Executive Coaching Program


The Executive Coaching Program provides the skills and techniques necessary to play the role of coach, a key figure in managing motivation, especially in times of change or difficulty.

By learning to establish non-directive one-to-one relationships, the coach helps people listening to themselves, to fully express their professional potential.

In addition to this, companies that cultivate business coaching skills can count on a continuous learning process, thanks to which people are able to understand how to grow autonomously, feeling a higher degree of satisfaction from their work.

A coach helps people learn how to improve their working performance, experiencing others’ success as their own. Choosing this course at Bologna Business School allows you to meet an international professional network consisting of professors, managers and entrepreneurs.

The Executive Coaching Program consists of 16 days, over eight weekends (Fridays and Saturdays), during which it will possible to delve deeper into the main topics related to coaching, with lectures and practical exercises.

This course enables you to receive the ICF ACTP (Accredited Coach Training Program) international certification of the European School of Coaching, thanks to which you’ll have the chance to access the certification and accreditation process at the International Coach Federation (ICF).

The course features a highly participatory methodology, combining both theory parts and practical exercises. In addition, the course provides for the possibility to try coaching sessions: as coachee, with a course colleague and as Coach, with colleagues or external guests, supported by a supervising Coach.

If you wish to transform your relating abilities into a growth engine for the enterprise, contact the course direction.


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Course Director

" A training journey devoted to the development of the core competencies and the ethical guidelines of the International Coach Federation using the Transformational Ontological model.
The course aims at conveying the core conversational skills, allowing to investigate and intervene on the types of observer we all are, with the aim of achieving what we desire. These skills are wide-ranging and may be used in many different fields. "


  • 45

    Average Age

  • 62% F - 38% M



The route lasts 16 days, in weekend formula (Friday and Saturday).

The lessons are on Friday from 10.00 to 18.00 and on Saturday from 09.30 to 17.30 on the following days:

  • 15-16 May 2020
  • 26 27 June 2020
  • 17 18 July 2020
  • 25 26 September 2020
  • 16 17 October 2020
  • 27 28 November 2020
  • 15-16 January  2021
  • 12 13 February 2021  

The following topics will be addressed:

  • Purpose and application of coaching
  • Context and feedback
  • Stages of a coaching conversation
  • Tools for coaching
  • Coach skills
  • Supervised practices
  • Theoretical and practical exam



  • Nozioni fondamentali del coaching ontologico: cornice teorica di riferimento
  • Paradigma impegno-fiducia

  • Ascolto, rispecchiamento, ricapitolazione
  • Distinzione fatti-opinioni, strumento principe per il feedback

  • Dalla situazione attuale alla situazione ideale
  • Piano d’azione
  • Monitoraggio

  • Scala d’inferenze
  • Metodo Merlino
  • Identità pubblica
  • Fatti-opinioni-azioni
  • Richieste-offerte
  • Progetto di conversazione

  • Stabilire l’accordo di coaching
  • Ottemperare alle linee guide etiche
  • Fondare le opinioni
  • Domande potenti

  • Emozioni e stati d’animo
  • Visione

  • Sessioni di coaching individuali in plenaria osservate

  • Test on line a scelta multipla
  • Sessione di coaching secondo gli standard icf con valutatore PCC o MCC

Learning method

Each meeting includes alternating theoretical learning and practical simulations, to teach methodology.
Teaching materials and case studies are made ​​available online and are ​​accessible through the School’s e-Learning platform.


Networking takes place between students in the same class, between participants and lecturers, as well as with students from other courses or from previous editions of the same program.


Over the years, our partners have been continuously involved in various activities that make up the structure of our programs. Companies belonging to our network participate in project work and master classes; they contribute actively in introducing guest speakers and organizing company visits. Our partners are our first supporters: sponsoring various scholarships, hosting internships for students, and providing career opportunities for graduates.

