Vienna Coaching Core Course

Quick Facts


Next Course Dates: 1 October to 26 November 2024

Structure: 1.5 days in person in Vienna, Austria and five online modules (3 to 3,5 hours each)

Participants: 6 to 12 people

Regular Price: EUR 2.990,- + VAT 

Discounts and Early Bird Rates available – contact us for more information.

Accreditation: ICF for 30 hours Core Competencies and 4 hours Resource Development


Join one of our information sessions.

Welcome to the journey of growth through our foundational coaching program.

By the end of this program, you will have developed a solid foundation in coaching principles and foundational techniques. You will be ready to support others on their personal and professional growth journey. 

Each session is carefully crafted to guide you through the core aspects of coaching, blending theory with practical exercises, reflections, and discussions. 

The program is designed for future coaches, people and culture professionals, leaders, and curious people who want to focus on workplace coaching.

The program is designed and taught by Dr. Blanka Bellak, ACC, and Bernhard Kerres, MBA, PCC, two experienced coaches who have also taught coaching competencies for many years.

This program is accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) for 30 hours in Core Competencies and 4 hours in Resource Development. You can use the credits towards becoming an ICF-accredited coach or for your re-accreditation. 

Program Overview

Each module will be between 3 and 3,5 hrs long.

Module 1: Foundations of Coaching (online)

Tue, Oct 1, 2024, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

We set the stage for ethical practice and cultivate coaching mindset necessary for effective coaching relationships.

Module 2: The Power of Contracting (in person)

Fri, Oct 4, 2024, 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm at Vienna, Hoher Markt 4

We cover the “big” and “small” contracts within coaching sessions, highlighting the foundation of trust and expectations.

Module 3: Active Listening and Powerful Questioning (in person)

Sat, Oct 5, 2024, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm at Vienna, Hoher Markt 4

We focus on enhancing our listening capabilities and utilizing questions to evoke deep awareness and facilitate client growth.

Module 4: Effective Communication in Coaching (in person)

Sat, Oct 5, 2024, 13:30 pm – 4:30 pm at Vienna, Hoher Markt 4

We explore the 4 Ears model of communication, ego states, and transactional analysis, equipping you with tools to fosterimpactful conversations.

Module 5: Psychological Safety and Changing Perspectives

Tue, Oct 15, 2024, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm, online

We cover practices that foster psychological safety and facilitate perspective shifts, enhancing awareness and growth of clients.

Module 6: Ikigai and Career Coaching 

Tue, Oct 29, 2024, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm, online

Exercises and reflections to practice applying the concept of Ikigai that supports clients in their development journeys.

Module 7: Coaching Practice Session

Tue, Nov 19, 2024, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm, online

Practice coaching with your peers and benefit from feedback

Module 8: Bringing it all together

Tue, Nov 26, 2024, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm, online

We bring it all together so that you are ready to engage in coaching in corporate settings.

How We Will Work Together

Here are key principles for ways of working together that can help facilitate an effective and transformative learning journey.

Openness and Curiosity
We commit to fostering an atmosphere where participants feel comfortable sharing their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. We encourage curiosity about different coaching methods, perspectives, and the diverse experiences in the room.

Confidentiality and Trust, Mutual Respect and Inclusion
What is shared within the group remains within the group, creating a safe space for personal and professional development. We build a supportive learning community. We recognize the value of diverse perspectives and experiences.

Learning Mindset
We see challenges as opportunities for learning and growth. We facilitate an environment that supports experimentation, exploration, and robust learning. We take responsibility for our own learning and commit to doing the home assignments. We see this as necessary steps toward developing a successful coaching practice.

Feedback as a Gift
We cultivate an environment where feedback is given and received as a gift. We ask for, receive, and act on feedback that is specific, actionable, and delivered with kindness. We welcome feedback that makes us aware of our blindspots and ways to grow as human beings and coaches.

Self-Reflection and Self-Awareness
We engage in self-reflection as a tool for deep learning and personal growth. We encourage each other to reflect on our learning, how it applies to our coaching practice, and any changes we notice in ourselves and others as we progress through the program.

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