Executive Coaching UK

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Unlock newfound confidence and effective communication through tailored executive coaching.

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Enhance leadership and emotional intelligence, leading to better team dynamics and personal growth.
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Applied Skills

Learn practical skills for real-world situations, ensuring lasting behavioral improvements in your career.

Refine your communication skills by learning to harness your emotional intelligence with one of the UK's most acclaimed management training courses.

Why Choose This Executive Coaching?

More Than Just A Course Of Lectures

What gets in the way of developing and holding on to new communication skills are old habits of thinking and speaking. Even if the advice is very good the reason why it rarely sticks are the mental habits people inevitably revert to, especially under pressure.

Unlearning those old habits and internalising a more effective and lasting approach to communication needs more than a short course of lectures on how to do it.

What Makes This Coaching Stand Out?

What makes this coaching stand out is the exceptional support through one-to-one coaching sessions and continuous feedback. Changing behaviour is not an easy task as old habits are hard to break.

With a 40-year track record we can help you cultivate practical skills, and build your confidence to so you can successfully navigate real-world challenges, ensuring lasting behavioural improvements.


Join thousands of participants getting results

"What I love about this course is that I didn't just learn about the topic, this course is about ME.  I'm confident I can reliably use my new skills, even when under pressure".

5 stars

A Project Manager At A Tech Company

"A lesson for life! The power of effective communication is incredible when one masters the skills "listening with empathy" and "speaking assertively"

5 stars

A Project Quality Engineer

Clients We Have Worked With

Well-known companies who have used this course again and again, over many years

  • Amgen 3
  • BBC
  • aunt bessies
  • Cargill 2
  • Heinz Logo 3
  • Civil service
  • NHS 2
  • Kelloggs Logo 2
  • IGT
  • JM 4 copy
  • Schweppes 3 logo
  • Castrol 3
  • Dewhirst 2
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  • Nestle Logo
  • RSPB Logo 2022
  • Shell
  • UNHCR 3
  • unilever 2
  • BP 2
  • FBN 2

Coaching Summary

Training Objectives

Feeling stuck on the corporate ladder? The UK boasts a thriving community of thousands of coaching professionals. This page will guide you through how our executive coaching can sharpen your skills and propel you forward.

In the UK there are thousands of coaching professionals to help with personal and leadership growth, so choosing the right one for you might seem a bit mind boggling.

Executive coaching can impact whole organisations by improving team work and goal reaching.  Usually coaching is different from training, because it helps you find your own answers through one-on-one sessions. However, this particular tailored executive coaching service  combines the two.

Develop Your Emotional Intelligence

You will learn a set of powerful emotional intelligence communication techniques so that you can manage difficult conversations, handle challenging situations, build relationships and set firm boundaries.

Transferable Skills

The goal of this training is to equip you with the tools they need to build strong, lasting relationships in your professional life, although because these skills are so transferable many clients report vast improvements in their personal relationships as well.

Develop Skills

This is a skills development rather than just a theoretical programme, so the emphasis throughout will be on you taking turn after turn, practising your skills, while receiving feedback and coaching about your effect on others.

Repeated Practice and Feedback

In your coaching sessions you will be helped to practise dealing with the kinds of situation you find challenging, again and again, until you are confident you can do it successfully.

Video Analysis

We'll combine practical, hands-on experience with video replay and analysis and discussion of the principles involved to help you gain both skills and understanding. Special attention is paid to your individual training needs, so you can practise your skills in real-life situations that you have to handle at work.

Sustained Change

That's why as well as your place in a small group, this training includes a generous amount of private and confidential one-to-one coaching sessions online, spread over several months, ensuring an exceptional level of support. This will ensure the changes you make are sustained over a longer period of time and any obstacles are overcome. Choose between online training available worldwide, or in-person face-to-face courses in the UK.

Course Dates and Price

For a list of upcoming course dates (for online coaching and face-to-face training), the locations of the next 3-day public courses in the UK and pricing Click here.

