Leadership Coaching


Coaching with business professionals in the corporate and nonprofit setting can be a unique and rewarding experience. Both require a coach to do the hard work of understanding the context of the business’ culture and how coaching will enhance both the leaders and the organizations they serve. This class is designed for coaches who want to further understand the nature and application of leadership coaching.

This interactive course focuses on coach skill development and includes coaching demonstrations with built-in time to practice leadership coaching. Coaching tools, resources and current trends are also discussed. We also address the crucial topics of growing your coaching business, increasing your coaching confidence, and creating coaching proposals for client-companies.

Another benefit of this course is that the final project is the submission of a “Draft Request for Proposal” (RFP). This provides the opportunity to develop, present, and receive detailed feedback on a future leadership client proposal. Many former students agree, this is the best part of the course.

Course Objectives

Participants of this course will:

  • Experience an inclusive, interactive, collaborative peer class experience
  • Receive practical coaching tips and real time coaching examples
  • Practice “goal setting” and “coach fit” sessions and receive peer feedback
  • Learn how to respond effective to RFP’s (Requests for Proposals) and successfully compete for future business.
  • Develop descriptions of coach service offerings, decide on fees for services and outline coaching project timelines
  • Gain increased confidence in coaching leaders
  • Further clarify your coaching niche
  • Better understand “who” is the client and “how to” specify goals and reporting mechanisms

Required Textbook: Coaching Leaders, by Daniel White

Frequency: This course is offered once or twice a year, depending on level of interest and class size is limited.

Course Prerequisites

  • 20 hours of coach training

Register for this course

Select a class term from the list below.

Date July 23, 2024 - August 27, 2024

Time 12:00 pm ET - 2:00 pm ET

Day Tuesday

Type Video Conference

Faculty Anne Shields, MS, BCC, PCC


I have taken two other courses on similar topics, one in another coaching program and one through Division 13 of the American Psychological Association. This course was by far the best. It was challenging, and also offered lots of practical advice and many tools for use in coaching for businesses and organizations.

- Mary Beth

This class has been a very big bright spot for me during this mess of coronavirus. The instructor's insights and creativity have been reassuring to me that I am on the right path.

- Matthew

Our Leadership class has been super amazing. I thought I was in over my head and you have made the learning so rich and transparent! Thank you Cheri.

- Carol