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Leadership Coaching and Mentoring Development Programme - CMI Level 7

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Leadership Coaching and Mentoring Development Programme - CMI Level 7

Leadership Coaching and Mentoring Programme - CMI Level 7 is built on a foundation of key coaching and mentoring skills and techniques. Moving beyond this, participants will be given the opportunity to understand the significance of coaching within the learning and development strategy in any business or organisation.  

This course is designed for leaders who have the responsibility for developing and implementing coaching strategies, or who want to enhance their own personal competency. 

Participants will not only learn from the expertise of the course leader, key theories and models but also the experiences of their peers. By experiencing and reflecting upon different coaching approaches, people will develop a sound understanding of effective coaching methods, and learn how they can adapt and develop their own approach and strategy, specific to the needs of their organisation.  

At this level, the course will focus on individual self-awareness and coaching practice as well as the application of coaching and mentoring into the strategic organisational environment.

Course Summary


CMI Level 7 Certificate in Leadership Coaching and Mentoring - Optional


4 Day


Virtual Central Manchester Central London

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About Us

About the Programme

This course will give you a fresh perspective on building trust, minimising conflict and managing towards achieving strategic objectives. It also looks at the impact on organisational culture and the systemic application of coaching and mentoring. It is suitable for: 

  • Directors and owners 
  • Experienced senior leaders 
  • Newly-appointed leaders or aspiring leaders 
  • Consultants looking to formalise their knowledge of coaching 

This course is for you if you are an experienced coach and you want to…

  • Develop coaching approaches 
  • Learn how to mentor and coach through change 
  • Understand how high-performing teams work 
  • Improve your self-awareness 
  • Learn how to embed a coaching and mentoring culture through strategy 

*Please note that some of the materials and objectives may be subject to change depending on discussions, activities and needs of the cohort upon reflection of delegate responses to the pre-programme questionnaires.*

On completion of this programme, you will: 

  • Be able to define coaching and its purpose 
  • Understand how high-performing teams work 
  • Hold improved self-awareness 
  • Have developed individual coaching approaches 
  • Understand how to mentor and coach through change 
  • Understand how coaching and mentoring relate to organisational goals, and the tools which monitor impact 
  • Understand the environmental factors within which coaching and mentoring operates, and how to positively influence success 
  • Understand how to embed a successful coaching and mentoring culture, and understand the necessary checks and balances for sustainable change 
  • Understand how to develop and implement coaching and mentoring strategy

Session 1

Exploring Coaching

Key themes include:

  • Definition of coaching and mentoring 
  • Coaching conversations, processes and models 
  • Coaching practice session 

Session 2

Applying Coaching

Key themes include:

  • Ethical and contractual implications of coaching 
  • Reflective practice and continual improvement 
  • Psychology of coaching and mentoring 
  • Managing conflict  
  • Tools for self-awareness and improvement 
  • Coaching practice session 

Session 3

Coaching with Impact

Key themes include:

  • High-performing teams and performance management 
  • Motivational strategies 
  • Coaching conversations and individual professional development 
  • Coaching and business needs  
  • Evaluation of coaching practice 
  • Coaching practice session 

Session 4

Best Practice and Embedding Success

Key themes include:

  • Best practice and the role of supervision 
  • Principles of organisational culture 
  • Embedding a successful and sustainable culture of coaching and mentoring 
  • Group coaching practice 4 (coaching board) 

CMI Level 7 Certificate in Leadership Coaching and Mentoring 

Following completion of the Leadership Coaching and Mentoring Development Programme, learners can opt to continue their studies by completing a CMI Level 7 Certificate in Leadership Coaching and MentoringThis qualification is designed for managers and leaders who have the authority and responsibility for developing and implementing a coaching and mentoring strategy across the organisation. 

Learners are required to complete two 3,000-3,500 word written assignments.  Units to be completed include: 

  • 7015: Coaching and Mentoring within Organisational Culture  
  • 7020: Leadership Coaching and Mentoring Skills 

Benefits of completing the qualification include: 

For learners: 

  • Development of core coaching and mentoring skills and practices. 
  • Accredited coaching qualification and certificate on completion. 

For organisations: 

  • Build strategic management and leadership skills to focus on the requirements of embedding into your organisation’s strategy. 
  • Promotes a deeper understanding of the impact of coaching and mentoring culture within your organisation. 

Learners also receive: 

  • Targeted tutorials run by our CMI-qualified tutors, to help learners complete the assignment writing phase. 
  • Dedicated support from the Quality Assurance Team here at In Professional Development, including regular CMI learner drop-in sessions.  
  • Access to a wealth of CMI online learning resources through their Management Direct website. 

Please take a look at our CMI FAQs to find out more about how the qualification works.  

William McKee

William McKee


Starting out as a civil engineer responsible for large infrastructure projects, William became fascinated with the people side of business. Now a qualified business psychologist, and executive coach, he aims to bring a refreshingly practical approach to culture, people and performance. Over the last 10 years, he has worked with leaders and managers in organisations like British Airways, the Met Office, Bombardier, the NHS and multiple local authorities. He also spent time supporting SMEs and start-ups as well as working in the Middle East with one of the world’s largest food producers. As a result, he can relate to a wide range of people and organisational contexts. 


  • Member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and holds the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credential 
  • Lecturer with Henley Business School, teaching on its Professional Certificate in Executive Coaching (PCEC) programme 
  • Holds a Team Coaching Certificate from the Academy of Executive Coaching (AoEC) 
  • Holds a foundation certificate in Nancy Kline’s Time to Think coaching method 
  • Recently interviewed for the book Coaching with Research in Mind on utilising psychometrics with coaching, as he aims to strike a balance between practical ‘rules of thumb’ and the latest evidence-based research. 

