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Life Coaching – Advanced Diploma in Personal, Leadership and Executive Coaching

Introduction to Life Coaching

Our highly successful Diploma in Personal, Leadership, Executive and Life Coaching provides students with the opportunity to join an international community of coaches. This Life Coaching Qualification design incorporates the most current research conducted by thought leaders in the area of team and life coaching, emotional intelligence, leadership, positive psychology, neuro-linguistic programming and career coaching. This coaching programme is appropriate for individuals from diverse backgrounds including leaders, HR professionals, learning and development specialists, team leaders, psychologist and therapists wishing to become a professional coach or to incorporate coaching skills into their personal and professional life.

The development and enhancement of your key skills and behaviours as a Professional Coach is a core objective of our Diploma. This is achieved through a distinctive delivery style combining cutting edge content and theory with focused experiential learning. Unique to this course is student access to online support, resource materials and demonstration videos.

We understand students need to balance studying with other responsibilities in their lives and offer a flexible training schedule to cater to your personal requirements.

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Study Life Coaching with Kingstown College

CourseAdvanced Diploma in Personal, Leadership & Executive Coaching
Upcoming CoursesVirtual study options:
– weekend course
– weekday course (2 days per month)
– evening course (1 evening per week)
– 6 week intensive course (3 evenings per week, or 2 days per week)
FeesEUR 3500
Deposit EUR 750 to secure a place

Options to BookPhone: 1890 788 788 (Lo Call) | 353 1 2845360
Text: 0860420035
Email: [email protected]

Learn more about Kingstown College Life Coaching Course

Topics covered

  • The Essential Spirit of Coaching: Innovative Coaching Techniques, Powerful Questioning Techniques, Appreciative Enquiry, Feed Forward
  • The Art and Science of Coaching: Coaching Interventions, Coaching Techniques, 101 Focus Areas, Mind Power & Self Awareness, Values Matrix
  • Coaching Competencies: NLP Process for change (Meta & Milton Model), 3 Step Coaching Technique, EMCCC Competency Framework, Visualisation
  • Organisational Focus: Comprehensive Executive Coaching Toolkit, Coaching Trends, Research, Performance Management
  • Cognitive Behavioural Perspective: Cognitive Behavioural Coaching, CBS Tools & Techniques, Conflict Coaching
  • Process and Practice: Career Management Tool, Transpersonal Coaching, Transformational Coaching
  • Positive Psychology and EQ in Coaching: Positive Psychology & Coaching, Positive Psychology Interventions, Relating EQ Results to Clients’ Current Challenges, Dealing Effectively with Potential Derailers, Tracking your Clients’ Development & Progress
  • Coaching for Authentic Leadership and Team Coaching: Leadership Coaching as Organisational Intervention, Cutting Edge Leadership Coaching Models and Frameworks, 9 Personal capacities of the Authentic Leader; Tools & Techniques to Assist Coaching Leaders in Transition; Team Coaching
  • The Competent Coach: Mindfulness Coaching – managing presence, Reflective Practice, European Mentoring and Coaching Competencies – demonstration of key skills, capabilities, tool and techniques mapped to core competencies

Our workshops are complimented by our e-learning website which provides a vast range of coaching tools, resource materials, PowerPoint presentations and knowledge reviews to help you to achieve the knowledge and confidence to become a Professional Coach.

All of our coaches are qualified to the highest standards including accreditation with the European Mentoring & Coaching Council (EMCC). Students are mentored, supported and continuously assessed during their course.


To prove their coaching competencies, students are required to also complete a series of assignments including:

  • Peer coaching and client sessions
  • Analysis of Books and Journal Articles relating to Coaching
  • Two essays on issues relating to Coaching

Programme Accreditation

Who is this programme for?

  • Practising coaches or people looking to set-up their own coaching practice
  • Leaders, managers and supervisors who understand the importance of using Coaching to increase performance
  • Individuals who want to develop themselves personally and understand how this enhances their life and career prospects
  • HR Managers, HR Executives, Counsellors, Career Guidance Officers and Organisation Consultants who want to improve their skills and increase their knowledge of Coaching
  • Psychologists and Psychotherapists who would like to use Coaching in conjunction with their assessment and development skills
  • Executives who would like to pursue a career in Coaching.


  • EUR 3500
    Deposit EUR 750

    ** July Offer **
    EUR 1000 off Advanced Diploma course fee
    Deposit only EUR 250
    *only 5 places on each course

  • Special offers may apply. Group discounts for two or more may also be available. Call our office on 1890 788 788 or (00353) 1 2845360 for the latest offers and discounts.
  • A deposit of €750 is required to secure a place on the programme and the balance payable at the start of the programme or payable in a tailored payment plan to suit you.
  • Personalised payment plan available.

Kingstown College Graduation

Why study Life Coaching with Kingstown College?

  • Kingstown College is one of only two colleges in Ireland to have been awarded the prestigious European Quality Assurance Award from the European Mentoring & Coaching Council (EMCC). All graduates of Kingstown College Coaching programmes are eligible to apply for membership in EMCC at practitioner level (160 hours) and ICF ACSTH (160 hours). We are the only organisation in Ireland with both accreditation.

    We encourage you to join an accredited association.

    Membership with an EMCC (Ireland) is at a nominal fee of €75 per year.

  • Students will be trained by Kingstown College Programme Director and Master Coach Paula King (MSc Coaching and Development) who is also internationally known as a keynote speaker in Coaching and Mentoring.

  • Competitive pricing and payment plan.

  • 75% of our students come from graduate recommendations.

  • Never miss a module – you have a choice of multiple dates and groups.

Life Coaching Competence Framework

Read more about the Competence Framework for Life Coaching:

We are the first coach training college in Ireland to have received the prestigious Quality Assurance Award from the European Mentoring and Coaching Council. The European Coaching Institute and the Institute of Leadership and Management have also endorsed our programmes. Our programmes also include the QQI Level 6 Qualification. No other college or coach training company in Ireland contains this unique combination of accreditation and we are proud that you can be part of it.

European Mentoring & Coaching Council
Quality and Qualifications Ireland
International Coach Federation

Participant Feedback

If you would like to revitalise and find new direction in your personal or career life, then coaching is one of the best tools you could have and Kingstown College are at the top in this exciting field.

Emer Murphy E.S.B

Very much enjoyed the Programme. Met some great people and got great feedback on my abilities as a Coach. Very enjoyable Programme and thought provoking throughout. Many thanks to all at ECSL.

Tracey HolianTesco

I loved the programme and gained huge experience and knowledge throughout it’s time. The location, venue and learning environment were ideal and supported a very positive experience.

Mary O’ReillyIrish Fisheries Board

I would highly recommend Kingstown College if you are considering becoming a Leadership and Executive Coach. They are remarkable teachers and coaches, also their support throughout the whole programme (and beyond) is world class. The journey has completely changed my outlook on life and has given me a very clear direction of where I am going with my coaching practice.

Colette O’Sullivan

My aspiration was to study with the best and learn from the best in order to be the best.
Studying with Kingstown College certainly matched all of my expectations.
If you are seeking the highest accreditation combined with experienced tutors and practitioners I would recommend you contact Kingstown College.

Angella Peters

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Contact Us

Phone:  1890 788 788 (Lo Call)
Text:  086 042 0035
Email: [email protected]

Kingstown College (Executive Coaching Solutions) is a QQI Validated Training Provider.