The Project Coach: Create Learning Environments and Empower Team Members with Lisa DiTullio

What You Will Learn

Upon completion of this training, learners will be able to: 

  • Describe what coaching is and what it is not, and compare the differences between coaching and mentoring.
  • Identify the skills that managers need to be effective workplace coaches.
  • Explain how to structure a coaching session with team members to enhance their development and performance.


Business coaching has evolved from fad to fundamental. Adopting coaching techniques into your everyday interactions creates learning environments and empowers team members to develop new skills and competencies so everyone can keep up and adapt in constantly changing environments—exactly what is needed in our world of rapid change and unrelenting challenge.

Successful coaching is based on asking rather than telling, on challenging rather than giving directions, and by holding a person accountable for results. Join this training to acquire simple coaching techniques to get the best out of your team while getting stuff done.



    • Performance Relies on Environment 
      • Examine diverse cultural attributes and identify the pros and cons to each 
      • Examine and assess cultural preferences
      • Consider what type of coaching technique best aligns to different corporate cultures
    • How to Find the “Right” Talent 
      • Ask for what you need, not who you want
      • Project manager as coach role and responsibilities
    • Collaborative Leadership 
      • Connect others 
      • Select diversity 
      • Start at the top 
      • How to say no 
    • Staff Engagement 
      • Rules of Engagement model and practice
    • Feedback: How to Give It, How to Receive It 
      • Feed forward model
      • How to transition from feedback to coaching
    • The GROW Model 
    • Coaches Listen. Really Listen
      • The Listening Challenge to build listening skills
      • The Alien Challenge to develop inquiry skills
    • Practice Sessions
      • Case study
        • Debrief
      • Real opportunities
        • Debrief
    • The Plan
    • The Record
    • The Follow-up
    • Coaching Versus Mentoring 
      • The differences
      • The benefits

Good overview of coaching versus mentoring and the feedback of our coaching sessions was very insightful.

Instructor is a very engaging and knowledgeable trainer!

Enjoyed the interactive activities and mix of lecture, self-reflection activities, and videos.

PDU Allocation Table

The table below displays the number of professional development units (PDUs) awarded for each PMI® credential, as they align to the PMI Talent Triangle®. Power Skills and Business Acumen PDUs apply evenly across all credentials and Ways of Working PDUs apply only to specific credentials. PDUs will be added in full to all eligible credentials. *Please note that the asterisked row below applies to the PMI® Agile Certification Journey and includes Disciplined Agile® Scrum Master (DASM), Disciplined Agile® Senior Scrum Master (DASSM), Disciplined Agile® Coach (DAC), and Disciplined Agile® Value Stream Consultant (DAVSC) certifications.
Ways of Working Power Skills Business Acumen Total
CAPM® / PMI-CP™ / PMP® / PgMP® 0 14 0 14.00
PMI-ACP® / Agile* 0 14 0 14.00
PMI-SP® 0 14 0 14.00
PMI-RMP® 0 14 0 14.00
PfMP® 0 14 0 14.00
PMI-PBA® 0 14 0 14.00
Ways of Working Power Skills Business Acument Talent Triangle



Lisa DiTullio

Lisa DiTullio is VP, Program & Portfolio Management at Foundation Medicine, a world-leading molecular insights company and is the founder of Your Project Office, a training and consulting organization dedicated to introducing project management as a business competency and enabling healthcare organizations to improve decision-making, instill accountability, and enhance communications.

Lisa is the author of multiple project management books, articles, and blogs. She is a recognized international speaker in her field and is known for her story-telling to impart messages that are both impactful and practical.

Lisa is a past member of the South Shore Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and the past chair of the Women’s Business Connection. She is the founder of Leadership in Action, a program designed to create a sense of empowerment for high-school girls.

Lisa currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Cohasset Maritime Institute and is an avid (and sometimes competitive) open-water rower.

Training Information

25 - 26 September 2024
2 Days


Member Price
(US$1385.00 before 12 August)
Nonmember Price
(US$1585.00 before 12 August)
Government Price
Student Price

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