Coaching for Business  Short Courses

Course Information

Start DateStart TimeDurationCostCourse CodeApply
Wednesday 4 October 2017 18:30 - 20:30 10 weekly classes £440.00 CS1789 Enrolment Closed
Wednesday 17 January 2018 18:30 - 20:30 10 weekly classes £440.00 CS1789 Apply Now
Wednesday 2 May 2018 18:30 - 21:00 8 weekly classes £440.00 CS1789 Apply Now

Course Content

By building up coaching skills that can be used in both personal development and managing others, students can achieve higher motivation, improve results, promote growth and save time.

This part-time evening Coaching for Business course covers the foundations for becoming an effective coach, including building relationships, structuring a coaching session, and exploring key skills used in coaching.

Why choose the Coaching for Business short course?

For students looking to develop their personal growth and time management, City's Coaching for Business short course offers this foundation.

Learning from professionally trained coaches, our 10 weekly classes will provide you with the key skills for becoming an effective coach.

Tutor Info

Megan Thomas

Megan is a trained and Certified Co-Active Coach with over seven years of experience. Her focus areas include career development, leadership and entrepreneurship. She coaches individuals and groups, and facilitates workshops. Outside of coaching, Megan volunteers with Parent Gym, running skills and confidence workshops to help parents support the wellbeing of their children. Prior to becoming a coach, Megan worked in digital project management. She is also a qualified Personal Trainer, earned a certificate in Web Design and Technology from San Francisco State University, and holds a degree in Psychology from Clark University, Massachusetts.


Students must have a dedicated interest in coaching and self development.

Students should be committed to attending 10 weekly two-hour evening classes to complete the course.

English Requirements

Applicants must be proficient in written and spoken English.

What will I learn?

  • The foundations for becoming an effective coach;
  • Coaching roles, benefits, models and applications;
  • Communication skills, e.g. listening, questioning, self-management, relationship building, e.g. creating rapport, and basic NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) techniques;
  • How to design effective working relationships and coaching partnerships;
  • Professional coaching tools to improve self-management, enhance communication, and change-limiting beliefs;
  • How to incorporate professional coaching tools at work, at home, and/or in a one-to-one coaching setting.

Teaching and Assessment

The course will be facilitated from a coaching perspective and therefore will be both interactive and dynamic. Informal assessment will take place through group discussion, class room activities, and questions and answers sessions as guided by your tutor.

Recommended Reading

Kimsey House et al (2011) Co -Active Coaching: Changing Business Transforming Lives. London Nicholas  Brealey Publishing
Leonard J. T.(1999) The Portable Coach; 28 Sure - Fire Strategies for Business and Professional Success Simon and Schuster
Whitmore, J. (1996) Coaching for Performance. London: Nicholas Brealy Publishing
Berman Fortgang, L. (1999) Take Yourself to the Top. London: Thorsons
Students  will be also  guided and advised  by the tutor on the first evening of term

Leads To...

Advanced Coaching Skills

Career Outcome

This course can help Managing Directors and those working with clients to perform better.

Application Deadline: