Coaching Skills for Young Leaders

Course code
Course fee (excl. housing)
Course Level
Advanced Bachelor
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Coaching skills are about helping others to live their full potential. It is a great skill in and of itself, but it is also a key ingredient for effective leadership. So, are you a student or a young professional and do you want to acquire or deepen coaching skills? Then this summer school is for you. This course will teach you the coaching skills you need as a coach or a leader. In every session you will learn and practice with powerful coaching tools, from deepening questions to parts work to empathy skills. You will not just be coaching others. You will be embarking on a journey of self discovery and personal growth. You will get to know yourself better at the emotional level and connect at a deeper level with your dreams and purpose. Does this sound interesting to you? Then please join us in Utrecht this summer! This course is offered in partnership with the Online Coaching Academy.

Last year's edition was appreciated by participants with an average of 9.1 out of 10!


Do you wish to become a coach? Do you wish to inspire others to grow and take action on what matters most to them? And would you like to give a boost to your personal development? Then this summer school might be just the thing for you! In one week you will learn many skills you can use as a coach and as a young leader. You will learn to connect more easily to people, you will learn to listen to others on the level of their emotions, needs and values. And you will learn how to inspire people to take action on what they really want.

After this course you will have greatly expanded your coaching skills. This course is very suitable for students and young professionals that want to develop professional coaching skills. At the same time, you will have learned a lot about yourself. At the beginning of the course you will set a number of goals for yourself and you will be coached by classmates to achieve those. In this course you will learn to find a better balance between heart and mind in order to become a more complete person. We will be exploring ourselves deeply in order to be able to contribute more to our communities.

We intend for participants from many different countries and cultures to come together in an atmosphere of respect, inspiration and fun to grow together. The course will be taught by a number of expert trainers and coaches as well as a number of inspiring guest lecturers.

Does this speak to you? Then we hope to meet you on 3 July. And please let us know if you have any questions.

Summary of the programme

Day 1 - The foundation
Day 2 - Radical empathy in coaching
Day 3 - The power of vulnerability
Day 4 - Purpose and meaning
Day 5 - Compassion and appreciation

What former participants appreciated about this course

  • I gained a thorough understanding of what coaching looks like in practice
  • It increased my general knowledge about coaching as a whole: the definition, methods, practices and many more.
  • Coaching can be applied to almost every aspect of life
  • I will definitely use it as a leader
  • The overall feeling of having worked in a great, safe, intelligent, sensitive group and coaches
  • The opportunity to practice all the exercises
  • Your very sincere involvement in the content as well as in the processes and the students.
  • I really liked the interactive part and the fact that we could practice and apply techniques ourselves with a lot of different people as coachees.
  • Your attitude to take us seriously: by inviting us to listen to our needs, and to contribute with our knowledge
  • The kindness, cooperation and coherence of the instructors and students
  • Everyone was very engaged in this course and the sense of collectiveness was very pleasant
  • The clarity and scaffolding it has given to me
  • The most important thing I learned was the power of communication
Day-to-day program.pdf
Utrecht Summer School Welcome Day 2023_6.pdf
Course director
Hamed Noori, Jan Reinder Rosing & Imre Végh


Hamed Noori

An entrepreneur by nature and a coach by heart; Hamed Noori has started his career as a teacher and study coach. He has accomplished his study in different filed of management he has worked as a CEO, strategic advisor, businessperson, and entrepreneur for the past 20 years. His experience and collaboration have granted him a higher hand to inspire and lead a team. Later on, his interest in peace, justice, and the rule of law was his main motivation for studying and obtaining a master's degree in international law.  Besides his working as a trainer at Utrecht University in coaching and training courses. In late 2020, as of the corona pandemic, Hamed founded OCC which was committed to empowering students to tackle challenges and nurture their abilities.  As his mission, OCC provided hundreds of students with free coaching sessions. Following the objectives, he furthered his plans to innovate OCAC for training new coaches and availing their experience. As his innovations are promoting diversity, he was nominated for the Diversity and Inclusion Award 2022 and was honored as a role model for student wellbeing. 

Imre Végh

Imre is an international trainer and (team)coach in higher education, politics and development aid agencies. His expertise lies in personal development, communication and group dynamics. He has a passion for empathic and compassionate communication, personal leadership, finding meaning and critical thinking. As a coach he brings out the best of people in a disarming and an inspiring way. He likes to ask probing questions, challenge assumptions and analyse arguments, all aimed at growth and learning. An idealist in heart and soul, he likes to use his critical mind to better the world. Critical when needed, with humor when possible. He likes to connect heart and mind when doing his coaching. He worked with many politicians and members of parliament, development organisations in Uganda, Laos and Vietnam amongst others, for commercial companies and many universities such as the International Space University in Strasbourg, the Honours Programme at the University of Groningen, Nyenrode Business University and students of the University of Beijing.   

Jan Reinder Rosing

Jan Reinder studied (International) Law at the University of Utrecht. In 2004 he became European Champion debating and training, coaching and facilitating. In 2005 he became a CSA-certified coach. In 2008 he left his company and became a diplomat for the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs for which he served in The Hague and the Dutch Embassy in Ankara. In the meantime he continued coaching teams and individuals. In 2016 he joined the EU Diplomatic Service for three years to work on the prevention of violent conflict outside of the EU. In his time with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs he led teams of up to ten people. In 2019 he started working part-time as a teamcoach and organization advisor in the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affaris. At the same time, he founded a company that focuses on supporting organizations and individuals in developing wisdom. He followed many trainings in amongst other leadership, empathic communication and inclusive decision making.

Target audience

Students and young professionals.


Study load

Every day, we will start at 10 AM and we will finish around 3 PM. Every day, there will be around two hours of homework to prepare for the next day.


Course fee:
Fee covers
Course fee
Housing fee:
Housing cost
Housing provider:
Utrecht Summer School

Additional information

If you would like to make use of the Utrecht Summer School student accommodation, please make sure to check this page. You can check in on or after Sunday 2 July 2023, after 12.00 (noon). More information regarding the check-in is available in the pre-departure and day-to-day document. 

Contact details

This course is offered in partnership with the Online Coaching Academy.

This course is offered as a classroom course.

For questions, please send a mail to


Application deadline: 
Registration deadline
01 July 2023