ILM Coach Training Programmes

The Autumn 2017 ILM levels 5 & 7 Certificate and Diploma Programmes :

21st September
17th October
22nd November
14th December
10th January (L7 Diploma only)

These highly interactive and participative programmes cover every aspect of coaching from chemistry and contracting, through psychological models and theories and leaving you with a solid grounding in closure and evaluation. The three assessments are supported with academic supervision and the CFM Alumni is there for those achieving these qualifications.
We currently have space on these programmes and have some excellent on course supervisors to assist with the observations during the programmes. The workshops are held in Stirling, Central Scotland. For further details please contact Fiona on 01786 821272 or who will be happy to talk you through the programmes and the assessed elements.

New for 2017

We are also starting an ILM level 7 Supervision programme over 4 modules starting in Summer 2017. This is an “accredited elective programme”, which means you have the option to attend the workshops without taking the qualification. The workshops hold the same content, the supervision only varies to the extent that if you take the qualification, you receive academic supervision. There are no assessments if you do not take the qualification.

For further details please contact Fiona on 01786 821272 or

Get the basics right first….


More and more we are seeing the growth of Executive Coaching. Typically, in the UK, we are promoting a non directive approach to try and encourage ownership and engagement. This is all well and good but it does promote the misunderstanding that on the spectrum of coaching approaches between directive and non directive that one is “good” and the other is “bad” which is simply not the case. The objective of the exercise in using the coaching spectrum is to deploy an appropriate approach depending on the needs of the individual, the organisation and the situation.

Experience has taught me that many leaders lack the basics in terms of management and leadership. Fundamental elements such as decision making, delegation, motivation, planning, communication skills – including the email dilemma , business etiquette.

If these elements are missing in the first place, then it is a foregone conclusion that “knowledge” needs to be implanted so the directive end needs to be utilised. However if it is “skills” that are needed to be honed then, then the central part of the spectrum is engaged.

If the attitude – or to use the aeronautical definition “the angle of approach” is incorrect, then we need to really listen to what is being said, the context of the message and the intention of the output in order to gain the respect of the sender.

Given that we are looking at human behavioural development or human performance development, I am sometimes stunned at the level of ignorance around the basics of development such as Attitude, Skills or Knowledge.

If you would like to discuss any aspects of this post, please drop me a line at or give me a call on 17802 753545

Have a good month.





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