Executive Coach & Coach Training Programs

Executive Coaching and Coach Training Programs

In a fast-paced, ever-evolving business landscape, having top talent isn’t enough: today’s leaders must be able to adapt to changing strategies, priorities, and ways of working to ensure that their organizations can continue to stay ahead of the curve.

Executive Coaching employs best-practice tools and methods to ensure that coaching leads to sustainable individual, team, and organizational performance improvement.

Executive Coaching Services

Individual Coaching

Enables leaders to maximize their personal and professional potential through a process of self-discovery, insights generation, and new practices for sustainable behavioral change.

Programmatic Coaching

Involves multiple coaching engagements within an organization managed by Heidrick Consulting's Coaching Center of Excellence

Integration Coaching

Ensures a successful transition of leaders placed in new and higher level positions.

Coach Training Programs: Building Internal Capabilities

Leader as Coach

Builds internal capability by providing participants the coaching skills to enhance relationships within teams, between departments, and with key stakeholders. Leaders use their newfound coaching skills to motivate, support, and realize personal and organizational success.

Coach Certification Programs

International Coach Federation (ICF)-accredited programs designed for individuals who want to develop coaching skills and apply them to help achieve personal and organizational goals. It is ideal for anyone who seeks to become an executive coach or a leader who is interested in incorporating coaching into their leadership skills.

We are passionate about building internal coaching capability. Programs are available that clients can join through open enrollment (at Rutgers University or American University), or can run internally within their organization.

Leadership Coaching for Organizational Performance (LCOP)

Based in the United States

Twelve-day program

Meets ICF academic requirements to apply for Associate Certified Coach (ACC) or Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credential.

To learn more or register:

North Carolina (North Carolina State University)

New Jersey (Rutgers University)

Washington DC (American University)

For organizational internal programs, contact us.

Accredited Coaching Programme (ACP)

Available globally

Six-day program

Meets ICF academic requirements to apply for Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credential.

To learn more, contact us.

Accredited Coaching Programme (ACP)

Based in Europe; Bremen

Language, German

Eighteen-day program

Meets ICF academic requirements to apply for Associate Certified Coach (ACC) and Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credential.

To learn more, view the brochure and contact us.

Sharon Sands

Executive Coaching Leadership

Sharon Sands Partner

Sharon Sands is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ London office and a member of the global leadership team for consulting as head of the Leadership Development, Assessment and Coaching practices. She also co-leads the CEO & Board of Directors Practice in London. Sharon has led the design teams and managed some of the firm’s largest global leadership performance and assessment programmes and has pioneered a ‘first to market’ digital solutions for assessment. She leads the firm’s approach and methodology for CEO succession and acceleration.

With more than 20 years of experience as a leadership consultant and executive coach, with a deep understanding of behavioural complexity in organizational systems, Sharon’s combined depth of knowledge in behavioural sciences and her commercial background, helps leaders shape the organizations they lead and accelerate performance. Sharon is a member of Heidrick & Struggles’ Consultant Promotion Committee, which robustly reviews, presents, and confirms internal appointments to partner level.

Following a successful career in engineering (primarily focused on process re-engineering), Sharon’s passions for process and for performance through people motivated her to retrain in behavioral sciences. As a result, she was invited to lead the Leadership Academy for a prestigious automotive organization globally, achieving recognition as the global leader in sales and leadership development.

Subsequently, Sharon set up and ran a successful behavioral change consultancy for 12 years, working with FTS100/250 companies, as well as SME clients. Her sector experience spans pharmaceuticals, finance, technology, automotive, health, and government. She has led projects for designing award winning development initiatives. Following an acquisition by Heidrick & Struggles in 2016, many clients migrated with her.

Sharon continues to contribute to the field of coaching and leadership development. She has been a research board member for field studies with the EMCC and provided pro-bono coaching for the New Entrepreneurs Foundation (NEF). Sharon has also supported the largest global empirical research project to date on behalf of the Harvard Medical School on the impact coaching has on performance.

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