Executive Coaching Courses for Leaders

Explore our executive coach certification pathway and become a successful ICF executive coach.

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Your One-Stop Shop for Comprehensive Executive Coach Training Course

A 1-day programme isn’t enough to build lasting skills. We believe in a holistic approach to developing executive coaching skills under the guidance of experienced coaches. This ensures sustainable growth and behavior change over a span of 6 months.

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Emotional Intelligence

Benefit: Develops the skills to coach and build the essential leadership competencies of emotional intelligence, influencing and team management.

Impact: You are better equipped to coach and inspire leaders and their teams resulting in their ability to improve team performance and organisational outcomes.

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Executive Coaching

Benefit: Develop the coaching competence to help your clients deepen their strategic thinking and decision-making abilities, improve leadership, and foster resilience in high-pressure environments.

Impact: The leaders you coach become more effective in navigating complex organisational challenges and driving business success.

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Coaching Frameworks

Benefit: Learn powerful coaching frameworks and models to help you have deep conversations with busy executives and achieve impactful outcomes.

Impact: You can implement proven coaching methodologies to your coach clients’ development, driving sustained performance improvements.

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Powerful Questioning and Facilitation

Benefit: Learn to ask impactful questions and share insights, and to create a deep coaching presence.

Impact: You are confident to hold the container within which leaders and executives solve problems, become more emotionally intelligent and lead with confidence.

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Neuroscience and Psychology

Benefit: Learn insights into brain functioning and human behavior, supporting your coaching competence and confidence.

Impact: You understand what it takes to help leaders build a growth mindset, based on continual learning for them and their teams.

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Career Coaching

Benefit: Learn how to coach leaders to develop their own career plans and support their teams through conversations on career transitions, promotions, and development.

Impact: You have the tools to help leaders succeed in their career, leading to greater personal fulfillment and professional growth.

We Train Senior Leaders, HR Professionals and Executives from Fortune 500 and Other Leading Companies.

Our students are VP leaders and above at Standard Chartered, Société Générale, Herbert Smith Freehills, Schroders, Manulife, Abbvie Pharmaceutical, Clifford Chance, Accenture, Microsoft, Meta, INSEAD, Linkedin and KPMG.

“Coaching has been hugely beneficial over my career. The insights, knowledge and skills I have gained as a client and a coach have ignited my courage to change focus and direction twice.”


– Mary O’Driscoll
Director, Mary O’Driscoll Strategic Consulting and Lecturer, Griffith College Dublin

We train executive coaches to be change makers in organisations and become highly sought-after professionals.

In today’s workforce leaders are expected to transform not only the business but also its people. With increasing pressures to juggle both, executive coaches are looked upon to provide the support leaders need to perform at their best.

Recent studies highlight the significant impact of executive coaching on organizational success. At a Fortune 500 company, 77% of respondents reported significant improvements in key business measures due to coaching.

Additionally, over 70% of individuals who received coaching benefited from improved work performance, better relationships, and more effective communication skills.

These findings prove the value of executive coaching in driving both individual and organisational excellence.

Key Capabilities of Executive Coaches 

  • Coaching for Leadership: Executive coaches coach to nurture leadership skills, guide clients in aligning individual and organisational goals, manage change effectively, and lead internal organisations with an understanding of the political landscape.
  • Coaching to Develop Strategic Influence: Leaders are required to skillfully influence both internal and external senior stakeholders. Executive coaches helps to instill influence in leaders by enhancing collaboration and decision-making through curiosity, active listening and empathy.

  • Coaching for Change: All leaders are leading change. Executive coaches partner with leaders to help them drive change at senior levels.


 Tailored for Executive and Leadership Coaching

“Bailey Balfour offers ethical, respectful quality coaching training! A factor that especially stood out to me is the amount of experience and wisdom all the Mentor Coaches share with the attending coaches.” 

― Linda M Milun, Life & Leadership Coach, Founder of Refraction Coaching and Intercultural Consultant


Each module is a series of online workshops, and supported by pre-work in our easy-to-use learning management system. Attending the workshops alongside your cohort gives you an opportunity to deepen your understanding of the theory and models by putting them into practice in breakout rooms.

Each module builds upon the knowledge acquired in the prior modules, so that you gain confidence as a coach as you move through the programme.

Module 1 - Introduction to Coaching Conversations

4 live workshops (2 hours per run) | 4 hours self-directed learning – Total length – 12 hours

By the end of module one, you will learn and apply the core executive coaching skills and frameworks needed to start building your executive coaching practice.

Module 2 - Coaching Tools and Techniques

4 live workshops (2 hours per run) | 4 hours self-directed learning – Total length – 12 hours

Building upon Module 1, you will learn how to hold your clients accountable, set effective contracts with them, and master advanced coaching techniques to enhance your work with executive and leadership clients.

Module 3 - Career Coaching

2 live workshops (2 hours per run) | 4 hours self-directed learning – Total length – 8 hours

Every leader needs help in their career journey at some point – we equip you with the tools necessary to work with executives to identify the next steps to furthering a successful career.

Module 4 - Coaching at Work and in Organisations

4 live workshops (2 hours per run) | 4 hours self-directed learning – Total length – 12 hours

Understand how to navigate coaching assignments, prepare coaching topics for leaders, and effectively manage organisational structures and politics. Gain practical insights and strategies to thrive as both an internal and external executive coach.

