3-day Executive Coaching Essentials

Cost: €795 Member; €995 Non Member (per person)  Skillnets funding applied – Regular cost €1299 per person

Time: 9.00am – 4.30pm

Dates: Tuesday 2nd, Wednesday 3rd and Thursday 4th July, 2019

Location: Clayton Hotel, Galway


A 3 day coaching programme designed to help gain a working knowledge and practice of coaching.

Ideal for those with little or no coaching experience who need the essentials for their work and also for those with some coach training and experience who want to further develop their skills and effectiveness.

This program is certified by the ICF (International Coach Federation) and qualifies delegates for 18.58 CCEUs (Continuing Coach Education Units).

Feedback from previous programs

  • It was excellent, probably the best three days of training I’ve spent!! – HR Manager, ICBE Member Company
  • The word has spread about how amazing the 3 day Coaching course with Gerry was – I have 3 more people interested in doing it if you are running it again soon? – HR Manager, ICBE Member Company
  • Thank you for including me on the course above. With 34 years of experience in business, I was surprised that someone could teach me so much on a subject I thought I was good at – Operations Director, ICBE Member Company

Programme Aims/Objectives

This programme is designed to help the delegates deepen their working knowledge and practice of coaching. Specific objectives include helping delegates:

  • Develop more awareness of the coaching competencies as specified by the International Coach Federation
  • Further integrate the application of coaching models, tools and competencies into your practice
  • Contextualise coaching within the wider field of learning and development, counselling/therapy, leadership, change agency

Executive Coaching Program – Developing your Skills and Practice

The programme will be run over three consecutive days of face to face  learning. The style will be appropriate to adult learning needs with a mix of short briefings on relevant theory/models, facilitated discussion,  group engagement and opportunities to try out and practice your learning.

Feedback when provided will be affirming and constructive, both from the facilitator and from your fellow learners. The content will include the following areas and a more detailed outline of the three days is included below.


  • Active listening – Three areas of listening
  • Questioning and providing feedback
  • Creating well-formed outcomes
  • Developing trust and rapport
  • Contracting in organisations and psychological contracts
  • The coaching process
  • Definition of coaching and distinctions from other professions
  • International Coach Federation’s 11 Core Competencies
  • Goal setting, planning and designing actions
  • Accountability and responsibility
  • Coachability
  • Leadership and coaching

Training Provider: http://www.xenergie.com/

This programme will be delivered by Mr. Gerry Ryan MCC, MICF  who has a vast experience of in-depth coaching and different approaches to leadership development which has lead him to attain the title of MCC (Master Credentialed Coach) accredited by the ICF (International Coach Federation). This level of award accredited by the ICF is the top level of award and Gerry is currently one of only two coaches in Ireland with this level of credential! (Click here to view Gerry’s profile)


This programme’s specific objectives include:


  • Introduction to coaching and core coaching competencies
  • The stages of the coaching process
  • Why people change and why they don’t – assessing the coachability and developmental capacity in others
  • Becoming a manager-coach – creating manager-staff learning partnerships for motivating people to achieve their potential and become more accountable and responsible for their own success
  • Identifying the real need – unlocking the real issues that block progress and performance
  • Questioning and Feedback that can deliver breakthrough
  • Directive vs. non-directive coaching and when and how to use both
  • Creating well-formed outcomes
  • Goal setting and planning
  • Designing actions and personal development plans
  • Balancing challenge and support to encourage  accountability
  • Situational leadership
  • Moving from reactive to reflective
  • Mastering ego states and drama triangles
  • Seeing different perspectives
  • Team group process study
  • Project application