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Leader as a coach

Flat hierarchies and decentralized decision-making structures place high demands on the competencies and responsibilities of all employees

Leader as a Coach (LAC.1)

Module 1
Dates 30. Sep - 2. Oct 2019
Duration 3 Days
Location Berlin
3,800 €

Leader as a Coach (LAC.2)

Module 1
Dates 30. Sep - 2. Oct 2020
Duration 3 Days
Location Berlin
3,800 €

Leader as a coach

Executive education program in English

Acting as a coach, executives address the central requirement of an agile leadership: they see themselves as a service provider for their employees. Important is leadership at eye level with the goal of allowing employees to act and decide in a self-organized and responsible manner. In the role of a coach, managers concentrate on the resources of their team. They help them to help themselves and offer guidance without taking their responsibility off them or pursuing personal interests.


Coaching rarely succeeds intuitively for managers: in addition to personal competencies, communication skills and methodical expertise, the ability to master and reconcile the different roles of supervisor and coach is required.


Target audience: Who should attend the program?

Business leaders with several years of management experience who are prepared to assume this role and view coaching to be a part of their management responsibility.


Key benefits: Profit from hands-on expertise

  • Analyze the conditions under which they can accept coaching as an additional leadership role and be effective in it
  • Discuss the critical phases of the coaching process and develop action plans for a structured coaching method, based on practical experiences
  • Proven diagnostic concepts, useful communication techniques, typical interventions, and modes of behavior


Key topics

  • The business leader as an internal coach: role clarification and opportunities
  • The coaching process: structure and process
  • The actual coaching: conceptual basis and different forms of communication
  • Diagnostic concepts of the coaching process
  • Typical forms of intervention and behavior of the business leader as a coach
  • Team coaching as a management task
  • Individual preparation for the role as a coach

Meet our teaching staff

The programs have been 
designed – and will be led –
by ESMT faculty members 
and ESMT visiting faculty. 
They will also guide and 
advise you throughout 
your studies.


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Program Director

Andreas Bernhardt


​​​​​​​Beatrix Becker
Manager Business Development, ESMT Berlin

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