Module 1: Coaching for Organisation Consultants

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

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

Programme Overview

With five two-day workshops over seven months, this highly interactive programme combines psychological and organisational 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 organisation.

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 programme aims to facilitate the application of theory, develop professional reflection and support you in your coaching practice.

This programme, 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.

You may also like to consider the other Module 1 option: Team Coaching for Consultants.

Content and Structure

Pre programme

Tutors are available for further discussion and you will be sent materials to help you prepare.


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 programme, 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 organisations.

Workshop 4 – creative change interventions

  • Perspectives on organisational 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.


  • You will become a member of the Ashridge alumni network, which is an excellent opportunity to continue your personal development and networking
  • Ongoing support and further learning opportunities are available with Ashridge Momentum.

Key dates

October 2017 start

Spring 2018 start

Summer 2018 start

Workshop 1: 
2-3 October 2017
Workshop 1: 
5-6 March 2018
Workshop 1: 
21-22 May 2018
Workshop 2: 
21-21 November 2017
Workshop 2: 
23-24 April 2018
Workshop 2: 
25-26 June 2018
Workshop 3: 
8-9 January 2018
Workshop 3: 
11-12 June 2018
Workshop 3: 
3-4 September 2018
Workshop 4: 
26-27 February 2018
Workshop 4: 
16-17 July 2018
Workshop 4: 
15-16 October 2018
Workshop 5: 
23-24 April 2018
Workshop 5: 
10-11 September 2018
Workshop 5: 
26-27 November 2018


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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 programme 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

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