Business coaching and
team development

Solutions to inspire commercial results

Become a Coach or Coaching for You

Courses and Programmes to Succeed in Business Today

Please click on an area of coaching below, or scroll down further to discover more about us and how we can assist you and your business.

Become a business coach to others

Become a Coach

Become an effective coach and mentor to others within your organisation. Our courses are designed to give you the skills required to start or develop your journey as a business coach, including accredited ILM courses such as the Level 5 and Level 7 Certificate and Diploma qualifications.

Business coaching and exective coaching for you

Coaching for You

One-to-one coaching and mentoring sessions can produce significant results, as everything that is discussed is personalised and 100% relevant to you. Our experienced business coaches provide coaching to individuals in a variety of industries and with different levels of responsibility.

Corporate team coaching and team development programmes

Team Coaching

Our team development programmes are centred around a commercial theme to provide significant value. Rather than just a "fun day out", our programmes are specifically designed to both build teams and provide a commercial benefit to your organisation.

Scheduled open courses for business coaching qualifications

Open Courses

Along with providing in-house training programmes to companies and organisations which are tailored to their specific requirements we also run some of our most popular courses as scheduled open courses at training locations across the United Kingdom.

Our Coaches

Please click on the name of a business coach below to find out more about them.


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Business Coaching Foundation

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"The Business Coaching Foundation's ILM Level 5 coaching programme is an excellent course for anyone involved with coaching. It teaches you theories and gives you practical experience of coaching. All felt very comfortable and I learnt lots of new skills. Thank you."

Senior Trainer (Design) - Nationwide Building Society

"Overall I feel this experience will absolutely enhance my performance as a business coach. I love it when you come away from a development programme with lots of practical tips that can be applied in the workplace immediately. Worth taking two days out of the office; can see real return on investment. Well facilitated, informal, interesting with plenty of healthy discussions."

Coaching & Development Manager - Avon Cosmetics

"What an excellent course. I've been on many courses where you get tons of theory but it's too much effort to put into practice. This is massively different - practical, fun and easy!"

Founder President - Professional Speakers Association

"The programme is a practical approach to coaching, and always referred back to what you can do in your business."

Training Manager - Debenhams

"Having been a practising coach for a few years, this programme was the first formal training I have attended. It enabled me to fine tune my current skills, practise some new ones, learn about different structures/techniques, and more importantly become a more rounded coach."

HR Business Partner - Molson Coors


Here at the Business Coaching Foundation we are experts at delivering results. Coaching and mentoring help you and your business to achieve the tangible, measurable and instantaneous results that you desire. Let us give you the skills that will take you forward and make you stand out from the crowd.

All of our solutions are designed around the clients' specific requirements; never losing focus on what the programme needs to achieve. By using our huge wealth of knowledge and expertise within the coaching, mentoring, learning & development and business arenas, we can build you a unique and ground-breaking programme that is guaranteed to gain the desired results and sustain long-term performance.

Either let us give you the skills to become a professionally qualified business coach and excel within your company, or let us give you the focus and drive to achieve all of your goals and aspirations via 1-2-1 or executive coaching. Choose from a highly bespoke intervention or a selection of Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) coaching options; for example, our widely recognised and well regarded ILM Level 5 Business Coaching Certificate Programme. Or, alternatively, choose from a range of non-accredited business coaching courses; all of which are designed to deliver you the desired skill-set for success. Every business coaching option that you require - bespoke or accredited - is catered for at the Business Coaching Foundation.

Other Expertise

Our expertise also expands into other areas of learning & development; or 'Other Expertise'. Let us devise and build a programme that is specifically tailored to your organisation and its' future goals and aspirations. For over 25 years, even before the inception of the Business Coaching Foundation, we have been creating and delivering bespoke learning & development solutions on a global scale for large corporate clients as well as individuals. Let us create a programme for you that will inspire, drive and deliver commercial results in areas such as leadership, management, interpersonal skills, sales, customer care and employee flexibility.

ILM Coaching
ILM approved centre

As an ILM approved centre, we offer a number of ILM courses in coaching & mentoring, as well as ILM management and leadership qualifications. Our range of Level 3 and Level 5 courses offer ILM qualifications for team leaders and first line managers, right up to CEOs, directors, corporate executives and senior management.

To see the complete range of the accredited ILM qualifications we offer, please click here.

Management Training

As well as our business coaching programmes, we also offer a range of bespoke and ILM accredited management training courses for those new or existing managers who either need to sharpen their managerial skills, or, for those who are new to a management role, an introductory course such as First Line Management training.

As far as managers and executives are concerned, management training can often go hand in hand with business coaching provisions. This is because both have the goal of improving the effectiveness of the manager or executive in terms of satisfying the responsibilities which their role entails, albeit in a slightly different approach. Whereas business coaching with an external coach will comprise largely of discussions and the creation of action plans relying primarily on the lead of the manager themselves, management training courses will teach them information, and although it is likely to contain some exercises, is far less interactive than business coaching sessions will be.

Business coaching can have a dual advantage when it comes to improving the performance of managers. Firstly it can provide a forum for a discussion with the manager to identify the areas in which they can improve, either through their own admission or being recognised by the coach and pointed out to the manager or executive, and is quite often an issue which the manager never even considered but would be highly beneficial for their development. After identifying these areas, suitable management training courses can be identified for the manager to attend which will teach them information and tips which should greatly improve their knowledge and proficiency in this subject.

Afterwards, business coaching sessions can be utilised to create action plans regarding how the manager will implement and put into place their newly-acquired knowledge, as well as subsequent sessions to evaluate the success or otherwise of these changes, and to discuss possible alterations and revisions to the actions if necessary.

To find out more information regarding our management training provisions, please visit our dedicated management training site Management Training Courses UK which is located at


Read some of the wonderful feedback we have received over the years here at the BCF for our business coaching and professional development programmes

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