Free Initial Session

This initial coaching session serves as an introduction to the "Skills with People" course, allowing you to understand the course's relevance and effectiveness for your specific needs before committing to it.

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People who feel understood are more receptive

Our Executive coaching programs vary from short courses to year-long deep dives

The Benefits of Executive Coaching

The Benefits of Executive Coaching: Dive into a world where personal growth rockets and leadership skills flourish, all thanks to the transformative support of an executive coaching.

It's the secret sauce that boosts not just individuals but sends ripples of positivity through entire organisations.

Individual growth and development

Executive coaching can help you learn and grow. It pushes you to see your strong points and get even better. While working with a coach, you can make big strides in how you think and act at work.

This kind of growth is not just about getting skills; it's also about gaining confidence and understanding yourself deeply.

As leaders, this personal development lets you handle tough situations better. You become good at talking to your teams and leading well. With executive coaching, you find out what you really want in your careers and make plans to reach those goals.

Coaches give you the tools to solve problems, lead with purpose, and be ready for new chances that come up in business or life.

Leadership enablement

Coaches help leaders grow strong in your roles. We build trust and show how to understand people's feelings. This helps bosses lead teams well. A coach gives new ideas and shows ways to talk that bring teams together.

Leaders learn by thinking about your actions, which improves skills and confidence. Support from a coach turns challenges into chances to do better. With guidance, leaders can see things in new ways; you’ll solve problems better and make smarter choices.

Next is the positive change coaching brings to whole companies.

Positive impact on organisations

Leadership enablement through executive coaching sets the stage for wider benefits within an entire organisation. By focusing on senior leaders, executive coaching can unlock talent and productivity that's been hidden away.

Think of it like finding extra power in a car's engine. As a top person, when you start to do better at your jobs, soon, the whole business feels the boost.

This push for high performance goes way beyond just one person. It helps teams work smoother and reach goals they thought were too tough before. Coaching turns good companies into great ones by making sure everyone from the top down is sharp, ready, and aiming high!

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What Sets Coaching Interventions Apart?

Coaching interventions stand out because they are unique. They focus on the person being coached, and help them find their own answers. Unlike most off the shelf training courses, where someone tells you what to know, coaching helps you learn from within.

It digs into your own thoughts and feelings to bring out your best ideas.

These sessions give you fresh ways of looking at problems. You talk one-on-one with a coach who listens closely and asks questions that make you think deeper. This way, you grow in confidence and skills.

The coach doesn't just give advice; instead, they guide you to create your own solutions that work well for your job and life.

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He's now far more aware of his impact on others

Meet your coach - Alex

Coaching interventions stand out because they are personal and powerful. Now, let's get to know your coach behind this success.

  • We are sharp, practical, and bring real value. We help people one by one with great care.
  • Our expertise spans the world. We have worked with all sorts of bosses and leaders.
  • We love helping people grow into better leaders through executive coaching. It has become our life’s work.
  • We believe nothing matters more to managers than the quality of their relationships with people. That’s why our life's work has been to create a course that helps them do this really well. (Of course the way people connect with one-another matters to everyone and not just to managers, but it's because their careers depend on it so much and they're therefore so motivated to develop new skills that we find it particularly rewarding working with managers.) 
  • We believe what works best in winning people's cooperation is a combination of honesty and generosity because these are the qualities more than any other that create an atmosphere of mutual respect, understanding and trust. That's why we focus on the skills that will help you develop these qualities. 
  • We believe the main obstacle that'll make it difficult for you to change your approach is old mental habits. That's why we take a lot of trouble to help you spot and unlearn the habits that are getting in your way.
  • We believe that though changing your approach to people isn't easy, the motivation to do it comes from the feedback you receive. That's why all the feedback you get on the course is non-judgemental, factual, and helpful in a specific and practical way. This course is not about what kind of person you are. It's not about changing your character or personality. It's about the way you behave, in other words, what you say and do and the effect you have on others.That you can change.
  • We believe the real test of training is whether you can hold on to new skills under pressure back at work. That's why we provide a large amount of practice and coaching, including coaching when you're back at work after the training.
  • It's hugely rewarding for us to see managers' confidence increase when they're able to handle challenging situations and difficult conversations more successfully. We love helping you communicate successfully.

