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Career Opportunities in Executive Coaching

New Career in Coaching

Companies recognize the importance of excellent leadership and are investing in executive coaching to develop this within their employees. Whether you plan to apply coaching to your current position or start a new career, Lewis' online Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership with a Professional and Executive Coaching concentration* will teach you the advanced executive coaching skills that employers desire.

A 2012 survey showed that 48 percent of organizations planned to invest in executive coaching over the next 12 months, and this investment is expected to increase over the next three years. Companies are increasingly aware of the need for a system that helps drive change and keeps their organization competitive. Strategic planning is the best way for businesses to plot effective change, and executive coaching is the best way to help a leadership team manage the human side of business during these transitions.

An executive coach helps managers, executives, and staff members to improve organizational effectiveness through inquiry and dialogue. When managers are more aware of their strengths and weaknesses, they are better able to communicate with and motivate staff members. The executive coach’s job is to assist new and seasoned managers alike as they learn to leverage their innate skillsets in more effective ways.

Completing your organizational leadership graduate program now will poise you to play an important role in the exploding field of professional coaching. A degree in executive coaching can also be extremely beneficial for people in management positions, human resources personnel, or counselors. Having the ability to apply the coaching skillset to any of these professional settings could allow graduates to transform their department or company from the inside out.

The Professional and Executive Coaching concentration is accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF) and will prepare you for the ICF's credentialing exam. Both the concentration and credentialing exam will demonstrate your coaching expertise and high professional standards to employers.

Careers in Professional and Executive Coaching

The Professional and Executive Coaching program provides students with valuable skills in the following areas:

  • Develop a deep understanding of the 11 core coaching competencies
  • Assess organizational leadership styles
  • Online students are assigned a Student Services Coordinator, who serves as a personal concierge throughout the student’s tenure with Lewis.
  • Help clients leverage their strengths and improve their weaknesses as leaders
  • Assist organizations to develop a stronger, more effective leadership team
  • Thorough understanding of many coaching methodologies and when to apply them

The online Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership with a concentration in Professional and Executive Coaching has a wide range of career options, given that you'll gain the skills to:

  • Coach within an organization
  • Create coaching programs for your work teams
  • Online students are assigned a Student Services Coordinator, who serves as a personal concierge throughout the student’s tenure with Lewis.
  • Develop an independent practice
  • Implement these techniques as a human resource professional
  • Apply these skills as a training and development manager

Lewis’ graduate program in organizational leadership will equip you to train the next generation of servant leaders in business. You will leave Lewis with the skills necessary to transform so-so managers into effective leaders who inspire and retain staff members.

Learn More

Take the next step in your career with the Professional and Executive Coaching concentration* of the online Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership from Lewis University. Call (866) 967-7046 to speak with a Graduate Admissions Counselor or click here to request more information.

*Formerly known as the Organizational and Leadership Coaching Concentration