Standout from other coaches with an ILM Qualification

We are pleased to announce our dates for our 2018 Coaching & Mentoring Programme.

Full Details Here – Dates, Venue & Prices!

This course always receives excellent feedback and we have helped many people achieve a recognised coaching and mentoring qualification from ILM.  Increasingly, coaches and mentors are being asked to provide evidence of their professional competence and ILM is a perfect option for obtaining a qualification in reasonable timescales.

We want to make your route to a qualification as supportive as possible and our programme includes:

  • 3 x  monthly 2-day blocks of classroom training (Fri/Sat)
  • Monthly drop-in tutorial sessions to focus on ILM assignment work and meet other delegates
  • Ad hoc support from our ILM Centre
  • The Coaching Programme Manual
  • ILM Registration, assessment and feedback
  • 1 Year Study Membership from ILM


NEW Autumn Dates

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Friday 23rd March 2018/ Saturday 24th March 2018

Friday 20th April 2018/Saturday 21st April 2018

Friday 18th May 2018/Saturday 19th May 2018





We are an ILM Approved Centre with ‘Lifetime Approval’  status reflecting the quality of our programmes.


What previous delegates said:

If you are motivated by leadership and people and how to support and move behaviour then this course and this team are just right for you.   You will have some cathartic moments of self reflection and insight, but you will also experience great points of energy and release. You will understand in a different way and be able to offer help in a different way, I have seen a key benefit of being able to help real people achieve better for less and so much more if they apply energy and decisions in the right way. 

Stuart Jackson

 I approached No Guru as an ILM Approved Centre to provide Level 7 places to members of our senior leadership team, to enable us to push forward our agenda to develop coaching and mentoring skills to support leadership development and particularly our talent management programme.  I believe the quality of the delivery of the sessions and the bespoke support provided to be the best I have seen in a training course. I received feedback from one of our most Senior leaders saying that “this was one of the best courses he has been on”. This is reflective of the way the programme has been received

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ILM Programme Details – How the qualifications work for you

Please download our up to date course information with dates and prices for 2018.

Here is the ILM Framework for Level 5 Certificate.  You are required to produce:

  1. Work-based Assignment demonstrating understanding of coaching & mentoring
  2. 12 hours Practical Coaching & Mentoring, planning, practice and evaluation
  3. Reflective review of your coaching & mentoring practice

ILM Level 5 Certificate and Diploma in Coaching & Mentoring Q Card






Here is the ILM Framework for Level 7 Certificate.  You are required to produce:

  1. Work-based Assignment demonstrating understanding of executive coaching & mentoring
  2. 20 hours Practical Executive Coaching & Mentoring, planning, practice and evaluation
  3. Reflective review of your executive coaching & mentoring practice


ILM Level 7 Certificate and Diploma in Executive Coaching and Mentoring






This also includes the ILM Framework for Level 7 Diploma.  You are required to produce:

  1. Work-based Assignment demonstrating understanding of coaching & mentoring
  2. 100 hours Practical Executive Coaching & Mentoring, planning, practice and evaluation
  3. 20 hours of Supervised Executive Coaching & Mentoring
  4. Reflective review of your coaching & mentoring practice

Here is your ILM Coaching Application Form to join our next programme

Or call us on 0844 873  1226 for more information



No Guru now working with University of Huddersfield

Quarter 1 has started off with brilliant news, a newly commissioned programme of delivery for the University of Huddersfield to deliver ‘Strategic Thinking in Higher Education’ as part of an ambitious programme of development for Senior Managers. This leads to a recognised qualification from the Chartered Management Institute.  Head of Staff Development, Daniel Benton explains (more…)

Coaching for Results: Event with Professional Liverpool

We are delighted to be partnering with Professional Liverpool to deliver a FREE seminar on Monday 5th March (3pm to 5pm).

This explores the role of Coaching (and Mentoring) in helping staff deliver business results.  The session will be run by John Drysdale and will be a chance to find out how you can coach more effectively and perhaps consider a role in Coaching and Mentoring through our ILM Programmes.

To reserve your place click here. (more…)

Nexus – The University of Leeds

News this week is we have been working with the team at Nexus based within the University of Leeds.

Nexus is a new hub to connect business and enterprise with world leading research and innovation within the University. The video below shows the state of the art facilities which will house high tech companies and create a collaborative space, developing a community which supports business growth in Leeds City Region. (more…)


John's Blog

The Immortal Memory: Robert Burns

Address to The Liverpool Athenaeum  2nd February 2018

I was delighted to be asked by club President Sir David Maddison to deliver The Immortal Memory at The Athenaeum Burns evening which I attended with my wife Fiona. This is a huge honour for any Scot and I hope I did it justice.  Burns provides such a rich tapestry I found it a real challenge to be succint and speak in a way that would connect with the audience – I chose to set Burns against the universal themes we recognise today and in the challenges we face in uncertain times.  I hope you enjoy it.   JD


The Immortal Memory – Robert Burns 1759-1796

The Athenaeum 2nd Feb 2018

President, ladies and gentlemen, fellow proprietors and distinguished guests.  I am honoured to propose the Immortal Memory this evening.

To one Robert Burns who lived between 1759 and 1796.


Image Triage – be careful what you post

How to avoid public ‘shaming’

If you’ve ever read Jon Ronson’s book ‘Shamed’, you will know the devastating effect social media can have on people who have posted something stupid on the internet.

Ronson highlights the case of Justine Sacco (a director of corporate communications) who, before boarding an 11-hour flight from Heathrow to Cape Town, Tweeted to her 170 followers what she thought was a series of lighthearted, acerbic comments about her journey. (more…)

Across the great divide

Let’s be kinder to each other in 2017

There is a striking memorial in a park in Indianapolis.  It marks the spot where in April 1968, Robert Kennedy told a waiting crowd that Martin Luther King had been shot and killed, before speaking from the heart and his own personal experience, that violence is never an answer to our grievances.  His calming words quelled the rioting that other cities endured in the days after Dr King’s death and, arguably, saved some lives that night.


The memorial itself is an arresting work of art.  (more…)