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The Science & Art of Coaching

In collaboration with our training partner, Tracy Sinclair.

Coaching is one of the fastest-growing professions and is enabling positive change in people’s communication skills, performance, confidence and many other aspects of their behaviour and mindset.

In an environment that is increasingly complex and constantly changing, coaching is a powerful tool to help people navigate situations, tasks, challenges, goals and aspirations for greater success, fulfilment and wellbeing.

Organisations too, more than ever before, need the skills and principles of coaching in order to develop a culture that is inclusive, accountable, innovative and agile. Organisations with these qualities are better able to handle the complexity and speed of change in today’s business environment. Research clearly indicates that organisations with coaching capability and culture are more likely to be high performing, more equipped to handle change and experience better financial performance and growth than other organisations within their industry sector.

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This programme offers 76.25 hours of ICF Accredited Coach-Specific Training Hours (ACSTH) from the International Coaching Federation (ICF). Upon completion of the programme, participants will be able to progress towards their ICF ACC application.

Take a look at our Science & Art of Coaching programme schedule for upcoming dates.

We’ve created a handy one-page guide for the Science & Art of Coaching programme.

Free On-Demand Intro to Agile & Scrum with every Science & Art of Coaching purchase

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Upcoming Programme Dates

Autumn 2021 Online Programme Dates

Module 1: Foundational Skills

Kick-off Webinar: 9th September 2021 09:30-10:30 UK
Two-Day Virtual Workshop: 18th – 19th September 2021 09:00-17:00 UK
One-Day Virtual Workshop: 25th September 2021 09:00-17:00 UK
Webinar: 29th October 2021 13:00-14:30 UK

Module 2: Going Deeper

Two-Day Virtual Workshop: 13th – 14th November 2021 09:00-17:00 UK
One-Day Virtual Workshop: 20th November 2021 09:00-17:00 UK
Webinar: 17th December 2021 13:00-14:30 UK

Module 3: From Science to Art

Two-Day Virtual Workshop: 15th – 16th January 2022 09:00-17:00 UK
One-Day Virtual Workshop: 22nd January 2022 09:00-17:00 UK
Webinar: 25th February 2022 13:00-14:30 UK

Autumn 2021 Jersey Programme Dates

Module 1: Foundational Skills

Kick-off Webinar: 17th September 2021 14:00-15:00 UK
Three-Day In-Person Workshop: 28th – 30th September 2021 09:00-17:30 UK
Webinar: 29th October 2021 10:00-11:30 UK

Module 2: Going Deeper

Three-Day In-Person Workshop: 23rd – 25th November 2021 09:00-17:30 UK
Webinar: 17th December 2021 10:00-11:30 UK

Module 3: From Science to Art

Three-Day In-Person Workshop: 25th – 27th January 2022 09:00-17:30 UK
Webinar: 25th February 2022 10:00-11:30 UK

Where does one start… Tracy has the uncanny knack of making everything seem so easy, I even dared to mention it because she literally made a coaching exercise look as if it had been rehearsed (which I totally accept was not the case). If that was not enough, her facilitation technique and ability to engage us all with the conversion made me feel 100% engaged and inspired in the art of coaching.

Phil, Science & Art of Coaching Participant

Tracy is an impressive combination of coach, leader, business person and mentor, and author! She really is a force of nature. She is flexible and I am grateful for her patience as a person and perfection in the material she has produced. I see a combination of softness and steel, and a resolve for getting things right. That is a valuable trait in someone who, through their excellent course, will have a lasting impact on the profession as well as the people in it.”

Tim, Science & Art of Coaching Participant

Programme Content

Module 1: Foundational Skills

  • What is the philosophy and definition of coaching and how it differs from other professional ways of working with people?
  • An initial framework for a structured coaching conversation
  • Introducing essential coaching skills for leaders, managers and internal/external coaches:
    • Listening skills.
    • Thought provoking and forward moving questioning skills.
    • Effective goal setting and visioning leading to clear and committed forward action with accountability.
  • Module includes demonstrations of coaching plus plenty of practice opportunities with feedback.

Module 2: Going Deeper

  • Developing rapport and building the coach-client relationship.
  • Transactional and transformational coaching.
  • Deeper questioning skills to expand and explore thinking, perspectives and possibilities.
  • Advanced listening skills using all of the senses.
  • Identifying and exploring limiting and empowering beliefs.
  • Professional and ethical practices including organisational contracting.
  • Module includes demonstrations of coaching plus plenty of practice opportunities with feedback.

Module 3: From Science to Art

  • Neuroscience and coaching
  • Psychological models to enhance understanding of how human behaviour impacts performance
  • Using intuition as an effective coaching tool
  • The place of feedback in coaching
  • Accessing and leveraging client’s learning
  • The coach-client partnership
  • Structuring and developing your coaching practice
  • Developing the coach as well as the client
  • Practical ways to use coaching skills in the organisation
  • Module includes demonstrations of coaching plus plenty of practice opportunities

Free On-Demand Introduction to Agile & Scrum

To help delegates refresh and develop their Scrum knowledge, purchases of Science & Art of Coaching programme with Agile Centre includes free access to our On-demand Introduction to Agile & Scrum training, worth £129.99.

This online, on-demand modular training is a high-impact video course covering why modern organisations need a new approach to business, as well as exploring the Theory, Practices, and Rules of Scrum.

Delegates will automatically be enrolled onto this on-demand course upon registration to the Science & Art of Coaching programme.

About Your Trainer

The Science and Art of Coaching programme will be led by the below experienced Coach mentor:

Tracy Sinclair


There are no requirements for joining The Science and Art of Coaching.

Some pre-reading and coursework will be provided. In addition to the virtual workshops and webinars, there will be some individual, peer and group work in between modules. This should not exceed an average of 1.5 hours per week and these assignments are part of the accredited curriculum. 

About Science & Art of Coaching Certification

Full attendance and full completion of all assignments are required in order to receive the full amount of ICF CCEs/ACSTH accreditation allocated to this programme.

What tools do I need?

For the Online programme (and for In-Person programme webinars), we will be using Zoom. We require delegates to use a laptop, computer or device with a large screen to ensure you can participate without the limitations of using a smaller device. Reliable internet connection is vital.

For the In-Person programme, please bring a pen and paper. We will provide everything else you will need.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation is possible up to 30 days before the start of a programme without cost. For cancellation requests received between 15-30 days prior to the start of the programme, 50% of the fees will be refunded. For cancellation requests received less than 15 days before the start of the programme, the full programme fee is due independent of whether the registered person takes part or not. Participants can be substituted without charge.

Training Terms and Conditions

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