Coach Your Project Team to Greatness! with Maria Fafard

What You Will Learn

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

  • Use coaching skills with your project team members such as active listening, powerful questioning, direct communication, and designing actions.
  • Explain the distinction between coaching, mentoring, and training and enrich their leadership toolkit by adding a coaching module to it.
  • Discuss the relevance and power of coaching to create business impact in a project management context. 


Coaching skills are essential for motivating and engaging project teams, and therefore are vital for your success as a project manager.

Join us for this highly interactive, in-depth training, and learn how to empower and inspire your team members to boost your team’s productivity by using a coaching mindset and skills. The training engages you in deep, experiential exploration of coaching competencies and their application in a project management context. Our focus will be on enabling you to develop and practice active listening, powerful questioning, direct communication, and designing actions.   

The training relies on the extensive use of hands-on exercises and storytelling. You will have many opportunities to practice your newly acquired skills via individual and group exercises, simulations, roll-play, and case studies. Your learning experience is gamified and uses competitions, quizzes, and surveys to maximize interactivity and learning. Upon completion of this training, you will leverage coaching skills to make a greater impact in your organization and increase productivity, engagement, and communication on your project team. It will be even more exciting and valuable when you apply these competencies to help you empower the transformation of individuals, teams, and organizations as well as facilitate your own personal growth, development, and career advancement.



    • Value of Coaching in a Project Management Context
    • Coaching 101: What Coaching Is and What It Is Not (the distinction between directive and nondirective coaching)
    • Reimagining Project Managers as Coaches
    • Coaching in a Virtual Environment
    • Core ICF Competencies: Foundation (co-creating the relationship; communicating effectively; facilitating learning and results)
    • Coaching Exercises and Demonstrations
    • Coaching Mindset, Tools, and Techniques (active listening; presence; powerful questions; observations and intuition; language, energy, richness, and depth; transformational versus transactional coaching; shifts in perspective)
    • Coaching Process: How to Lead a Coaching Session
    • Advancing Your Knowledge and Career (certifications; classes; professional organizations)

Excellent instructor who kept the class very engaged, and spoke from an area of expertise and experience in the coaching field. Being a former project manager tied everything in very nicely too.

Maria is so engaging and experienced in this subject matter. I appreciated that she had a mixture of interactive polls, videos, and peer-to-peer practice sessions. I felt the amount of time given to the training was perfect too.

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 7 0 7.00
PMI-ACP® / Agile* 0 7 0 7.00
PMI-SP® 0 7 0 7.00
PMI-RMP® 0 7 0 7.00
PfMP® 0 7 0 7.00
PMI-PBA® 0 7 0 7.00
Ways of Working Power Skills Business Acument Talent Triangle



Maria Fafard PMP

Maria Fafard is an executive coach, facilitator and speaker who is passionate about helping leaders, teams and organizations reach their full potential. She is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC), a Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF), and a graduate of a Leadership Coaching program at Georgetown University in Washington DC. Drawing on two decades of experience in Technology, Finance, and Consulting, including Fortune 100 experience, she coaches executives and high potential employees and delivers coaching in cohort-based leadership development programs.

Maria sees coaching as a powerful tool of transformation, and works with leaders to co-create a reality of fulfillment, meaning, and growth for them and the people they lead. Maria specializes in transformational coaching, partnering with clients to discern their core values and reorient their life and career around them; to uncover blind spots; and to find new perspectives. Typical engagements address executive development in the areas of self-awareness, servant leadership, executive presence, mindfulness, articulating an authentic personal brand, building relationships, and accelerating personal growth.

Maria holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Economics and certifications including ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Coaching and Team Facilitation (ICP-ACC and -ATF), Leadership Circle Profile, Myers-Briggs (MBTI) Steps I and II, Personalysis, CSM, CSPO, CSP, SPM/PO, and PMP®. She is passionate about her work and frequently speaks on topics of coaching, facilitation, thought leadership, and personal branding at conferences and events.

Training Information

19 September 2024
Start Time
8:00 AM
1 Day


Member Price
(US$705.00 before 5 August)
Nonmember Price
(US$910.00 before 5 August)
Government Price
Student Price

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