Vanessa Labuschagne

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ILM L7 Certificate in Executive Coaching and Mentoring

I didn’t know much about coaching to start with, so there has been a tremendous transformation in my skills, knowledge and behaviours. For me, the most marvellous thing is that it was like missing puzzle piece for my other business and HR training and has brought them all to life in a completely new way that without doubt adds value my coaching practice.

 

"Clare and i2l are always thinking about their learners"

As an internal coach I am the only one with a L7 and one of a handful willing to coach execs and snr level. The organisation gave generalist training to the internal pool through EMCC. Doing L7 absolutely focussed my mind on coaching in a business setting and how it’s a distinctive form of coaching. Thinking systemically and bringing that into coaching and wider work. Having a framework to that which is relatively concise and doesn’t require anything complicated. Easy to do on the spot and in the moment with questions.

Using my coaching skills in a far wider application than coaching sessions and that is changing the dynamic of relationships and the quality of thinking in those interactions. More aware of not taking things at face value and drawing out further information which serves the project or complexity being worked with. I’m much more self-aware and can recognise my motives more clearly from all that reflection. I can put that to the side and stay in the more helpful organisation space in my thinking and contribution. This piece of study has been a personal transformation piece alongside gaining coaching skills and knowledge.

I feel that Clare and i2l  are always thinking about their learners and sharing information that they come across or insights from webinars, to sign-posting events. This added a richness to my learning and exposed me to aspects I may not have discovered in my self-study. It got me thinking much more broadly. You have absolutely helped me to get a solid foundation on which to build and grow as a coach for which I thank you.

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Fantastic – I don’t want it to end!

I am so fired up!

“Loved everything about the training, the group, Clare’s leadership and guidance of the sessions. Have learnt so much and have so many techniques to use now. Compared notes with a colleague who has been doing her training through our organisation and she is gutted! She said they have just flogged GROW to death with no additional techniques to use alongside it! So fired up!!” Sally, February 2020

Your coaching webinars are fantastic

Your coaching webinars are fantastic and really helped me to get back to the essence of coaching. Following on from my experience within the online coaching industry (I think it should be renamed as online marketing industry ??) I questioned my skills, my passion for it and the purpose of coaching, but your work and sessions helped me to get back to the heart of why I was passionate about it in the first place and reminded me of the power of real/true coaching ?.

Thank you again for all the resources

Thank you again for all the resources. I must say I’m really impressed already by resources on this course and most particularly by the level of your personal support.

I’ve found it all really interesting and draft work was turned around quickly

The fact you turn draft assignment work around so quickly really helps to keep the motivation high and I’ve enjoyed it much more than I expected considering my learning style is high on active experimentation and low on theory! I’ve found it all really interesting and learned so much, and I feel much more confident now about being able to manage a conversation with a pure theorist who likes to challenge, which was one of my goals at the outset.

Clare is a gifted teacher

Thank you for another great ILM L7 workshop. You really are a gifted teacher. I always love the drive up and back to your sessions because I know I’ll walk out inspired.

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What our customers
say about us...

Fantastic – I don’t want it to end!

I am so fired up!

“Loved everything about the training, the group, Clare’s leadership and guidance of the sessions. Have learnt so much and have so many techniques to use now. Compared notes with a colleague who has been doing her training through our organisation and she is gutted! She said they have just flogged GROW to death with no additional techniques to use alongside it! So fired up!!” Sally, February 2020

Your coaching webinars are fantastic

Your coaching webinars are fantastic and really helped me to get back to the essence of coaching. Following on from my experience within the online coaching industry (I think it should be renamed as online marketing industry ??) I questioned my skills, my passion for it and the purpose of coaching, but your work and sessions helped me to get back to the heart of why I was passionate about it in the first place and reminded me of the power of real/true coaching ?.

Thank you again for all the resources

Thank you again for all the resources. I must say I’m really impressed already by resources on this course and most particularly by the level of your personal support.

I’ve found it all really interesting and draft work was turned around quickly

The fact you turn draft assignment work around so quickly really helps to keep the motivation high and I’ve enjoyed it much more than I expected considering my learning style is high on active experimentation and low on theory! I’ve found it all really interesting and learned so much, and I feel much more confident now about being able to manage a conversation with a pure theorist who likes to challenge, which was one of my goals at the outset.

