Essentials of Coaching

Essentials of Coaching

This two-day Essentials of Coaching programme from RSM Executive Education uses ‘learning through reflection and doing’ to give you precise coaching tools that will help you to get the best out of others. You will gain new skills and insights, and find out what really works in the coaches’ toolbox. It is taught entirely in English by experts and experienced practitioners at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University.

In recent years, business coaching has matured into a platform for leadership development and organisational change – and many companies show clear evidence of the benefits of leadership coaching initiatives. These companies acknowledge the importance of nurturing coaching skills to help achieve organisational goals.

The Essentials of Coaching workshop teaches the coaching skills needed to operate effectively, and to improve the performance of people around you.

Learning objectives

During the programme, you will:

  • learn how to get the best from others and how to increase engagement and ownership of tasks
  • understand how to precisely structure an effective coaching intervention
  • drive performance results that meet the needs of the team and the business
  • maximise coaching time for greatest impact and set appropriate coaching targets to increase performance
  • know how to attain a balance in directive and non-directive leadership.
  • RSM’s two-day Essentials of Coaching programme is designed for anyone who needs to get the best out of others, either formally or informally. Someone who is a manager expecting to be promoted soon, those who currently have no people management responsibilities but are expecting to get them, or a first-time people-manager could particularly benefit from this workshop.

  • During the Essentials of Coaching Programme you will learn from Paul Kerr. Occasionally we may substitute other faculty members according to the content of the programme and their availability.

    Mr. Paul Kerr
    Paul Kerr is visiting faculty at RSM Executive Education. He was originally trained as a psychologist, and has spent over 15 years training coaches in business. His special interests include leadership development, executive coaching and organisational learning. Paul has designed and delivered training programmes internationally in areas such as coaching skills, coach-the-coach, and leadership development. His background lies in management training and development, human resources management, consulting and coaching in the Netherlands, the UK and Japan. His publications about coaching include a book and numerous articles.

  • Dates

    17 - 18 October 2019 > Apply now

    12 - 13 March 2020  > Apply now
    8 - 9 October 2020  > Apply now


    € 1,650 (excl. 21% VAT) including course materials, lunches, and snacks. This fee does not include hotel accommodation.

    € 1,695 (excl. 21% VAT) including course materials, lunches, and snacks. This fee does not include hotel accommodation.

    10% discount for alumni from Erasmus University Rotterdam and RSM. More information about the discount.

    General terms and conditions

    Our general terms and conditions apply when you register for an open programme. Please review them to learn more about our policies for cancellation, deferral and substitution.


    The programme takes place in the Bayle building on the Woudestein Campus of Erasmus University Rotterdam. 

    Hotel accommodation

    We recommend Novotel Rotterdam Brainpark Hotel, adjacent to the university and less than five minutes’ walk from campus. Participants benefit from special rates.

  • The Essentials of Coaching programme runs on several dates. Please select your preferred date: