Leadership Conversations: Leader as Coach starting 21 - 22 June 2023 — Centre for Coaching Switzerland
Leader as a Coach course

Leadership Conversations: Leader as Coach starting 21 – 22 June 2023

Leader as Coach is a two-day course geared to make leaders more effective by encouraging innovation within their respective teams.

It’s rooted in Integral theory, forming the foundation of six Leadership Conversations series. Leader as Coach course is delivered in collaboration with the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business.

Who will benefit from this course?

You will benefit from this course if you are an Executive, Manager, or Emerging Leader who wants to learn the fundamentals of coaching and how to understand those around you better.

What will you gain from this course?

Key takeaways from Leader as Coach course will be:

  • A deeper understanding of the difference between coaching and other methods of interaction.
  • An ability to recognize when coaching is the right leadership approach to take.
  • Attaining skills that help cultivate mutual respect and trust between you and the individuals you are coaching.
  • Learning to listen to individuals with depth and clarity to get directly to the root of issues.
  • Exposure to Coaching Circles as an action-learning approach to practicing coaching skills. Each Coaching Circle will be run by a dedicated professional coach who will guide participants in developing their coaching skills.

Three Reasons to Study with Us:

1. We run our programmes using adult learning principles:

Own experience:
Adults learn through their own experience – we insist that we focus on real issues, not role play.

Safe environment:
We take the time to create a safe, non-judgmental / confidential space to facilitate exploration and open curiosity.

Anchor learning:
Participants anchor their learning on what really happens to them and their Organisation (i.e., apply to themselves and to each other, not told)

We ensure the framework is in place for participants to hold one another accountable.

2. This course is run using a live-virtual approach on Zoom.

The following key elements are necessary in order to keep our workshops focused, interactive, and dynamic and still meet the desired outcomes.


  • We ask participants to read the course material before the workshop to deepen dialogue.
  • In the workshop, we keep to max 15 mins of theory bursts with minimal use of PowerPoint.
  • Regular breakouts in small groups to keep a high level of interaction and deepen understanding of the theory.  
  • Where possible, we have a member of the faculty present to facilitate the discussion / answer questions.

“Zoom fatigue”:

Regular breaks: to keep the energy & engagement high, we have found that a short 5-10 min break every hour, including a body exercise (stretching, breathing, standing), works. This replaces coffee/tea breaks. We take an hour for lunch.

3. High faculty-to-participant ratio:

To ensure an optimum online learning experience, the ratio of faculty to a participant should be 1:5

We can offer this ratio by using the Centre for Coaching’s large international faculty of professional integral coaches who have all trained with us and have been supporting our academic and/or organizational programs for several years.

Participants are asked to be willing to be fully themselves, fully engaged, open to being coached on a real topic (no role plays), and prepared to find out more about themselves as leaders and human beings.

Our short courses deliver learning experiences that are personally transformative because better people make better leaders.

Course Dates:

21 – 22 June 2023

Watch a short video of Daniel Ahlers, Managing Partner and Director of the Centre for Coaching (Switzerland), and learn how to inspire others as a Leader.
We invite you to join the course and see the power of Integral Coaching and its impact on your business.

Application Process:

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