Add coaching skills to your toolbox as leader, HR specialist or get your expertise certified as experienced coach.

Find out why coaching is right for YOU!


Are you still leading or already coaching?

For managers in the 21st century, coaching skills are indispensable to lead staff in a motivated way and to access their full potential.

Find out how the Professional Certificate in Executive Coaching advances you.

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Coaching can be studied!

For experts in human resources, coaching skills are indispensable to support their internal clients as HR business partner or HR developer.

Learn how the Professional Certificate in Executive Coaching supports you on this journey.

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The fast track to coaching certification!

In the increasingly intransparent coaching market, certifications like the one of the International Coach Federation ICF gain in importance.

Prepare here for your fast track to certification!

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About the programme


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"A truly transformative experience"

This is a very well run, demanding and rewarding programme. The discussions and reflections on executive coaching with participants from many other industries and the practices of different coaching techniques have had a deep impact on my perspective on my client work as management consultant.
Imeyen Ebong, Partner, Bain & Company, Munich.

Professional Certificate in Executive Coaching

For people interested in using the coaching approach to develop themselves and others.

The drive for greater professionalism and quality in coaching is the result of coaching becoming a significant part of learning and development for individuals as well as for organisations. This programme will appeal to anyone who wishes to develop their personal coaching skills, either from within their organisation or as an external provider.

Next start dates:*

Hamburg: 24 September 2020
Munich: 27 November 2020
Hamburg: 23 March 2021
Munich: 4 May 2021
Hamburg: 14 September 2021
Munich: 9 November 2021

*) further information available below

What to expect

Benefits to the individual

  • The opportunity to experiment with, and practise, different techniques and styles
  • Ongoing feedback to build your confidence and competence in coaching
  • A wide range of methodologies giving the skills needed for different coaching situations and requirements
  • An external quality assurance statement of coaching training from an international, leading business school.
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Benefits for the organisation

  • Equips managers 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.

Programme content

Pre workshops

You will have access to your online learning portal including resources from the 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.

Workshop 1 – Self-awareness as a coach

This workshop explores your personal skills and attributes, and your beliefs and values around coaching. A basic framework for coaching is introduced.

Workshop 2 – Tools and techniques

This workshop enables you to try out different tools and techniques and understand the underpinning psychological concepts. Carry out your first external client session (either with your own clients or let us arrange the client for you).

Workshop 3 – Integration

This workshop continues the development of coaching competences, provides opportunities for observed sessions with feedback, and the opportunity to integrate the materials into
a coherent approach.

Post workshops

The programme continues with supervision, support and coaching skills development. In addition participants will have access to all the resources of the Henley Centre for Coaching, including online coaching journals, webinars from leading coaching figures from across the world and resources to help set up your coaching business.

Optional online sessions

Coaching supervision forms an integral part of the programme through the 9 months of study and participants will have access to regular online mentoring and supervision sessions during the latter 6 months of the programme (included within the programme fees).

Composition and assessment

The Henley Professional Certificate in Coaching comprises of 3 workshops and a subsequent practice period with supervision support. At the end of this period assessment is through a portfolio which includes a 2,000 word reflection on your development as a coach and a recorded coaching session demonstrating your coaching skills.

Duration and composition

Typically 9 months, with 7 days of workshops over 3 months plus 6 months of coach mentoring, coaching practice, reflection and coaching supervision.

Next intakes

Intake 9 in Hamburg *

Workshop 1: 24-25 September 2020

Workshop 2: 29-31 October 2020

Workshop 3: 10-11 December 2020

Intake 10 in Munich

Workshop 1: 27-28 November 2020

Workshop 2: 22-24 January 2021

Workshop 3: 19-20 March 2021

Intake 11 in Hamburg

Workshop 1: 23-24 March 2021

Workshop 2: 26-28 April 2021

Workshop 3: 01-02 June 2021

Intake 12 in Munich

Workshop 1: 04-05 May 2021

Workshop 2: 21-23 June 2021

Workshop 3: 20-21 July 2021

Intake 13 in Hamburg

Workshop 1: 14-15 September 2021

Workshop 2: 26-28 October 2021

Workshop 3: 30 November-01 December 2021

Intake 14 in Munich

Workshop 1: 09-10 November 2021

Workshop 2: 13-15 December 2021

Workshop 3: 31 January-01 February 2022

*) please click on Hamburg for further information


In every intake, your learning will be supported by two expert coaches with extensive coaching experience, including:

Tracy Barr
Professional Certificate in Executive Coaching
Ann James
Professional Certificate in Executive Coaching
Ragna Kirberg
Professional Certificate in Executive Coaching

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Ragna Kirberg, Director of Coaching & Reflective Leadership, is happy to discuss how the Professional Certificate in Executive Coaching supports you and your organisation.
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The University of Reading and Henley Business School in Germany are closely monitoring the situation regarding the outbreak of coronavirus COVID-19 and we have established a senior group to direct the University’s response.

Our priority is to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all our staff, students and visitors and minimise disruption to University activities. We are following all government advice including health advice from Public Health England, the Health Authorities in Germany and travel advice from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office as well as the German Foreign Ministry.

For all programme participants and customers of Henley Business School Germany, we advise that it remains safe for most people to continue to go to work, school and other public places, as long as you comply with the guidelines provided by state authorities, of which a list of links can be found here below. We only ask you to stay away from public places (self-isolate) if advised to do so by a medical professional or other competent authority.

So far we have not been advised of any wider health implications for programme participants in Germany-based courses. However, if you have been traveling recently to affected areas and suspect that you might have been exposed to the virus, please do notify us early so that we can put in place the necessary measures for alternative access to course materials and lectures as you may need to self-isolate and not be able to participate in face-to-face workshops.

Information for the public on the outbreak of coronavirus, including the current situation in Germany and information about the virus and its symptoms is available on the Bavarian Health Ministry info page on the COVID-19 outbreak (in German).

We continue to reassure our customers that for the time being our programmes continue to run as planned. We have equipped our offices with extra hand sanitizers and increased the level of cleaning in the workshop spaces. Should you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. Should the situation change, we will inform all current programme members and customers directly as well as via this website.

We thank all our customers for their support and understanding in these trying times.

Who counts as case of suspicion and what are the current risk areas?

Telephone hotlines & further information

  • Corona hotline of the central Bavarian Health Authority, Bayerisches Landesamt für Gesundheit und Lebensmittelsicherheit (LGL): 09131/ 6808-5101
  • Corona hotline of the City of Munich’s Health Authority (Referat für Gesundheit und Umwelt): 089 233/ 47819 (8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

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