Henley Professional Certificate in Executive Coaching - Denmark

Professional Certificate in Executive Coaching

A triple-accredited, part-time program that empowers you to develop and practise key coaching skills.

Henley offers the quality assurance of a university qualification, coaching accreditation and the credibility of a leading international business school to help coaches differentiate themselves in an unregulated and competitive market.

The Henley Professional Certificate in Executive Coaching (15 ECTS) will appeal to anyone who wishes to develop personal coaching skills, either from within their organisation or as an external provider. The programme is designed for coaches, managers and practitioners with some previous formal or informal knowledge or experience in coaching.

The Henley Professional Certificate in Executive Coaching (PCEC) is the first triple-accredited coaching programme (AC, ICF, EMCC) with world-class faculty available in Denmark and comprises of three workshops and a subsequent practice period with supervision support:


Content & Schedule

Pre workshops

You will have access to your online learning portal including resources from the Academic Resource Centre. Before Workshop 1 we will invite you to undertake reading, reflection and online learning; this will require around 3-5 hours of study time.

Workshop 1 – Self-awareness as a coach

Explore your personal skills and attributes, and your beliefs and values around coaching. This workshop introduces a basic framework for coaching.

Workshop 2 – Coaching tools and techniques

Try different tools and techniques and understand the underpinning psychological concepts. Carry out your first external client session – either with your own clients or ones we arrange for you.

Workshop 3 – Integration

Develop your coaching competences using observed sessions with feedback. Integrate all materials into a coherent approach.

Post-workshop study

Continue with supervision, support and coaching skills development. You will have access to all resources of the Henley Centre for Coaching, including online coaching journals, webinars from leading coaches from across the world and resources to help you set up your coaching business.

Optional online sessions

Coaching supervision forms an integral part of the programme through the 9 months of study. Participants will have access to regular online mentoring and supervision sessions during the last 4 months of the programme.


The Henley Professional Certificate in Executive Coaching is accredited by the Association for Coaching (AC), the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) and the International Coaching Federation (ICF), enabling you to progress towards individual coach accreditation with these bodies.


Next start - september 2023

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The Henley Professional Certificate in Executive Coaching is scheduled over 9 months with 7 days of workshops over 5 months, plus 4 months of coach mentoring, coaching practice, reflection and coaching supervision.

Workshops for the September 2023 intake

Workshop 1: 20-21 Sep. 2023
Workshop 2: 25-26-27 Oct. 2023
Workshop 3: 4-5 Dec. 2023

Workshops for the March 2023 intake

Workshop 1: 19-20 March, 2024
Workshop 2: 23-25-27 April, 2024
Workshop 3: 28-29 May, 2023

Programme format

Study is part-time, typically 9 months duration, with 7 days of in-person workshops scheduled over the first 3 months then 6 months of supported study. In-person workshops are held in our premises in Fiolstræde in the heart of Copenhagen.


Pre workshop study

You will have access to your online learning portal including resources from the Henley Academic Resource Centre. We will invite you to undertake reading, reflection and online learning; this will require around 3-5 hours of study time.

At the end of the programme, assessment takes place through a portfolio that includes a 2,000 word reflection on your development as a coach and a recorded coaching session demonstrating your coaching skills.


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In the very top

Top business school in the Nordics for open programmes. In addition, Henley Business School and University of Reading are placed in numerous other ranking concerning the business school, university and many other degree programmes.


Tripple Crown Accredited

The Henley Centre for Coaching holds triple accreditation in recognition of its consistently high standard of teaching. It has been recognised by the Association of Coaching (AC), the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC).


Among the best

Among the top 20 business schools
in the world for executive education programmes. With this position, Henley Business School remains the leading Executive Education provider located in Denmark.

Coaching Learning Experiences

Henley is one of the world’s leading business schools and has built an international reputation for the development of executives, teams and organisations. We understand that development programmes have the most impact when they present a blend of research, industry experience and sufficient opportunities for practice and reflection.

Developing coaches

We develop coaching skills by bringing to our programmes a wide range of evidence-based models, tools and techniques, together with the underlying psychological frameworks. This enables participants to broaden their knowledge, understanding and skills, and develop a psychological mind-set which creates wider possibilities for behavioural change. Our focus is pragmatic and experiential, rigorously underpinned by the behavioural sciences.