Clare is a gifted teacher

Thank you for another great ILM L7 workshop. You really are a gifted teacher. I always love the drive up and back to your sessions because I know I’ll walk out inspired.

Thorough induction

A really thorough induction that has answered all my queries so far, nothing is outstanding. Looking forward to getting stuck into the qualification. I feel well supported to do this

Support has been sublime

The support has been absolutely sublime

I can’t recommend i2l enough and am hugely grateful that I chose you for this qualification

I would just like to thank you for all your support throughout the ILM L7 coaching qualification. I found the webinars really helpful and allowed me to connect with learners at a time I was feeling isolated. Your responsiveness to assignment submissions was a huge source of motivation and kept the momentum going. I can’t recommend i2l enough and am hugely grateful that I chose you for this qualification. Everything has been very smooth and supportive, and I feel I have learned a lot from both the theory and the coaching hours and reflective learning. I do struggle with self-study and theory, but found with I2L there was a helpful set of resources and templates available, as well as physical support, so this minimised the issues I find with self-study. I now have clarity on the distinctions between coaching and mentoring, and a language and set of tools I didn’t have before. I have a deeper experience and am better able to articulate my feelings about coaching. I am also more aware of the need and value of supervision, co-coaching and continual learning, as well as the professional bodies, ethics and competencies. I am able to market myself differently and coach with more confidence.

Experience and support has been excellent

All I can say is that the experience and the support has been excellent. Clare you have been great in terms of always being there for your clients, so responsive and really caring that we do well.

i2l were fantastic

i2l were fantastic from first contact to post-qualification engagement. They have been utterly professional throughout. The coaching instructor (Clare Smale) is a true expert in her field and demonstrates this in her approach to coaching you through the course. I learned a huge amount that was not only valuable for coaching and mentoring, but widely applicable in many areas of work and life in general. I’d thoroughly recommend i2l for anyone considering any level of coaching or mentoring qualification.

Speedy response to queries

I am really appreciating the speedy response to queries and the iterative approach to assignment writing. I appreciate the flexibility of the learning and support approach which feels very personal to my circumstances

Lots of practical advice which was just what I was after.

I thoroughly enjoyed it. I have a slight tendency towards cynicism (something I am trying to self-coach out…) but immediately bought into you and the session. Lots of practical advice which was just what I was after. Thanks for the books also – I’m thoroughly enjoying John Whitmore’s book and am wondering what took me so long to read it?!

I certainly learned a great deal!

Thank you very much for the first day of the ILM Level 7 Cert Coaching Course. It was a terrific day and I certainly learned a great deal. It was also fun and I enjoyed meeting the rest of the team. Lots to consider!!

Better support than some other providers

I went to a networking workshop event with another provider last week and it became apparent that we receive far more support from Clare at inspired2learn than other students who are studying for ILM 5 and ILM 7 with alternative providers – so a huge thank you, Clare. One of the workshops was an introduction to NLP and again, it became clear that we had much more NLP input from Clare’s workshops.

Good reference material on i2l website

The L7 Certificate is really challenging me to develop my thinking and consider different perspectives at a deeper level. I think I’m just about becoming consciously incompetent! It really helps having a lot of good reference material on your website – it saves time and prevents me trawling through the piles of lower quality material in the net. Thank you!

Exceeded my objectives

The programme exceeded my objectives. It delivered a terrific balance between theory and pragmatism. The tutor kept us healthily engaged throughout and always offered opportunities to further our own learning or pass on the output from recent seminars that she had attended. The best thing about this course was the way in which it was run. I work for myself. The programme has provided me with both the knowledge and the confidence to approach any business with a coaching offer. Friendly, informative, challenging and all with excellent support in place. Thank you

Excellent teaching, guidance, supervision and support

Thanks Clare and Inspired2learn for enabling me to successfully pass my ILM Level 7 coaching certificate. I have learnt so much thanks to your excellent teaching, guidance, supervision and support. Attending the workshops at the start of my course really got me engaged and built my confidence and I met great people who have also been a real support. The materials you provided to support my learning and assignments are excellent; I’ll continue to use them. Your personal care and attention has made me feel very fortunate to have found your training provision. Thanks very much for everything.

