Der Leader als Coach

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Unsere Meth­odik zeich­net sich aus durch ihre hohe Praxisnähe

Executives who understand coaching as an extension of their leadership skills are taking their specific challenges to work effectively during coaching training.

Sie lernen relev­ante und zeit­gemäße State-of-the-Art Busi­ness­prin­zipien, um ihre Heraus­for­der­ungen effektiv anzugehen. 

They practice applying the Not Knowing Leadership Coaching approach.

Sie verp­f­lichten sich zur Umset­zung des Gelernten in ihrem Unterneh­men im Anschluss an die Ausbildung.


Internal coaches are partic­u­larly effect­ive in accel­er­at­ing and deep­en­ing the trans­form­a­tion process through­out the company.

Trans­form­a­tional Lead­er­ship Coach­ing Program for
Lead­ers & HR-Experts

Vision & Goals

Not Knowing Leadership and all its services exist to enable indi­vidu­als and organ­iz­a­tions to be success­ful and effect­ive in the uncer­tainty of not know­ing and the complex­ity of the present and future world.

We believe that coaches, by work­ing to develop their own skills and through indi­vidual prac­tice, become a cata­lyst for trans­form­a­tion, can expand conscious­ness and initi­ate a move­ment of conscious leadership.
The Trans­form­a­tional Lead­er­ship Coach­ing Train­ing (TLCP) is designed to support organ­iz­a­tions in devel­op­ing lead­ers who want to make a posit­ive differ­ence in their organ­iz­a­tions, their communit­ies and in the lives of the people they lead.
The Trans­form­a­tion Lead­er­ship Coach­ing Train­ing supports the draft­ing of the UN goals for sustain­able devel­op­ment to raise aware­ness and achieve an inclus­ive and more sustain­able future for all.
The Trans­form­a­tional Lead­er­ship Coach­ing Train­ing provides a unique vision for trans­form­a­tional coach­ing and offers the next gener­a­tion of lead­ers, busi­ness owners, MR profes­sion­als, change agents and coaches a frame­work for holistic devel­op­ment to intensify, deepen and broaden their contri­bu­tion to the world.
The program design and the lead coaches of the Trans­form­a­tional Lead­er­ship Coach­ing Train­ing distill and integ­rate more than 10 years of multidiscip­lin­ary exper­i­ence and provide a funda­mental and trans­form­at­ive program that meets the stand­ards of the Inter­na­tional Coach­ing Feder­a­tion. We invite our parti­cipants to join a community of others who are commit­ted to increas­ing the holistic success of busi­nesses around the world.

Over­view Curriculum & Content

Module 1: Coach­ing basics I. Lead­ing conver­sa­tions. Defin­ing power­ful goals.

Module 2: Coach­ing basics II. Systemic inter­ven­tions. Ques­tion techniques.

Module 3: Inner conflicts. Decision coach­ing. Visu­al­iz­a­tion of social systems. Resource work. Devel­op­ment planning

Module 4: Group mentor coach­ing. Coach­ing prac­tice. Short coach­ing sessions. ICF feed­back. Deep­en­ing and integ­ra­tion of tools.

Module 5: The „Miracle Ques­tion“ in coach­ing. Solu­tion Focus Approach. Inter­rupt­ing dysfunc­tional patterns. Design­ing actions. 

Module 6: „The Seven Logical Levels“. Prepar­a­tion and follow-up of coach­ings. Mental Attun­e­ment Prac­tices. Live Coachings. 

Target Groups

  • Busi­ness Executives
  • Company Owners
  • Entre­pren­eurs
  • Intrapren­eurs
  • MR profes­sion­als
  • Prac­ti­tion­ers and facil­it­at­ors in Learn­ing and Development
  • Change agents
  • Cata­lysts
  • Agile Coaches & Consultants
  • Coaches who want to expand their competencies
  • Anyone who is commit­ted to expand­ing their conscious­ness in the world through the profes­sion of coaching

Prerequis­ites for your Participation

1. We sincerely aim for an optimal fit between what you are look­ing for and our train­ing. This is very import­ant to us. We offer a demand­ing train­ing with qual­ity stand­ards that require a high level of commit­ment. There­fore, we take the time it takes to get to know you and your wishes as closely as possible and really answer your ques­tions. In a prelim­in­ary tele­phone call we would like to clarify: Is the chem­istry right? Do we share the same values? Is our train­ing the right thing for you?

