Active Listening

Welcome to this self-study Active Listening Skills programme which is designed for any coach or leader who uses coaching skills, as well as anybody interested in improving their listening skills.  

Why focus on active listening?

In everyday life, we know instinctively if somebody is truly listening to us and we know how it feels to be truly heard.  This is a powerful emotion and your full attention is an amazing gift to give to somebody.  

In the world of coaching, and for people who want to hone their coaching skills for personal or professional reasons, this is an essential competency.  Without actively listening we are unable to truly understand the people around us and this is why it is such a powerful tool.  

The objectives of this programme are to:

  • Explore what constitutes active listening. 
  • Consider the impact of a more active approach to listening. 
  • Reflect on your current listening skills.
  • Examine a variety of sources on the topic of active listening.
  • Design your own plan to enhance your listening skills.
  • Analyse a recorded coaching session with a focus on the coach’s listening skills. 

How long will it take to complete?

This programme takes approximately 5 hours to complete, and this also depends on how active you are reflecting on your thoughts and ideas.  


Work through each slide and take some time to note down and reflect on anything which will be beneficial for honing your listening skills.  Consider – what learning can you take forward and put into practice today? 


This a complementary programme and, in order to help our fellow humans or the planet, you are invited to make a small donation to a charity of your choice.  Please click here to gain access to this programme, and you will receive an email from to confirm your registration, then a subsequent email with instructions about how to get started. 

Happy Listening!