Exceeded my expectations

The programme has exceeded my expectations. I found it has really helped me begin my new career and I found it fascinating to explore the wide range of issues that impact upon successful executive coaching and develop my practice. The assignments and the support offered worked in sync to further my understanding and I have enjoyed making links between the various aspects of the course. My theoretical understanding has developed rapidly through the research for the units and how I have applied it to my practice. My planning and evaluation of coaching programmes has developed effectively by understanding the theoretical basis. My use of a range of coaching tools has become more confident and I am able to decide on which tool to deploy at appropriate times. The theoretical work and work with peers have improved my practise in this respect and I can see the positive impact upon my coachees. Taking part in the qualification has led me to access a wide range of additional learning opportunities beyond the course that I would not have been aware of – through networks and membership of the AFC.

Opening doors to a new job

I am delighted to have been offered a job as Head of Talent Management If I had not started the ILM Level 7 Coaching qualification journey, this door would have never been opened…………………!

Awesome webinars

Your webinars are really awesome and my learning is taking hold as I’m revisiting with you. Thanks so much to i2l for the incredible learner support. I’ve never felt like here’s your material, good luck with it all now.

In safe hands

I feel in such safe hands and totally supported with Clare, something I appreciate and will never forget… I would have never done it with anyone else that’s for sure!

Motivation high

The fact you turn draft assignments and feedback around so quickly really helps to keep the motivation high and I’ve enjoyed it much more than I expected considering my learning style is high on active experimentation and low on theory! I’ve found it all really interesting and learned so much, and I feel much more confident now about being able to manage a conversation with a pure theorist who likes to challenge, which was one of my goals at the outset.

i2l have been a fantastic organisation. Thank you so much!

Clare and i2L have been a fantastic organisation with whom to undertake my ILM level 7 certificate. From the very first “exploratory” phone call, I had with Clare, she was professional, knowledgeable, friendly, and approachable. I have never felt that anything was too much to ask, and she really supported my learning at every step. The advent of COVID meant that i2L had to adapt how the face-to-face teaching element of the course needed to be delivered, this was implemented swiftly, and all of the webinars have been an excellent substitute. (I think you could charge more for the outside learners). I found the i2L web-based resources very useful. I found all of the e mail support sharing tips and resources valuable. Clare has encouraged networking and peer support, which I have found really useful. The group coaching supervision was also excellent, and I found it both challenging and supportive. It has been hard work, but very well worth the effort. I think that the learning package you deliver is great value for money, and you go above and beyond to support your learners. Thank you so much!

A wealth of new knowledge, skills and understanding

This qualification has provided me with a wealth of new knowledge, skills and understanding. Whilst I already had a good theoretical knowledge of coaching, I have learned a considerable amount in respect of systemic coaching, NLP and coach supervision. Perhaps the most significant learning for me has been in the practical application of my learning and the deep reflections that have followed each of my coaching sessions. This course has provided me with opportunities to hone my coaching skills, behaviours and knowledge and to grow in confidence in respect of my coaching abilities. As a result of undertaking this qualification, I believe I will be able to add value to my organisation through the tutoring and supervision that I offer to my students in the field of coaching & mentoring and through adopting a more confident and competent coaching approach to my leadership role. I have thoroughly enjoyed the whole process and have found the I2L learning resources and webinars incredibly helpful and engaging. I only wish that I had been able to engage with the webinars in real time and to be able, therefore, to participate in the breakout room discussions with fellow learners. I also really valued the opportunity to record myself in action and to have tutor/observer feedback on my practice – the feedback that was provided was supportive, extensive and insightful and offered some helpful ways in which I could develop my practice further and challenge myself. This was exactly what I needed. Thank you!

Exceptional tutor support

I now have massively different skills, knowledge and understanding of coaching, despite years of coaching informally as a leader. Much stronger understanding of coaching at an executive level and understand much more deeply the research behind it. The programme & qualification added value to my school as I will embed leadership coaching in a much more systemic way. I am hoping to coach leaders both within my organisation and across the wider group of leaders in the Multi Academy Trust. Tutor support was exceptional, with honest and direct feedback, clear guidance and modelling of outstanding coaching throughout.