  • Do you have at least 5 years of profes­sional experience?
  • What do you want from parti­cip­at­ing in a coach­ing training?
  • Are you will­ing to prepare a 2‑page paper that gives us an insight into the moments of your life where you have person­ally exper­i­enced transformation?
  • Please let us know which are your preferred prac­tices of self-reflection.
  • We recom­mend a coach­ing-relev­ant article, which you ideally read before our tele­phone call (10 minutes read­ing time).
  • We recom­mend that you famil­i­ar­ise your­self with the ICF core competencies.
  • Identify two of your current profes­sional or busi­ness chal­lenges. What keeps you awake at night?
  • We will conduct a kind of „dialogue inter­view „* with you. During this inter­view we will get to know each other and you will have the oppor­tun­ity to ask ques­tions in order to achieve maximum clar­ity as a basis for your decision whether or not to parti­cip­ate in the TLCP.
    – *= ‚Dialogue Inter­view‘ (Otto Scharmer). This inter­view aims to engage you in a reflect­ive and gener­at­ive conver­sa­tion. It will provide insights into ques­tions and chal­lenges you are facing. It begins by build­ing a gener­at­ive field for the program that you – should you decide to do so – want to help shape with us

2. Should we all say „Yes“…

  • Then you will conduct two „stake­holder inter­views“. Another parti­cipant will be assigned to you as your learn­ing part­ner or „buddy“ for the dura­tion of the train­ing. To support the devel­op­ment of your buddy (and he/she is yours) from the begin­ning, you and your buddy will conduct two stake­holder inter­views each to gain insight and feed­back on each other’s devel­op­ment. You will plan and conduct the inter­views BEFORE the program begins. Please take notes during the inter­views, print them out and bring this summary to the first module of the program.

3. For success­ful parti­cip­a­tion in the Trans­form­a­tion Lead­er­ship Coach­ing Train­ing, keep the follow­ing in mind throughout:

  • Parti­cip­a­tion in all attend­ance modules and virtual meetings.
  • During the program you will have continu­ous coach­ing prac­tice with at least 2–3 coach­ing clients or 20–30 hours of coaching.
  • Through­out the program, you will consist­ently engage in self-obser­va­tion, posi­tion-fixing, self-reflec­tion prac­tices such as super­vi­sion or through diar­ies or exer­cises for deep listen­ing with other participants.
  • Between modules you will meet regu­larly with your buddy and/or buddy group to deepen your under­stand­ing of coach­ing and the prac­tical applic­a­tion of ICF core competencies.
  • During the modules you will be fully involved in order to pro-actively contrib­ute to a success­ful group experience.
  • As a member of this group you will try to become and remain aware of the effects of your conscious and uncon­scious behavior.
  • You will remain open to feed­back (receiv­ing and giving) and try to use any irrit­a­tion or chal­lenge in general as an oppor­tun­ity for growth.
  • You will always try to contrib­ute to the growth and devel­op­ment of the other parti­cipants through your way of being and acting.
  • You will remain open in your own devel­op­ment and in conver­sa­tion with the Lead Coach and your Mentor Coach.

Course Over­view

Module 1: Coach­ing basics I, lead­ing discus­sions and defin­ing goals

  1. Defin­i­tion: What is coaching?
  2. Identify & name own coach­ing topics & success indicators
  3. Typical occa­sions for coaching.
  4. Differ­en­ti­ation of coach­ing from other forms of support (ther­apy, train­ing, supervision…)
  5. The four beha­viour patterns or client types
  6. The initial inter­view (struc­ture & procedure)
  7. Systemic think­ing & construct­iv­ism in coaching
  8. Coach­ing atti­tude & coach­ing skills
  9. The clas­sic coach­ing process
  10. Deal­ing with emotions in coaching
  11. Empathic Listening/Empathic Presence
  12. Prac­tical applic­a­tion of Empathic Communication
  13. Deal­ing with complex­ity in coaching
  14. ICF certi­fic­a­tion process.
  15. Over­view of the core competencies.
  16. Action vs. coach­ing goal
  17. Master Mind Circle
  18. Peer groups
  19. Personal devel­op­ment assessment

Module 2: Coach­ing basics II, systemic inter­ven­tions and ques­tion techniques

  1. Teach Back: Systemic stance, construct­iv­ism, GROW model
  2. Intro­duc­tion to the systemic ques­tion tech­niques & ques­tion categories
  3. Struc­tured Reflec­tion sheet for coach­ing sessions
  4. Coach­ing rounds with video recording
  5. Collect­ing so-called ‚diffi­cult‘ messages
  6. The 4‑chair exercise
  7. Dance Floor /Inner and Outer Dimension
  8. Criteria of effect­ive ques­tions and systemic ques­tion­ing techniques
  9. Covert coach­ing (Struc­ture vs. Content)
  10. .The scal­ing walk‘
  11. Posi­tion­ing: Self-reflec­tion with Multiscale-Exercise

Module 3: Internal conflicts, decision coach­ing, visu­al­iz­a­tion of social systems, resource work & devel­op­ment planning

  1. Teach-Back: Formu­la­tion of object­ives, systemic ques­tion tech­niques, scal­ing run, ICF-KK)
  2. Intro­duc­tion to the work with Inner Parts/ Inner Complexity
  3. Indic­at­ors for Coaching
  4. Mapping of Inner Parts
  5. History of the Inner Parts Approach
  6. Basic assump­tions of the work with Inner Parts
  7. Visu­al­iz­a­tion of Social Systems
  8. Decision coach­ing: ‚Affect Balance‘ and ‚Weighted Decision Matrix‘
  9. Applic­a­tion of the tools to personal decision topics
  10. Intro­duc­tion: ‚The Self-Reflec­tion Model
  11. The Self Devel­op­ment Square (SDQ)
  12. Useful subsequent tools to the SDQ 

Module 4: Group ment­or­ing coach­ing, coach­ing prac­tice, short coach­ing sessions, ICF feed­back, tools deepening

  1. General inform­a­tion on certification.
  2. Over­view of the ICF certi­fic­a­tion levels as ACC, PCC or MCC
  3. Teach-Backs for the ICF core competencies
  4. Self-assess­ment within the Core Competencies
  5. Listen­ing to pre-selec­ted audio sequences from coach­ing sessions of indi­vidual participants
  6. Devel­op­ment plan based on the ICF Core Comeptencies
  7. Deep Listen­ing & Trans­form­a­tional Presence
  8. Over­view of the tools already learned in the program
  9. Power Coach­ing
  10. Mental integ­ra­tion
  11. Outlook on Module 5 and Module 6, organ­iz­a­tional inform­a­tion regard­ing the work with the live coachees in Module 6 (exam)
  12. Sharpen­ing of ques­tion-tech­niques, intern­al­iz­a­tion of the coach­ing process and the atti­tude of not-knowing
  13. Self-control in coach­ing: What „happens“ to me in my role as coach again and again?
  14. Coach­ing sessions with free choice of tools
  15. Clari­fic­a­tion of ques­tions and require­ments of indi­vidual goal coaching

Module 5: The „miracle ques­tion“ in coach­ing, inter­rupt­ing dysfunc­tional patterns, design­ing actions for new behaviour

  1. Commu­nic­a­tion Theory: P. Watzlawick.
  2. Processing of control loops in coaching
  3. Collegial Coun­sel­ing on ‚diffi­cult‘ coach­ing cases
  4. Intro to „The 3 Yes behind the No
  5. What is empathy? What isn’t? Distin­guish­ing between empathy and advice, comfort, sympathy etc. Trans­fer to coaching
  6. .Empathy-Rodeo‘: „quick-witted“, empathic and suit­able for every­day use to respond to diffi­cult messages.
  7. Trans­fer to the coach­ing situation
  8. Power-Coach­ing „Inner – Outer Dance Floor“
  9. Parti­cipants‘ ques­tions about advanced coach­ing exper­i­ence: espe­cially express­ing obser­va­tions, confront­a­tion and provoca­tion while main­tain­ing the same eye level and coach­ing attitude
  10. Differ­ences between focus­ing on prob­lems and focus­ing on solu­tions in coaching
  11. Intro­duc­tion: The ‚Miracle Question‘
  12. Solu­tion Focused Coach­ing Approach accord­ing to Steve de Shazer & Insoo Kim Berg
  13. Prac­ti­cing a clear, attract­ive and power­ful formu­la­tion of object­ives + visualization
  14. Clari­fy­ing diffi­cult ques­tions that arise in a coach­ing process. For example, when should a coach­ing session be ended (prema­turely)? Deal­ing with excuses for not imple­ment­ing projects on the part of the coachee. Conflict­ing orders from super­visor and coachee. Super­ior requests inform­a­tion from the coach without consult­ing the coachee

