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Expand Coach Education Programme for Leaders - ICF level 1 Accredited

Boost your professional skills and learn impactful coaching methods endorsed by the International Coaching Federation (ICF). 

Unlock your potential, both personally and professionally, with our ICF-accredited Coach Education Programme for Leaders. Coaching is a proven tool for growth, supported by research and psychology. Our program offers hands-on training led by top ICF-certified coaches in Denmark, ensuring practical learning and real results.
Upon completion, receive a Certified Coach diploma from Expand and a direct pathway to the ICF ACC credential.

What’s included: 

  • An internationally ICF-accredited Level 1 and quality-marked coaching programme
  • The faculty includes some of Denmark's most certified and experienced coaches as instructors.
  • 12 days of instruction, including 5 days of in-person attendance and 6 half-days online
  • Access to online instructional videos
  • Oral and written exams according to ICF Level 1 requirements
  • Diploma as Certified coach from Expand and a direct route to acquiring the ICF ACC credential


What you'll gain:  

Strong leadership skills, whether you're aiming to integrate coaching into your leadership style or pursue coaching professionally
The ability to lead in greater complexity and constant change
The skill to foster greater motivation among employees and teams
A concrete method for active listening, asking powerful questions and supporting development
Increased self-awareness and the opportunity to achieve better results as a leader


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Structure and contents

To ensure you develop the best skills, the Certificate in Coaching Programme includes knowledge and research from various academic fields.

We take a pragmatic approach to teaching that combines various methods, including face-to-face training, group sessions, mentor coaching, supervision in small groups and online learning. All elements are compulsory and contribute to your overall development, so you can successfully integrate both theoretical knowledge and practical skills.

The programme consists of:

  • Four modules rolled out over nine days – with the entire group
  • Observed coaching sessions (during some modules) plus one online session in small groups with a faculty member
  • Two mentor coaching  sessions in small groups (3.5 hours each) with mentoring and supervision from faculty members
  • Online learning with videos to review theory
  • Three written assignments
  • Training  in small groups between modules
  • Studying training manuals, books and relevant articles

Our programme comprises 4 modules meticulously designed to provide you with the ideal blend of theory and practical training. Each module offers hands-on exercises and group activities to help you apply theoretical concepts effectively.

Module 1 comprises three in-person days at Expand's offices in Copenhagen-Dragør. Module 2 is conducted online over three days (8:30 to 12:30). Following this, Module 3 returns to an in-person format in Copenhagen-Dragør, while Module 4 is conducted online once more.

Before engaging in modules 1 to 4 and undertaking the exam, thorough review of all online materials is required.

Module 1 - The Foundation

  • Understanding coaching and its boundaries
  • A model for the coaching conversation
  • Developing a coaching mindset
  • Practice with feedback


Module 2 - Effective Communication

  • Systemic key concepts in coaching
  • Active, attentive listening
  • Powerful questioning techniques
  • The coach's role in the conversation


Module 3 - Creating Awareness

  • Adopting the coaching state of mind - metaposition
  • Reframing for deeper insight and change
  • Coaching in a leadership context
  • Understanding psychological mechanisms


Module 4 - topics

  • Values and motivation
  • Intuition in coaching
  • Premises of change
  • Transitioning from feedback to feedforward

The teaching approach emphasizes learning through practical experiences, with theory seamlessly integrated while practicing and training. We cultivate a safe, learning-focused, and inspiring environment that allows for personal development and the acquisition of various coaching methods necessary for effective and authentic coaching.

Training with feedback
In Module 1, you'll conduct your initial coaching session with feedback. Subsequent modules involve further coaching practice sessions with individualized feedback from faculty members.

Between Modules 2 and 3, you'll participate in an observed online coaching session in small groups. Following Modules 3 and 4, you'll engage in online sessions with 3-4 peers and a mentor to refine your coaching competencies.

Individual mentor coaching
Between Module 2 and the exam, each participant will receive 3 hours of mentor coaching with a mentor. Participants are required to bring a 30-minute recording of a coaching session to each mentor session. Additional information and dates will be provided approximately one month prior to the start of the program.

Online learning 
Prior to each module, you'll have access to instructional videos covering the relevant theory.

Training groups 
Each participant is assigned to a training group formed during Module 1. These groups meet at least once between modules for approximately 3 hours to practice, train, and share experiences.