Thank you – the caoching course has has enabled me to support multiple senior leaders

I’m so glad that I chose to do the qualification with yourselves. Thank you for all your support – it has been invaluable. The programme has enabled me to support multiple senior leaders and talented individuals to develop their leadership, which has meant they are leading their teams in a more self-aware way and are replicating my techniques with their teams – extending development so much further into the organisation. I now have the confidence to do small group coaching sessions and integrate my coaching knowledge with my psychology knowledge. It is helping me to coach senior leaders through supporting me in my new role too! In my new role there is a lot of scope for me to use my coaching skills to develop the organisation. The webinars and masterclasses are amazing. They have also shown me what bad examples look like as yours are so good in comparison to what is freely available on the internet. The feedback on assignments was really useful and so were the provision of what a pass and high pass would include and that helped me to get so much more out of the research. I was a bit frightened of the supervision to start with, but it was really useful The book recommendations were great too – they saved me having to trawl through a load of books to find some really great learning and techniques. It would have helped me to have done the assignments first as I found they changed my practice towards the end of the qualification. I would have benefited from assignment deadlines submission dates – even if they were moveable, it would have helped me to finish the assignments earlier. Perhaps that is something that could be agreed with further learners at the start? Overall a totally amazing experience the has totally transformed what I do and how I do it.

Loved every Minute

I’ve loved every minute of this journey and can’t thank you enough for all your support and training throughout, which has made it so fantastic. I don’t want it to end!

Motivating and Enjoyable

I really have enjoyed this course – so motivating when your hear the client talking about how their lives have changed because of it

i2l webinars gave me practical tools to use straight away

I was lucky to find inspired2learn and I would really recommend them

At any point in the course when I lost my way, Clare was on hand to set me back on track with some helpful advice and also some modelled questions! The resource section on the website is full of great reading materials and there is so much to help you plan your assignments. Clare also provides some great assessment for learning templates for those assignments and these were invaluable. All this and modelled supervision sessions demonstrating what outstanding coaching looks like.

During the course of the L7 I began to recognise that most of what I thought I understood as coaching was in fact not helpful and I had to reinvent my learning and I was supported to do this every step of the way. When I needed peer interaction then Clare was able to link me with others on the course who were at the same level. The help always felt like it was completely bespoke and was offered as much or as little as required. 

 

I spoke to Clare and instantly knew this was the right provider

My name is James Kerfoot. I’ve been a Headteacher for nearly 10 years and I’ve long been interested in coaching, ever since I began to coach in a sporting context many years ago. I felt I knew a lot about coaching having read a lot, and taken part in some one day executive coaching courses. I became interested in the ILM L7 course and began to research providers. I happened upon the inspired2learn website by accident and it met some criteria I had eg costs were reasonable and it offered tutor support. It also had a number to call and I spoke to Clare and instantly knew this was the right provider. From the start Clare was knowledgeable and clear and also humorous throughout! 

At any point in the course when I lost my way, Clare was on hand to set me back on track with some helpful advice and also some modelled questions! The resource section on the website is full of great reading materials and there is so much to help you plan your assignments. Clare also provides some great assessment for learning templates for those assignments and these were invaluable. All this and modelled supervision sessions demonstrating what outstanding coaching looks like.

During the course of the L7 I began to recognise that most of what I thought I understood as coaching was in fact not helpful and I had to reinvent my learning and I was supported to do this every step of the way. When I needed peer interaction then Clare was able to link me with others on the course who were at the same level. The help always felt like it was completely bespoke and was offered as much or as little as required. 

I successfully completed the course and the assignments and the stress levels of doing this whilst operating a full time job running a school in a pandemic were minimal due to Clare’s expert tuition. I coached 3 other leaders during the course and have begun to coach another executive leader since. At this point I haven’t undertaken coaching professionally and with pay but I am rather using it to change the way I lead and to support other leaders. I’m confident that as and when I decide to move forwards with coaching the learning I got from the course will hold. 

I was lucky to find inspired2learn but sometimes you just find yourself in the right place, I would really recommend you contact Clare if you are thinking of completing this qualification.” August 2022

Inspired2learn provides a terrific service. They are very supportive and always offer just too much for you to absorb, but only just – so you strive to stay up with them. I attend many courses with various other providers. Other students on the same course as me but with different providers do not receive anywhere near the tuition, help and support that I enjoy. Our tutor (and supervisor) is challenging, responsive, supportive and a terrific fount of knowledge. Our whole course has learned a huge amount from her. That she does it in a fun and relaxed manner makes her tuition enjoyable and rewarding.

Inspired2learn provides a terrific service. They are very supportive and always offer just too much for you to absorb, but only just – so you strive to stay up with them. I attend many courses with various other providers. Other students on the same course as me but with different providers do not receive anywhere near the tuition, help and support that I enjoy. Our tutor (and supervisor) is challenging, responsive, supportive and a terrific fount of knowledge. Our whole course has learned a huge amount from her. That she does it in a fun and relaxed manner makes her tuition enjoyable and rewarding.

I must say I’m really impressed already by resources on this course and most particularly by the level of your personal support.

Thank you again for all the resources. I must say I’m really impressed already by resources on this course and most particularly by the level of your personal support.

I’ve found it all really interesting and learned so much, and I feel much more confident now about being able to manage a conversation with a pure theorist who likes to challenge, which was one of my goals at the outset.

The fact you turn draft assignment work around so quickly really helps to keep the motivation high and I’ve enjoyed it much more than I expected considering my learning style is high on active experimentation and low on theory! I’ve found it all really interesting and learned so much, and I feel much more confident now about being able to manage a conversation with a pure theorist who likes to challenge, which was one of my goals at the outset.

Thank you for another great ILM L7 workshop. You really are a gifted teacher.

Thank you for another great ILM L7 workshop. You really are a gifted teacher. I always love the drive up and back to your sessions because I know I’ll walk out inspired.

The support has been absolutely sublime

The support has been absolutely sublime

I can’t recommend I2L enough and am hugely grateful that I chose you for this qualification.

“I would just like to thank you for all your support throughout the ILM L7 coaching qualification. I found the webinars really helpful and allowed me to connect with learners at a time I was feeling isolated. Your responsiveness to assignment submissions was a huge source of motivation and kept the momentum going. I can’t recommend I2L enough and am hugely grateful that I chose you for this qualification. Everything has been very smooth and supportive, and I feel I have learned a lot from both the theory and the coaching hours and reflective learning. I do struggle with self study and theory, but found with I2L there was a helpful set of resources and templates available, as well as physical support, so this minimised the issues I find with self study. I now have clarity on the distinctions between coaching and mentoring, and a language and set of tools I didn’t have before. I have a deeper experience and am better able to articulate my feelings about coaching. I am also more aware of the need and value of supervision, co-coaching and continual learning, as well as the professional bodies, ethics and competencies. I am able to market myself differently and coach with more confidence.

All I can say is that the experience and the support has been excellent.

All I can say is that the experience and the support has been excellent. Clare you have been great in terms of always being there for your clients, so responsive and really caring that we do well.

The coaching instructor is a true expert in her field and demonstrates this in her approach to coaching you through the course.

“i2l were fantastic from first contact to post-qualification engagement. They have been utterly professional throughout. The coaching instructor (Clare Smale) is a true expert in her field and demonstrates this in her approach to coaching you through the course. I learned a huge amount that was not only valuable for coaching and mentoring, but widely applicable in many areas of work and life in general. I’d thoroughly recommend i2l for anyone considering any level of coaching or mentoring qualification.”,

I appreciate the flexibility of the learning and support approach which feels very personal to my circumstances.

I am really appreciating the speedy response to queries and the iterative approach to assignment writing. I appreciate the flexibility of the learning and support approach which feels very personal to my circumstances.

Lots of practical advice which was just what I was after.

Thanks for a fascinating day last Thursday – I thoroughly enjoyed it. I have a slight tendency towards cynicism (something I am trying to self-coach out…) but immediately bought into you and the session. Lots of practical advice which was just what I was after. Thanks for the books also – I’m thoroughly enjoying John Whitmore’s book and am wondering what took me so long to read it?!

It was a terrific day and I certainly learned a great deal.

