Global coaching courses
IECL’s Accredited Coach Training Program has certified over 8,000 organisational coaches. We offer the leading executive coaching program in Hong Kong and the wider APAC region.
IECL offers flexible training options available in multiple timezones.
Our organisational coaching program is predominantly online, however, we also offer face-to-face coach training in Hong Kong.
At the core of our online coaching courses is flexibility that prioritises our client’s preferences. For starters, we recommend trying out our seven-week, part-time program: Organisational Coach, Level 1 (Coaching Essentials 1). Take the first step to becoming a certified or accredited organisational coach in Hong Kong.
Our free introductory sessions will help you find the right path to coaching excellence and growth. Attend one today.
Hear all about the endless potential of executive training in Hong Kong and beyond. IECL Alumna Shadé Zahrai walks you through her Level 1 and 2 Coach Training program experience. She shares insights about how skills acquired through our online coaching courses have impacted her outlook and performance as an industry head.
Accredited by ICF Hong Kong, IECL’s organisational coaching programs enable you to lead, empower, and engage for better business.
The Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership (IECL) has been working with individuals, teams, and entire organisations to bring the full potential of leaders to life since 1999. We partner with clients across the world to build the coaching capability of leaders and teams. Our dynamic methods lead to embedding a leadership mindset to foster a stronger and more agile workplace.
We are industry leaders in coach training, coaching, and organisational coaching capability, with unrivalled quality, scale and reach. IECL boosts performance and well-being in leaders and organisations for immediate and sustainable growth, delivered through transformative interventions. Recognised by the International Coach Federation (ICF) and all its chapters including ICF Hong Kong, IECL is one of the best places in APAC to get an executive certificate in leadership coaching.
We conduct executive coaching in Hong Kong and accredit coaches across the Asia Pacific through our highly regarded and ICF-accredited coach training programs. Meet our world-class coaches in person for coach training in Hong Kong or join us virtually.
Meet Yael Collett, our Director of Client Development who has been working as a coach for more than thirteen years. Her career started in Europe as a coordinator and policy officer, which allowed her to become a team player in complex environments to implement projects and national plans and manage key networks and partnerships. Great interpersonal skills acquired through education, training, and professional experience led her to follow a professional pathway in Asia. Yael keeps a business-oriented approach while displaying a passion for behaviour change and empowering people.
Looking to get accredited as an organisational coach? IECL coach training leads to coaching credentials with the International Coaching Federation (ICF) in as little as one year. There are three levels: ACC, PCC, and MCC. Each level requires a number of coach-specific training hours, mentor coaching hours, and logged coaching hours. While recognising the difference between coaching and mentoring, IECL equips you with the knowledge, practical skills, required hours, and industry support you will need as a new coach. Let an IECL Membership secure your clear path to becoming a coach recognised by ICF Hong Kong and other ICF chapters. IECL is uniquely positioned to help you gain your ICF credentials with confidence.
Join an introductory event to learn more about coach training, organisational coaching, and executive coaching in Hong Kong with IECL.
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IECL coaching programs in Hong Kong - Who are they for?
Join our accredited coach training program, open to people with some experience in the corporate arena (public or private) or a background in the fields of management, human resources, facilitation, consulting, psychology, counselling, training, education or leadership. Ideally, trainees also hold a degree or some equivalent work-life experience. There are no specific prerequisites for the program, but we do expect clients to have a learning mindset and some experience in how organisations operate. Each level of training requires the previous level to be completed first. Coaching Essentials 1 and 2 are prerequisites for our Principles of Organisational Coaching (POC) and Team Coaching.
IECL education and coach training in Hong Kong are conducted in Cantonese (some Hong Kong courses), Mandarin (some China courses), and English (all other courses). Language of instruction is indicated in each course listing.
What do IECL coaching programs cover?
The accreditation program includes three consecutive levels of organisational coach training, with each level being taught in a blended learning environment, including online learning with a three-day experiential workshop. To get your coaching certification in Hong Kong, you will receive rigorous and practical training in organisational coaching and you can graduate after Coaching Essentials Level 1 or 2 with an IECL Certification in Organisational Coaching Essentials at that level. After Level 3, you will receive IECL Accreditation in Organisational Coaching (the full ACTP program) and be recognised by ICF Hong Kong, for credentialing purposes. You may also apply for credentials via the ACSTH method using our ACC Fast Track program. With its comprehensive, growth-focused programs, IECL is one of the best places in APAC to get an executive certificate in leadership coaching.
Individual Organisational Coaching
Working with an IECL coach one-on-one is a good investment with a proven track record of producing results. High-performing organisations and institutions engage IECL coaches to accelerate the development of their best and brightest through a series of coaching conversations typically over a 6-month period. The engagement also involves the participation of a manager or sponsor at multiple intervals to ensure expectations and measures of success are aligned.
Executive Coaching in Hong Kong
When it comes to executive coaching in Hong Kong, we provide an inimitable opportunity to truly think differently on a multicultural, multi-faceted scale that reflects the region’s corporate arena. IECL’s approach to coaching at the C-Suite level is to support and challenge an executive’s understanding of their role and influence, resolve complex challenges, achieve significant outcomes, and have real impact across the entire organisational system.
On a larger scale, IECL works with top teams — enabling them to fully function in a self-sufficient and efficient professional ecosystem. The goal is to work collectively, to be greater together than the sum of its individual members. Team coaching increases the teams’ capability to think outside the box and take decisive action. Team dynamics improve, which in turn, results in a team that can learn, adapt, and grow as required for maximum performance.
How does the IECL program compare to others available?
IECL courses deliver a holistic organisational coach-training program conducted by practising organisational coaches who are also excellent facilitators of adult learning. Additionally, our program is very practical, with 65% coaching practice in Coaching Essentials Level 1. You will learn how to coach through the experience of coaching and being coached, guided by experienced and qualified industry professionals. This is not purely theoretical training, as application and usability are part of your intended growth outcomes. IECL offers comprehensive support to all our alumni in the form of the Community of Practice, such as ongoing professional development forums, co-coaching circles participation, CPD activities, and access to IECL’s subject matter experts and library of resources. Those that join our membership program are further supported as they develop their skills and progress to a coaching certification in Hong Kong.
Is IECL’s coach training program internationally recognised?
IECL’s coach training program is accredited by the International Coach Federation and is, therefore, internationally recognised. IECL also has a very strong reputation for corporate coaching and coach training in Hong Kong and beyond, with our multinational client companies.
How do I get accredited by the ICF through IECL?
The ICF accredits programs (like ours) and credentials coaches (like you!). The best way to understand more about the ICF’s credentialing process is via their website. The easiest way to attain an ICF credential is via the ACTP pathway, but that means completing Levels 1 to 3 with us first. You can apply to ICF Hong Kong after IECL Level 2 via the ACSTH pathway but you will need to jump through extra hoops (including six mentor coaching sessions, which we can help you with via our ACC Fast Track program).