What Students Say

  • "The coaching training has enriched me personally - it's greatly expanded my horizons and my intercultural understanding and opened up new perspectives for my career. Each and every week I apply what I have learned in the advanced vocational training Intercultural Coach." - Christoph Scharnweber – Involved in International Development Work and Project Management
  • "It was a good mixture of creative work, practical hands on tools and knowledge transfer. The materials were useful and helpful, as well as the practical content... The methods very much helped me to begin to coach immediately." -Armie Friesen
  • "Very happy – can’t recommend this course highly enough. It is worth every penny." (Penny Bakewell, SIM Ghana Director)
  • I have loved the interactive style and group work in this course. Even using Zoom breakout rooms (by necessity) has worked well for putting principles we have been learning to immediate use, so as to learn by doing, so to speak. It has also been necessary to do a lot of inner work ourselves, in order to know from the inside what the coaching process is all about. It’s been about our own personal growth as much as about learning techniques, and that is another aspect of the course that I have deeply appreciated. (Christine Paterson FleldPartner International)
  • The Intercultural Coaching Course has opened my eyes to the world of asking questions in order to help people move forward in various ways. It’s very helpful to be able to think about this for intercultural settings. I love the interaction and creativity used to teach this course, and I am enjoying being able to try this out in my practice coaching sessions. (anonymous)
  • I really enjoy the ICC course, it challenges me to be very aware of my own cultural perspectives while in contact with clients from other cultures. I have learned so many tools and questions to ask in order to walk alongside clients dealing with issues and guide the client through relevant options and solutions to resolve the issue. It was also amazing to experience how the students on this course came to trust each other and to have so much fun in practising together in small groups. (anonymous).
  • 'Are you are wanting to discover more about coaching? Are you already involved in Intercultural Coaching as a beginner or for many years? The Intercultural Coaching Course is a must for YOU! The fascinating and practical tools for crossing cultures successfully will enable you to work more effectively as a coach or a leader. Discover invaluable skills, and enjoy interaction with like minded life - long learners on the cutting edge of change and Kingdom building'. Ruthie Gilbert ( KingsMill@Kingsnorth - author Marriage Masala & PACToGo! )

Intercultural Coach Advanced Vocational Training Course - All Nations Christian College

Course Tutor

Jochen & Christine Schuppener

Jochen - Founder and CEO of Schuppener Global Transitions. Christine - Intercultural Coach and Psychological Consultant. Both have lived and worked in...

Intercultural Coach

Intensive modules: November│ March │ July
This accredited course has been developed and successfully delivered by Schuppener Global Transitions in Germany for several years.Our partnership with them enables this expertise and learning to be accessed in English, in the UK, for the first time.

Who is this course for?

Do you work with people from other cultures and want to come alongside and support them? Do you carry a personnel responsibility and would like to deepen your competencies in personnel management against the backdrop of migration and integration?

If you have at least one year’s experience working in an intercultural setting, this Advanced Vocational Training on Intercultural Coaching will be of benefit to you.

Training Structure

The training consists of six modules:

  1. Intercultural Communication: foundations of intercultural communication, cultural dimensions, conversation building, rapport and trust building, pacing and stimulating interventions in coaching.
  2. Coaching Foundations: basics of coaching, the three pillars of coaching, the coach as a person, their role and responsibility.
  3. Systemic Coaching in an intercultural setting, circular questioning, building hypotheses, reframing.
  4. Coaching Methods and Intervention Techniques: creative interventions, methods and interactive approaches in intercultural coaching.
  5. Intercultural Teams: test methods, ‘The Inner Team’ of the client, Tuckman’s phases of team development, conflict management and mediation.
  6. Case Studies and Coaching Profile: Intercultural case studies, developing your own coach profile, documentation of the coaching process, plenary evaluation session.

    Read more about the modules


All modules are offered once a year, making it possible for the training to be completed in one year, or if you wish, in two years.

Modules 1 and 6 are taught residentially, whilst Modules 2, 3, 4 and 5 are taught over Zoom.

Participants can start the training with either module 1 or 2. Modules 3, 4 and 5 can be taken in any order as they are stand-alone modules. Participants should finish with Module 6, as it is the final module and builds on the content of the first five modules.

Peer Supervisions are an integral part of the course and are not optional. As part of Module 5, participants will be required to do a Team Management Profile questionnaire, unless they have already done it recently. This profile usually costs £250 and is offered to participants for a much reduced price of £100.

Course Certification

The Advanced Vocational Training Intercultural Coach Programme is currently certified by the Europäisches Netwerk für Beratung, Psychologie und Therapie (European Network of Consultation, Psychology and Therapy) and the German Qualitätsgemeinschaft Coach Ausbildung (Quality Association Coach Qualification).

After completion of the six modules and submission of additional course work and exercises, participants will receive their certificate which testifies to their successful attendance and completion of the Advanced Vocational Training Intercultural Coach Programme.


The Advanced Vocational Training Intercultural Coach Programme was initially developed by Jochen Schuppener and Günther Höhfeld. It has been further developed with the expertise of Christine Schuppener, Jürgen Homberger and Harry Hoffmann, and with the help and input of many participants. Current facilitators are:

Jochen Schuppener
Intercultural Coach & Consultant, M.A.
Government Certified Expatriate Adviser (AuswSG)
Team Management Systems™ Consultant

Christine Schuppener
Psychological Consultant
Personal Coach / Logotherapeutic Coaching
ADHS Trainer

Find out more about Jochen and Christine (links to their website)

Harry Hoffmann
M.A. Sinology
Business Mediator
Social Entrepreneur

Learn more about Harry (links to an intro video on his YouTube channel)

2022-23 Course Dates

Date / Time





21-23 November 2022
9am - 5pm

Residentially at
All Nations


Intercultural Communication

Jochen Schuppener

17-20 January 2023
8.30am - 1pm

Online by Zoom


Coaching Foundations

Christine Schuppener

28 February -
3 March 2023
8.30am - 1pm

Online by Zoom


Systemic Coaching

Harry Hoffmann


24 April 2023
8.30am - 1pm

Online by Zoom


Peer Supervision/ Consultation Day*

Jochen Schuppener/ Harry Hoffmann

11-14 April 2023
8.30am - 1pm

Online by Zoom


Coaching Methods & Intervention Techniques

Christine Schuppener

23-26 May 2023
8.30am - 1pm

Online by Zoom


Intercultural Teams

Harry Hoffmann

12 July 2023
9am - 5pm

Residentially at
All Nations


Peer Supervision/ Consultation Day*

Jochen Schuppener

13-15 July 2023

Residentially at
All Nations


Case Studies & Coaching Profile

Jochen Schuppener

*Peer Supervisions are compulsory to attend as part of the course. The first one takes place between Modules 3 and 4, and the second takes place as part of Module 6.


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Introductory webinars

At certain times we run a short webinar giving an introductory overview to this course. When available, we will publish the scheduled dates of these here.

Please register your interest if you would like to attend one of these webinars.


  • Click 'Apply Now' and choose your modules and consultations.

  • On submission of your application form, pay the £25 application fee - click here to make the payment and please use the reference 'ICC [your name]'

  • If your application is approved, we will notify you by email and request payment in full for the modules / consultation you have chosen. 

  • You will also be emailed concerning Full Board accommodation and meals.


If you have questions or want further information, please don’t hesitate to contact us:

For administrative questions
Richard & Louisa Evans
Tel + 44 (0)1920 443500
Email: icc@allnations.ac.uk

For content questions 
Jochen Schuppener
Tel + 49 8191 4017 534
Email: js@schuppener-global-transitions.com

Key Information

  • Tuition Fees
  • Accommodation and Food
    November 2022 - July 2023
    Each module £520 
    Team Management Profile Questionnaire for Module 5 £100
    Peer supervision/consultation day £210.00 
    Total cost of all 6 modules and 2 consultations £3,540.


    Early Bird discount for applications received before 30 September: £468 per module (Please note that there are no discounts for Peer Supervisions)

    Couples or 2 people from the same organisation: 10%

    Groups of 3 or more from the same organisation: 20%

    Accommodation and food not included - see separate info tab for these costs.

    Application Process

    An application fee of £25 is payable with the online application form. Click here to make this payment. Please use the reference 'ICC [your name]'

    The total cost of the modules chosen will become due for payment on notification of our acceptance of your application.


  • You have the option of booking full-board accommodation, or meals only at All Nations Christian College for the duration of each intensive week.  As there are a limited number of rooms available, we ask participants to communicate their preferences as early as possible. You are also free to organise your own accommodation and/or food off-site.

    Full-board Daily Rate: £28.00 per person
    Meals Only Daily Rate: £12.00 per person

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