A terrific day – Thank you very much for the first day of the ILM Level 7 Cert Coaching Course. It was a terrific day and I certainly learned a great deal. It was also fun and I enjoyed meeting the rest of the team. Lots to consider!!

I went to a networking workshop event with another provider last week and it became apparent that we receive far more support from Clare at inspired2learn than other providers

Better support than some other providers – I went to a networking workshop event with another provider last week and it became apparent that we receive far more support from Clare at inspired2learn than other students who are studying for ILM 5 and ILM 7 with alternative providers – so a huge thank you, Clare. One of the workshops was an introduction to NLP and again, it became clear that we had much more NLP input from Clare’s workshops.

The tutor kept us healthily engaged throughout and always offered opportunities to further our own learning or pass on the output from recent seminars that she had attended.

The programme exceeded my objectives. It delivered a terrific balance between theory and pragmatism. The tutor kept us healthily engaged throughout and always offered opportunities to further our own learning or pass on the output from recent seminars that she had attended. The best thing about this course was the way in which it was run. I work for myself. The programme has provided me with both the knowledge and the confidence to approach any business with a coaching offer. Friendly, informative, challenging and all with excellent support in place. Thank you.

Thanks Clare and Inspired2learn for enabling me to successfully pass my ILM Level 7 coaching certificate.

Excellent teaching, guidance, supervision and support. – Thanks Clare and Inspired2learn for enabling me to successfully pass my ILM Level 7 coaching certificate. I have learnt so much thanks to your excellent teaching, guidance, supervision and support. Attending the workshops at the start of my course really got me engaged and built my confidence and I met great people who have also been a real support. The materials you provided to support my learning and assignments are excellent; I’ll continue to use them. Your personal care and attention has made me feel very fortunate to have found your training provision. Thanks very much for everything.

It has really helped me begin my new career and I found it fascinating to explore the wide range of issues that impact upon successful executive coaching and develop my practice.

Exceeded my expectations – The programme has exceeded my expectations. I found it has really helped me begin my new career and I found it fascinating to explore the wide range of issues that impact upon successful executive coaching and develop my practice. The assignments and the support offered worked in sync to further my understanding and I have enjoyed making links between the various aspects of the course. My theoretical understanding has developed rapidly through the research for the units and how I have applied it to my practice. My planning and evaluation of coaching programmes has developed effectively by understanding the theoretical basis. My use of a range of coaching tools has become more confident and I am able to decide on which tool to deploy at appropriate times. The theoretical work and work with peers have improved my practise in this respect and I can see the positive impact upon my coachees. Taking part in the qualification has led me to access a wide range of additional learning opportunities beyond the course that I would not have been aware of – through networks and membership of the AFC.

I am delighted to have been offered a job as Head of Talent Management If I had not started the ILM Level 7 Coaching qualification journey, this door would have never been opened

Opening doors I am delighted to have been offered a job as Head of Talent Management If I had not started the ILM Level 7 Coaching qualification journey, this door would have never been opened…………………!

I feel in such safe hands and totally supported with Clare, something I appreciate and will never forget.

In safe hands – I feel in such safe hands and totally supported with Clare, something I appreciate and will never forget… I would have never done it with anyone else that’s for sure!

Thanks so much to I2L for the incredible learner support.

Awesome webinars – Your webinars are really awesome and my learning is taking hold as I’m revisiting with you. Thanks so much to i2l for the incredible learner support. I’ve never felt like here’s your material, good luck with it all now.

I’ve enjoyed it much more than I expected considering my learning style is high on active experimentation and low on theory!

Motivation high The fact you turn draft assignments and feedback around so quickly really helps to keep the motivation high and I’ve enjoyed it much more than I expected considering my learning style is high on active experimentation and low on theory! I’ve found it all really interesting and learned so much, and I feel much more confident now about being able to manage a conversation with a pure theorist who likes to challenge, which was one of my goals at the outset.

I think that the learning package you deliver is great value for money, and you go above and beyond to support your learners.

