"Life Changing"

AU's Executive Coaching program was a life changing experience for me. This is one of the most thorough, practical, and useful programs to help you elicit change in the workplace.


Vince Tur-Rojas
Pentagon Force Protection Agency

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 leaders 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 leader 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 leaders
  • a leader who wants to set herself apart by consistently bringing out the best in employees


 

Turn Your Passion into Impact


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Increase in Leadership Effectiveness
Create measurable behavioral changes in leadership that link to key business results. Increase resilience, agility, tolerance for uncertainty, cognition, self awareness, and empathy.

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Apply insights and self discovery from coaching sessions to motivate and empower team members. Build an inclusive work culture and reach underrepresented team members.

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Increase in 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.


Coaching is unlocking a person’s potential to maximize their own performance. --Tim Gallway

Why American University?

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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.

>> See Our Hands-On Approach

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Passionate Faculty

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.

>> Meet Chris and Sandi
 

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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.

>> Our ICF Certification Opens Doors for You

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Meaningful Connections

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.

>> More Program Insights from Successful Graduates

 

Participating in this program has been transformational both personally and professionally. Lori VanNewkirk


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12 sessions
4-5 months


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8:30AM-4:30PM


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$10, 950


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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!

Spring 2023 Online, Live & Interactive

  • Session 1: Jan 31, Feb 1, 2
  • Session 2: Mar 7, 8
  • Session 3: Mar 28, 29
  • Session 4: May 2, 3
  • Session 5: May 23, 24, 25

Turn Your Passion into Impact Today

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Executive Coaching

How to Convince Leadership to Invest in Coach Training

Need help explaining the benefits and return on investment (ROI) of executive coaching to your organization? Discover empowering quantitative and qualitative data to support your choice to get coach training. 

>>The ROI of Executive Coaching


Sample Attending Organizations

Our Executive Coaching program has empowered individuals to make the world a better place one leader and leadership team at a time at the following organizations:
 

 
AT&T Freddie Mac Nestle
Accenture General Dynamics Novartis
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