Module 6: The 7 logical levels, prepar­a­tion and follow-up of coachings/mental attun­e­ment rituals, exams, live coach­ing sessions

  1. .The 7 Logical Levels“ and its use in coaching
  2. How can coach­ing be imple­men­ted as part of the lead­er­ship culture?
  3. Dyad work and reflection
  4. TOOL-over­view maps
  5. Plan­ning of the Live Coachings
  6. Coach­ing sessions under exam­in­a­tion conditions.
  7. Feed­back with the ICF core competences
  8. Letter to myself: A look into the future
  9. Live coach­ing.
  10. Exams.
  11. Feed­back.
  12. Walk­ing the path again: How was my jour­ney through­out the program?
  13. Certi­fic­ates
  14. Clos­ing

Scope of Attend­ance and Contact Hours

We meet the ICF require­ments for the ACTP accred­it­a­tion level (130 hours pres­ence). These are divided as follows:

Total: 112 hours of pres­ence (phys­ical and/or virtual) 

4 modules (1–4) à 3 days = 4x 3x 7 hours = 84 hours
2 modules (5+6) à 2 days = 2x 2x 7 hours = 28 hours

+ self-study per module 3 hours = 18 hours

+ One day exam­in­a­tions in module 6

+ One day group mentor coach­ing (module 5)

+ indi­vidual mentor coach­ing (3 hours per person)

Learn­ing Goals

  • You under­stand, artic­u­late and prac­tice coach­ing as a way of being, lead­ing and/or as a profession
  • You are able to coach managers in organ­isa­tions and larger systems
  • You will prac­tice the process of the coach­ing model to include rela­tion­ship dynam­ics, contracts, assess­ment, goal setting, power­ful explor­a­tion, conver­sa­tion and action design, sustain­able strategies, creat­ive exper­i­ments for new behavior
  • You will prac­tice and develop a more resi­li­ent way of being through the embod­ied prac­tice of reflec­tion and (self-) observation.
  • You will be intro­duced to systemic think­ing and the construct­iv­ist approach
  • You will be intro­duced to the devel­op­mental theory
  • You will intern­al­ize the coach­ing stance
  • Develop coach­ing skills
  • Turn­ing prob­lems into attract­ive objectives
  • Differ­en­ti­ate types of clients and how you deal with them
  • You will know how to distin­guish between coach­ing, train­ing, ment­or­ing, super­vi­sion and therapy
  • You will apply and prac­tice conver­sa­tions with the GROW model
  • You will learn how to ask power­ful ques­tions that enable new think­ing and new behaviour
  • You will learn how to estab­lish sustain­able rela­tion­ships and create trust intentionally
  • Deep listen­ing
  • Using the power of your pres­ence effectively
  • Give & receive devel­op­ment feedback
  • Signi­fic­antly increased emotional awareness

Coach­ing Approach & Philosophy

We at Not Knowing Leadership believe that coaches, through devel­op­ing their skills and indi­vidual prac­tice, become a cata­lyst for trans­form­a­tion: they expand their own conscious­ness and can thus initi­ate a move­ment of conscious management.

  • The Trans­form­a­tion Lead­er­ship Coach­ing Program is a valu­able cata­lyst in support­ing organ­iz­a­tions to develop such lead­ers who want to make a posit­ive differ­ence in their organ­iz­a­tions, their communit­ies and in the lives of the people they lead and accompany.
  • The Trans­form­a­tion Lead­er­ship Coach­ing Training also supports the draft­ing of the UN goals for sustain­able devel­op­ment to raise aware­ness and achieve a more inclus­ive and sustain­able future for all.
  • The Trans­form­a­tional Lead­er­ship Coach­ing Program provides a unique vision for trans­form­a­tional coach­ing and offers the next gener­a­tion of lead­ers, busi­ness owners, MR profes­sion­als, change agents and coaches a frame­work for holistic devel­op­ment of people and systems to deepen and broaden their contri­bu­tion to the world.
  • The program design and facil­it­at­ors of the Trans­form­a­tional Lead­er­ship Coach­ing Train­ing distill and integ­rate more than 10 years of multidiscip­lin­ary exper­i­ence and provide a funda­mental and trans­form­at­ive program that meets the stand­ards of the Inter­na­tional Coach­ing Feder­a­tion. We invite our parti­cipants to join a community of others who are commit­ted to increas­ing the holistic effect­ive­ness of organ­iz­a­tions in the world.
  • The Trans­form­a­tional Lead­er­ship Coach­ing Program is a profes­sional found­a­tion and trans­form­a­tional coach­ing program in align­ment with the ICF. It is focused on the whole person and the whole system and supports indi­vidu­als to deepen and broaden their contri­bu­tion in the world to a vision for Conscious Entre­pren­eur­ship and ulti­mately for humanity.
  • We believe that coach­ing is a collab­or­at­ive, non-direct­ive conver­sa­tion that brings about devel­op­ment and trans­form­a­tion through invest­ig­a­tion, reflec­tion and conscious selec­tion of new behaviors.
  • Trans­form­a­tional coach­ing explores the inner world of the client’s beliefs, assump­tions, values and expect­a­tions in order to create greater oppor­tun­it­ies for being, living and lead­ing in life.
  • Trans­form­a­tional coach­ing does not focus primar­ily on what the client does or does not do, but rather on creat­ing aware­ness of what is going on for the client (inside) – what leads to certain desired or undesired behavior.

