Executive and Corporate Coach Diploma Course

You will commence your studies by undertaking a good overview of coaching in the workplace. You will look at methods, models and tools, business coaching, executive coaching, the manager as coach, and team coaching. You will learn a practical step-by-step approach that supports your understanding and development as a coach in the business and corporate environment.In addition you will look at a practical approach to the world of leadership and what it takes to be a competent coach of leaders.

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Length of training: The whole course takes about 235 Hours in total – The course is designed to be totally flexible and fit around your own lifestyle and on average will take you 9-12 months to complete on average.

Accreditation: Our courses are all fully accredited with the IIC – International Institute of coaching, and with the ILM – Institute of Leadership and Management. – Level 7 Certificate Course.

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Course Details:

The course is split into two parts.

1) Distance Learning

2) Residential 3 Day Training. — The cost of the Residential Experience is included in the price (all accommodation, three course meals and snacks), so you don’t pay for it additionally.

Part 1 – Distance Learning

The Diploma Course includes:

Book and Book Critique

2 Books and Critiques

The Complete Guide to Coaching at Work by Perry Zeus and Suzanne Skiffington

Leadership Coaching (on personal insights to organizational performance) by Graham Lee

The book critique is your thoughts down on a couple of sheets of A4 and there’s no real right or wrong answers, it’s just your understanding of the book. You don’t even have to like the book. We understand that a lot of our students haven’t been in a school environment for some time so we don’t mind about punctuation, spelling etc. etc.

Study Modules

There are 4 study modules to cover. Each module contains a number of practical exercises, designed to deepen and integrate your learning.

1. Executive Coaching

2. Team Coaching

3. Leadership

4. Organizational Culture and Managing Change

Written Work

2 AssignmentsYou must also complete 2 written assignments based on 2 different module topics. Each assignment must be between 3000-3500 words and is entirely your choice as to which 2 modules you base your written assignments on. Assignment options can be found at the end of each module.

Mentor coach

Mentoring and Feedback (4 x 1 hour sessions) These are primarily to help you prepare you for the skills assessment at the end of the course. You will be familiar with all the basic coaching skills, and the mentoring is intended to develop these to a more advanced level in the context of the workplace.

Your corporate mentor coach will act as your client (for some of the time) during mentoring sessions to support you in continuing to develop your coaching skills for the business and corporate environment. You will coach your mentor (in the role of client) and they will give you feedback on how you are making progress

Receive Supervision

Supervision (4 x ½ hour sessions) with a specialist supervisor coach.

As part of the Advanced Diploma programme you are provided with telephone/Skype-based supervision with a specialist supervisor coach. You will have four sessions of 30 min each. This aims to develop a working relationship which promotes your professional growth as a coach – with the supervisor’s role being to reflect back to you where they perceive possible or actual unconscious processes or where your professional approach can be strengthened.

Practical coaching + skills assessment

There’s 35 hours of logged practical coaching to be done. This needs to be done with business or corporate clients.

And when your mentor coach thinks you’re ready for it they’ll put you forward for a final practical skills assessment. Thinks works exactly the same way as a mentor session but instead of giving you feedback at the end you will be assessed on your performance.


There are 12 teleclasses to be done. The teleclasses are mini lectures over the telephone on subjects relating to your course work that tie in with the modules you are working through in your course material.

These are available on our member’s area in MP3 files so you can download and listen to them at a time that suits you.

The topics they cover are:

1. The ABC Model

2. Corporate Coaching Competencies

3. Coaching and Mentoring

4. Leadership

5. Building Vision

6. Team Coaching

7. Developing Workplace Culture

8. Managing Change

9. Values

10. Global Working or Global Working +Cultural Difference

11. Managing Conflict

12. Diversity and Human Difference



Part 2 – 3 Day Residential Weekend

The Residential

is a great practical experience which provides everyone with the opportunity to engage with fellow students and corporate faculty.

This is over a Friday, Saturday and Sunday and is fully inclusive. You’re fully looked after from the moment you arrive. You will have your own double bedroom which is en-suite, all meals are included, refreshments, elevenses etc etc. – We do this for a reason. We don’t want people to worry about the little things like the cost of a sandwich or a cup of coffee. We limit numbers on our residential course to about 25-30 students to about 6-8 trainers and staff. We limit numbers so people get the full benefits of the weekend.

Some of the topics Covered include:

  • ABC Working Model – A-Awareness – being aware of the clients space/clients goals

B-Business Model – How to get your own clients

C- Coaching Skills – All your coaching skills, questioning/listing etc

You need to integrate all of the above to become a successful business coach

  • Building a Coaching Practice
  • Coaching Clients who need to manage change
  • Coaching and managing politics in the workplace
  • Corporate Coaching Competencies
  • Coaching practice and Feedback
  • Leadership Coaching and the role of the Leadership Coach
  • Ethical Practice

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On-Going Support

The thing that makes Noble Manhattan stand out from other companies is the support we offer not only while you are on the course but for life. We are still in touch with most of our coaches today and work with the closely.

Here are just a few things we do to support you:

Support Groups – We run these on a monthly basis all over the UK, Ireland, Poland, Romania and we keep developing. This is a great opportunity to meet like minded people in your local area, discuss the course/coaching, listen to speakers and have as a great social event.

Members Area – designed for all NM students, Coaches and Associates to provide as much backup, help, care and support as you need. You will have access to hundreds of hours of downloadable teleclasses, past essays, helpful hints, details of support coaches and access to an online community so you can join study groups and talk with students/coaches worldwide.

Business 4 Coaches – is a sister website to the NM group. All it does is help you set up your own business and help you gain work.

It provides:

• Education

• Training

• Knowledge

• Support

• Hundreds of coaching forums, templates and business letters

The opportunity to participate in actual paid coaching contracts. We have companies get in touch

with us, asking for coaches so you can apply for these contracts like applying for a normal job.

Marketing Advise – We can advise you on how to market yourself (niche marketing) and how to get your business started and the IT department can also design you a website at a very reasonable price.