Executive Certificate in Leadership Coaching
Certificate in Leadership Coaching

Executive Certificate

On-Campus Format

Become a change-agent in organizations by studying coaching within a leadership context and understanding how to create productive relationships in the coaching role.

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Executive Certificate in Leadership Coaching

Please note: All classes will be held virtually for the Summer & Fall terms.

Georgetown’s Executive Certificate in Leadership Coaching examines the links between coaching and organization development, with an emphasis on coaching skill development. As a student, you‘ll learn about the role of self as a coach and instrument of change, study coaching within systems dynamics, and understand how to create productive and fulfilling relationships in the coaching role.

You’ll have the opportunity to connect with other senior-level professionals while learning through a combination of interactive classroom instruction, reading, self-reflection, and hands-on practice in individual and group & team coaching. Upon completing the program, you’ll be prepared for the Professional Certified Coach level of proficiency as established by the International Coach Federation.

  • Ideal for

    Experienced professionals

  • Duration

    8 courses over 8 months

  • Tuition


  • Format

    On-campus cohort

  • Enrollment

    All day, Wed–Fri, once a month

  • Semester of Entry

    Fall, spring, summer

This section has testimonials from current students and alumni.

  • Headshot of Virginia Hill

    I learned so much from the faculty and my classmates about how to be a good coach. What I didn’t expect was that I also learned how to be a better human being. The program is transformative, both personally and professionally.”

    Virginia Hill Leadership Coaching
  • Headshot of Thiago Licias de Oliveira

    The Leadership Coaching program has been the most profound developmental and transformational opportunity I have had in my life. It is designed to help you gain awareness of your own leadership impact, identity, and goals.”

    Thiago Licias de Oliveira Leadership Coaching
  • Headshot of Guy McLeod

    Whether you want to be a coach, are a coach or are a leader who is dedicated to getting the very best out of themselves and from their people—this is the best educational experience you could give yourself.”

    Guy McLeod Leadership Coaching
  • Headshot of Rachel Verlik

    I chose to enroll in this program based on my interest in a holistic coaching approach, as well as Georgetown’s stellar reputation in the industry.”

    Rachel Verlik Leadership Coaching

Upon successful completion of the certificate, you’ll be able to:

  • Coach individuals, teams, and groups
  • Consistently practice reflection, self-observation, and self-correction
  • Demonstrate fluency in the domains of language, body, and emotion
  • Understand leadership coaching as an organizational intervention
  • Define and provide the elements of the coaching relationship
  • Apply the concepts of adult development theory to your coaching

The Georgetown University Certificate in Leadership Coaching program is certified as an Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP) by the International Coach Federation.

Shorter-format professional workshops provide opportunities to enhance your skills and stay current in your practice, or acquire new skills. Visit our list of workshops to learn more.