The Beyond Coach Programme – Virtual & AC Accredited



We have always loved running this programme, which tends to attract people who are already successful professionals and are wanting to add coaching to their portfolio. Participants typically include executives, consultants, NLP practitioners, and those coaches who have had some training and experience, and now want to delve deeper, beyond the GROW model.


This is an AC (Association for Coaching) accredited programme which is delivered in a practical, interactive and (we hope!) enjoyable way. It is a rigorous, exciting and affordable programme with depth and substance to equip great coaches. We take the view that people are whole beings. We will work at multiple levels to give you the training and development to add to your existing skills with excellent coaching standards and practice.


The programme will be led by Marie Faire, Julia Hayward and Liz Mansfield. Marie has been leading this programme for many years and this year has invited Julia and Liz, two excellent and very experienced coaches and trainers, to join her.


Marie is co-founder of The Beyond Partnership. She is an accredited Master Executive Coach (MEC) with the Association for Coaching (AC) and an AC Accredited Master Coach Supervisor. Marie is AC Supervision Accreditation Assessment Lead and is the lead on our AC accredited Coach Supervisor Training Programme. Julia is an accredited executive coach with the AC and a qualified coach supervisor.  Liz is also an AC qualified coach and coach supervisor. Full profiles can be found under the About Us tab here.


Here is what Julia and Liz have to say:

“I am so delighted and honoured to be delivering this programme alongside Liz and Marie. I was fortunate enough to complete the very first of these Programmes that The Beyond Partnership ran over 10 years ago. I was an experienced Master NLP Practitioner and coach, without any specific coach qualifications at the time and found the programme truly enlightening. There is significant power and depth to the content, and it enabled me to build my confidence as a coach and gain accreditation with the Association for Coaching as an Executive Coach. Exploring who I am as a coach allowed me to develop my skills and authenticity as a person-centred coach and I now love working for myself as a coach and supervisor. It is a privilege to build trust and enter someone’s world, helping them to build self-understanding, work out how to move forwards and support and challenge them through their journey. I look forward to supporting a new group as they build their skills and develop into the coaches of the future.”
Julia Hayward


“For me coaching others is a deep privilege and a very personal experience.  Every relationship is different because each client is unique. Being able to create the safety and trust that allows people to explore their inner selves, recognise their possibilities and release their resources can be magical. Sometimes coaching can be quite practical – sharing a tool or model, helping the client see a different perspective or option may provide a simple solution.  Coaching tools and models can be really helpful but can be superficial without the depth of coaching relationship that allows for insight and intuition to flourish and for challenges to be heard. The most magical thing about coaching for me is when clients start to listen to their own voices.  So often they already have the answers,  and my role is to help them hear them! I’m delighted to be working on the Beyond coach programme because it includes topics that coaches need to do genuinely transformational coaching, covering the breadth and depth of knowledge,  skills  and self-awareness to develop as professional executive and life coaches. “
Liz Mansfield


We are highly experienced in developing coaches and coaching supervisors. The programme meets the AC qualification requirements to become an Accredited Coach (subject to other requirements being met – client hours, CPD etc.). In addition to the online modules there will be requirements for client practice, peer practice, supervision, written work and reading .


Dates & Times & Content

The programme dates for 2024 are to be announced.

Each session will be recorded and extensively supported with programme materials. If you are unable to make all sessions please discuss this with us.


Programme Outline

1. Welcome, Programme Overview, AC Accreditation, Giving and Receiving Feedback, Showing Up
2. What is Coaching? Types of Coaching, Competences and Qualities; Presuppositions
3. Intake and Contracting; Fees and Coaching Contract; Coaching Demonstration
4. Listening and Models of Coaching: GROW model; Building Trust and Rapport; Coaching Demonstration & Practice
5. Powerful and Clean Questions; Coaching Demonstration & Practice
6. Observed Practice
7. The Reluctant Coachee, Boundaries and “The 3 Cs”; Practice
8. Ethical and Professional Practice: Ethical Dilemmas: Practice
9. Managing progress, Holding up a Mirror, Challenge and “Speaking Truth to Power”
10. Neuroscience and Coaching; Trauma & Attachment Theory
11. Drama Triangle and Parallel Process; Coaching Demonstration & Practice
12. Observed Practice
13. Creativity & Metaphor; Coaching Demonstration & Practice
14. Coaching and Mental Health
15. Virtual Coaching Self-Marketing and Your Business; Practice
16. Somatic Intelligence
17. Working with Difference; Intersectionality and Understanding Context
18. Working in an Organizational Context and Team Coaching; Practice
19. Observed Practice
20. Reviewing the Coach-Coachee Relationship and Closure
21. Competencies and Qualities revisited; AC Coach Accreditation and Assessment Overview
22. Self-reflection and Peer-feedback; Revision and Q&A
23. Assessment (4-hour session)
24. Follow-up and checking in – this will be a one hour session 4.00-5.00 p.m. on a date to be agreed by the group.


Programme Requirements

A separate briefing document is available detailing the programme requirements. Many of these will also form part of your application for accreditation with Association for Coaching (AC). In addition to attending the programme the requirements in summary are:

Client Coaching Hours 50 hours


Practice sessions in Dyads or Triad 5 sessions for a minimum of 2½ hours


Be observed for a minimum of 4 practice sessions including one assessment session on final session


Demonstrate required competencies and ethical behaviours
nd Supervisor’s Reference
6 hours

Attend Sessions


Maximum of three can missed. Missed sessions will be recorded.


Recorded live Coaching Session: Transcribe and Critique


Discuss at Supervision


Maintain a reflective journal/learning log


1000 – 1200 word summary


Case Study


800 – 1200 word


Produce a statement of your approach to coaching and your coaching philosophy. 1000-2000 words
Including reference to models, theory, practice and experience

Complete required reading list


Submit portfolio and signed checklist



What People Say

“A life enhancing and life affirming experience where I gained valuable skills, learned a lot, developed new insights and ways of thinking/behaving. I also met some fabulous people. Marie and Paul are exceptional people with incredible knowledge, skill and wisdom which they impart with joy and generosity, creating a wonderful environment in which to develop as a coach and as a human being.”
SJ, Consultant and Executive Coach

“I would highly recommend this programme …….you will gain value from this highly developmental programme. It manages to be serous yet fun, rigorous and challenging yet always accessible and supportive, structured yet flexible, and never superficial.”
LM, Coach and Facilitator





Questions & Expression of Interest

To ask any questions or register your interest please contact us  or 01437 710900.