Written and practical examination 
The examination spans 3-4 days, with participants allocating two half-days for the process. The written exam occurs on the first day, followed by practical assessments over subsequent days. During the practical exam, you'll coach another participant for 25 minutes under faculty supervision, receiving comprehensive feedback thereafter. Successful candidates earn the title "Certified Coach from Expand”.

Your certificate will state: "Certificate in Coaching - The coach has completed the ICF accredited Expand Level 1 Coach Education Programme."
Practical information 
The tuition includes 78.5 hours of ICF-approved teaching, course materials, and evaluation. Full attendance is mandatory for all course components, so please reserve the specified dates in your schedule.

Training times

  • Modules: 9:00-16:30.
  • Modules online: 08:30-12:30
  • Online Peer Coaching Sessions: 09:00-12:30 or 13:00-16:30  (Please reserve full days until the program begins.)
  • Individual Mentor Coaching Sessions (3): dates and timing will be provided one month prior the start of the programme
  • Written examination (online): 9:00-12:00. 
  • Oral examination: Dates and times are typically finalized approximately two months prior to the exam. Please reserve all dates until the final examination plan is confirmed.

Please note that attendance is compulsory for all modules, observed sessions, mentor coaching sessions, online learning videos, and written assignments. If you're unable to attend certain days, replacement teaching may be available for an additional fee.

Certification and diploma

Upon passing the examination, you will be awarded a diploma certifying you as a "Certified Coach from Expand”. Your certificate will state: "Certificate in Coaching - The coach has completed ICF accredited Expand Level 1 Coach Education Programme."

To be eligible for the examination, you must demonstrate in your coaching log that you have completed a minimum of 10 hours of coaching from the start to the end of the program, along with receiving a minimum of five hours of coaching yourself. All assignments must be fulfilled, and attendance to all mandatory classes is required.

Our Coach Education Programme for Leaders serves as a direct pathway to an ACC credential. There is no need to take another oral examination. Further details regarding ICF ACC credential can be found here.

ICF ACC Certification
Our Coach Education Programme course aligns with the rigorous standards established by the ICF and is 1 Level accredited. The initial credential is "Associate Certified Coach, ACC".

To attain this credential, in addition to completing completed the ICF accredited Expand Level 1 Coach Education Programme, you must:

  • Document 100 hours of coaching
  • Successfully pass the ICF Credentialing Exam (a written exam)

You may register for the ICF ACC certification at any time, as it entails an individual certification process.

Further develop yourself with individual coaching

Experiencing a professional coaching session firsthand is the most effective way to grasp the power and significance of coaching in personal and professional development. Hence, we strongly encourage you to engage in individual coaching sessions with one of our faculty members.

As a participant in the completed ICF accredited Expand Level 1 Coach Education Programme program, you are offered a discounted rate of DKK 1.850 excluding VAT per session when you purchase a minimum of three sessions.


If you've already completed other coaching courses, you might wonder why you should opt for this specific coaching program. Here's why:
Our program offers a comprehensive coach education, integrating skills seamlessly into your daily life. Moreover, as an International Coaching Federation (ICF) accredited program, it opens doors to international certification.

How does our coaching program stand out from the rest?
We incorporate an additional leadership dimension, ensuring not only effective leadership development but also providing a solid educational foundation for your coaching practice. Accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF), our program offers the opportunity for ICF certification. You'll benefit from personalized feedback and development within small groups led by our faculty members, who rank among Denmark's most experienced and highly certified coaches.

Upon passing the exam, what title will you hold?

You will be awarded a diploma certifying you as a "Certified Coach from Expand”. Your certificate will state: "Certificate in Coaching - The coach has completed the ICF accredited Expand Level 1 Coach Education Programme 

How much time should you dedicate to preparation during the program?
Depending on your aspirations, allocate 40-60 hours for preparation. This involves participation in training groups, coaching practice, viewing preparation videos, completing assignments, and reading.

What does ICF signify?

ICF stands for the International Coaching Federation, the world's largest coaching organization. Our program is ICF approved and contributes to its Level 1 certification.

How can you become an ICF-certified coach?
You can achieve an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) level by meeting these requirements:

  • Completion of a minimum of 60 hours of coaching training (provided by this program) and successfully pass the written and oral examination of the Programme.
  • Documentation of at least 100 coaching hours in your coach log
  • Successfully pass the ICF Credentialing Exam

What if you cannot attend a teaching day?
Attendance on all teaching days is mandatory for exam eligibility. In the event of absence, we strive to offer substitute teaching (additional fee may apply). Unfortunately, discontinuing the program/course due to unforeseen circumstances does not warrant deferral or refunds for missed hours.


