ILM Level 7 Certificate for Executive and Senior Level Coaches and Mentors* 

A professional qualification, delivered by a professional, for:

  • Executive coaches (gain even more credibility to coach)
  • New executive coaches (learn how to coach leaders brilliantly)
  • Senior managers (looking to gain promotion and secure your career prospects)
  • Leaders (looking to improve business results by at least 15%)

*Or choose our ILM Recognised and / or Institute of Leadership & Management
 Accredited Executive Coaching Skills course and upgrade later

ILM Level 7 Certificate for Executive and Senior Level Coaches and Mentors 2023

  • Module 1: Tue 7 - Wed 8 Mar
  • Module 2: Tue 21 - Wed 22 Mar
  • Module 3: Tue 25 - Wed 26 Apr
  • Module 4: Tue 9 May
  • 9.30am - 5.30pm
  • On-line (Zoom) - wherever you are!
  • £2,995 (plus VAT if reclaimable)

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Overview of ILM Level 7 Certificate for Executive and Senior Level Coaches and Mentors/ILM Recognised Executive Coaching Skills / Institute of Leadership & Management Accredited Executive Coaching Skills

Our ILM Level 7 Certificate for Executive and Senior Level Coaches and Mentors, which incorporates an NLP Diploma training 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.

If you would like these executive coaching skills but are not yet ready (or do not want) to do the full ILM qualification, you can do just the 7-day classroom training, or if you would like a certificate, you can do one or both of the ILM Recognised Executive Coaching Skills or the Institute of Leadership & Management Accredited Executive Coaching Skills (explained in the FAQs below).

You can upgrade to the full qualification if and when you’re ready. Because we’re an ILM Approved centre and Institute of Leadership & Management Approved, you can feel reassured that whichever option you choose you will be receiving high quality training; whichever option you choose includes an NLP Diploma training course.

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

Institute of Leadership & Management
ILM Level 7 Certificate in Excecutive Coaching & Mentoring at The Lazarus Consultancy

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Why do this course?

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
  • as there are various levels, you can choose the one that suits your ambitions and current circumstances, and upgrade later if you would like to
  • 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
  • a one-year student membership to the Association for Coaching (AC) at no cost.
  • Benefits for senior/executive coaches, consultants and trainers

  • become more effective as an executive coach, and hence charge more
  • win more high-level business because you’ll have a qualification that is recognised internationally as well as even greater skills
  • be more credible and more confident as an executive coach
  • learn how to coach executives and senior managers even in a brief session.
  • Benefits for senior managers

  • improve your confidence, and learn new coaching skills, so that you can draw the best out of your team
  • learn how to coach colleagues from other departments even if you don’t know anything about their specific situation
  • enhance your career prospects because you’ll have great coaching skills
  • learn how to coach and mentor colleagues effectively in a session lasting just a few minutes
  • discover how coaching and mentoring fits into the strategic aspects of an organisation.
  • Benefits for employers

  • improve business results through having an excellent coaching culture
  • your coaches and mentors will have the skills and knowledge to create excellent business results
  • create a more positive working environment, hence reducing staff turnover and increasing staff engagement.
  • What you will learn?

    The course is specifically designed for you to learn executive coaching skills, and to gain the ILM Level 7 Certificate.

    Module 1: The foundation principles and key NLP techniques

  • An overview of how people think, and hence why they respond the way they do
  • Why communication goes well and why it doesn’t, and what to do about it
  • The Mindset for Success and Excellence, so that you can greatly increase your chances of success
  • How to observe people’s subtle responses, which is a key for great NLP and coaching work
  • Build rapport, so that you gain trust. This is the basis for any successful relationship at work and outside
  • Change the way you communicate, so that it suits your audience
  • How to coach with NLP. You’ll see how every NLP topic fits into a coaching framework. Just as importantly, you’ll learn how to recognise when NLP and/or coaching should NOT be used, and how to respond. You will also learn how to ‘contract’ with clients, so that the coaching sessions are on a professional footing.
  • Learn the goal-setting secrets of successful businesspeople and athletes
  • See other points of view, which is a core skill of successful people
  • Feel at your best instantly, so you can perform at your best.
  • Module 2: Understanding yourself and others

  • Some tips to manage and control your mind, rather than it controlling you
  • Some key language and communication tips
  • 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 becoming more clear about, and true to, who you really are
  • How to use what you’ve learned for the best after the course.
  • Module 3: Core Coaching Skills

  • How to coach effectively in 10-20 minute session, and in different contexts, such as personal, work and sport, even if you know nothing about the area
  • Explore coaching competencies and assess your own skills
  • Learn at least 5 different models of coaching
  • Find out how to complete your assignments to move towards your ILM Level 7 Certificate in Executive Coaching & Mentoring.
  • Module 4: Strategic and senior level aspects

  • How to evaluate coaching and mentoring results
  • Learn 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 content depending on specific timings.

    Frequently asked questions

    NLP Training with The Lazarus Consultancy

    ILM requirements for the ILM Level 7 Certificate in Executive Coaching & Mentoring

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

    • Classroom training. This is the 7 days described above.
    • Coaching/mentoring practicexq. 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 tips 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. We will give you four hours of coach supervision by phone for the Certificate or eight hours coach supervision by phone for the Diploma.
    • 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 11,000 to 15,000 in all. The ILM registration period lasts 3 years, and we recommend that you complete the ILM Level 7 Certificate within 6-9 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 £500.  ILM provides three documents to help you write each paper, and we will explain this during the course.

    What do 'Level 5' and 'Level 7' mean?

    This is based on the UK Government’s National Qualification Framework. As mentioned in this ILM document, Level 5 roughly equates to the level of the first year or two of a Batchelors Degree, and Level 7 roughly equates to Masters’ Degree level.

    How will you 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.

    What do ‘ILM Recognised’ and ‘Institute of Leadership & Management Accredited’ mean? (see FAQs, Section 4)
    Course recognition / accreditation (see FAQs, Section 4)
    Certification (see FAQs, Section 4)
    How is the course structured? (see FAQs, Section 3)

    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.