Thank you so much! “Clare and i2L have been a fantastic organisation with whom to undertake my ILM level 7 certificate. From the very first “exploratory” phone call, I had with Clare, she was professional, knowledgeable, friendly, and approachable. I have never felt that anything was too much to ask, and she really supported my learning at every step. The advent of COVID meant that i2L had to adapt how the face-to-face teaching element of the course needed to be delivered, this was implemented swiftly, and all of the webinars have been an excellent substitute. (I think you could charge more for the outside learners). I found the i2L web-based resources very useful. I found all of the e mail support sharing tips and resources valuable. Clare has encouraged networking and peer support, which I have found really useful. The group coaching supervision was also excellent, and I found it both challenging and supportive. It has been hard work, but very well worth the effort. I think that the learning package you deliver is great value for money, and you go above and beyond to support your learners. Thank you so much!

This qualification has provided me with a wealth of new knowledge, skills and understanding.

A wealth of new knowledge, skills and understanding – This qualification has provided me with a wealth of new knowledge, skills and understanding. Whilst I already had a good theoretical knowledge of coaching, I have learned a considerable amount in respect of systemic coaching, NLP and coach supervision. Perhaps the most significant learning for me has been in the practical application of my learning and the deep reflections that have followed each of my coaching sessions. This course has provided me with opportunities to hone my coaching skills, behaviours and knowledge and to grow in confidence in respect of my coaching abilities. As a result of undertaking this qualification, I believe I will be able to add value to my organisation through the tutoring and supervision that I offer to my students in the field of coaching & mentoring and through adopting a more confident and competent coaching approach to my leadership role. I have thoroughly enjoyed the whole process and have found the I2L learning resources and webinars incredibly helpful and engaging. I only wish that I had been able to engage with the webinars in real time and to be able, therefore, to participate in the breakout room discussions with fellow learners. I also really valued the opportunity to record myself in action and to have tutor/observer feedback on my practice – the feedback that was provided was supportive, extensive and insightful and offered some helpful ways in which I could develop my practice further and challenge myself. This was exactly what I needed. Thank you!

Tutor support was exceptional, with honest and direct feedback, clear guidance and modelling of outstanding coaching throughout.

Exceptional tutor support – I now have massively different skills, knowledge and understanding of coaching, despite years of coaching informally as a leader. Much stronger understanding of coaching at an executive level and understand much more deeply the research behind it. The programme & qualification added value to my school as I will embed leadership coaching in a much more systemic way. I am hoping to coach leaders both within my organisation and across the wider group of leaders in the Multi Academy Trust. Tutor support was exceptional, with honest and direct feedback, clear guidance and modelling of outstanding coaching throughout.

Overall a totally amazing experience the has totally transformed what I do and how I do it.

Thank you – I’m so glad that I chose to do the qualification with yourselves. Thank you for all your support – it has been invaluable. If you ever need a testimonial I’d be more than happy to provide one. The programme has enabled me to support multiple senior leaders and talented individuals to develop their leadership, which has meant they are leading their teams in a more self-aware way and are replicating my techniques with their teams – extending development so much further into the organisation. I now have the confidence to do small group coaching sessions and integrate my coaching knowledge with my psychology knowledge. It is helping me to coach senior leaders through supporting me in my new role too! In my new role there is a lot of scope for me to use my coaching skills to develop the organisation. The webinars and masterclasses are amazing. They have also shown me what bad examples look like as yours are so good in comparison to what is freely available on the internet. The feedback on assignments was really useful and so were the provision of what a pass and high pass would include and that helped me to get so much more out of the research. I was a bit frightened of the supervision to start with, but it was really useful The book recommendations were great too – they saved me having to trawl through a load of books to find some really great learning and techniques. It would have helped me to have done the assignments first as I found they changed my practice towards the end of the qualification. I would have benefited from assignment deadlines submission dates – even if they were moveable, it would have helped me to finish the assignments earlier. Perhaps that is something that could be agreed with further learners at the start? Overall a totally amazing experience the has totally transformed what I do and how I do it.

I’ve loved every minute of this journey and can’t thank you enough for all your support and training throughout, which has made it so fantastic.

Loved every Minute – I’ve loved every minute of this journey and can’t thank you enough for all your support and training throughout, which has made it so fantastic. I don’t want it to end!

Motivating and Enjoyable – I really have enjoyed this course

Motivating and Enjoyable – I really have enjoyed this course – so motivating when your hear the client talking about how their lives have changed because of it