Open Program

Coaching for Organization Consultants

Develop your coaching skills and engage with your clients at a profound level.

This modular program focuses on the coaching relationship with the option to progress to become an Ashridge Accredited Coach.

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Coaching for Organization Consultants

Upcoming Dates

13 Mar 2017 - 19 Sep 2017

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22 May 2017 - 28 Nov 2017

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Workshop 1: 
13 – 14 Mar 2017
Workshop 1: 
22 – 23 May 2017
Workshop 2: 
8 – 9 May 2017
Workshop 2: 
26 – 27 Jun 2017
Workshop 3: 
5 – 6 Jun 2017
Workshop 3: 
4 – 5 Sep 2017
Workshop 4: 
17 – 18 Jul 2017
Workshop 4: 
16 – 17 Oct 2017
Workshop 5: 
18 – 19 Sep 2017
Workshop 5: 
27 – 28 Nov 2017

Duration: 5 workshops x 2 days

Program Overview

With five two-day workshops, this highly interactive program combines psychological and organizational perspectives on coaching. Flexible to the needs and interests of the group, it will teach you how to engage with your clients at a profound level – dramatically increasing your impact on the organization.

You have the opportunity to develop your executive coaching competence and practice. It brings together a variety of psychological theories and models, sound business knowledge and facilitative coaching skills, with a view to integrating them in your existing consultancy work or to create a foundation on which to build a coaching and consulting practice. The program aims to facilitate the application of theory, develop professional reflection and support you in your coaching practice.

This program, together with the Ashridge Accreditation Process, have achieved the European Mentoring and Coaching Council's European Quality Award (EQA) at the highest, Master Practitioner level. It also forms Module 1 of the Masters in Executive Coaching.

Content and Structure

Pre program

Members of your tutor team are available for discussion and you will be sent materials to help you prepare.

Residential Phase

Over five two-day sessions you will experience a unique learning process, during which you practice the application of models and frameworks.

Between the workshops you will be given articles to read and you can bounce ideas off your allocated ‘learning buddy’.

During the program, you will learn:

  • Why people say and do certain things and display particular behaviours
  • High level coaching skills to increase your impact and effectiveness
  • How to achieve great coaching through the relationship between coach and client
  • How to be an insightful and creative coach rather than just a knowledgeable coach
  • How to respond to and enable change.

Each workshop includes co-coaching with fellow participants as well as skills practice, live supervision and plenty of group feedback.

Workshop 1- developing coaching strategies

  • The nature and purpose of coaching
  • The power of inquiry
  • Choosing a focus for coaching
  • Building the working alliance
  • Coaching interventions: expanding the repertoire.

Workshop 2 – psychological theories of personality: working in the relationship

  • Psychological theories and models
  • Raising self awareness
  • Coaching as a relational process.

Workshop 3 – repetition and change: working with patterns

  • The emergence of pattern
  • Addressing repetition and ‘stuckness’
  • Team coaching
  • Patterns in organizations.

Workshop 4 – creative change interventions

  • Perspectives on organizational change
  • Six areas of focus in the coaching context
  • Creative experimentation.

Workshop 5 – professionalism in the coaching relationship

  • Articulating your coaching proposition
  • Assessing the value of coaching relationships
  • Differences and diversity in coaching
  • Ethics and professional practice: issues and considerations
  • Ending the coaching relationship.

The accreditation process

After completing the five workshops you have the option to take part in a further half day workshop followed by a one day assessment to gain the qualification of an Ashridge Accredited Coach.


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Participant feedback

I came away with heightened self awareness and techniques to evolve my coaching. This has helped take my coaching to a deeper level.

Karen Griffin, Director of KGA Associates, business coach, trainer, HR consultant. 

The program gave me an excellent kitbag of frameworks, tools, models and theories that have really helped my coaching practice and, more importantly, encouraged me to work to my strengths and develop my own personal coaching style.

Marina McGoldrick, Ashbourne McGoldrick

Program fee

Price: £7,300.00 + VAT
What is included in your open program fee?

If you would like to book accommodation for the Sunday night before the program starts, we can offer discounted rates of £88 for bed and breakfast and £112 for dinner, bed and breakfast.

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Who is it for?

You are a consultant working with a number of client organizations, or an internal management/ organization development adviser, HR professional or change consultant. You are already working as a coach or in a similar role and have an opportunity for coaching practice in between workshops. You may also be a senior manager or CEO responsible for coaching a significant number of people who are not in any form of reporting relationship to you.

Benefits to you and your organization

You will:

  • Develop high level coaching skills
  • Understand the theoretical frameworks that inform effective coaching
  • Increase your impact and effectiveness as a coach
  • Have the opportunity to become an Ashridge Accredited Coach.

Faculty Team

David Birch

David Birch

BA (Hons), PGCE, MSc, PG Cert Supervision

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Bill Critchley

Bill Critchley

MBA, MSc, Clinical Dip. in Psychotherapy, Dip. in Org.Consulting.

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Andrew Day

Andrew Day

BSc (Hons), MSc, D.Psych, D.C.Psych, C.Psychol

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Billy Desmond

Billy Desmond


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Erik de Haan

Erik de Haan

MSc, MA, PhD

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Susanne Parsons

Susanne Parsons


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Charlotte Sills

Charlotte Sills

MA, MSc, PGCE, Teaching/Supervising Transactional Analyst (ITAA)

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