We use the follow­ing approaches to support the devel­op­ment of the participants:

  1. System Theory (N. Luhmann)
  2. Construct­iv­ism (H.v. Foer­ster, P. Watzlawick)
  3. Adult Devel­op­ment Theory (Jane Loevinger, S. Cook-Greu­ter, R. Kegan, S. Garvery-Berger, Dr. T. Binder)
  4. Nonvi­ol­ent Commu­nic­a­tion (NVC/M. Rosen­berg, R. Gonzales)
  5. The Inner Team (F. Schultz v. Thun)
    Inner Family System (Richard C. Schwartz)
  6. Lead­er­ship Theory (Trans­ac­tional to Trans­form­a­tional, Situ­ational Lead­er­ship, S. Sinek)
  7. Trans­form­a­tional Pres­ence Lead­er­ship (Alan Seale)
  8. Mind­ful­ness (Jon Kabat Zinn)
  9. Emotional Intel­li­gence (D. Gole­man, K. Neff)
  10. Posit­ive Psychology
  11. Neur­os­cience

Your Lead Coaches

Marion Guérin / Master Certi­fied Coach MCC/ICF

Kath­leen Schütz / Profes­sional Certi­fied Coach PCC/ICF

Dates & Locations

Dates and Loca­tions for upcom­ing programs 2021 will be announced in early fall 2020.

For Inhouse Programs please contact Marion Guérin at

Invest­ment & Terms of Payment

INVESTMENT: The tuition fees are € 12,990.00

Option A: The balance of the tuition fees is normally due one month before the start of the program, but other options are possible as described below.


Option B: Make a full deposit two months before the start of the program and bene­fit from an early bird discount of € 490.00. This option only applies to payments by bank trans­fer, not by credit card.


Choose between the four-month and one-year schedule:

Option C: Pay € 3.247,50. for four consec­ut­ive months.

Option D: Pay € 1.082,50,00 for twelve consec­ut­ive months start­ing on the first day of the month in which Module 1 takes place


Option E: You are welcome to suggest an indi­vidual payment plan.

Sie entwick­eln und verin­ner­lichen die systemis­che Haltung, um in der Arbeit an Organ­isa­tionen und mit Menschen konsequent wertschätzend, ressourcenori­entiert und wohl­wollend unbe­quem zu sein. Grundlage ist hier­für die Haltung der Empath­is­chen Kommunikation. 

The Program is transformational, since you as a participant always get coaching on your personal topics. You will learn in all 3 roles as Coach, Coachee/Client and Observer. The curriculum is based on the highest coaching standards of the International Coach Federation (ICF).


Coach­ing ist eine der hilfreich­sten Meth­oden, um Change Manage­ment Fähigkeiten inner­halb eines Unternehmens zu entwickeln.

Building a Coaching Culture for Change Management. The latest issue of ICF and HCI’s Signa­ture Research Suite zum Thema Coach­ing in Unternehmen.


Wessen wir am meisten bedür­fen ist jemand, der uns dazu bringt das zu tun, wozu wir fähig sind.



Werden Sie zu der Führung­sper­sön­lich­keit, die Sie immer sein wollten.

Begeistern Sie Ihr Team und trans­formieren Sie die gesamte Unternehmenskultur.

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lloyd Shoes
tecis financial services

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Beren­berg Bank
Vetter Pharma
Pro Excellence
Sky TV
Beumer Group

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