Course overview

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.

Who is the programme for?

Those with some knowledge or experience of coaching and who wish to extend and develop the importance and impact of coaching within their organisation.

Case Studies

Emma Higginson on the benefits of the Henley Professional Certificate in Coaching - download now (pdf)

Julie Muhs, Leadership Development Manager at LV=, on the benefits of the Henley Professional Certificate in Coaching

Benefits to you as an individual

  • This course will give you an opportunity to experiment with, and practise different coaching techniques and styles
  • You’ll get ongoing feedback to build your confidence and competence in coaching
  • We’ll show you a wide range of methodologies that will give you the skills you need for different coaching situations and requirements.

Benefits to your organisation

  • Your organisation will have confident, skilled coaches able to work effectively in diverse management development situations
  • All coaches will receive an external quality assurance statement of coaching training from a leading international business school.


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If you have any questions, please contact our programme advisor, Pauline Fletcher by email at or by phone on +44 (0) 1491 418767.

Dates and fees

Programme dates in UK:

CICOMA16 – March 2016  (Waiting list in place, please enquire.)

Workshop 1: 1 - 2 March 2016
Workshop 2: 14 - 15 April 2016
Workshop 3: 19 - 20 May 2016

CICOAP16 - April 2016      (Waiting list in place, please enquire.)

Workshop 1: 12 - 13 April 2016
Workshop 2: 12 - 13 May 2016
Workshop 3: 15 - 16 June 2016

CICOMY16 – May 2016                

Workshop 1: 17 – 18 May 2016     
Workshop 2: 23 – 24 June 2016      
Workshop 3: 28 – 29 July 2016

CICOJN16 – June 2016   

Workshop 1: 21 – 22 June 2016
Workshop 2: 26 – 27 July 2016       
Workshop 3: 5 – 6 September 2016

CICOSE16 - September 2016  

Workshop 1: 26 - 27 September 2016
Workshop 2: 31 October - 1 November 2016
Workshop 3: 15 - 16 December 2016

CICOOC16 - October 2016  

Workshop 1: 18 - 19 October 2016
Workshop 2: 1 - 2 December 2016
Workshop 3: 9 - 10 January 2017

CICODE16 - December 2016  

Workshop 1: 13 - 14 December 2016
Workshop 2: 24 - 25 January 2017
Workshop 3: 2 - 3 March 2017

Programme length:

3 x 2 days over 9 months


£4,995 including residential costs

Programme fee will incease to £5,250 excluding residential costs for intakes from September 2016


Programme dates in Germany - click for more info:

Programme dates in South Africa - click for more info:

Workshop 1: 8 – 10 February 2016
Workshop 2: 7 – 9 March 2016

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If you have any questions, please contact our programme advisor, Pauline Fletcher by email at or by phone on +44 (0) 1491 418767.

Why Henley?

'The Henley experience blends the development of knowledge, personal skills and behaviour with state-of-the-art teaching and learning environments and an inheritance of strong belief that the role of wealth creation in society is to better everyone rather than just the few. What emerges at every level are people whose values and attitudes say as much about them as their capabilities and who contribute to building a better future in every walk of life.’

Professor John Board, Dean, Henley Business School

Executive Education – world-class learning

As a world-renowned Business School, and one of only 57 globally with triple accreditation, Henley leads the way in innovative learning and development programmes for organisations and their people.

Our Open and Custom programmes and dedicated coaching create lasting impact. Henley’s reputation for innovation, relevance and value in the fields of leadership, strategic management, coaching, behavioural change and HR development has been built from over 65 years of working alongside blue-chip brands.

Centres of Excellence

Globally-recognised research from Henley Business School and University of Reading faculty and 17 leading research centres delivers real insights into the challenges and opportunities that face organisations and individuals in the 21st century.  And Henley Business School has created a community of collaborative applied research centres through which we bring together academics, practitioners, organisations and their executives, including:

Personal development

Today, more than ever, enterprising leaders need more than just knowledge of business tools and techniques to be successful in the complex and fast-moving world in which we live and work. Henley programmes seek to develop leaders who are aware of this wider dynamic environment and their organisation’s objectives, but also understand their own styles, strengths and development needs as individuals. This individual approach, combined with our applied research and listening to our participants and partners, means that we always design learning experiences that are relevant and impactful.

Understanding Organisations

All our programmes, whether custom or open, are highly interactive and based around current organisational challenges. And Henley’s heritage of genuine thoughtfulness about the ability of leadership development to provide authentic solutions to these challenges has brought about sustainable long-term success for our partner organisations and their senior executives.  This experience, combined with our ability to truly understand organisational contexts, cultures and objectives has enabled us to build successful long-term partnerships with organisations such as Deloitte, Deutsche Telekom and ING. 

The Henley community

From a participant’s first day at Henley, they become part of a global network of professionals from every industry and every level of experience and seniority. Our alumni group has over 56,000 members from all corners of the globe, offering networking potential and the chance to keep up-to-date with the latest thinking, news and opportunities to further ongoing personal and career development.

Participants on our programmes work with renowned faculty, industry experts and practitioners but as alumni they are also invited to Henley conferences, seminars and lectures in the UK and worldwide.  Our community also includes The Henley Partnership (hyperlink), a best practice business network that provides innovative learning and networking opportunities to members through a programme of events covering the span of Henley’s subject expertise.

The best locations for learning

Henley Business School has been based at our beautiful 19th century Greenlands campus by the River Thames near London, since it began in 1946.  Today, the world-ranked Henley MBA, The Henley DBA and the majority of our executive education programmes are delivered at Greenlands, inspiring all those who visit.

