Executive Coaching – Foundation Level Training

Develop your career with our executive coach training and learn what it takes to bring out exceptional performance in senior leaders and executives.

Our executive coach training is delivered by experienced and practising executive coaches, who are professionals in the performing arts and bring their expertise to your training.

Become a resilient, confident and competent executive coach who is able to develop the performance of a diverse range of senior leaders.

This integrated foundation training is offered to senior executives who wish to make a step change in their career towards executive coaching.  You will work with our senior executive coaches here at Guildhall Ignite, many of whom are experienced and practising coaches with clients across the public, private, not-for-profits, arts and higher educational sectors.

Core skills are taught in small group settings to allow maximum opportunity for in-depth practice, discussion, reflection and refinement of your coaching skills. You will be closely supported by two of our senior team while your small peer group fosters professional networking and connection.

In programme:

  • Noticing, summarising, reflecting back
  • Developing the key skills of listening and questioning
  • Giving information - coaching style
  • Working with change
  • Working with emotions
  • Working with character strengths
  • How to give and receive feedback
  • Contracting and ethics

Course delivery

2 x full day seminars

2 x half-day seminars

1 x one-to-one coaching session with our experienced coaches


Participants have the options to

  • Attend and receive a Certificate of Attendance from Guildhall Ignite and gain 22 Continuing Professional Development Hours 


  • Submit a learning log to receive a Guildhall Certificate in Executive Coaching & Mentoring, accredited by the EMCC (European Mentoring and Coaching Council) at Foundation Level with no extra submission costs 

Upcoming course dates:

7th May: 9.30 - 17.00 In Person

8th May: 9.30 - 17.00 In Person

20th May: 14.00 - 17.30 Zoom

21st May: 14.00 - 17.30 Zoom

What recent participants say

I would thoroughly recommend this course as an excellent first stage in learning executive coaching. I was inspired by the course, the teaching was excellent, highly practical in focus and allowed me to learn at a good pace with lots of guidance and assistance from the real experts.

I have long admired the talents and generosity of performing artists and this ethos drew me to the executive coaching programme here at Guildhall. I particularly appreciated the warmth of the community, the thoughtful teaching, the reflective practice, the ethical standards and the role of fun.


Get in touch

Connect with us to schedule your free 30min discovery call with our experienced Associates.

Email us at ignite@gsmd.ac.uk to ignite your performance – what will you spark?

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