Professional Certificate in Coaching

Henley Business School

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Henley Business School


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Who should attend

It is designed for those with some formal or informal knowledge and experience of executive coaching, including:

  • Freelance/independent coaches and facilitators, or anyone exploring this career option
  • Those wishing to develop the impact of their coaching skills within an organisational context
  • Those developing a coaching culture within their organisation

About the course

A part-time executive coaching programme with an emphasis on time for practice and reflection

Executive coaching has become a significant and influential part of the learning and development strategy of many organisations worldwide. Henley’s accredited programme will appeal to managers and coaches wishing to improve the professionalism and quality of their personal coaching skills and gain a professional qualification from an internationally respected business school.

Our coaching programmes aim to create resilient coaches who will coach effectively in a wide range of scenarios. The in-person workshops give valuable time for practising new coaching skills and reflection.

This part-time executive coaching qualification programme, completed over 9 months, is research-driven and led by inspirational tutors. It offers:

  • The opportunity to experiment with, and practise, different approaches and tools
  • Ongoing feedback, coaching supervision and mentor coaching to support development of your skills and confidence
  • A quality assurance statement of coaching training from a global business school – Henley is triple-accredited and part of the University of Reading
  • Henley Centre for Coaching membership
  • Alumni status and benefits

Triple accredited: Join an executive coaching programme recognised by leading coaching organisations

The Henley Professional Certificate in Coaching is accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF), Association for Coaching (AC) and the European Mentoring & Coaching Council (EMCC); recognising the quality of the programme experience.

The Henley Centre for Coaching: Be part of a coaching community

Your programme fee includes membership of The Henley Centre for Coaching (for the programme duration). This provides benefits such as access to up to 10 webinars a year, networking opportunities, online discussion forums, research and blogs.

Global business, global coaching programmes

The Henley Professional Certificate in Coaching is now available to be studied in-person from each of our campus locations in South Africa, Germany and Finland. Please enquire and apply directly to the campus you wish to be based at.

Programme format

Study is part-time, typically 9 months duration, with 7 days of in-person workshops scheduled over the first 3 months then 6 months of supported study. In-person workshops are held at our Greenlands campus.


Pre workshop study

You will have access to your online learning portal including resources from the Henley Academic Resource Centre.

Before Workshop 1 we will invite you to undertake reading, reflection and online learning; this will require around 3-5 hours of study time.

You will then complete the following workshops:

  • Workshop 1: Self-awareness as a coach
  • Workshop 2: Tools and techniques
  • Workshop 3: Integration

Post workshops supported study

A further 6 months of study, including online content (reading, videos and skill-based webinars), plus coach mentoring, coaching practice and coaching supervision.


After completing Workshop 3, you will be required to undertake 20 hours coaching practice, obtaining feedback from all clients.

A 2,000-word document reflecting on your development as a coach and a 30 minute recording of a coaching session are the basis of the award of the Certificate.


You will have ongoing contact with Henley Business School through:

  • Access to resources from the online learning portal for up to 12 months
  • University of Reading and Henley alumni status
  • Option to continue membership of The Henley Centre for Coaching (fee payable)

Further study

The Certificate forms part of the MSc in Coaching & Behavioural Change. Exemptions may be available if you wish to continue your study.

Benefits for your organisation

  • Confident managers equipped to coach in diverse management development situations
  • Can be tailored to an organisation’s own coaching culture with its business drivers, values and strategies embedded in the programme delivery


Alison Hardingham

Alison is the lead tutor for the accredited Henley Professional Certificate in Coaching programme and the Henley MSc in Coaching & Behavioural Change. She is a well known and widely published psychologist, specialising in individual development, leadership and change at a personal and organis...

Tracy Barr

Tracy is Lead Tutor on the Professional Certificate in Coaching. She is a practising Chartered Occupational Psychologist with twenty years consultancy experience, specialising in leadership development, executive coaching, team coaching, coaching skills development and coaching supervision. She i...

Ann James

I have been coaching since 2001, and subsequently extended my experience to coach supervision and training. I have worked with 500+ individuals and supervised 60+ coaches. I have worked with clients on top-level leadership and professional qualification programmes, mainly through Henley Busines...

Jonathan Passmore

Jonathan is a chartered psychologist and holds five degrees, including an MBA and a doctorate in occupational psychology. His doctoral thesis focused on the coaching relationships and behaviours. His current research interests include coaching supervisor and ethics, neuroscience of coaching, coac...

Tatiana Rowson

Dr Tatiana Rowson is a Business Psychologist with international academic and consulting experience. Originally trained as a counselling psychologist, Tatiana worked for over 12 years in industry. Her area of practice includes executive and career coaching, executive assessment and learning and de...

David Love

Dr. Love is an Adjunct Professor at Queen's University where he taught in both the Department of Mining Engineering and the Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering. He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. from the University of Waterloo, and Ph.D. from Queen's University, where he e...

Dirk Anthony

Dirk is a Henley-accredited executive coach, who graduated with distinction from Henley’s MSc in Coaching and Behavioural Change. Dirk’s background is in senior leadership roles in successful media organisations, and managing teams in consumer-facing and commercial roles. He has been responsible ...

Elizabeth Crosse

Elizabeth is one of the 1% of coaches globally to attain the International Coach Federation (ICF) Master Certified Coach credential with over 30 years of expertise in coaching and training. She was a pioneer in introducing an internal coaching offer to the Civil Service and now partners with org...

Karen Foy

Karen is a coach with fifteen years' experience and holds an MSc in Coaching Psychology through University of East London and a degree in Psychology from the University of Sheffield. Karen is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with ICF and a she is certified coach mentor. As a UK ICF Board Dire...

Aboodi Shabi

Aboodi has been working in executive coaching and coach training since the mid 1990s and has several years of international coaching, training and leadership development experience. He has delivered coach-training programmes and worked with executives and teams all over the world, in sectors rang...

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