As the business school has expanded in recent decades our locations now include a state-of-the-art campus at the University of Reading, dedicated campuses in Malaysia and South Africa and centres in 17 countries throughout Europe, the Middle East, China, the Far East, and the Americas.

Course content

Workshop 1

Self-belief module. This module will explore your personal skills and attributes, beliefs and values around coaching.

Workshop 2

Tools and techniques. This module will enable you to try out different tools and techniques and receive feedback. Each programme member runs an external client session.

Workshop 3

Integration module. Tutor-observed coaching sessions will give you feedback to include in your portfolio for assessment purposes, together with a second external client session.


After completing Module 3, you will be required to conduct three coaching relationships, obtaining feedback from the clients in each instance.

A 5,000-word document reflecting on your development as a coach is the basis of the award of the Certificate.

The Certificate forms part of the MSc in Coaching & Behavioural Change which you may wish to consider as a further qualification.

Fees & funding

Funding Sources

Santander Loan

Henley Business School is pleased to announce that a loan is available through Santander to assist Henley Business School programme members with funding across our portfolio of part-time programmes, including Executive Education. Participants who are studying whilst continuing employment now have the opportunity to borrow up to £20,000 to help towards their course fees. Rates from 4.3% APR on loans from £7,500 to £15,000. See the Santander Loan document for terms and more detail.

For more information please contact Edward Willoughby on 05511486340 or email.

Postgraduate Loans (for Masters students)

Commencing in the 2016-2017 academic year, loans will be available for taught postgraduate Masters programmes. Students under the age of 30 will be eligible for these loans and they will be limited to a maximum of £10,000 per applicant. For more information please visit the UCAS Postgraduate website.

Our facilities

Sports facilities

henley business school gym greenlands

Balancing busy work schedules with relaxation and exercise is an important aspect of our approach at Henley. The fully equipped and professionally staffed Fitness Centre with views overlooking the beautiful grounds and River Thames has everything needed to restore a sense of well being. Within the grounds we are also able to offer:

  • Squash / badminton / tennis
  • Croquet / boules
  • Local golf course offers special rates (not on site)

Business facilities

Business facilities - roomsAt our Greenlands site we provide a variety of meeting rooms and conference facilities. Our rooms have been designed with an emphasis on practicality with many of our rooms benefiting from the latest presentation equipment to ensure that your meeting runs smoothly.

Conference Rooms

The conference rooms at Greenlands, Henley, all feature air conditioning, natural daylight and excellent acoustics, as well as state-of-the-art AV and presentation technology controlled by bluetooth touch screens, free WiFi access, laptop connections, networked PC and large screens. Our larger rooms also have repeater screens. Each conference room has access to dedicated syndicate and break-out rooms and refreshment areas close by. Stationery, flipcharts, photocopying facilities and whiteboards are included as standard.

Meeting Rooms

All syndicate and meeting rooms at Henley are fitted with a large screen, networked PC, whiteboards and have free WiFi access and laptop connections. River House 1-14 are also fitted with Copycam, allowing users to capture whiteboard notes at the touch of a button. Digital recorders, video and stills cameras are also available on request. All are laid out boardroom style.


Henley Business School BedroomWe have 100 rooms including some with disabled facilities. All rooms are en-suite & include a safe, trouser press, laptop connection with free Wi-Fi access, direct dial telephone, satellite TV with radio, Molton Brown toiletries, tea & coffee making facilities and a hair dryer. Photograph of Thames Court accommodation.

Full English breakfast is served in our main dining room, which overlooks the River Thames. Our dedicated staff maintain the facility 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All guest rooms receive daily housekeeping services.


Dining at Henley Business School  GreenlandsWhen it comes to dining, we offer you choice, quality and flexibility. We understand that you also want facilities that are conducive to networking, and dining arrangements that integrate seamlessly with the other aspects of your day. Henley is renowned for both its excellent standards of service and the high quality of cuisine. The chefs and their professional staff are able to offer the sophistication of a memorable evening dinner in the spacious dining room, with its views over the lawns down to the Thames.

Fresh, varied breakfasts are prepared by award-winning chefs and served each morning in the beautiful, riverside restaurant - the Heyworth Room.


Several tea and coffee areas are situated throughout the buildings, the Garden Common Room is situated beside the Heyworth Room and is open throughout the day and evening offering a wide range of Fairtrade drinks and a selection of biscuits. The bar is open each evening serving a full range of drinks.

Henley Conference Centre and Hotel

Set in its own 30 acre estate in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside, alongside the River Thames, this magnificent Grade II Listed Building offers excellent conference, meeting and event facilities and provides a spectacular setting for any gathering. For more information about booking our beautiful facilities please visit the Henley Conferences website.

History of Greenlands

Records indicate that there has been a house on our Greenlands site for 500 years, although the house would have originally been much closer to the river.

Greenlands has been home to a series of notable families and individuals throughout its lifetime. These include Thomas Chaucer, son of Geoffrey Chaucer; Robert D'Oyley, Sheriff of Oxfordshire in 1573; Bulstrode Whitelock, Oliver Cromwell's Ambassador to Sweden and most recently WH Smith, who bought the existing house in 1871. Queen Elizabeth I is also known to have visited on more than one occasion, most likely when staying at her royal palace in Reading.

The site became the home of a new Administrative Staff College in 1946, first welcoming students in 1948. In 1952, after the unexpected death of Viscount Hambleden from whom the College leased the site, an opportunity to purchase Greenlands' 30 acres arose. The College was renamed Henley Management College in 1991, and following the 2008 merger with the University of Reading became Henley Business School. Today, the world-ranked Henley MBA, The Henley DBA and our executive education programmes are delivered at Greenlands.

Tutors & faculty