ILM Level 7 Executive Coach Training for Senior Level Coaches and Mentors 

  • Our ILM Level 7 Certificate for Executive and Senior Level Coaches and Mentors is a high-level coach training designed for executive coaches and senior business managers who want to enhance their skills, increase their credibility as a coach or mentor, or create a coaching culture within their organisation. 
  • Live training sessions, delivered remotely (on Zoom), enable you to train wherever you are without the need for travel.
  • Professional training is delivered by a highly experienced professional coach and business leader who understands both your coaching and business needs.

Have a look at these videos and hear about what students feel about our ILM coaching course.

ILM Executive Coach Training 2024

  • Module 1: Tue 24 - Wed 25 Sep
  • Module 2: Tue 8 - Wed 9 Oct
  • Module 3: Tue 5 - Wed 6 Nov
  • Module 4: Tue 19 Nov
  • 9.30am - 5.30pm
  • Online (Zoom) - wherever you are!
  • From £1,725 (plus VAT)

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Who is this ILM Level 7 Executive Coach Training for? 

This ILM Level 7 Certificate for Executive and Senior Level Coaches and Mentors training course is designed for: 

  • Executive coaches; develop high-level skills in coaching leaders, and enhance your credibility with a recognised qualification
  • Senior managers; add to your coaching skillset and increase your management skills and promotion prospects
  • Business leaders; develop a coaching culture and improve your business performance

In just seven intensive teaching days, experienced and highly qualified coach, coach trainer and former Finance Director, Jeremy Lazarus, will teach you senior-level coaching skills to enhance your coaching performance.

ILM Approved Centre

"Jeremy is an absolute Master at his craft. I can't recommend him highly enough. Even for one so long in the tooth as I, the ILM Level 7 Coaching Course and his mastery of NLP has already started to transform the way I work with clients in a highly positive way. Brilliant!" 
Simon Lidington, Executive Coach

Why take our ILM Level 7 Executive Coach Training course?

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Overall benefits

  • the ILM‘s qualifications and certificates are very credible internationally
  • because the course has been vetted by ILM, and because we are an ILM Approved Centre, you can feel reassured that you will receive high quality training
  • the course will be delivered by Jeremy Lazarus, a former Finance Director and highly qualified coach, who will personally help you link the classroom training to your own work situation
  • the course also incorporates an NLP Diploma training course
  • you will receive one-year student membership to the Association for Coaching (AC) at no cost.

Benefits for senior / executive coaches, consultants and trainers

  • become even more effective as an executive coach, even in short coaching sessions
  • enhance your CV with an internationally recognised qualification
  • increase your credibility and confidence as an executive coach
  • gain the skills to win more high-level clients and command higher fees

Benefits for senior managers

  • enhance your career prospects with demonstrable coaching skills
  • improve your own confidence, and learn how to draw the best out of your team
  • learn how to coach colleagues from across your organisation, even without knowledge of their specific situation
  • learn how to coach and mentor colleagues effectively, even in a session lasting just a few minutes
  • discover how coaching and mentoring fits into the strategic aspects of an organisation

Benefits for business leaders

  • improve business results through building an effective coaching culture
  • build a team of coaches and mentors with the skills and knowledge to create excellent business results
  • create a more positive working environment, with increased staff engagement and reduced staff turnover

Why study with The Lazarus Consultancy?

As well as having well over 20 years’ experience of coaching and coach training, we’re an ILM Approved Centre, and Institute of Leadership Approved. In addition, we were the first organisation in the world accredited to run all four levels of the Association for Coaching’s Accredited Coach Training Programmes. So you can be confident that, whichever option you choose, you will benefit from high-quality ILM Level 7 Executive Coach training.

The Lazarus Consultancy is also an organisational member of the Association for Coaching (AC), so attending this course entitles you to a one-year student membership to the AC at no additional cost.

  • Flexibility to choose the level that suits your ambitions and circumstances, and upgrade later
  • High quality training from an ILM Approved Centre
  • Trainer Jeremy Lazarus, a former Finance Director and highly qualified coach, will show you how to link the classroom training to your own work situation
  • One-year student membership of the Association for Coaching (AC) at no additional cost

Gaining your ILM Level 7 qualification

In addition to the 7 days' training, in order to gain the Level 7 Certificate the ILM require you to do:

  • 3 assignments, (approx. 15,000-18,000 words in total)
  • 20 hours’ coaching practice with senior-level clients (2-3 clients)
  • 4 hours of supervision with Jeremy or one of his fellow tutors.

Typically, achieving the ILM Level 7 Certificate takes 8-10 months after completing the 7 days.

What will you learn?

This course is designed for executive coaches and senior business managers who want to develop their expertise and credibility as a coach or mentor, or to create a coaching culture at work.

