Coaching in a Consulting Role


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  • Duration: 4 days
  • Regular price: $3,000
  • Preferential price: $2,552

Course outline

Afi U. Microprogram

Duration: 4 days

“The best management consultants are those who have a propensity for strategic thinking,” says Terina Allen in her Forbes article entitled This Is What It Takes To Become A Successful Management Consultant. This statement underlines the crucial importance of strategic thinking in a consulting role.

In an ever-changing world, the ability to provide strategic coaching is just as vital. Coaching guides, supports, steers and influences decision-makers in organizational change.

Having both capabilities—coaching and providing strategic support to your clients—will position you as a partner of choice. You will be able to inspire and orchestrate sustainable transformations within the companies and organizations you advise.

Our microprogram is intended for all professionals in a consulting role who want to hone their approach.

It will equip participants with the skills needed to combine strategic thinking with business coaching skills, creating a more holistic, strategic and human approach to change to generate positive impact within constantly evolving organizations.

Our hands-on, experiential learning approach will enable you to increase your influence and impact through practical, immersive exercises in a collaborative environment, consolidate the skills you have acquired, and measure their impact as part of a continuous development process.


Any manager, professional, or employee involved in a consulting role.

Be ready to...

  • Adjust your approach as a consultant

  • Acquire key coaching skills to become a strategic and influential player
  • Develop systemic thinking and intervention skills
  • Adjust your actions based on the needs and dynamics of individuals and teams
  • Strengthen your skills in relational intelligence and communication
  • Co-create partnerships and trusted relationships to generate greater impact
  • Helping organizations harness their full potential

... and drive immediate value for your organization

  • Ability to anticipate changes and detect signals within the ecosystem
  • Increasing individual and collective engagement
  • Strengthening collaborations and relationships
  • Building upon skills and fostering a culture of continuous learning
  • Accelerating the organization's ability to evolve and navigate complexity
  • Enhancing overall performance with a focus on sustainability

Experience the learning journey with Afi U.

Learning experiences designed for professionals seeking rapid advancement in a specific field. Immerse yourself in interactive, in-depth learning sessions led by field experts. Leave with practical, adaptable skills ready for immediate implementation in your workplace.

Engage with your microprogram

Learning activities

  • Preparatory reading and assignments
  • Opening keynote
  • Workshops and practical challenges
  • Based on participants' real experiences and promoting transfer into the work context

Science and technology

  • Knowledge reinforcement
  • B12 platform to support learning transfer
  • Microsoft environment enabling collaboration

The community

  • Mixed cohorts from diverse backgrounds
  • Workgroups with peers
  • Preferred access to the Circles by Afi U.

Study Plan

Session 1

Identifying and developing key coaching skills

  • Acquire an understanding of coaching
  • Positioning the coaching stance within an advisory and support role
  • Guiding interventions using the compass coaching model
  • Defining the mindset and key skills of a coach
  • Establishing a deep connection with oneself and others to co-create a relationship built on trust and mutual understanding
  • Enhancing active listening skills and mastering effective and powerful questioning

Session 2

Adopting the coaching stance and enriching the consulting process

  • Mastering a coaching session
  • Crafting a relevant agreement and objectives
  • Facilitating effective and rigorous communication
  • Eliciting the intentions, needs, and underlying issues behind every consulting request
  • Providing feedback that fosters and reinforces individual/team learning

Session 3

Fostering systemic thinking and skills development

  • Embracing a systemic perspective of both organization and individuals
  • Understanding the consultant-client system
  • Developing systemic relational skills and using interaction as a catalyst for change
  • Exploring the paradoxes of the coaching stance in consultory mode
  • Tailoring interventions to suit the needs and dynamics of individuals and organizations, thereby boosting their ability to adapt and evolve

Session 4

Anchoring the coaching mindset

  • Co-development to further explore participants’ case studies
    Feedback on experiences and debrief
  • Review of what has been learned and sharing
  • Defining your new consultant identity
  • Commemorating the journey


Surround yourself with the best

Marie-Hélène Demers
Marie-Hélène Demers
Chief Executive Officer, Talent and Human Potential
Business coach, entrepreneur and organizational "metteur en scène", Marie-Hélène Demers is ignited by her vision of creating a human, supportive and prosperous world. Vice-President, Human, at Edgenda, she leads the coaching school and the center of expertise #coaching and leadership, with the mission of inspiring the development of people and teams in organization – for better cooperation in the service of our sustainability.
Janet Lough
Janet Lough
Janet Lough is a skilled, dynamic, authentic trainer, facilitator, and bilingual coach. She has over 25 years of knowledge and experience in management, training, communication, operations, strategy, and leadership in the non-profit sector and in entrepreneurship. This enables her to better understand her client’s business reality.
Josée Blaquière
Josée Blaquière
Josée Blaquière has more than 40 years of experience as an organizational development consultant, as a facilitator and trainer, and as a coach for leaders and their teams. In addition to her extensive experience with leaders and their teams, Josée has led several conception and animation projects for leadership, performance management and coaching training programs. Josée is a graduate in industrial relations and holds a master's degree in organizational development MSOD.
Dominique Barbès
Dominique Barbès
Trainer and Certified Coach
Dominique Barbès is a certified coach, trainer and consultant in leadership development within various organizations. She is an MCC coach accredited by the International Coaching Federation.