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Executive Coaching Diploma Program

Executive Coaching Certificates

Foundational skills. Advanced Training.

Designed for those interested in further developing and formalizing their current coaching skills to adapt themselves, their teams, and their organizations to an ever-changing and complex environment. The Executive Coaching Diploma consists of two parts ─ the Executive Coaching Foundations Certificate and the Advanced Executive Coaching Certificate ─ and provides participants with the training and mentor coach hours needed for the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credential through the International Coach Federation (ICF).

Executive Coaching Diploma

  • Executive Coaching Foundations Certificate

    Create the foundation to become an effective leadership coach by learning the basic theory of coaching (mindset), expanding the range of responses available to you as an executive coach (toolset), and deepening your ability to coach effectively (skillset).
  • Advanced Executive Coaching Certificate

    Enhance your ability to coach your clients, companies, and communities within the context of root dynamics versus surface-level symptoms by enhancing your understanding of neuroscience, psychoanalytic theory, and family of origin dynamics.
  • Maximum Cohort Size

    1:6 learning advisor to participant ratio
  • CCE Credits

    by the International Coaching Federation (ICF)
  • Investment

    Total for both Foundations & Advanced

Summer Coaching Dates

Module 1: July 19-20, 2024

Module 2: August 16-17, 2024

Module 3: September 20-21, 2024

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Module 4: October 18-19, 2024

Module 5: November 8-9, 2024

Module 6: December 6-7, 2024

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Summer Foundations/Advanced Application Deadline: Application deadline: June 7, 2024

* Maximum cohort size is 36. Enrollment in the course is not guaranteed until payment is received.

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Learning Objectives

  • Ideal for

    Mid-career or senior professionals in general management, human resources, consulting, education or mental health services.
  • Outcomes

    Establish yourself as a change agent to facilitate team member growth within your organization or create the foundation for your own coaching practice.
  • Accreditation

    Earn 80 CCEs and earn the training and mentor coach hours needed for the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credential through ICF.

Advanced Coaching

If you are interested in applying for the Advanced portion of the program only and have accumulated 30 ICF training hours within the last two years, please contact Heather Dufault.

Program Insights

How it Works

The Executive Coaching Diploma consists of two parts: the Executive Coaching Foundations Certificate (3 modules) and the Advanced Executive Coaching Certificate (3 modules). All modules are delivered in a dynamic, interactive, live online format to maximize impact and minimize career disruption. In addition, there is an interim learning curriculum in between each module which may consist of webinars, learning circles, peer coaching, client practicum, and/or reading (estimated 7-10 hours per interim module). Modules will take place on one Friday per month from 1:00pm-5:30pm EST and one Saturday per month from 8:30am – 2:30pm EST.
  • Executive Coaching Foundations Certificate

  • Foundational Coaching Skills

    Module 1 (Live Online)
    This immersive, experiential and interactive module focuses on teaching and enhancing fundamental coaching skills using proven coaching techniques. Much time will be spent practicing coaching using real-life scenarios and receiving feedback from peers, instructors, and assigned executive coaches. This module is designed to expand your understanding of your coaching style and approach to working with clients.
  • Mindset. Toolset. Skillset.

    Module 2 (Live Online)
    This module offers a continuation and consolidation of the basic theory of coaching (mindset) and an expansion of the range of responses and options available to executive coaches (toolset) and continued practice to deepen your abilities to coach effectively (skillset).
  • Client Growth

    Module 3 (Live Online)
    This module focuses on designing behavioral practices and facilitating client growth. Using reflection and feedback to accelerate your coaching, you will spend time practicing coaching using real-life scenarios and receiving feedback from peers, instructors, and assigned executive coaches.
  • Advanced Executive Coaching Certificate

  • Brain-Based Coaching

    Module 4 (Live Online)
    This module applies the unique and powerful lens of neuroscience to executive behavior and leadership style. You will learn about the general principles of the brain and practice advanced, specific, brain-friendly coaching inquiries to generate greater insights and deeper motivations for your clients to create new habits and achieve their goals. This module is designed to expand your knowledge about the general principles of the brain, the coach, and coachee brain to optimize coaching engagements.
  • Family Systems

    Module 5 (Live Online)
    This module provides you with an understanding of the role and impact of family experience and systems in human behavior. A person’s family history has been described as one of the most impactful and least examined influences in psychology. This module offers a comprehensive framework and vocabulary for understanding family dynamics and the tools necessary to help clients explore, understand, and cope effectively with their individual history as it affects their personal and professional lives.
  • Psychodynamic & Multi-perspective Coaching

    Module 6 (Live Online)
    This module will introduce fundamental concepts of psychoanalytic theory to enrich the practice of executive coaching. While this is not training on how to conduct psychotherapy, the teaching will focus on how you can use a psychoanalytic perspective and tools to enhance the coaching process, understand the dynamics of maintaining a helping relationship, and achieve more lasting change by addressing unconscious dynamics and conflicts. The concluding portion of the final module will consist of a review of all of the various coaching models presented in the program and an opportunity to integrate them in a final case conference discussion.

Take the Next Step

Improve co-worker and client interactions, increase mindfulness, and enhance your ability to thoughtfully respond, make decisions, and thrive in an atmosphere that demands contextual awareness and empathy.

Executive Coaching Diploma Program: Information Session

Charlie D'Amico, faculty director of the Executive Coaching Diploma Program, discusses the application process, program’s format, and more for the upcoming cohort of the Executive Coaching Diploma Program.
  Executive Coaching Foundations Certificate Advanced Executive Coaching Certificate**
Duration 36.5 hours 36.5 hours
Investment* $4,000 $5,000
Module 1 x  
Module 2 x  
Module 3 x  
Module 4   x
Module 5   x
Module 6   x

Emory Executive Education also offers special pricing for select constituents:

  • Goizueta Business School Alumni/Faculty/Staff
  • Emory University Alumni/Faculty/Staff
  • Government and Nonprofit
  • Veterans

Discounts may not be combined, and only one discount may be used.

**The Executive Coaching Foundations Certificate is a pre-requisite for the Advanced Executive Coaching Certificate. If you have already started your coaching journey, have accumulated 30 ICF training hours in the last two years, and are interested in applying for the Advanced Executive Coaching Certificate only, or want to deepen your understanding of brain-based coaching or family systems, please contact Heather Dufault ( to discuss your options.

Participant Insights

Alissa Twombly and Mariline Guise

Alissa Twombly, assistant director at Talent Development Consultant at EY, and Mariline Guise, certified executive coach- career and leadership at The Home Depot, discuss how much the Executive Coaching Diploma Program has helped them gain the necessary skills to excel in their careers.

Want to know more?

Please speak with Learning Advisor, Heather Dufault, to learn more about this course and discover how Emory Executive Education can meet your continuing education needs and professional development goals.

Emory Executive Education Credentials

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Upon successful completion of a course or a certificate you will earn a digital badge that will be emailed to you directly. You can showcase your Emory Executive Education credentials by adding your digital badge to your email signature, resume, personal website, Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn. These digital badges represent a visual certification that is embedded with data and will allow future employers to gain a better understanding of what you have learned.

Course Calendar

Download the Emory Executive Education calendar to view upcoming courses for open enrollment.