All prices include materials, food and beverages but exclude VAT, transportation, and accommodation unless otherwise stated.

Invoicing typically occurs 5 weeks before the start date. If you prefer immediate invoicing, please indicate this in the comments section upon registration. If you wish to pay by credit card, please indicate this in the comments section upon registration or email us at kurser@lederne.dk after registration.

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Payment terms are 14 days net from the invoice date. Late payments will incur interest charges per month commenced. Please note that failure to pay on time may result in exclusion from the purchased course and examination.

Cancellation (or request to be moved to another class) can be made free of charge up to five weeks before the start of the course. This should be done by sending an email to kurser@lederne.dk. The full price is payable if cancellation (or request to be moved to another class) occurs later than five weeks before the start of the course.

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We offer Certificate in Coaching as an in-house training course, tailored to your organization. Contact us for further information. 

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Annette Kledal

Annette Kledal, Head of Faculty

Meet Annette Kledal, our Head of Faculty and co-owner of Expand.

Annette is an ICF Master Certified Coach (MCC) with extensive qualifications, including a Master Practitioner Diploma in Systemic Team Coaching from AoEC and a Diploma in Coaching Mastery from ITS. Additionally, she is an NLP Trainer and a trained systemic consultant from DISPUK. With over 25 years of experience, Annette has coached managers and teams while also educating coaches.

Annette established Expand in 1998 and obtained her ICF certification in 2006. Prior to her career transition, she was a dentist with a private practice.

Christophe K

Christophe Kittel, Co-owner of Expand

Meet Christophe Kittel, co-owner of Expand.

Christophe is an ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and holds an International Systemic Team Coaching certification from the Academy of Executive Coaching. Alongside these qualifications, Christophe holds a master's degree in International Business and Corporate Finance at EM Lyon and an International Management and Strategy certificate at INSEAD.

Christophe has over 25 years of international corporate experience, among other serving as Senior Vice President and CEO in the Nordic countries and Europe at renowned companies like L'Oréal.  

Christophe has been a professional coach for more than 10 years. His areas of expertise are executive coaching and coach training for leaders. He specializes in coaching people and teams through transformational change and navigating cross-cultural challenges.
Michael S

Michael Skjøt

Meet Michael Skjøt.

Michael is an ICF Master Certified Coach (MCC) and holds an International Systemic Team Coaching certification from the Academy of Executive Coaching. With two decades of expertise in managing operational functions at an international level, overseeing large teams, Michael brings a wealth of experience to his coaching practice.

Having served as a vice president at A.P. Møller-Maersk and director at SAS, Michael is well-versed in leadership dynamics and organizational challenges. He further enhances his coaching prowess with a diploma in management training and management from IMD and London Business School.

Since obtaining his initial coach certification in 2003, Michael has honed his skills in manager/specialist coaching, executive coaching, and coach training for managers, making him a seasoned professional in the field.

Who is Expand?

Expand, our partner in the program, is jointly owned by Annette Kledal and Christophe Kittel. Expand stands out as one of the select organizations in Denmark to be accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) at both Level 1 and Level 2. 

Our collaboration with Expand guarantees the highest quality and standards for our coaching education program, enabling participants to complete a Level 1 Approved program. 

This partnership not only facilitates a direct route to acquiring the ICF ACC credential for attendees but also provides access to the Expand Level 2 Professional Coaching Education program. 

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Our participants say:

"To participate in this coaching program has been an enriching journey where I've delved into deeper layers of myself to gain profound self-awareness. The course has been reflective, providing valuable tools for working with various human states and trusting my intuition as a coach.

One of the most rewarding aspects of this training has been the close interaction with fellow participants who share the same passion for coaching as I do. Through group dialogue and exercises, we've fostered an inclusive and supportive environment to explore our own and each other's coaching abilities.

The teaching has been diverse and varied, making the entire experience incredibly engaging. From theoretical lessons to practical exercises, I've gained a wide array of tools and techniques to apply in my own coaching practice.

Most impressive, however, is how I'm now able to investigate and support development amidst complex changes. This program has equipped me with the tools to navigate challenging situations with a greater sense of confidence and competence.

Overall, I highly recommend this coaching program to anyone looking to delve deeper into themselves and enhance their coaching skills."

Tanja Kær Neidel, Training Project Manager, Learning and Development, Novo Nordisk

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