Social Sciences

Transformational coaching

Mastering personal and professional development 

This course is for students and professionals that want to deepen their coaching skills and work on their personal development.



Course Level
Advanced Bachelor
ECTS credits
Course location(s)
Utrecht, The Netherlands


Do you wish to develop your coaching skills? Do you wish to reflect deeply on yourself? 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 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. Last year's edition was appreciated by participants with an average of 9.3 out of 10.

After this course you will have greatly expanded your 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.

This course is intended for:

  • People that already have experience with coaching
  • Professionals that want to develop their coaching skills to strengthen their (personal) leadership
  • People that want to work deeply on their personal development

For people that are looking for a course on the fundamentals of coaching, please consider the UU Summerschool Fundamentals of Coaching that runs from July 15 to 26.

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

Does this speak to you? Then we hope to meet you on 5 August. 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 want to thank you for the whole journey of this course. It was an eyeopening experience for me. I feel like most of are just going on with our routine and sometimes forget about what is truly important. This course was an unexpected opportunity to come back to myself and reconnect.
  • I’m really glad that I chose this course. I will apply the things that I learned here

    in my personal life, academic life as well as my work. Thank you!
  • Overall, this course was an amazing experience. I will probably come again as it has opened a new career path for me.
  • The trainers were all really good and were very passionate about their topics.
  • I gained a thorough understanding of what transformational coaching looks like in practice.
  • I really liked the interactivity of the course and the fact that we could practice and apply techniques  with a lot of different people.
  • How the teachers invited us to reflect on our needs and to contribute our knowledge as well.
  • The kindness and cooperation of the instructors and students was remarkable.
  • Everyone was very engaged in this course and the sense of community was very pleasant.

Day-to-day program.pdf

Target audience

Students and professionals.


Study load

Every day, we will start at 10.00 hours and we will finish around 15.00 hours. Every day, there will be around two hours of homework to prepare for the next day.


  • Course fee: €495.00
  • Included: Course fee
  • Housing fee: €250
  • Housing provider: Utrecht Summer School

Additional information

The housing costs include housing, plus a Utrecht Summer School sleeping bag, for you to keep. This sleeping bag also includes an inflatable pillow and matrass cover. If you wish to bring your own bedding, please contact us, so we can give you a € 50 discount on the housing fee. Please note that you cannot buy individual bedding items.

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