Program’s Structure

Class meets one weekend each month from November to August (Friday-Saturday); the first weekend (November) is
extended and includes Thursday.

The typical day begins at 8:30 a.m. with breakfast and continues through 5:00 p.m. A healthy lunch and snacks are included.

The day is highly experiential and follows the Kolb Learning Model.


What You Will Learn

Coaching Theory and Models
  • Roots of coaching – influence of psychology, philosophy and social sciences
  • Distinctions – clarify and respect the helping roles: coaching, therapy, consulting, mentoring and training
  • Change model
  • Coaching models and evidence-based theories
  • The science of coaching – neurobiology
Core Coaching Competencies and Ethics
  • Ethical standards and guidelines that distinguish professional coaches
  • The three essential skills that facilitate transformation
  • Facilitating learning and results
Personal Development of the Coach
  • Use of self – developing your signature presence
  • Identifying blind spots and understanding your triggers
  • Leveraging strengths and managing reactivity
  • Emotional intelligence and cultural acumen
The Business of Coaching
  • Planning and launching your coaching practice
  • Marketing and selling (internally and externally)
  • Legal and operational practices
  • Assessments and coaching toolkit
  • Defining your niche by learning how to do
    • Business and organizational
    • Executive and leadership
    • Personal and career
    • Transition
    • Team and group
    • Other specialties


Future of Coaching

As a participant you will complete a project related to developing your coaching practice or advancing the profession.

Faculty and Panelists

  • Brian Alvo – Michelle Ambrose
  • Carol Brainard – Donna Coulson
  • Joe Diab – Cindy Domanowski
  • Maria Glenn – Susan McCandless
  • Horace McCormick, Jr. – Krista Moore
  • Divya Parekh – Jim Tedrow
  • Grace Thompson – Teneisha Towe

What You Will Experience

Participants form a cohort, in which each member is encouraged to listen, think deeply, and participate actively in discussions, coaching, and case study reviews. You will also experience:

  • Vicarious learning, altruism and camaraderie
  • A trusting environment that holds a safe place for learning, experimenting, and self development
  • Being coached you will be provided a personal coach, as well as peer coaching
  • Personal development and transformation
  • Supervision: space and support to reflect on your coaching practice
  • Synchronous (in-person) learning that incorporates all learning styles: kinesthetic, visual, auditory, and verbal

Register for Comprehensive 10-Month Program