About Us

The Coach-Like Leader™ is an education and coaching company with 20+ years experience helping organizations improve culture, engagement and retention through proven, practical leadership development programs.

About Us

The Coach-Like Leader™ is an education and coaching company with 20+ years experience helping organizations improve culture, engagement and retention through proven, practical leadership development programs.

Our Philosophy

Coach-Like Leadership = Improved Engagement, Retention and Results.

Having helped hundreds of leaders become more coach-like, we know this for sure:

When people leaders practice coach-like leadership their lives are easier and their teams are happier. 

This leads to a noticeable culture shift where empathetic curiosity takes root, giving teams the autonomy and empowerment they seek.  

These shifts culminate in better engagement, retention and results.

Our Philosophy

Coach-Like Leadership = Improved Engagement, Retention and Results.

Having helped hundreds of leaders become more coach-like, we know this for sure: 

When people leaders practice coach-like leadership their lives are easier and their teams are happier. 

This leads to a noticeable culture shift where empathetic curiosity takes root, giving teams the autonomy and empowerment they seek.  

These shifts culminate in better engagement, retention and results.

Our Founder

Lisa Martin, PCC

Certified Coach. Best-Selling Author. Mom

After working in the business world for 25+ years and being a Professional Certified Coach for more than 20, Lisa has discovered the core skills required for effective leadership.

She’s managed teams, owned her own companies, been the youngest and only female partner/board member in a national firm and written 5 books on leadership. As an executive coach, she’s coached thousands of leaders across hundreds of organizations. 

Lisa was an early adopter of coaching (PCC, 2003), helped spark the work-life balance movement in 2004 with a best-selling book, has designed and delivered hundreds of leadership development programs in-person and virtually, and created her first coaching skills course in 2015.

With The Coach-Like Leader™, she is dedicated to bringing critical coaching skills to more organizations across the globe.

Our Founder

Lisa Martin, PCC

Certified Coach. Best-Selling Author. Mom

After working in the business world for 25+ years and being a Professional Certified Coach for more than 20, Lisa has discovered the core skills required for effective leadership.

She’s managed teams, owned her own companies, been the youngest and only female partner/board member in a national firm and written 5 books on leadership. As an executive coach, she’s coached thousands of leaders across hundreds of organizations. 

Lisa was an early adopter of coaching (PCC, 2003), helped spark the work-life balance movement in 2004 with a best-selling book, has designed and delivered hundreds of leadership development programs in-person and virtually, and created her first coaching skills course in 2015.

With The Coach-Like Leader™, she is dedicated to bringing critical coaching skills to more organizations across the globe.

Organizations We’ve Supported with Coach Training for Managers

Organizations We’ve Supported with Coach Training for Managers

The Coach-Like Leader Origin Story

A few years ago, I began to notice a real pain point in the coaching industry. Conventional 1:1 coaching wasn’t having a big enough impact organization-wide. It wasn’t building individual and organizational coaching capacity nor significantly impacting culture. 

So in 2015 I did some testing and created a half-day workshop called Coaching Fundamentals which I ran in many organizations, training hundreds of leaders to add coaching skills into their day-to-day leadership. That workshop got rave reviews and we saw leaders changing how they led and moved their teams forward.

But there was still one key challenge —sustaining that coach-like behavior for the long term.

The reality was that Coaching Fundamentals was only a 3-hour workshop. It didn’t give leaders the dedicated practice time needed to add coaching skills to their personal leadership style, nor provide organizations with the resources to build sustainable coaching cultures.

I knew there had to be a better way for organizations to implement coaching skills training that was sustainable and scalable with a high ROI.

And that was when the idea of The Coach-Like Leader™ was born: practical, proven coaching skills programs built around our philosophy – practice makes progress.  

The reality is that COVID has changed how we work permanently, which means the skills our leaders need are also changing.

Now more than ever, leaders need to be agile and adaptive so they can inspire their people to be and do their best AND keep up with all the challenges thrown their way every day, whether that be mastering leading in the hybrid workplace, keeping team members engaged, or shedding outdated management techniques and replacing them with modern leadership skills.

When we teach people leaders how to be more coach-like, it improves their ability to practice empathetic curiosity and lead their teams better. 

I’ve made it my mission to double the coaching capacity of organizations we work with by helping them significantly boost the number of coach-like leaders in their ranks and build collaborative coaching cultures that drive improved engagement, retention and results for the long term.

The Coach-Like Leader team and I look forward to helping your organization develop coach-like leaders too.

Warmly,

The Coach-Like Leader Origin Story

A few years ago, I began to notice a real pain point in the coaching industry. Conventional 1:1 coaching wasn’t having a big enough impact organization-wide. It wasn’t building individual and organizational coaching capacity nor significantly impacting culture.

So in 2015 I did some testing and created a half-day workshop called Coaching Fundamentals which I ran in many organizations, training hundreds of leaders to add coaching skills into their day-to-day leadership. That workshop got rave reviews and we saw leaders changing how they led and moved their teams forward.

But there was still one key challenge —sustaining that coach-like behavior for the long term.

The reality was that Coaching Fundamentals was only a 3-hour workshop. It didn’t give leaders the dedicated practice time needed to add coaching skills to their personal leadership style, nor provide organizations with the resources to build sustainable coaching cultures.

I knew there had to be a better way for organizations to implement coaching skills training that was sustainable and scalable with a high ROI.

And that was when the idea of The Coach-Like Leader™ was born: practical, proven coaching skills programs built around our philosophy – practice makes progress.

The reality is that COVID has changed how we work permanently, which means the skills our leaders need are also changing.

Now more than ever, leaders need to be agile and adaptive so they can inspire their people to be and do their best AND keep up with all the challenges thrown their way every day, whether that be mastering leading in the hybrid workplace, keeping team members engaged, or shedding outdated management techniques and replacing them with modern leadership skills.

When we teach people leaders how to be more coach-like, it improves their ability to practice empathetic curiosity and lead their teams better. 

I’ve made it my mission to double the coaching capacity of organizations we work with by helping them significantly boost the number of coach-like leaders in their ranks and build collaborative coaching cultures that drive improved engagement, retention and results for the long term.

The Coach-Like Leader team and I look forward to helping your organization develop coach-like leaders too.

Warmly,

Lisa Martin’s skills as an Executive Coach have earned her a spot on the Coach Foundation, one of the biggest names in the coaching industry.

We Get Results for Amazing Organizations

Our clients are change agents who want to boost individual and organizational coaching capacity. Read our case studies to learn more.

Global Shipping Company implements coach-like leadership internationally and sees instant results.

Renowned Non-Profit Science Centre aligns its directors and managers around a fresh framework for their future growth.

National Insurance Provider introduces their senior leaders to new productive habits through proven, deliberate practice.

We Get Results for Amazing Organizations

Our clients are change agents who want to boost individual and organizational coaching capacity. Read our case studies to learn more.

Global Shipping Company implements coach-like leadership internationally and sees instant
results.

Renowned Non-Profit Science Centre aligns its directors and managers around a fresh framework for their future growth. 
National Insurance Provider introduces their senior leaders to new productive habits through proven, deliberate practice.

If you’d like to fill your workplace with coach-like leaders, we’d love to support you.