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 Sandro da Silva. 

    Sandro da Silva
    Sandro da Silva is an executive coach accredited by Ashridge Executive Education, part of Hult International Business School in the UK, as well as the International Coach Federation (ICF) and the European Mentoring & Coaching Council (EMCC). He’s also a lecturer in organisational behaviour and leadership, and a trainer, supervisor and mentor for aspiring coaches. At RSM, Sandro works with the Executive Education department in customised programmes, and with the Executive MBA programme as an executive coach to support students and teams in the development of leadership skills.

  • Dates

    12 - 13 March 2020  > Apply now (Last seats available)
    15 - 16 October 2020  > Apply now


    € 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: