Become a Certified Executive Coach
Executive Coaching is a proven way to develop individual, team, and organizational performance across industries. A Metrix Global study found that executive coaching has a 788% return on investment (ROI) based on factors including increases in productivity, resilience, and employee retention.
At American University's ICF accredited Executive Coaching program you will learn the skills to transform your passion for unlocking the potential in people into impact as they increase their ability to handle tough challenges and emerge triumphant in the end. You will make the world a better place, one person at a time.
Our program is ideal for individuals who seek to become:
- an internal or external executive coach to build a pipeline of change-ready and resilient leaders, employees, and teams
- a leader who wants to set herself apart by consistently bringing out the best in employees
- a young employee seeking to become an extraordinary professional and colleague
an entrepreneur looking to start their own coaching practice immediately or after retirement
Turn Your Passion into Impact
Increase Individual Effectiveness
Create measurable behavioral changes in leaders and employees that link to key business results. Increase resilience, agility, tolerance for uncertainty, cognition, self awareness, and empathy.
Apply insights and self discovery from coaching sessions to motivate and empower team members. Build an inclusive work culture and reach underrepresented team members.
Increase Organizational Performance
Align individual aspirations with organizational goals so leadership impact will exceed expectations. Witness an increase in revenue, employee retention and help your customers become your advocates.
Why American University?
Proven Hands-On Approach
From Day 1, you’ll take a deep dive into tough executive coaching challenges, based on actual cases and emerge triumphant in the end. We’ll equip you to coach clients with confidence on topics such as uncertainty, transitions, crisis management, and more.
Our passionate instructors, Chris Brookfield and Sandi Stewart, are with you throughout your coaching journey. Our small class sizes mean they get to know you personally and identify your strengths and weaknesses. As a result, they can build customized, actionable steps to elevate your coaching skills. This unique strategy empowers you to tackle any coaching challenge with confidence.
The Gold Standard in Coaching
You’ll earn the most respected credential in Executive Coaching with a certificate from the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and American University. Our program is accredited by ICF which sets the gold standard in coaching.
Two to three days a month, you’ll meet with a cohort of diverse individuals who want to make a difference in people’s lives. You’ll draw heavily on your professional and personal experiences to develop and share insights as an increasingly tight, interactive group.
Live, Online & Interactive
Benefits of the Live, Online & Interactive Format:
- Provides the flexibility you need in achieving the best work-life balance
- Delivers hands-on and immersive instruction
- Creates a safe and confidential space to establish trust and intimacy among the members of your cohort
Upcoming Program Dates
We limit our cohort to 24 students each fall, spring, and summer semester to make sure you maximize learning concepts, have ample opportunities to practice the techniques you learn in class, receive feedback from instructors and fellow students, and ultimately integrate the techniques into your coaching toolkit. Spaces fill up fast, apply early to claim your seat!
Online, Live & Interactive
- Session 1: May 31, June 1, 2
- Session 2: June 20, 21, 22
- Session 3: July 10, 11, 12
- Session 4: August 15, 16, 17
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>>The ROI of Executive Coaching
Sample Attending Organizations
Our Executive Coaching program has empowered individuals to make the world a better place one person at a time at the following organizations:
|Adventist Healthcare||High Performance Coaching and Consulting||Office of Housing and Community Investment|
|Capital One||IBM||Office of Justice Programs|
|CIA||IRS||Office of the Superintendent on Education|
|City of Virginia Beach||Johnson & Johnson||Pepsico|
|Department of Defense||Kaiser Permanente||PricewaterhouseCoopers|
|Department of Health and Human Services||Merck||Sanofi|
|Department of the Army||Morgan Stanley||State Department|
|Department of the Navy||NASA||The Innovator's Circle|
|Federal Aviation Administration||National Institute on Drug Abuse||USA Today|
|Fifth Avenue Place||National Multiple Sclerosis Society||World Bank|