Coaching Essentials for Managers and Leaders

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Our company is based in London and offers coach development programmes across the UK and online. i-coach’s Coaching Essentials is a 10-week blended learning programme that instills the principles of a coaching mind-set and helps you put them into practice. It details how to become an effective business coach and lays the foundation for effective conversations which enable performance across the organisation and unleash the potential of both individuals and teams. We will give managers and leaders the tools and knowledge to become a business coach.

Who is it for?

Leading a team in a fast-changing world has put new demands on managers and leaders. No longer can we rely on our own knowledge and experience to help others to perform, develop and thrive, instead a coaching mind-set is required. An approach that empowers individuals to learn and builds their capacity to be self-directed performers and learners.

Learning Journey

The programme combines webinars, observed skills practice with practical application, self-study and reflection.

These sessions are split over 14 hours of:

  • live online webinars
  • skills practice with faculty support
  • shared-learning with your peers
  • a one to one coaching session with faculty

Alongside these sessions you will be asked to complete 14.5 hours of self-study and practice in your work environment.

Coaching essentials the learning journey

Download the programme flow here

On successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Embrace a ‘coaching’ mind-set and confidently use foundation coaching skills
  • Have increased awareness of your communication and learning preferences and how they impact others
  • Engage in effective formal and informal coaching conversations
  • Have a better understanding of learning theory
  • Establish practices to further develop and sustain your coaching approach
  • Have the skills to become a formidable business coach

Student Stories

"Coaching Essentials is for everyone. Seasoned coaches seeking a refresher, for people totally new to coaching, leaders, team members, even parents. You leave with skills that equip you for that enable better conversations which lead to better outcomes in every aspect of your life."

Read Alexandra's story

"I’ve done quite a lot of leadership courses but nothing specifically focussed on coaching in this way as a particular skillset. I think that’s the best way to view it, as a skillset and practice. Once you acquire tools and techniques, you really bolster what you can bring to an organisation."

Read Steve's story

"It is an eye opening experience. It really makes you think about how you use language and the ways in which it can unlock and support thinking."

Read Diana's story


“Very effective course - to the point! Good mix of theory and opportunity to practice, very useful feedback given, great team!”

Hans Juergen

“The course was superb, great mix of relevant theory and practical application, with a great team of experienced facilitators that made it challenging and fun. I learned a lot about myself and how I interact with others. I wish I could have done this course a decade or two ago. Highly recommended.”


“The Coaching Essentials programme has given me a lot of food for thought, tools and practice opportunities to build my skills. I honestly feel this comes at a very opportune moment to shape my development as a manager and a leader.”


“The coaching program has really changed the way I think both in my personal and professional life and I incorporate my learning in almost everything I do!”

“I have enjoyed the course and benefited from it. There have been some real insights and new skills learnt.”