The Bologna Business School’s business partners are:

Admenta Aeffe Aemilia Hotel Aeroporto G. Marconi Aforisma AGGF Diego Dalla Palma Alce Nero Mielizia Alfa Wassermann Allestimenti Srl Altograf Altro Mercato Ancora Servizi Antica Corte Pallavicina Apt Emilia Romagna Arper Arredoluce Automobili Lamborghini Avanzi Holding Azienda Vinicola Rivera Bahlsen Banca Di Bologna Banca Popolare dell'Emilia Romagna BAXTER Bellco s.r.l. Berluti BolognaFiere Bonatti Bonfiglioli Riduttori Borbonese B&T Buffetti Butos Horeca B.V.M. - Les Copains Cadiai Camera di Commercio di Sidney Camst Cantina Feudi di San Gregorio Caregiving Cassa di Risparmio di Bologna Cateringross Caviro Cefla Centro Hercolani Ceramica Sant'Agostino Ceramiche Gardenia Orchidea Champion Europe S.p.A. Chloride Chloride SPA Cineteca di Bologna Cinius Cipriani Abbigliamento Cir Food Cisa CMC CNA Comer Industries Conad Confindustria Emilia Romagna Conserve Italia Consorzio Parmigiano Reggiano Coop Adriatica Coop Centrale Adriatica Coop Ceramica Imola Coop Estense Credem Credito Emiliano Crif Cucina Srl Datalogic D&C Deloitte Diennea Dorelan Ducati Motor Holding Ebc Consulting EGS Solution Ente Fiere di Parma Ernst & Young Ervet E-Stat Eurocomm Eurovo Fashion Lab Fastweb Fater Felsinea Ristorazione Ferrara Food Ferrari Ferretti Group Ferrovie Emilia Romagna - Gruppo TPER Fincantieri Florim Ceramiche Flyer Fmr Artè Fondazione Aldini Valeriani Fratelli Branca International Freelands Network Srl Fruitecom Furla Gabs Ga.Ma Game 7 Athletics Ga Operation G.D GDH General Electric Geocom GE Oil & Gas Gesa Finance Ghepi Gi Group Gmpr Group Granarolo Graphic Store Groupm Gruppo Cinti Gruppo Coin Oviesse Gruppo Hera Gruppo IMA Gruppo Industriale Tosoni Gruppo La Perla Gruppo Max Mara Gruppo Monrif Gruppo Montenegro Gruppo Trevi Guaber Gucci H3G Havaianas Haworth Hays Hoel Consulting Iconsulting I.G.D. I Guzzini Illuminazione Ikea Infoarea Info Manager Interfashion Intermedia Intertaba Iren Gruppo Istituto Giordano Jackpot Staff Jeckerson Johnson & Johnson Medical Kemon Kirey Srl Kpmg Laboratorio Delle Idee La Compagnia della Bellezza Landi Renzo La Rinascente Leroy Merlin Limoni Link Liu Jo Lobby Bros Loro Piana Macron Magneti Marelli Mandarina Duck Manutencoop Marco Polo Maserati Mazars & Guerard Mcs Mec3 Mikado Film Mollusco & Balena Monnalisa Mortara Rangoni Mtv Italia Nike Italy Nimax Noemalife Nomisma Octagona Oikos Otis Group Page Personnel Panda Pdfor Consulenza Direzionale Photosì Piquadro Praxi Promotor International Pwc Radiant Rcs Media Group Regenesi Regione Emilia Romagna Renée Blanche Ria & Partners S&A Change Saeco International Group Samia Scm Group S.E.C.I. Gruppo Maccaferri Sergio Rossi Sida Group Sigaro Toscano Sigma Societa' Italiana Vini Starwood Hotel Technogym Teikos Consulting Terme Di Salsomaggiore Tetra Pack The Colomer Group Tonino Lamborghini Twinergy Umberto Cesari Vini UniCredit UniCredit Group Unigrà Unipol Unique Italia Valsoia Vicini Zanotti Yoox


The registration fee for the entire program is € 5.400 (plus VAT) to be paid before the start date of the course.

The fee includes attendance in the program, all the study material available through the online platform and access to Bologna Business School services, which include a personal account for the Alma wi-fi, use of the pcs in the Computer Lab, access to the study areas, and access to the indoor gym.
There is ample free parking in the School’s park.







The course is reserved for a maximum of 25 participants with at least 2 years of work experience.


To register, simply download the registration form and send it by email or fax (051 2090112).


At the end of the course, a participation certificate is issued (upon reaching 80% of classroom hours).
The documents used in the classroom and any further reading or exercises will be uploaded to our platform, whose credentials will be delivered in the classroom.
Should a group of colleagues wish to participate in the program, it is possible to contact the Program Manager to evaluate an ad hoc participation price.
Our short courses do not require a specific course of study. It is important to have a few years of work experience behind you that can help you, inside the classroom, by bringing real cases dealt with and solutions adopted during your work.


Faculty members at Bologna Business School work together offering outstanding teaching standards. An international and interdisciplinary approach is guaranteed by a joint team of distinguished national core professors, adjunct, visiting professors, guest speakers and top managers.

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