Coaching the C-Suite

Coaching the C-Suite is a 12 session fully accredited course that will equip you to confidently and competently work with the leaders and executive-level managers that sit at the top of their organisations. Focusing on three core pillars – the people dynamics of working with C-suite leaders, the leadership element of being at the top and the systemic and organisational context C-level leaders operate in – and facilitated by experienced executive coach Jorge Mascarenhas, qualified coaches or coaches who have completed their training programme that want to take their corporate coaching to the next level.

Interview With Coaching The C-Suite Trainer: Jorge Mascarenhas

In this 30 minute video interview, Animas Centre Director Robert Stephenson speaks with Coaching the C-Suite trainer Jorge Mascarenhas as they explore what we mean when we talk about the C-suite. Jorge shares his background and experience in this area, the structure of the course and what’s covered in the three modules, as well as highlighting key takeaways and the skills that you will build in undertaking this accredited course in Coaching the C-Suite.  

Free Live Q&A Session

To find out all about this course and ask any questions you may have, come along to one of our live Q$A sessions with the course trainer Jorge Mascarenhas, who will be joined by Marcus Stone.

Choose from one of the following dates and book your spot using the Register Now button below.

Friday, 6 August: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Coaching the C-Suite is a course designed for coaches wanting to work with leaders that sit at the top of their organisations, be it large multinational companies or smaller digital high growth businesses. You are likely to be a qualified coach who has made some initial steps into corporate coaching and might have some experience coaching mid-level managers. Or you might be someone with a corporate background yourself wanting to become an executive coach. Or you might just have a keen interest in leadership and impact at scale. This course explores some of the key dimensions and challenges of coaching at the top while providing you with the confidence to work at this level.

The course will focus on three pillars:

    • The people dynamics of working with these leaders
    • The leadership element of being at the top and the systemic
    • Organisational context these leaders operate in.

Entry Criteria

Qualified coaches or coaches who have completed their training programme. If you would like to take our “Coaching the C-Suite” course to become an executive coach but have not yet undertaken a coaching qualification, please get in touch with us to discuss the pathways we have available so that we can tailor your journey to your specific needs.

Key Outcomes

Course Modules

Module 01

The people and the relationship

How is it to coach a CEO? What are the key considerations in dealing with people in positions of power? What are the key challenges arising from coaching the top of the house? These questions are the starting point for this module focused on the people involved in the coaching relationship. We will explore who sits at the top, their expectations and responsibilities and what that means for the coaching relationship. We’ll also discuss the role of the coach in this setting and how to navigate some of the nuances that tend to show up at this level.

Module 02

Leadership at C-Level

Traditional corporate coaching focuses on performance and achieving tangible goals for organisations, teams or individual clients. Although these remain important components of the coaching work, when coaching very senior leaders the focus tends to be much more on the ability to lead others and create true followship, orchestrate at scale and have sustainable impact. In this module we will explore what it means to be a modern leader in the context of an ever-changing world and the critical role the coach plays in supporting the C-suite to leverage their strengths and shape their leadership profile. We will discuss and explore tools and frameworks to enable coaches to work confidently with senior executives on becoming better and more impactful leaders.

Module 03

Systemic coaching and organisational systems

No man is an island and that is certainly true in today’s highly connected world. Leaders are surrounded by complex environments they interact with and seek to influence. In this module we’ll explore how to work with the environment and how to support executives effectively navigate the complex network of relationships and interactions in the corporate world. This module explores not only the aspect of systemic coaching relating to the individual but also intends to expand the coach’s understanding of the system itself equipping them to challenge senior leaders. We will cover aspects of leadership relating to team and group dynamics, organisational systems and dimensions and we will look at the executive as someone in the position to not only influence but shape the organisational culture.

Session Dates and Times

Each session will run as a half-day on Thursdays between 9:30am – 1pm GMT. The session dates are as follows:

2022 Dates Coming Soon

Module 01

The people and the relationship

Thursday, September 9, 2021Session 1 – The role of the coach

Thursday, September 16, 2021 Session 2 – Creating the relationship and contracting

Thursday, September 23, 2021 Session 3 – When things go wrong: troubleshooting

Module 02

Leadership at C-Level

Thursday, October 7, 2021Session 4 – Self-awareness at the top

Thursday, October 14, 2021Session 5 – Leadership and engagement

Thursday, October 28, 2021 Session 6 – Communication and conflict

Thursday, November 4, 2021
Session 7 – Gravitas and rising to the top

Module 03

Systemic coaching and organisational systems

Thursday, November 18, 2021 Session 8 – Systemic coaching

Thursday, November 25, 2021 Session 9 – Organisational dimensions

Thursday, December 2, 2021 Session 10 – Organisational cultures

Thursday, December 9, 2021 Session 11 – Navigating the organisation and troubleshooting

Thursday, December 16, 2021 Session 12– Coaching teams and team dynamics

Never Miss a Session

We know that it can be difficult to attend every session and because we only run the group twice, it is not possible to transferred across session dates. But don’t worry! We have you covered.
All sessions are recorded and you’ll have access to a platform where you can catch up on missed sessions or rewatch parts of the training you want to reinforce.

About the Trainer

Jorge Mascarenhas

Jorge brings a multidimensional perspective to developing and supporting leaders grounded on his extensive experience advising, supporting, assessing and coaching senior executives as well as on his own first-hand experience operating at C-Level. With a corporate career spanning over 20 years, Jorge has worked as a strategy advisor to several companies as a management consultant and worked with executive teams and boards as an in-house strategy advisor at companies such as Telefonica, Citibank or The World Bank. Having also served as a Chief Financial and Transformation Officer of a leading Iberian services company enabled him to live through the challenges faced at C-Level and better connect with their daily reality. Having managed teams of hundreds of people, he understands the challenges senior leaders face and enjoys working with them to harness their potential and drive their performance and impact to the next level.

Before setting up his own coaching practice, he spent some time with leading executive search and development firm Egon Zehnder focusing on finding and developing C-Level executives. The experience of assessing, interviewing and developing hundreds of senior executives enables him to add further richness and depth to his clients and his coaching work.

Jorge holds BA in economics, an MSc in Finance, and an MBA from the University of Cambridge. He is a qualified Coach and certified Group Coach and Facilitator and affiliated with the International Coaching Federation. Outside of work he is married and a father of two young children and is passionate about martial arts, having achieved a black belt in karate and currently a practitioner of Tae Kwon Do.

Certification & Accreditation

CertificationThe course is certified by Animas Centre for Coaching, one of the world’s leading coaching schools.

Accreditation – The programme is accredited with 36 Hours of ICF Continuing Coach Education (CCE).

80% Attendance of live classes – We wish for you to get the most out of the Coaching the C suite course and are confident that your learning journey will be a rich one. To be awarded your certificate it is important that you attend a minimum of 80% of the live classes. For maximum benefit 100% attendance is naturally encouraged!.

Course Fee

The full course fee is £1,950.

Two Payment Options:


Pay a 500 GBP deposit to secure your place and pay the rest of the balance before the course starts.


Secure your place with a deposit of £500 followed by two monthly instalments of £725.

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