Chess Coaching
for Adults

Unlocking Flow, Leadership, and Strategic Wisdom through Chess

You sit at the board and suddenly your heart leaps. Your hand trembles to pick up the piece and move it. But what chess teaches you is that you must sit there calmly and think about whether it’s really a good idea and whether there are other, better ideas.

Stanley Kubrick

We combine coaching techniques, chess expertise and leadership skills to focus on:

  • Acquiring Fundamental Chess Skills: Guiding you in mastering fundamental chess skills and strategies.
  • Developing Winning Strategies: Assisting you in formulating effective game plans and tactics to enhance decision-making and strategic thinking.
  • Handling Challenges: Equipping you with techniques to overcome obstacles and navigate complex business scenarios with confidence and clarity.
  • Identifying Opponents: Helping high achievers understand different competitive landscapes and adapt their strategies accordingly.
  • Building Confidence: Cultivating self-assurance and resilience to lead with determination and composure in challenging business environments.
  • Expanding Chess Knowledge: Introducing advanced concepts and theories to sharpen critical thinking and problem-solving abilities for strategic decision-making.
  • Fostering a passion for the game and its strategic lessons: Cultivating a love for strategic thinking and intellectual challenge through chess, sparking a lifelong passion for chess and beyond for continuous improvement.
  • Drawing parallels between chess and professional challenges: We help high-performance executives and entrepreneurs harness the strategic foresight, adaptability, and decision-making skills developed through chess to navigate complex business landscapes and foster holistic growth and innovation.

Benefits Beyond Chess for High-Achievers and Leaders:

  • Cognitive Development: Chess enhances critical thinking, problem-solving abilities, and cognitive agility, providing a competitive edge in complex business environments.
  • Strategic Thinking: Stimulates strategic thinking and planning skills, enabling you to anticipate market trends, evaluate opportunities, and make informed decisions.
  • Decision Making: Encourages confident decision-making under pressure by analysing risks, assessing outcomes, and leveraging strategic insights to drive business success.
  • Discipline: Promotes discipline, focus, and patience through strategic planning and execution, fostering resilience and adaptability in dynamic business landscapes.
  • Resilience: Builds resilience by teaching individuals to learn from failures, adapt strategies, and persevere through challenges, developing a resilient mindset crucial for navigating uncertainties and setbacks.
  • Leadership Skills: Enhances leadership qualities such as vision, adaptability, and strategic foresight, empowering you to inspire teams and drive organisational growth.
  • Social Skills: Enhances social skills by facilitating interaction with peers, and promoting sportsmanship, teamwork, and effective communication, vital for personal and professional relationships.
  • Emotional Intelligence: Develops emotional intelligence by managing emotions, handling wins and losses gracefully, and fostering empathy and understanding towards opponents.


  • One-to-One Coaching: Personalised coaching sessions tailored to individual chess goals and challenges, and going beyond by providing strategic guidance and actionable insights to drive professional growth and business success.
  • Strategic Leadership Workshops: Interactive group workshops using chess as a starting point to illustrate strategic thinking, decision-making, and leadership development, fostering collaboration and innovation among executives and entrepreneurs.
  • Corporate Strategy Retreats: Customized chess-themed retreats designed to align teams, stimulate creative thinking, and enhance strategic alignment for organizational success.

Photo by Taisia Eltsina


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