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This paper looks at how Australian managers perceive the training they receive from their organisations in order to meet increasing expectations that they coach their employees. 580 managers in Australian organisations provided information regarding their coaching training experiences, and that which they would ideally like to obtain, from their organisation. The level of coaching training varied widely from coaching-specific training to no preparation at all. Any training provided was generic coaching training. From our findings we see a distinct need for tailored and more detailed training opportunities for managers, a more structured and coordinated approach to within-organisation coaching initiatives.