Executive Coaching
Drawing the best out of leaders for today and for what's next

Amid constant change and uncertainty, dynamic organizations are embracing executive coaching to help remove blind spots and achieve transformative goals.

Whether called on to help prepare homegrown talent for a new role or align leadership teams toward a common purpose, our deep knowledge of leadership assessment and development ensures a maximum return on every coaching investment. We deploy a global network of nearly 200 accredited coaches to provide scalable, tech-forward programs that accelerate the performance of CEOs, potential C-suite successors, and other critical leaders across all sectors and stages to ensure they are future-ready.

Our Executive Coaching Services include both full and flexible engagements and employ technology-enabled tools and methods to ensure that coaching leads to sustainable individual, team, and organizational improvement.

Coach Training Programs
Building Coaching Capabilities

Leader as Coach

Builds an organization’s 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.

Executive Coach Capability Training Programs

International Coach Federation (ICF)-accredited programs are designed for individuals who want to develop coaching skills and apply them to help achieve personal and organizational goals. Facilitated by coaching experts, they are ideal for anyone who seeks to become an executive coach or a leader who is interested in incorporating coaching into their leadership skill set. These programs provide learners with significant opportunities to put their newfound skills into meaningful practice and apply them in an organizational setting.

Our offerings include:

Leadership Coaching for Organizational Performance (LCOP): US-based Program

Designed for those seeking to become International Coaching Federation (ICF)-certified coaches. LCOP programs are available through open enrollment in the United States in partnership with North Carolina State University, Rutgers University, and American University.

  • Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP)
  • Twelve-day program (face to face or virtual, organized by modules)
  • Meets ICF academic requirements to apply for Associate Certified Coach (ACC) and Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credential


To learn more or to register, visit our University partner web sites.

North Carolina State University

Rutgers University

American University 

To learn more about our Leadership Coaching for Organizational Performance (LCOP): US-based Program, contact Chris Brookfield (cbrookfield@heidrick.com).

Accredited Coaching Programme (ACP): Global Program
  • Available globally (please enquire for language-specific programs)
  • Six-day program (2 x 3 days or 3 x 2 days) face to face or virtual
  • Meets ICF academic requirements to apply for Associate Certified Coach (ACC) and Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credential

To learn more about our Accredited Coaching Programme (ACP): Global Program, contact Sharon Sands (ssands@heidrick.com), Global and Europe.

Accredited Coaching Programme (ACP): Germany
  • Language - German
  • Eighteen-day program (face to face or virtual, organized by modules)
  • Meets ICF academic requirements to apply for Associate Certified Coach (ACC) and Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credential
  • View the ACP Germany brochure

To learn more about our Accredited Coaching Programme (ACP) in Germany, contact Jens Vogt (jvogt@heidrick.com).

The Team Accelerator Coach Programme (TACP)

Program objectives

  • To develop professional, authentic and effective coaches using the ICF Competency Framework
  • To build a level of confidence and competence through practice and informal/ formal observation
  • To raise awareness and skill in dealing with ethical and boundary issues as a professional coach
  • To complete the required professional training hours towards individual ICF accreditation
  • This programme is designed for experienced executive development professionals who have extensive experience in team development


  • Self-assessment and pre-programme discussion with your assigned coach mentor
  • Three 3-day workshops (9 – 12 weeks apart) over 9 – 12 months with asynchronous learning in between modules, followed by the final accreditation day
  • In each module: impact & presence as a coach, review live client work, learning set, guest speakers & case study
  • In between modules: pre-read/ study on the portal, written work/ learning journal (optional), tutorials, live client work
  • Personal coach (4x 1.5 – 2-hour sessions) and group (6 hours) mentoring between modules and coach supervision upon graduation
  • Completion of a Coaching Log towards individual ICF Accreditation
  • Written assignments and recorded practice over the course of the programme
  • Programmes are delivered face-to-face and virtually in English


H&S Accreditation ICF Accreditation (optional) Contact
  • Present case study to the faculty and cohort & receive feedback to inform the final write-up
  • Submit a 2,000 – 2,500-word reflective essay on learning
  • Submit a 5,000-word reflection essay on a client case study
  • A recorded & transcribed observation of a 30-minute coaching session
  • A recorded submission of a 20 – 60-minute individual coaching session
  • Final assessment results will be confirmed within one month
  • Certificate/ proof of completion of the programme (164 hours in total)
  • Completed coaching log of 500 hours of contracted coaching practice (for PCC Level)
  • Complete the coaching knowledge test online
  • Complete the ICF individual accreditation application online
We schedule programmes on demand, to find out more, contact
Alice Breeden at (abreeden@heidrick.com) or +44 20 7075 4342.
How can we help?
Contact us to discuss the needs of your organization
Meet our leadership
Gaby Riddington
Regional Leader, Australia, APAC
Jens Vogt
Regional Leader, Germany, Austria, Switzerland

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