Nick Jerome

Nick Jerome


Nick Jerome is an Associate Consultant at InPD, specialising in Executive Coaching, Leadership, Management, Coaching and Mentoring, Marketing and Sales Skills.

Nick is an accredited coach and a Fellow of the Association of coaching as well as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. An accomplished Consultant and Facilitator, with experience of working with leaders at all levels across a wide range of sectors, he also designs and delivers training in communications, presentation skills, soft skills, team effectiveness, coaching skills.

With a Diploma in Executive Coaching, a Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), an MBA from Keele University and a Master of Arts: Coaching from Warwick, Nick was also a volunteer listener for the Samaritans and is one of our most experienced facilitators.

Beginning his career in sales and marketing management in the publishing and consultancy sectors in the early 90s, 10 years in Paris, Nick eventually came to Education, moving to London. After 5 years as a Senior Sales Consultant, he had an epiphany and discovered coaching, since which he has been an executive coach, and delivering leadership, management and coaching programmes at InPD, as well as international business schools such as EM Strasbourg Business School and EDHEC Business School. 

Nick is bilingual so can deliver in either French or English, and is our lead Sales Skills trainer at InPD.

Laura Burton

Laura Burton


From her background as a Business psychologist, leadership development facilitator and consultant and post-graduate supervisor at university, Laura’s interests are firmly rooted in leadership, learning and the empowerment of others.

With an extensive Corporate and independent career, she’s retained a whole host of clients within the public and private sector with international experience. 

Darya Belsner

Darya Belsner


Darya has over 12 years corporate senior leadership experience working in HR Tech industry supporting a variety of clients such as KMPG, Michael Page, Brunel and Bupa. She currently holds a Senior Director role in Operations working across EMEA, North America and APAC regions.

Throughout her career Darya has always been on the forefront of driving positive change and improving efficiency. She is known for her commercial diligence, operational insight and strong business acumen, effective cross-functional partnerships, strong project management skills, and clear communication are the pillars of Darya’s career success. This experience coupled with her unique approach to coaching now helps her clients unlock their potential, leverage their strengths, build better relationships and get long lasting results.

Pierson Stratford

Pierson Stratford


Pierson has 15 years’ experience as a consultant and facilitator, specialising in leadership, management and coaching. Experienced in the design and delivery of people development, Pierson uses coaching psychology to engage with leaders at all levels, supporting them to; be, have and do more. 

Highly experienced in talent development, from managing large graduate programmes to developing directors and senior leaders for global brands at an international level, Pierson adds value by making learning stick, while turning new knowledge into practical skills.

Stuart Chambers

Stuart Chambers


Stuart has enjoyed a 25-year career in coaching, management and leadership. Stuart's passion for coaching and personal development emerged through a successful career in the health and fitness industry. Beginning as a health & fitness coach, Stuart worked through all levels, including senior leadership roles with various organisations, from small independent businesses to multi-site operators. 

As well as an experienced management and leadership professional Stuart is also qualified in Positive Psychology and Wellbeing Strategy and is an NLP Master Practitioner. For the last 10 years of his career, Stuart has worked as a coach and L&D consultant for a diverse range of clients in public and private sectors. He has extensive experience creating and delivering development programmes, workshops and coaching courses for people at all levels.  

Stuart is also a sports mental training coach and has worked with athletes on their cognitive skills achieving success at all levels, from juniors to world championship and international-level competitors. 

James Willerton

James Willerton


With more than 10 years of business consulting and professional service experience, James has developed a well-rounded and practical perspective on strategic development and human capital development at all levels and cross-industries both nationally and internationally.  With a focus on innovation in strategy development, James is a certified 'exceptional trainer’.  He has a diverse background in business management, innovation, strategy development, organisational development, recruitment and operations. 

During his role in recruitment, James applied advanced psychometric techniques and personally assessed over 1,000 candidates for client’s businesses, as well as his own. Combined with coaching, this has given him an advanced experience of dealing with the human psyche and obtaining optimal results for human capital and organisational development. 

James has a very approachable manner, with valuable real-world experience as an employer and a senior consultant to a wide-range of industries and organisations.

Dr. Victoria Smith-Collins

Dr. Victoria Smith-Collins


Dr Victoria Smith-Collins, Managing Director of Smith-Collins International, is one of our most experienced trainer-facilitators and coaches.

Victoria has over 20 years of academic and corporate experience that spans international markets.  She has trained/supervised academic programmes up to MBA level (including delivering lectures, tutorials and dissertation supervision). Victoria has also worked extensively with the Chartered Management Institute, delivering programmes, examining and verifying assessment work.

Victoria specialises in leadership/management development, with a focus on strategic leadership, consumer psychology (the subject of her Ph.D), organisational development and change management.  She has worked internationally for 13 years, where she has worked for an international training institute and has headed the Learning and Development function at one of the Middle East’s largest regional banks.

Whilst at the training institute, Victoria grew and developed a number of professional UK based programmes (including those from CMI and CIM).  She logged over 1500 hours of training/facilitation, training professionals from the financial services sector and other public and private sector organisations.  Before moving  to the bank, Victoria took on a senior business development role which primarily involved consulting with key clients (cross-sectors) and partnering with them to understand their development needs and tailor programmes to fulfil those needs.

Whilst at the bank, Victoria also took the role of HR business partner which involved working closely with departments on strategic change management projects.  The role involved many hours of coaching at multiple levels, from junior up to senior executives.  Trained as a coach through the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM, UK), Victoria has over 1500 hours of international coaching experience that crosses industries.  Executive coaching is indeed one of her passions and her track-record of results is outstanding.

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  • Develop coaching approaches
  • Learn how to mentor and coach through change
  • Understand how high performing teams work
  • Improve your self-awareness
  • Learn how to embed a coaching and mentoring culture


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