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Testimonials from Satisfied Clients

Happy people shout loud about the great help they get from coaches. Words of praise come in from those who've grown and succeeded.

A Project Manager At A Tech Company
"What I love about this course is that I didn't just learn about the topic, this course is about ME.
With all the practice I'm confident I can reliably use my new skills, even when under pressure."

Thank you from a participant
I wanted to let you know that I have secured a new role.  I had to go through an assessment centre and one challenge was to negotiate with a 'belligerent' employee.  Thanks to the three days I spent with you and the others (during the course) I was able to negotiate effectively during the role-player and basically nailed that part of the interview along with my competency questions.  Had I not been on your course I do not think I would have been able to handle that situation as effectively as I did and I certainly don't think I would have been offered the role.  A big thank you.

EHS advisor (environmental health and safety), Johnson Matthey
This is the best non-techincal course the company has ever put me on because it's the most useful. 

The wife of a participant
"Just thinking about last night’s conversation and it’s bringing tears to my eyes – it’s what I’ve always wanted: to be able to talk with you like that."

Project Quality Engineer (self funding)
A lesson for life!
The power of effective communication is incredible when one masters the skills "listen with empathy" / "speak assertively".
Definitely a course to be added in the training plan.

Senior Resource Consultant, Shell International
“Skills with People” has helped me deal with conflict situations.  It has helped me to diffuse tension in meetings and convert pushback into alignment.  Particularly the coaching sessions in preparation for the training event provoked introspection.  An unexpected spin-off has been a modification of my written communication – where similar concepts can be used as practised intensely at the course.

Golf Club Manager
Ten out of ten for the course for me personally. I think I would have resigned if it hadn't been for the course.

Theatre Manager
Managing to confront them but still maintain their cooperation and support. Previously I was either not confronting or confronting and ending up with the member of staff demotivated and feeling that I was 'unfair'.
I have also used the skills to stop me getting bogged down in excuses. 
I have used the skills in emails and phone calls as well as face-to-face. 
I have also re-confronted - have not given up when the situation has not been resolved the first time.
If 10 is fully met I would rate my needs being met as 9.

Sports Centre Manager
I feel that my relationship with other attendees has improved massively following the session.
I'd say 9/10 for what I've got from the course as I said before, not only for what I learnt, but in building bridges between those of us in the company who took part.

Leisure Centre Manager
The most useful part of the course was learning how to convey my disappointment with a member of staff without demotivating them, without making them cry and without allowing them to get off the hook with their usual excuses.
In fact I probably got more out if it than any other course I've been on because usually you come back with the best intentions of implementing what you've learnt but with this it educates you so that it becomes part of you before the course is up.

Fundraising Officer, United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR)
A very intimate training which will make anyone reflect on how best to engage with colleagues when confronted with difficult situations.

Senior Engineer, Qualcomm
An unbelievable experience, highly motivating training and one of the few which stays forever in your mind.
A tangible impact to your life and working environment, and a great self-awareness wake-up call.
The thing I like most is the very simple approach that I can't forget but only want to practise more and more.
It was truly an investment in my success!

Learning & Development Coordinator - The Entertainer
I can't recommend this course enough.
It has genuinely been the most impactful course I have ever completed.
Understanding that I can be assertive whilst still being warm and friendly was a revelation.
I use the techniques Alex taught me every week.
Showing empathy in both my verbal and written communication is having a positive effect on the way people respond to me and is helping to develop better more honest relationships.
Understanding that it is ok to say how I feel and what I need has changed my communication style and my working relationships.

Workshop Manager, Professional Plant Services
I now find it easier to have awkward conversations. (As a result of how he has changed several more people from his company are asking to attend the course.)

Our clients sing praises about their growth and success. Companies in the UK (and across the world) are seeing how important this coaching is to stay ahead of the game. Plus, there’s a range of programs that fit different schedules, from quick sprints to year-long deep dives with hours of solid coaching backing them up! And if you're keen on learning more yourself, they've got handy factsheets to help put coaching at the heart of making your team great (see our downloadable brochures).

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She now feels ore confident in tackling people

Start your new coaching programme in 2024

Investing in a coaching programme in 2024 can make a big difference for many people. Since we started over forty years ago, the Executive Coaching Consultancy's done a lot of good with this programme. A huge number! Thousands of managers and professionals have been through our hands over the years.

Latest Thinking and Research on Executive Coaching

Research shows that a strong bond between the coach and client is key for executive coaching to work well. A coach who listens and understands can help a lot. We use this bond to guide leaders on how to handle your own feelings, which helps create a safe place for your teams at work.

In studies about business, new ideas keep popping up around what coaching means, especially in the workplace.

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Why Choose Executive Coaching?

In a fast-paced job where agility is king, executive coaching isn't just an added perk - it's a pivotal tool for professional metamorphosis. It's the secret sauce that empowers you to harness your potential, steer your career ship with conviction and finesse leadership challenges with bespoke strategies backed by seasoned pros.

The power of coaching

Coaching uncovers leaders' hidden strengths. It helps you to see where you can get better and gives you the tools to do so. Think of it like having a personal trainer for your career – someone who’s there to push you, support you, and celebrate your wins.

Over 70% of people getting coaching say they work better afterwards. That's big news for anyone looking to step up your game at work. With expert guidance, you can sharpen skills like decision-making and communication.

You also get braver in taking on new challenges. Talk about making an impact! Coaching opens doors. Doors to growth, confidence, and smashing those career goals.

Executives find a new zest for your roles after a good coaching session. You gain clarity on what matters most and how best to lead your team forward. The beauty here is that when one person gets stronger through coaching, the whole business feels the lift too.

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Assertiveness, Listening Skills and Emotional Intelligence Training

The success of Gould Training UK

Gould Training UK stands out in the world of executive coaching. We have a knack for helping managers and professionals at all levels - to face huge communication problems with confidence, and help them get great outcomes.

Our secret sauce? Finding that magic spark between coach and client, and being able to teach the skills of listening with empathy and how to get others to listen to you by being assertive, without coming across as aggressive.

Our goal is pretty straightforward: make companies do better, last longer, and be great places to work in. Here is what we can really do when for you and your team.

We have our footprints across the globe. Thanks to Zoom, Skype and Teams technology we speak with clients from all over the world. With the improvement in this technology in recent years we don’t need offices in many countries. Yet, we are still able to support clients as if we were just around the corner.

This way, clients get the best of both worlds – homegrown insights and global strategies for growth.

We stand out with our personal touch in business and executive coaching.

Here, you'll find services designed to fit each individual like a glove. Whether you're a director in need of leadership growth or an entrepreneur eager for strategic insights, we craft programmes that hit the mark.

Our clients sing praises about how our one-on-one sessions lead to real change – building teams’ confidence, hone communication skills, sharpen decision-making prowess, lead with empathy, and help people put their foot down when necessary without rocking the boat.

If you're looking to take control of your career journey or transform self-doubt into strength, reaching out to us could be your next smart move.

In the heart of UK's executive coaching scene for over 40 years we stand out with our emotional intelligence training course and consultancy.

Our Services: 1:1 Coaching, Team Coaching, OD Interventions

  • 1:1 Coaching: You get personal time with a coach. They listen to your goals and challenges. Together, you work on making a plan that's just for you. This helps build confidence and lets you take charge of your career.
  • Team Coaching: Your whole team can learn together. The coach helps everyone to understand each other better. Teams become stronger when they share skills and goals. This makes the whole group do better.

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Learn how to be both firm and fair

Our Specialities and Clients

We stand out because we offer top-notch business coaching. We focus on making you more confident and effective in your work.

You become great at marketing themselves and making better decisions. Our clients often find they can make career changes easier after working with us.

We love to see our clients succeed! That's why we're all about fast-tracking talented people towards profit. With our help, they tackle self-doubt head-on and start achieving their future aspirations quicker than before.

Every client gets a special coaching plan that fits just right for their needs – whether it's one-on-one sessions or guidance for the whole team.

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Contact Us for More Information

Want to grow your career and boost your confidence? Get in touch with Alex. He offers one-to-one coaching and a free taster session. His personalised approach helps you build a strong personal brand, make better decisions, and tackle career transitions with ease.

Alex is ready to hear from you today. You can ask about his services or how he can help with your professional development. Just reach out for all the details on creating a plan that's right for you.

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Now he listens before jumping to conclusions


Executive coaching in the UK opens doors to growth, leadership, and better business. It's not just talk; real change happens here. People with big jobs find new ways to shine. And with a team of top coaches, anyone can reach their goals.

Get in touch – your future self will thank you!

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1. What does an executive coach do in the UK?

An executive coach in the UK helps clients tackle career challenges, build personal branding and confidence, and aim for maximum impact in their roles.

2. Can career coaching help if I'm taking on a new role?

Absolutely – career coaching serves as a sounding board for your thoughts, builds up your effectiveness, and guides you through onboarding into your new position.

3. How might someone's personality type affect their work?

Personalities, like those detailed by Myers-Briggs or MBTI – whether you're introverted or extroverted – play a big part in shaping decision making and how one interacts within teamwork settings.

4. In what ways can executive coaching address self-doubt?

Coaching digs deep to find the root cause of self-doubt... then works with you to overcome it; fostering resilience so you can perform at your best.

5. Does diversity and inclusion come into play with executive coaching?

Certainly! Coaching can explores these themes, encouraging understanding of others' perspectives ... ensuring all voices are heard and respected for better team dynamics.

6. Is it just business topics that are covered or other areas too?

Well now... while focus often falls on leadership skills like performance evaluation – coaches also explore elements outside of work; things like life values that shape who we are both inside...and outside the office.

7. What is the primary purpose of executive coaching in the UK, and how can it help individuals gain clarity in their career journey?

Executive coaching in the UK is designed to provide personalised guidance and support to senior leaders and entrepreneurs. By working closely with an experienced executive coach, individuals can achieve their career goals, gain clarity about their leadership skills, and develop effective strategies for building confidence and achieving maximum impact. This coaching practice is particularly beneficial for those looking to navigate their career journey with a clear vision and insight into their personal and professional development.

8. Can executive coaching services in the UK assist leaders in overcoming the challenges they face within their organisations?

Absolutely. Executive coaching services in the UK cater to leaders who want to address challenges within their organisations and enhance their leadership effectiveness. Coaches empower leaders to develop new strategies, tackle organisational issues, and create innovative ideas for growth and success. Through one-on-one coaching sessions, leaders can gain valuable perspective and insight, which is essential for achieving maximum impact and control within their roles.

9. How do entrepreneurs benefit from executive coaching in the UK, and how can it support them in achieving their future aspirations?

Entrepreneurs in the UK can greatly benefit from executive coaching. It provides them with the expertise and tools necessary to create and implement effective strategies for their business endeavours. Through coaching, entrepreneurs can develop leadership skills, build confidence, and gain clarity about their future aspirations. By working closely with an executive coach, they can overcome challenges, achieve their career goals, and ultimately lead their organisations to success, while also gaining insight into their own personal growth and development.

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Free exploratory coaching session

The first session is free so you're not committing yourself until you're sure this training is relevant for you. You will also learn something practical you can use right away that'll help you handle a difficult situation more successfully at work.

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