Executive and Management Coaching

Online Short Course

From the University of Cape Town (UCT) in collaboration with GetSmarter.

Understand modern coaching methods and develop a foundation of high-impact techniques to support your clients.
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Explore the models and phases of executive coaching and develop the skills required to support clients to achieve their goals and navigate challenges in their personal and professional lives.

You qualify for a 15% discount on this course. Use the code COACH15 when you register to claim your savings.

Who is this course for?

  • Executives, managers, and team leaders looking to adopt a coaching approach in their leadership
  • HR professionals who want to add coaching expertise to their skill set
  • Existing coaches who want to consolidate, update, and validate their skills

Executive and Management Coaching Online Short Course

ZAR 15,500 (South African Rands)

Course Includes:

  • 12 weeks, excluding 1 week orientation
  • 8-12 hours of self-paced learning per week, entirely online
  • No prerequisites
  • Certificate of completion
  • English
  • 15% CoachED discount coupon code: COACH15
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Module 1

Assessing yourself as a coach

Understand and evaluate your ability as a coach.

Module 2

Mapping a personalised coaching model

Choose an appropriate coaching model for your particular methodology and coaching partnership.

Module 3

The initial phase of coaching

Implement core coaching competencies and skills to effectively conduct the contracting process during the initial phase of the coaching period.

Module 4

The following phase of coaching

Refine your coaching competencies and skills to effectively facilitate the development phase of coaching.

Module 5

Building your coaching toolkit

Assess the value of various coaching tools to support client development.

Module 6

Planning the coaching process

Evaluate the coaching intervention thus far to formulate an effective coaching process.

Module 7

Self-management techniques

Evaluate and build your self-awareness as a coach.

Module 8

Providing support during the action phase of coaching

Support your client to reach their coaching goals during the action phase.

Module 9

The ethics of coaching

Explore ethics and your role as a coach in various scenarios.

Module 10

The final phase of coaching

Evaluate your client’s progress and prepare for the closure of the coaching intervention.

Module 11

Reflecting on your development and growth as a coach

Evaluate the development of your coaching competencies and skills.

Module 12

Creating your brand as a coach

Defining your coaching philosophy and methodology.

GetSmarter Suki Goodman

Your Course Convenor

Suki Goodman

Associate Professor and Head of Department, School of Management Studies, UCT

Goodman started working for UCT in 1995 and was offered a permanent lecturing position in the Section of Organisational Psychology in 2000. She completed her internship and registered as an industrial and organisational psychologist after obtaining her master’s qualification. In 2010, Goodman took over as head of organisational psychology, and while in this leadership role, convened both the master’s in organisational psychology and the MPhil in people management, which have developed into highly competitive, premier postgraduate degrees in the School of Management Studies.

In 2018, Goodman took on the role of head of department at the School of Management Studies. Her dominant research areas include individual and organisational learning, and graduates’ preparedness for employability and the world of work. She is a committed teacher and dedicated postgraduate supervisor, and is driven to positively contribute to students’ growth and success.


“I have been thrilled with the content, access to the online material, and structure of this coaching course. The learning experience has been great, even for someone who has had very little experience with an online learning platform. Regarding my learning and growth, I can only say that the research and weekly assignments have stretched me, even though I have a number of years of practical exposure to coaching and being coached. The added benefit is that during the course, I have been able to visualise and build my future coaching philosophy, process, and brand […].”

Michael John Truelock | Organisational Development Consultant and Coach

“The content was relevant and thought-provoking. I had enough time and space to apply myself. I gained a lot of insight on the topic, as various resources and links were provided to stimulate interest. The classmates were open-minded and willing to share their findings that were revealed during research […]. The online support was great.”

Lebogang Lesetedi | Deputy Chief Education Specialist, Department of Education

“Excellent and stimulating content, delivered seamlessly online with superb support. A whole new world has been opened up to me – the field of coaching is so much more than I ever imagined. It was energising meeting and networking with classmates, and being exposed to different perspectives and life experiences. It was also great to partner on a journey of learning online.”

Cheryl Anderson | Senior Sales Specialist, Beckman Coulter

Executive and Management Coaching

From the University of Cape Town (UCT) in collaboration with GetSmarter.