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Grounded & Connected

Act with integrity, build trust, create alignment
— be a true thinking partner to your people

CPD Certified
Grounder & Connected

Grounded & Connected

Leaders Who Coach™ Module 2

Leaders Who Coach™ are grounded and emotionally connected to their people. They show up with integrity consistently and they model behaviours that are closely tied to their values and that build trust.

People are drawn to Leaders Who Coach™ because of their skill in inviting clarifying conversations, holding safe thinking spaces, and creating emotional connections that unlock motivation.

Grounded & Connected covers 2 Leaders Who Coach™ Competencies: I — Grounded Leadership and II — Emotional Connections.

Foundation Module 1 — Personal Values & Blind Spots (Self-Paced) is INCLUDED FREE with this Module.

Course Outcomes

  • Easily distinguish between Leaders Who Coach™ and untrained managers and leaders
  • Gain comfort and confidence to seeing yourself in this new light, a leader who coaches
  • Understand how doubt and distrust make people resist and disengage
  • Easily identify moments and secure agreement for coaching conversations
  • Understand the power of gaining permission to speak
  • Recognise the responses, physiological and neurological, in conversations
  • How to gain alignment in conversations
  • How to experiment and encourage experimentation in conversations
  • How to navigate sensitive topics
  • How your presence affects conversation quality
  • Spot non-verbal cues to inform conversation direction
  • Gain new level of comfort in not having all the answers
  • How to explore feelings and be present with strong emotions
  • How to be playful, humorous and curious for creative conversations
  • Understand the value of conversation elements such as role playing, brainstorming, stress-testing and plan mapping

Everything that you learn in this course sets your foundation for Leaders Who Coach™ Module 3 — Conversation Skills, where you will strengthen your listening, enquiry and language skills.

FORMAT Self-Paced Course
TIME 2.5 Hours/Week
PRICE £249

Pre-requisite Course INCLUDED:
Personal Values & Blind Spots
(1 Week Self-Paced)

FORMAT Cohort Course
Thursdays, 4pm GMT
TIME 4 Hours/Week
CPD Credit 15 HRS
PRICE £599

2021 Enrolment Dates

8 April
– 6 May
26 Aug
– 23 Sep

Pre-requisite Course INCLUDED:
Personal Values & Blind Spots
(1 Week Self-Paced)

Course Details

Grounded & Connected covers two Leaders Who Coach™ Competencies: Grounded Leadership and Emotional Connections. These two competencies take you through the first 4 of the 12 skills of Leaders Who Coach™.

Grounded Leadership

Total: 16 Video Lectures

Managers vs Leaders vs Leaders Who Coach™

Skill #1 — Act with Integrity
What integrity looks like
Develop your leader coaching skills
Promote awareness of how you lead
Create clarifying cultures
Common derailers to showing up

Skill #2 — Establish Common Understanding
Make your partnership clear
Start each coaching conversation
Secure an agreement to coach
Who to coach, when and where
Your responsibilities and theirs
Meeting resistance and opting out

Emotional Connections

Total: 15 Video Lectures

The Trust-Permission Dynamic

Skill #3 — Build Trust, Secure Permission
Demonstrate genuine care
Act with integrity consistently
Make clear agreements on delivery
Champion their experimentation
Ask permission to coach on sensitive topics

Skill #4 — Coach-Leader Presence
Slow down, read the signals
Open to not having the answers
Open to experimentation
Multiple approaches to the same conversation
Laughter and humour
Working with strong emotions

There are four assignments for this course:

  1. Raising My Game — reflective exercise
  2. Designing My LWC Leadership Style
  3. Conflict Case Study — analysis & peer discussion
  4. One-to-One Coaching Conversation Practice

These assignments are foundational to the follow-on Module 3 — Conversation Skills.

— For Cohort Course Only —

The Cohort Course includes live Enrichment Calls every week for the duration of the course. Enrichment Calls are led by your tutor, who is an experienced and professionally trained Executive Coach, and who is trained to lead Leaders Who Coach™ Enrichment Calls.

Offering synchronous (live) learning hours, Enrichment Calls offer invaluable group study time including deep dive skill discussions, assignment review and feedback, case study discussion, practice conversations and role-playing, troubleshooting, and peer exploration of real situations that leaders on the course are facing, including conflict, under performance and people dilemmas.

Enrichment Calls deepen your understanding and fast-track your growth. They also provide a safe peer network where delegates continue to support one another beyond the course itself.

Enrichment Calls for Grounded & Connected are on Thursdays at 4pm GMT for 90 minutes.

You must attend a minimum of 3 out of 4 Enrichment Calls as a pre-requisite to receiving your Course Completion Certificate.

In order to receive your Course Completion Certificate displaying your CPD Hours, you need to:

  1. Achieve an 80% or above pass rate on all quizzes
  2. Have all your assignments approved
  3. Watch a minimum of 90% of each video
  4. Cohort Course & Certificate only — attend the minimum number of live Enrichment Calls stipulated. Check each course for minimum attendance details.

You will need to complete this module and receive your Course Completion Certificate before you can begin the next module.

The Self-Paced course earns you 9 CPD Hours; the Cohort Course earns you 15 CPD Hours.

✅  Pre-requisite course Foundation Module 1 — Personal Values & Blind Spots (1 Week Self-Paced) is INCLUDED FREE.

This course is Module 2 in the Leaders Who Coach Series; the full version is Leaders Who Coach™ Certificate Programme.

Access to this course is for 3 months from enrolment (self-paced) or from course start date (cohort).

Grounded & Connected covers 2 Leaders Who Coach™ Competencies:
I — Grounded Leadership and II — Emotional Connections

These two competencies take you through the first 4 of the 12 skills of Leaders Who Coach™.

Grounded & Connected
Grounded & Connected

Meet Your Tutor

Sehaam Cyrene PCC

Sehaam Cyrene PCC

Sehaam Cyrene is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC), ICF Credential

Sehaam is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC), founder of Better Conversations, and creator of the online course for leaders, CPD Certified Leaders Who Coach™.

A seasoned entrepreneur and business owner, her coaching, consulting and teaching focuses drawing out the human in us to deepen our understanding of one another and strengthen our relationships. Because it’s our ability to reach across the divide and build inviting bridges, emotional connections, that earns us permission to influence for good.

Sehaam is also host of Better Conversations Podcast giving her the privilege of exploring the minds of many diverse and wonderful humans, and holding disarmingly intimate conversations about conversations.

Of Arab-English heritage, Sehaam is a single mum to 3 teenagers, a Fox Red Labrador and a long-haired ginger cat to match. Every morning is feeding time at the zoo. How does your morning start?

Keep Growing

Follow-on with Module 3 — Conversation Skills »
Conversation Skills (Self-Paced) — Leaders Who Coach™ Module 3Conversation Skills (Cohort) — Leaders Who Coach™ Module 3


Leaders Who Coach™️ Certificate (Self-Paced)Leaders Who Coach™ Enrichment Cohort Certificate


Belong to a global community

Meet Growth Minded Leaders Like You

Leaders enrolled on our courses are committed to bringing out the best in others by learning the conversation skills that build stronger relationships and support their people to achieve their goals. You’ll be in good company.

Expand Your Network

Meet new leaders at all levels and from all sectors in our online community and in live discussions that are open to our global community or that are part of our courses and certificate programmes.

Get Tutor & Peer Feedback

Leaders on our courses and Better Conversations tutors are always ready to give feedback and are generous with their knowledge, experiences and techniques for coaching conversations with their team, peers and other key stakeholders, like clients and suppliers.

Better Conversations is a growing global community of Leaders Who Coach™ and who embrace diversity

Testimonials from Leaders Who Coach™ Graduates…

Courses & Programs

I had not thought too much about taking a leadership course when Sehaam asked if I might be interested in Leaders Who Coach™.

Managing a team of 21 (including other people managers), I knew I wanted to learn more and be a better manager. I’d been working with Sehaam as my coach for a while and saw many opportunities with the course as it was focused on coaching and conversation skills. Communicating with clarity has always been an area I’d like to improve in!

I found the course extremely beneficial for my role, and I learnt new skills every week. The group I worked with was amazing, and we had productive conversations every week, which further enhanced my learnings and takeaways. Sehaam is both an excellent coach and course leader! The weekly tutorials were easy to follow, and the assignments kept me accountable each week.

As we’ve now wrapped up the course, I find myself going back to my learnings again and again. I feel more confident in my conversation skills and awareness of how I can communicate with more clarity. Not only am I able to have more productive 1:1s, but I am also able to coach my direct reports to be better people managers and leaders who coach themselves.

Åsa Nyström, VP Customer Advocacy, Buffer
Leader Who Coach

Leaders Who Coach™ is a great course for getting the most out of your team. It is an honour to lead people and your people are the company’s biggest asset.

Throughout the Leaders Who Coach™ course, we learned to listen to our direct reports, spot areas to delve into thoroughly, as well as action plan and ensure tasks are delivered and ownership achieved.

In a broader sense, the course made me trust my team more and reduce the chance of unmet deadlines. Great course, great teacher and the Enrichment Cohort, talking to other people in similar situations really helped to get different opinions.

Peter Hedley, Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer, Recycleye
Courses & Programmes

When I first signed up for Leaders Who Coach™, I was intrigued to explore what a leader who coaches looked like. Having worked with Sehaam before as an Executive Coach, I knew that I would get prompts for deep thinking, reflection and that a lot care would have gone into the materials.

I hadn’t prepared for just how much richness there was throughout this journey! It exceeded my expectations. I got a clear sense of what my core values are, had enlightening conversations with those closest to me to understand how others receive my communication, shone light onto my blind spots, and got multiple opportunities to practice my listening and conversation skills.

The video content was well structured, easy to digest and the cheatsheets were handy quick reminders that I could keep with me day-to-day. The Enrichment Calls were exceptionally valuable, even on days when I felt like I might not have much to add or was tired, I came away feeling nourished and refreshed.

Through this course, I’ve gained the confidence to trust in my leadership, lead in ways which align with my values and to shake off the pressures of what I’ve thought “leadership” traditionally looks like. I’m excited to work with others and walk the journey with them, seeing them thrive in their own decision-making and be a resource rather than an instructor.

Siobhan OH Baker, Leadership Team, Coding Black Females

Real growth, confidence & mastery in leadership

Glenn Martin

I have defined my leadership style through this course, established my values and the type of leader I want to become through a foundation of continuous improvement and learning. I’m more confident actually having a conversation about my leadership qualities now. This was something I struggled with and avoided prior to coming on this course.

It has given me confidence in leadership that was completely missing before coming on this course. The Leaders Who Coach™ course has been a journey of learning and a healing process where I have reconciled the experiences of the past with the vision for my future.

I enjoyed the Enrichment Calls the most — the opportunity to share the week’s learning, and trial that learning in a safe space with trusted fellow cohort members, was really exciting!

Sehaam Cyrene is first-class as a tutor – calm, engaging, funny and generous – combined with her experience, knowledge and expertise, you learn in an environment that is very empowering!

Glenn Martin, Talent Acquisition Leader & Speaker
Ben Miller

Leaders Who Coach™ is built upon weekly skills and capabilities modules. Each one includes learning and assignments but the value game changer for me was the weekly Enrichment Calls. These were an opportunity to explore real-life situations and practice the capabilities with Sehaam and fellow students. Digital environments which focus on experiences which are intentional and interactive work for me.

Sehaam’s course also left me with a deeper awareness of who I am.

Coaches have an open, non-judgemental, and instinctive capacity to understand where we’re at and where we’re trying to get to. They prioritise relationships over tasks and build trust from the get-go.

Our society needs these capacities at scale because without trust, truth and cohesion, nothing works. This isn’t a quick fix, and we can’t impose it either. It’s a process we must always work in a space which Leaders Who Coach™ can hold for us to explore together.

Ben Miller, Co-Founder, Latitude Social Design
Tom Hind

I wasn’t doing my best as a leader or for my team outside of technical growth, so when the opportunity to join Leaders Who Coach™ came up, I was interested in the content and the way the course seemed to approach leadership.

The lectures and assignments were of fantastic quality and the lectures were certainly ones to pay attention to, easy to digest and take notes on. The assignments actually made me take action in the real world rather than looking at theoretical scenarios so I actively made an impact.

Sehaam was fantastic — her passion and knowledge coming through during the Enrichment Calls with the group. Not letting people stay silent is a good skill to have as a tutor!

I can say I have grown as a leader and am certainly still growing. My team have noticed a difference on how I approach topics and questions, and I don’t immediately drive to a solution from my own opinions. They’ve been receptive of the initial one-to-ones that we’ve had and are starting to drive their own growth roadmaps even during a very busy period.

I really enjoyed the course. I had no expectations due to never having completed a management course but I feel like I have gone from zero to learning a lot!

Tom Hind, Chief Technology Officer, Akari Solutions

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Make it count

We are a member of The CPD Certification Service which is responsible for assessing the quality of courses of professional institutes and academic bodies.

Our courses earn you  globally recognised Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Credits or Hours.

Enrol as a Team

There’s an amplifying effect on your culture when your team grows together on Leaders Who Coach™ Enrichment Cohort Certificate.

With a dedicated cohort for your leaders only, they will bond, develop common language and model consistent leadership techniques. They will collaborate, bridge gaps and support one another for months and years to come in ways that strengthen business outcomes.

How to enrol as a team