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SML® Online Coach Certification

Grow your coaching
practice & network.

Become an Oxford Leadership accredited SML® Online Coach certified to support our world famous self-management programme.

Open up a growing world of opportunity for you & your business.

Since 2005, Oxford Leadership have transformed the professional and personal lives of almost one million alumni and the performance of hundreds of organisations around the world.

We’ve achieved this through our unique purpose-driven approach to values-based leadership. Our proven methodologies are grounded in the latest scientific research, and forged in the heat of business.

We are growing all the time, as more and more individuals and organisations from many different fields in many different countries are calling for our help. So now we’re offering highly qualified and experienced coaches the opportunity to gain accreditation to support Oxford Leadership training and programmes – including our flagship Self-managing Leadership and Leading with Purpose programmes.

With our new Online Coaching initiative we are offering coaches the opportunity to become certified to support our Self-Managing Leadership® (SML®) programme which has impacted the lives of over a million people (mainly senior leaders) over the past 20 years.

SML® is a powerful framework and proven methodology based on psychology and human behaviour that helps people navigate with greater clarity and confidence, perform better professionally and live with better work/life balance. Learn more about SML® Online ➔

Take the SML® Online Coach Certification programme and start changing the world today by transforming people’s professional and personal lives.

Experience Requirements
ICF (or equivalent) or have substantial corporate, L&D or HR experience (which will be reviewed on individual basis).

Grow as a person & as a professional

SML® Online Coach Certification can help you discover your own purpose in life and in business, and develop a clear action plan to make it happen.

Grow your coaching business

Add Oxford Leadership Coach Certification to your portfolio, and let us help you create new opportunities with your existing clients and with new ones.

Grow your impact on the World

Oxford Leadership coaching accreditation can help you discover your own purpose in life and in business, and develop a clear action plan to make it happen.

Certification is for
coaches looking to:

Advance their career and grow their business and network

Offer “Purpose-Driven Leadership” programmes to their clients

Develop new Hard & Soft skills and grow personally

During the certification process you will complete the SML® Online Programme for yourself to learn how the programme helps people to discover their purpose, define their values, clarify their vision & goals, and create a 90 Day Action Plan that facilitates them in defining their next chapter and bringing their plans to life.

Advance your career, develop yourself, and grow your business and join a passionate tribe changing the world with the world’s most advanced self-management programme.

Become a SML® Online Certified Coach and kick-start your future.

“Very insightful and joyful. By going through the whole program myself again and practicing in small groups, it deepened my experience and understanding. The model is simple and at the same time profound, allowing you to really get to the heart of the matter in a relatively short period of time.”

Varinka Bouma
Oxford Leadership Certified Coach

“I came away from the program rewarded ten fold on my time and investment. Judith and the team at Oxford Leadership. It has helped me to better understand myself and those around me to enhance my impact upon the world. This really is a much more intense experience than I expected and continues its impact beyond the sessions.”

Steve Clarke
Oxford Leadership Certified Coach

“Oxford Leadership's SML program is a game changer in the field of leadership development. The OCC program allowed me to go further and deeper. It was amazing to learn with and from many outstanding coaches. Thank you Oxford Leadership team!”

Jonas Wolf
Oxford Leadership Certified Coach

“The online SML program is a powerful and effective way for someone to take stock of what has been happening in their own life, do some 'position fixing', get to know themselves better and chart a purpose-driven course for the months and years ahead. Its visionary approach is firmly grounded in concreteness. Highly recommended when winds blow stronger.”

Mauro Oretti
Oxford Leadership Certified Coach

“This online training has been a wonderful experience. It not only helped me refresh the concepts but allowed me to dive deeper within myself and confirm my purpose. It also allowed me to reflect on the ways I show up. In the world to make my purpose come alive. That solid work allowed me to be fully present so that I could guide others to be curious listen in and reconnect to what matters most.”

Cecilia McKay
Oxford Leadership Certified Coach

“The OCC is a great value add to my skillset as a coach and psychologist. The structured framework of the SML is a game-changer with regards to uncovering one's purpose to deliver impact. I appreciate the clarity it brings to my clients and my own life, knowing that everyday we strive to live and work in alignment with our purpose, values and vision.”

Fredelene Elie
Oxford Leadership Certified Coach

“Thank you Judith for the inspiring, insightful and an energizing training! You helped open up new perspectives as a coach in me. The structure of the OCC is very good with the right balance of Crispness and detail. The sessions helped me to view my situation from a completely new angle and built the courage to make and even embrace change and to move forward by making choices that benefit me.”

Shalini Srivastava
Oxford Leadership Certified Coach

“The SML program is an inspiring voyage of self-discovery that has provided me with powerful insights into how I arrived in my life where I am now, where I intend to go next and the plan to get there. This is a vital professional development programme for anyone in a leadership role who has the passion to learn and grow and inspire the people they lead.”

Stephen Grinham
Oxford Leadership Certified Coach

“I’ve been through many high-end executive coaching, training and personal leadership programmes. What shocked me about this one was how incredibly sharp and insightful the resulting action plan was in terms of my vision, values and actions. The short, engaging and impactful videos created the space to go inwards. I intend to bring all new hires through this process as part of their development plan.”

Walter Roth
CEO, Inward Sales

“Top leaders will benefit from making a leadership journey that touches their hearts and minds. This is an inspirational experience that allows personal leadership to be the starting point and anchor for better team and organisational leadership.”

Heiko Hutmacher
Board of Management – CHRO, Makro

“Last five weeks were very insightful and super inspiring. I am happy to take the opportunity of great investment into myself by focusing on the purpose and my next chapter. Thank you Malin Wallmon, Greg Orme and Brian Bacon for the excellent content of the course and great setup . Thanks to the group mates for the created environment, great discussions and great vibe.”

Monika Rimkunaite-Bloze
Head of Administrations, European Merchant Bank

“The methodology suggests that my purpose is sitting somewhere there deep-rooted in my personality. After joining the course and going through the necessary steps I found some things which I didn’t consider before and I must admit that just by finding those things I instantly got an energy bump in my daily life as if I found a source of energy. Highly recommend this course!”

Vladislav Andreev
Managing Director, FANATIC

“Oxford Leadership’s Self-Managing Leadership programme was by far the most powerful and moving course I have ever attended in my entire professional career. Brian’s vision and foresight has helped me deal with many difficult situations both personally and professionally.”

John Mahtani
Former Vice President, Warner Bros

“We have trained more than 90K employees with SML. This programme helps them to identify their purpose and their professional & personal fulfilment in life. Thanks to this, team building was strengthened in our organisation, employees felt stronger, more open and resilient to change.”

Silke Heitmann
Head of HR, Metro

A learning journey built around you.

Our programmes bring leading thought & practice – and right from the moment you sign up, you also become a Member of the Oxford Leadership Network, which means you get access to leadership groups, resources, support and more.

Accredited coaches can provide a digital journey to transform individuals from the inside out with Oxford Leadership’s online Self-Managing Leadership® programme. Start you journey to a better self, a better coach.

Learning Sessions
Group work and
peer dialogue
World class facilitators
and coaches
Exclusive membership
& leadership alumni

Why become a SML® Online Certified Coach supporting Purpose-Driven Leadership programmes?

Over 3 decades we’ve learned what it takes to help leaders to grow, perform better and live more engaging professional & personal lives – when you are certified, you will be able to do the same!

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Raise your coaching game.

Are you ready to grow as a coach and as a person? Become accredited and unlock the power of purpose for yourself & your clients. Join a webinar to learn more.

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