Headergrafik - Executive Education

Executive Coaching

Next start date: 4 December 2020

Executives as central influencing factors - further education for coaches and executives

In many situations, especially when one is confronted with unexpected challenges, a coach and leader is the most important decision-making instance, even without the opportunity of advanced planning. Reflection and developing personal competencies is the pivotal point in this curriculum.

Our idea

»You yourself are the decisive factor in every leadership and coaching situation «

This is the guiding principle of the new seminars offered by the EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht.


During the certificate course we learned to consider conditions in an organisational context, whereas the purpose of this course is to consider the person’s developmental and psychological character.

The sentence A fool with a tool is still a fool applies to both executives and coaches. For you in particular, personality development is of professional significance for management and staff leadership. This is by no means contradictory to the general rule of ‘Structure before Psyche”, which is often used against the background of organisational issues. It is still important to see how these structural guidelines are lived and whether these are appropriate to the current situation and objectives.

Due to management complexity, decisions have to be made on a day-to-day basis, these are not always clearly justifiable, neither rationally nor objectively, nor classified in a predetermined structure. In cases such as these, both executives and coaches are challenged time and time again as a person, in respect of their own likes and dislikes as well as regarding behavioural models and attitudes.

It is, therefore, a professional challenge to identify their own models, “pre”judices and “implicitness” and to discover and develop themselves as an important “tool”.

Our objective

We want you to …

• be better able to assess the personal factor in leadership and coaching

• be able to make decisions more easily, despite complexity in management

• be able to research more deeply into your own story and make use of this in your work

Target group

You are …

• in a leadership position

• a trained EBS coach


Your application includes …

• Curriculum Vitae

Our expectations

You take the conscious decision to bring in your individual concerns!


The seminar fees for the 12-day course amount to € 5,500. These are to be paid on confirmation of seminar participation.



The seminar is divided up into five modules over the period of one year and focuses on the following:

  • Module 1 Global challenges

  • Module 2 Developing the ability to master the situation

  • Module 3 Leadership’s core competence: dealing with stress anddecision-making situations

  • Module 4 The economics of awareness

  • Module 5 Communication styles and motivation

  • Module 6 The challenges of permanent change

Further, more detailed information is available in the brochure.


You will be awarded a certificate following the successful participation in all modules



The seminar takes place on the premises of the EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht in Oestrich-Winkel.


Professor Wilhelm Backhausen will lead the seminar. He is honorary professor at the EBS Universität and Director of Studies for the Coaching Programme. He is the founder of the consulting company “Complex Change” focussing on systemic consulting and executive coaching. He has been teaching in the fields of systemic management, personnel and organisational development, as well as coaching, for many years.