking, enabling and productive conversations.
empowering, delegating, developing
The Five-Minute Coach mindset is all about facilitating others to think for themselves, to take responsibility and to make things happen. It engages and energises individuals as they feel more empowered, take on accountability and learn and develop.
For leaders, coaches and organisations
creating a shift change in thinking, behaviour and performance
for leaders and managers
Leaders who embrace the Five-Minute Coach no longer fight fires constantly. They get much better results as their team members take ownership of issues. They become more proactive and less reactive. They create opportunities to get a strategic perspective and make a real difference. Performance - and job satisfaction - improves for all.
Coaches find the Five-Minute Coach approach revolutionises their work. The process facilitates coachees to deepen their thinking, move beyond their current narrative and overcome procrastination to achieve outcomes with more ease. Experienced coaches use the Five-Minute Coach to move coaching from transactional to transformational; new coaches acquire a structured, practical and highly effective coaching tool.
With trained users in the organisation you’ll quickly find Five-Minute Coach questions being asked in conversations and meetings to create positive change. Before long, coaching becomes integrated into day-to-day communications, a coaching culture emerges and you create a forward looking, goal-oriented, engaged and motivated workforce.
Learning to use the Five-Minute Coach
in our trainings you will learn how to:
in-house coaching skills trainings for leaders
Join the many forward-looking organisations actively using the Five-Minute Coach to improve engagement, develop their people and create a coaching culture. They are reporting increases in productivity, a happier workforce and measurable improvements in results – and all from some simple, but powerful, coaching questions.
Our in-house Five-Minute Coach training programmes are designed for leaders, managers and supervisors, HR and L&D specialists and internal coaches. Programmes are structured to suit your needs and can include face-to-face workshops and/or online learning. For more extensive coach training for managers our sister business Change Perspectives incorporates the Five-Minute Coach into its Leader as Coach training.
open Five-Minute Coach workshops
Available to all - managers, coaches, teachers, parents and more - are our regular open trainings. Attend either a face-to-face workshop or an online training encompassing four interactive, practical webinars to learn and practise the skills of the Five-Minute Coach. All open trainings come complete with two follow up clinics to review your Five-Minute Coach practice, and a free hard copy or Kindle version of the Five-Minute Coach: Improve performance rapidly.
Five-Minute Coach clinics for users
Open to anyone who has attended a Five-Minute Coach training, these regular online one-hour clinics offer the opportunity to share, reflect on, and learn from your experiences using the approach. These confidential small group clinics, led by Lynne Cooper via videoconference, help you to become more masterful in using the Five-Minute Coach in a wide range of contexts.
Developing as a Five-Minute Coach
We offer a range of options, whether you just wish to benefit from the core Five-Minute Coach skills, demonstrate your ongoing fitness to practise, or train others
Learn the Five-Minute Coach approach
The accredited Five-Minute Coach
The Five-Minute Coach trainer
Due to COVID-19, we are postponing our face-to-face training. We are still running our online training so get in touch for dates.
Face-to-face option: one-day workshop, two videoconference clinics and a free copy of The Five-Minute Coach - Improve performance rapidly
Five-Minute Coach trainings
Five-Minute Coach one-hour videoconference clinics
for those already trained to use the Five-Minute Coach.
Upcoming dates to be confirmed soon
£45 or £115 for three clinics
Email us to book and for future clinic dates
Lynne Cooper & Mariette Castellino
A simple, step by step guide to coach quickly and effortlessly to achieve outstanding results at work. Short, punchy and easy to read, the user swiftly discovers this innovative and effective tool for improving performance.
‘This book has the potential to become a “must read” for leaders at all levels, across all sectors.’ – Douglas Waddell, Operations Director Hand Picked Hotels
'This book should be on every busy manager's desk' - Gillian Philips, Director of Editorial Legal Services, Guardian News & Media Ltd.
We are passionate about people - how they think, act, learn and communicate. We are passionate about unleashing the potential in people to perform at their best and be fulfilled. We are passionate about the use of coaching to enable collective growth, engagement and achievement in organisations, families and communities.
We love the work we do. We are enthusiastic about facilitating positive change for individuals, teams and beyond. We are excited by the results that people achieve with the Five-Minute Coach. Our enthusiasm translates into the success - and fun - of our trainings.
Despite all this we are grounded. Through our sister coaching and development business Change Perspectives we work with organisations of all sizes across a range of sectors. We know how tough it is to lead in an environment of complexity and uncertainty. We understand the challenges of working in a rapidly-changing world. We recognise the challenges of trying to do more with less. The Five-Minute Coach is a pragmatic approach to improving performance within all these constraints - quickly and easily.
Who We Are
the specialist Five-Minute Coach team are part of the Change Perspectives' team of highly experienced coaches, trainers and facilitators who work with individuals, teams and organisations.
Five-Minute Coach Developer and Trainer
The co-developer of the Five-Minute Coach, Lynne is one of the pioneers of the application of Clean Language and Symbolic Modelling in organisations to enhance understanding, transform thinking, change behaviours and improve performance.
Lynne trains managers and coaches in the Five-Minute Coach and coaching competencies. She is an Association for Coaching Life Fellow and Accredited Master Executive Coach and an accredited Coaching Supervisor.
Five-Minute Coach Developer
The co-developer of the Five-Minute Coach, Mariette is trained and experienced in the work of David Grove, Clean Language and Symbolic Modelling. She is a pioneer of the application of this work in the public and not-for-profit sectors.
Mariette’s work includes enhancing the effectiveness of top teams, enabling them to work cohesively to meet goals, coaching leaders to access their best performance effortlessly and facilitating change to happen easily at work.
Five-Minute Coach and Trainer
Glen is a qualified Professional Clean Coach and Five-Minute Coach and a Member of the Association for Coaching. Glen trains in leadership and coaching skills, as well as being an executive coach, a speaking coach and an award-winning speaker.
With over twenty years’ training and people development experience, Glen brings his creative and energetic approach to working with individuals, teams and organisations around the world to improve performance.
What people say about the Five-Minute Coach
Tony Piper, Inviqa
The Five-Minute Coach has enabled me to help a lot of people help themselves in my organisation this year. As well as being a very practical framework for really effective one to one conversations, it has instilled an approach that can be usefully and respectfully applied in many day to day situations. It unlocks personal power and keeps responsibility for change in the hands of those that seek it. Highly recommended.
Lorenza Clifford, L&D consultant, PricewaterhouseCoopers
It’s gone down a storm!
We run a two-day senior manager benchmarking and development planning event that is innovative in its design. For co-coaching sessions we set them up with a framework based on the Five-Minute Coach model and they can very quickly start to use it. It’s useful because we’re trying to encourage coaching and co-coaching generally, and giving them a different model that they can use quickly and easily makes a lot of sense. We’ve now used it with more than 250 senior managers. It’s gone down a storm!
Liz Macann, Head of Executive, Leadership and Management Coaching, BBC
The essence of coaching
Listening on a deep level is the essence of coaching and it is very easy to think you know what you've heard or give it meaning that isn't intended by the client. This process helps with getting real clarity for the client about what their issue is and depth of thinking in the exploration of it.
Service Managers from various NHS Trusts
Savings and efficiencies
Amanda Davie, Amanda Davie Business Coaching & Leadership Development
The Five-Minute Coach is a fantastic course to help coaches get results quicker and with precision. It’s so simple, yet so complex – it’s genius!
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