Coaches on our platform come from the best postgraduate programmes.
Accredited coach training
The Growing Coaches was the inspiration of a student of the Professional Certificate in Executive Coaching and offers an innovative approach to democratising coaching. Henley coaches undergoing post graduate qualifications and professional body accreditation are now offering coaching to leaders from a wide range of institutions including several well known private, public and not-for-profit organisations. This is a win-win for organisations and students and we at Henley are delighted to partner with The Growing Coaches to offer experience to our students and to make a positive difference within organisational leadership and socially important enterprises.
How some of our coaches have found the experience
“I warmly recommend the Growing Coaches platform to all aspiring coaches who are looking to gain experience and grow as coaches. The Platform gave me easy access to clients without the hassle of having to spend time searching, which freed me up to do what I do best: Coaching. Through the matching process, I have been able to support amazing people across different countries, sectors and industries. It’s given me the opportunity to transfer state of the art coaching techniques from the Business School into practice and to gain hours needed for further accreditation. It’s a simple and a brilliant concept: matching coaches and clients in a win-win relationship.”
"The platform has taken away all of the time and hassle required in finding coachees myself with its simple and easy to use site, all you need to do is upload your profile and you're all set to go! I have gained precious experience within a short period of time with some high profile Execs and helped them to unravel some of the challenges they are being faced with."
"The Growing Coaches has been an invaluable platform for me as a coach as I went through my accreditation process. I was matched with six high calibre professionals from a variety of charities and industries who were outside of my network and would otherwise have had difficulty connecting with. The Growing Coaches was a safe space to experiment with the tools and evidence-based techniques taught at Henley Business School. I was able to get some invaluable feedback to help me grow as a coach as well as testimonials to help me build my coaching practice. I would highly recommend The Growing Coaches to those wishing to hone their coaching skills whilst also supporting industries who might otherwise be unable to access coaching."
"The Growing Coaches is a brilliant one-stop-shop to match coaches with clients and help manage the administrative side of the business. Designed by a coach for coaches starting to develop their practices, it is a great way of ethically and professionally building coaching experience, focussing on the coaching itself, not the logistics. Adopting a win-win approach, it enables clients seeking cost-effective coaching solutions to access quality coaches. I have enjoyed working with several interesting individuals with whom I might not have connected without this innovative platform."
"Since joining The Growing Coaches 5 months ago I have now coached 3 individuals. The platform has given me the opportunity to work with clients with very differing life and work experiences and certainly different to the coachees I’ve had in the past. I’ve been able to put into practise many of the tools and techniques learned on the Henley Business School Masters programme and my confidence as a coach has grown enormously."
"The Growing Coaches has been a great experience. I would highly recommend it to any coach in transition from training to practising professionally. I found the site extremely easy to use with a simple format for my profile and my specific areas of coaching. I was very quickly matched with a potential coachee and was able to review some details about her and her goals before moving on to the next stage and connecting. It has given me a great deal of confidence in my abilities as a coach and also bought to my attention how my background in business supports my work and rapport with executive clients. I have very much enjoyed working with my coachee and feel we have developed a great coaching relationship."
"The Growing Coaches is fantastic! It has provided the opportunity for me to develop as a coach by connecting me easily with coachees, but it is so much more than that. The way that the site is set out mirrors best practice for setting up a professional coaching engagement. This gives new coaches the opportunity to build skills in some of the operational elements of coaching as well as the clearly invaluable experience of the actual sessions. Every part of the process builds your skills. Even putting the bio together helped me to start articulating what kind of coach I wanted to advertise myself as. I can’t think of a better way to have built up my practice."
"I have had the pleasure and privilege to work with four coachees across topics such as leadership development, career progression and confidence building. As a relatively new coach at the time, I have learned a lot from coaching in a professional environment and particularly benefited from the new experience of managing the 3 way relationship between coach, coachee and sponsor."