You will become a more confident executive coach after our Level 1 ICF Coach Training

  • Master the essential coaching skills and core executive coaching models to effectively support and develop senior leaders, driving strategic success in their roles.
  • Be familiar with the ICF framework of core competencies and be able to apply an ethical coaching practice with executive clients especially in organisations 

  • Gain expertise in establishing clear, strategic goals for executive coaching assignments, delivering impactful feedback, and holding leaders accountable for their development and performance. 
  • Be skilled and empowered to take on advanced tools and techniques to enhance leaders’ emotional intelligence, empowering them to inspire and drive meaningful change within their organisations.
  • Be skilled and empowered to take on coaching assignments with real clients in organisations

  • Cultivate trust and safety in coaching conversations through honing listening skills and observing body language
Entry Requirements

Our programmes are open to newcomers to coaching and to those with prior coaching experience, who are willing to deepen their knowledge.

We welcome applicants from a wide range of educational backgrounds and professional experience. A good level of English is required.

Before admission, you will need to fill in the application form and have a short virtual conversation with a lead facilitator

Graduation Requirements

Once you complete your assessments, you will graduate and become a Bailey Balfour certified coach. 

To become an ICF-accredited coach, you will have to apply for their accreditation membership and take the credentialing examination.

  • Workshop Participation
  • Group Coaching Participation
  • 2 Individual Recorded Coaching Sessions
  • 1-to-1 Mentor Coaching Session
  • 1 Short Essay
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Schedule September Intake 2024

Workshops run on Wednesdays starting 11th September 2024 over zoom.

Singapore and Hong Kong: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM SGT (UTC+08:00)

Dubai: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (UTC+04:00)

United Kingdom: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (UTC+00:00)

Introduction to Coaching Conversations
Workshop 1.1 – 11th Sep 2024
Workshop 1.2 – 18th Sep 2024
Workshop 1.3 – 25th Sep 2024
Workshop 1.4 – 9th Oct 2024

Coaching Tools and Techniques
Workshop 2.1 – 16th Oct 2024
Workshop 2.2 – 23rd Oct 2024
Workshop 2.3 – 6th Nov 2024
Workshop 2.4 – 13th Nov 2024

Career Coaching
Workshop 3.1 – 20th Nov 2024
Workshop 3.2 – 4th Dec 2024

Coaching at work and in Organisations
Workshop 4.1 – 11th Dec 2024
Workshop 4.2 – 18th Dec 2024

Schedule November Intake 2024

Workshops run on Tuesdays starting 19th November 2024 over zoom.

Singapore and Hong Kong: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM SGT (UTC+08:00)

Dubai: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (UTC+04:00)

United Kingdom: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (UTC+00:00)

Introduction to Coaching Conversations
Workshop 1.1 – 19th Nov 2024
Workshop 1.2 – 26th Nov 2024
Workshop 1.3 – 3rd Dec 2024
Workshop 1.4 – 10th Dec 2024

Coaching Tools and Techniques
Workshop 2.1 – 7th Jan 2024
Workshop 2.2 – 14th Jan 2024
Workshop 2.3 – 21st Jan 2024
Workshop 2.4 – 4th Feb 2024

Career Coaching
Workshop 3.1 – 11th Feb 2024
Workshop 3.2 – 18th Feb 2024

Coaching at work and in Organisations
Workshop 4.1 – 4th Mar 2024
Workshop 4.2 – 11th Mar 2024

Why Bailey Balfour is Trusted Among Leaders


Designed for Busy Leaders

Our program is 100% virtual and includes a mix of on-demand content and live online courses. It is designed to fit around busy schedules.

We a Global and Diverse Community

We are Singapore-based and we train students from the UK, Asia, Europe, Middle East and Africa. This prepares our students to coach in a multi-national environment and listen to diversity. 

Designed based on Iterative Learning

Our programme emphasises the “practice and refine” cycle under the guidance of experienced coaches, ensuring you become a competent and confident coach over several months. 

"The coaching journey with the Bailey Balfour team has empowered me to help others achieve their goals with greater clarity and confidence! I am grateful for all their guidance"

Eleni Symeonidou
Talent Management and DEI professional

Train with Elite Executive Coaches

Learn from the best. Our faculty members are seasoned executive coaches with extensive senior leadership experience.

Unlimited Mentorship Support

At Bailey Balfour, we stand out by offering Unlimited Mentorship Support to our coaching students. This unique advantage means your leaders will have continuous access to experienced mentors guiding them through every step of their coaching journey. Our mentors provide personalised feedback, real-world insights, and ongoing encouragement to ensure your success.

PCC Qualified with > 10+ Years Exp.

At Bailey Balfour, we take pride in our team of highly trained and experienced trainers. We only select PCC level coaches with 10+ years of experience to train our students.

Our commitment to excellence ensures that every trainer is an expert in their field and excels at delivering engaging and impactful training sessions.

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Who are we?

Learn more about Bailey Balfour, who we are, our values, and how 22 years of executive coaching experience inspired our acclaimed IFC accredited training programmes. Meet our faculty and discover why you might like to learn with us.

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Having a call with Jean Balfour, our programme director, can help answer questions about our pathways in a way that is relevant to you. How will you fit it in around your schedule? How will it speak to your existing role? How could it enhance your skillset for the future in your career? Why is accreditation important? Schedule a call with Jean and answer these questions and take the next step in enrolling.

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