Our coaching tutors

Our tutors are highly experienced, senior-level practising executive coaches, with strong grounding in both psychology and executive education. Their work in coaching practice and research feeds back into the programmes at Henley. Our tutors have been published in respected journals, written bestselling coaching books and spoken at conferences around the world.

The Henley experience

For years, Henley has been recognised as a prime source for content and research in the area of personal and professional development. The Henley coaching programmes go far beyond simply acquiring skills and coaching techniques. They also emphasise the coaches own reflective behaviour and awareness, giving participants the ability to employ a wide range of reflective techniques. Our programmes are delivered worldwide, providing a global business context for our coaches through cross-cultural sharing.

Creating resilient coaches

Our aim is to create resilient coaches. By this, we mean individuals who can coach effectively and appropriately in a range of settings, and with a high level of self-awareness, confidence, understanding and competence.

The Henley Professional Certificate in Coaching provides multiple benefits, to you and your organisation:

Benefits for you
  • Experiment with and practise different approaches and tools
  • Ongoing feedback to build your confidence and competence
  • Wide range of methodologies and psychological frameworks providing the skills needed for different coaching situations and requirements
  • External quality assurance statement of coaching training from a leading international business school
  • Ongoing supervision throughout the programme
    Coach mentoring to support your skill development
  • Access to external senior coaches for practice
  • Membership to the Henley Centre for Coaching for the programme duration, with access to benefits, including up to 10 webinars a year, coaching journals, research and blogs, networking opportunities, online discussion forums, coaching contracts and other useful documents
  • Alumni status and benefits
Benefits for your organisation
  • Managers are equipped to coach in diverse management development situations
  • Can be tailored to any organisation’s own coaching culture, with its specific business drivers, values and strategies
  • Their confidence in their ability to manage will grow and they will be committed to continuous professional development
  • Higher organisational performance/productivity
  • Increased creativity, learning and knowledge
  • Motivates people

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Tuition fee and application process

The Henley Professional Certificate in Executive Coaching is scheduled over 9 months with 7 days of workshops over 3 months, plus 6 months of coach mentoring, coaching practice, reflection and coaching supervision.

Tuition fee

From June 6, 2023, there will be a price increase for the coaching program. The current price is 59,000 DKK, but the new price will be 64,500 DKK.

It is important to note that the program is exempt from VAT.

Henley MBA alumni are eligible for a 10% discount.



Apply for the Henley Professional Certificate in Executive Coaching by filling in the application form below:

Coaching application


Getting a wide and holistic perspective on coaching

In 2010, I wanted to challenge myself with a longer-term qualification programme that would allow me to make a lasting change in my leadership and enable me to work as an internal coach.

Henley fulfilled my expectations of getting an excellent coaching education in numerous ways. The days spent at Henley with internationally renowned trainers and a great group of participants with different backgrounds were very valuable, as well as the practical experience of coaching real clients. In between, we had assignments and reading to complete. Mixed with self-evaluation personality tests, the entire programme was an outstanding holistic package of coaching content – and one at a university level of education.

I feel the programme was transformational for me as a leader. One of the highlights for me was deepening my self-awareness and learning how my personality relates to my role as a coach. You coach with your personality. Therefore, it is invaluable to understand your personality-driven strengths and weaknesses as a coach to be able to work with others who are different, allowing you to more effectively interact with them.

Riikka Mattila
HR Director, Scandic Hotels



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Learning through personal development that coaching was for me

The Henley nine-month coaching programme was a good combination of practise and theory. It was a very eclectic approach, drawing on various theories and frameworks, so that later you could focus on the ones that resonated most with you. We also had lots of hands-on training, which is very important for an effective coaching programme.

Looking back on my learning journey, I feel my self-awareness increased tremendously. I was clear about where my coaching style fits. Henley provided a good basis for me to start my professional coaching business, as I learned to know who I am as a coach and what my competitive advantage is. It opened the opportunity for me to work both as a coach for Henley and to start my own business as a professional coach called Thinking Time.

I highly recommend the programme for managers and consultants who want to do more powerful work with people. The programme suits also as an entry to the coaching profession, be it as an internal or external coach. No one has the same style – everyone is different, and this is an ideal chance to find your own way to coach.

Pirjo Puhakka
Academic Tutor and Executive Coach, Henley Business School
Founder and Coach, Thinking Time


The tutors are published authors – real experts in their field – and the quality of research being done at Henley is exceptional.

Claire Kerswill



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