Masters in Executive Coaching

We have created the two-year part-time Ashridge Masters in Executive Coaching in response to the emergence of executive coaching as an established and distinct profession within the international field of individual and organizational development. Our aim is to raise the standard of coaching both professionally and ethically. The program draws on theories from complexity science, sociology and psychology to come to a distinct understanding of organizations and hence the role of both coaches and clients.

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This degree in Executive Coaching focuses on helping participants to integrate theory, research and skills from existing coaching practice, organization development, and psychotherapy. The program is intended to develop reflective practitioners who are able to critique their own work and continuously develop as coaching professionals.

The program is delivered in five modules and students do not have to commit to the full degree until the end of Module 3. For Module 1 you can choose one of two options: Coaching for Organization Consultants (click link for more information) or Team Coaching for Consultants. Module 3 enables you to prepare to become an Ashridge Accredited Coach, a popular certification that has been helping coaches to excel since 2002.

Year 1

Module 1:

  • Coaching for Organization Consultants or Team Coaching for Consultants
  • Start dates 2019: 11 March, 20 May, 7 October (Coaching for Organization Consultants)
  • Start dates 2019: 17 November (Team coaching)
  • Please contact for a complete list of workshop dates

Module 2:

  • Personal reflection journey - runs alongside module 1

Module 3:

  • Ashridge accreditation process
  • Depending on your personal journey and level of experience, Module 3 can be taken independently of the other modules of the Masters Program

Year 2

  • Module 4:
  • Inquiry into the coaching profession
  • Module 5:
  • Inquiry into coaching in action
  • Module 4 and Module 5 make up the 2nd year of the Masters Program and run alongside each other
  • 2019 Workshop Dates:
    • Workshop 1 6, 7, 8 March
    • Workshop 2 1,2, 3 May
    • Workshop 3 3, 4, 5 July
    • Workshop 4 2, 3, 4 October
  • 2020 Workshop Dates:
    • Workshop 1 4, 5, 6 March
    • Workshop 2 6,7, 8 May
    • Workshop 3 1, 2, 3 July
    • Workshop 4 7, 8, 9 October

Dates & Fees

Duration: 2 years, part-time

Locations: Ashridge

Next start dates:

Module 1 - Coaching for Organization Consultants Starts on 11 March 2019, 20 May 2019 and again 7 October 2019.

Workshop dates:

11-12 March 2019

13-14 May 2019

17-18 June 2019

22-23 July 2019

12-13 September 2019

Or Module 1 - Team Coaching for Organization Consultants starts on 14th November 2018

Workshop dates:

14 - 16 Nov 2018

20 - 22 Feb 2019

13 - 14 May 2019

09 - 10 Sep 2019


Total 23,100 + VAT

The cost for individual modules is:

  • Module 1: £ 7,400
  • Module 2: £ 2,900
  • Module 3: £ 3,400
  • Module 4 and 5: £11,900

Funding support: Yes

Deadline: Applications are open - as this is a highly popular program with a waiting list, please ensure you submit your application at your earliest convenience

Application process:

  • Submission of a completed application form or online application
  • Provision of details of two referees
  • A face-to-face interview at Ashridge or a Skype interview

Entry requirements:

  • An undergraduate or master degree, or equivalent academic award, or if you are a mature individual without an academic qualification, evidence of appropriate conceptual and study skills
  • Minimum of three years' experience in an organizational consulting or coaching role
  • Proficiency in English


Jacqul Crompton

From the first year of discovery, confusion, and illumination, to the second year of challenge, deepening insight, despair and ultimately triumph, it has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life

Jacqul Crompton

Director and Executive Coach, Courvello Coaching and Consulting Ltd


Billy Desmond

Erik de Haan


Ann Knights

Ann Knights

BA (Hons), MSc, MCIPD, DipM, ATT

Guy Lubitsh

Guy Lubitsh

BSc (Hons), MSc, MA, C.Psychol, D.Occ.Psych

Suzanne Parsons

Susanne Parsons


Charlotte Sills

Charlotte Sills

MA, MSc, PGCE, Teaching/Supervising Transactional Analyst (ITAA)

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