Jeremy Lazarus at The Lazarus Consultancy offers ILM Level 7 Certificate for Executive and Senior Level Coaches and Mentors

Module 1: The foundation principles and key NLP techniques

  • How people think, and why they respond the way that they do
  • Why communication goes well and why it doesn’t, and what to do about it
  • The Mindset for Success and Excellence: increase your chances of success
  • How to observe people’s subtle responses, the key to great NLP and coaching work
  • Build rapport; gain trust. The basis for any successful relationship at work and outside
  • Changing how you communicate to suit your audience
  • How to coach with NLP. Recognise how every NLP topic fits into a coaching framework and, just as importantly when NLP and / or coaching should NOT be used, and how to respond.
  • How to ‘contract’ with clients, putting every coaching session on a professional footing
  • The goal-setting secrets of successful business people and athletes
  • Seeing other points of view; a core skill of successful people

Module 2: Understanding yourself and others

  • How to manage and control your mind, rather than it controlling you
  • Feel at your best instantly, so you can perform at your best
  • Key language and communication skills
  • How to hear what people actually say, rather than what you think they’re saying
  • How to communicate at different levels: in summary, in detail and laterally
  • How to turn ‘negatives’ into ‘positives’
  • Get inside people’s heads and hearts: How to motivate, manage, sell and make better choices
  • Become an even better leader (or manager, coach, parent), and become clearer about (and true to) who you really are
  • How to best use what you’ve learned after the course

Module 3: Core Coaching Skills

  • How to coach effectively in a 10-20-minute session, and in different contexts, such as personal, work and sport, even without prior knowledge of the area
  • Explore coaching competencies and assess your own skills
  • Learn at least five different models of coaching
  • How to complete your assignments to move towards your ILM Level 7 Certificate in Executive Coaching and Mentoring

Module 4: Strategic and senior level aspects

  • How to evaluate coaching and mentoring results
  • How coaching and mentoring link to OD and strategic and organisational objectives, as well as to other methods of management training and leadership development,
  • Understand the nature and purpose of supervision in coaching, as well as different types of supervision

Please note that we may slightly amend the schedule depending on how specific modules are progressing.

Frequently asked questions

ILM Level 7 Coach Training questions answered

What are the assignments required for achieving the ILM Level 7 Certificate or Diploma in Executive Coaching & Mentoring?

There are three main parts of the ILM Level 7 Certificate syllabus: 

  1. Classroom training. This is the 7 days described above, delivered remotely on Zoom. 
  2. Coaching / mentoring practice. ILM require 20 hours with 2-3 clients for ILM Level 7 Certificate, and 60 hours with 6-9 clients for ILM Level 7 Diploma. We will give you guidance during the course about this, including how best to keep records. Usually, we ask you to start your hours after the face-to-face training has ended, so that you are able to use all the skills learned on the course. You will receive four hours of coach supervision by phone or Zoom for the Certificate (eight hours for the Diploma).
  3. Written assignments. ILM require three written papers. In summary, the first paper is about the theory of coaching and mentoring, the second is about the coaching / mentoring practice (20 hours for the Certificate, 60 hours for The Diploma), and the third is about your reflections on what you learned. The guideline word-count is roughly 15,000 to 18,000 words in all for the Certificate, and 18,000 to 21,000 words in all for the Diploma. The ILM registration period lasts three years, and we recommend that you complete the ILM Level 7 Certificate within 8-10 months (the Diploma takes slightly longer as there are more coaching hours). Included in the price is 12 months’ support from us for the Certificate (18 months for the Diploma); if you have not successfully completed the qualification within this timeframe, you will need to apply to us for additional support, for which there will be a charge of a minimum of £300. ILM provides a handbook to guide you with the three assignments, and we will cover this during the course.

What does 'Level 7' mean?

This is based on the UK Government’s National Qualification Framework. Level 7 roughly equates to Master’s degree level.

How will I learn all this in 7 days?

For each topic, you will learn the necessary theory and background, watch a demonstration, do an exercise and then discuss how to apply the learnings in your life and work. There will be numerous coaching exercises, and you will learn different coaching approaches to use according to different client preferences. The trainers and the coaching assistants will be there to give you feedback and support to hone your skills.

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What our students and clients say

Ivona Gordon

Jeremy has a unique approach to bringing out the best in people. He certainly practices what he preaches!  Jeremy is one of a handful of trainers/coaches/practitioners that I would, without any hesitation, recommend to others.  He is knowledgeable, ethical and shows genuine passion for the work he does and how best to serve others.

Mel Larsen

Before doing the NLP course, I had felt I needed more coaching approaches and methodologies. The course gave me a lot of new techniques which I have used to help my coaching clients. Also I was launching my new coaching brand as I was doing the programme and looking back I can see it helped me to set big targets and reach them.

Donna de Villiers

I have had the pleasure of studying with Jeremy, and the NLP he has taught has had a wonderful impact on my personal and professional life.  Jeremy explains NLP in an accessible, easy, manner and for me took away the fluff of the subject.  The practical help on the courses and the smaller classes give you a personal learning environment, perfect for this subject.  I highly recommend Jeremy for anyone interested in NLP.

Simon Fanning

I found the course to be enlightening both personally and professionally.  Jeremy’s experience of the corporate world allowed for a real life perspective to be taken and a focused view into NLP and its application in Business and coaching.

Dave Cordle

I’ve undertaken three major trainings with Jeremy: NLP Practitioner, NLP Master Practitioner and most recently NLP Sports Practitioner. I keep coming back because the training is thorough, ethical and ecological, and it’s academically recognized. As a career coach I work with people at all stages of their career, across levels and across a wide range of industries.

Dara Caryotis

I feel privileged to have discovered NLP, it has changed my life. Understanding communication, the impact of language and being able to change unwanted behaviours has been the difference that made the difference for me.  Jeremy is so much more than an NLP Master Trainer.  It is a powerful rewarding experience learning and evolving with Jeremy. I highly recommend studying with Jeremy, one of my best decisions.