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Leader as Coach

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

Leader as Coach (LAC.3)

Dates 29. Sep - 1. Oct 2021
Duration 3 Days
Location Berlin
3,800 €

Leader as 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.

The German language equivalent to this program is Die Führungskraft als Coach.


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

  • 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


Postgraduate Diploma in Management

This program can also be taken as part of the Postgraduate Diploma in Management curriculum. Bring your career to the next level and gain the formal recognition of your professional development with this university-level certificate.

Leader as a Coach counts towards 3 of the 18 days necessary to receive the diploma.

Leader as Coach (LAC.3)

Dates 29. Sep - 1. Oct 2021
Duration 3 Days
Location Berlin
3,800 €

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.

Jeff Hull

CEO Leadershift Inc., Director Education and Business Development, Institute of Coaching, McLean Hospital / Harvard Medical School Affiliate, Clinical Instructor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School

Christina Bösenberg

Business Innovation & Transformation Architect
Your program advisor


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

Phone: +49 30 21231 6205

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