Live Online Course Delivery: September 23, 2022-March 25, 2023

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.
  • Learning Modules

    Live online sessions completed over six months
  • CCE Credits

    by the International Coaching Federation (ICF)
  • Investment*

    Early bird, multi-program, and alumni discounts available

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

Advance 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 Tammie Long.

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: September 23-24, 2022 (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: October 21-22, 2022 (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: December 2-3, 2022 (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: January 27-28, 2023 (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: February 24-25, 2023 (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: March 24-25 , 2023 (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 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

Receive an early bird discount of 20% by applying to both parts of the Executive Coaching Diploma by July 22, 2022.

Emory Executive Education also offers special pricing for select constituents:

  • Goizueta Business School Alumni/Faculty/Staff: 40%
  • Emory University Alumni/Faculty/Staff: 15%
  • Government and Non-Profit: 15%
  • Veterans: 10%

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

We also offer flexible payment options through Emory Alliance Credit Union:
Emory Alliance Credit Union has created an unsecured line of credit for Emory Executive Education participants to assist with the cost of courses:
o Minimum amount: $1,000; Maximum amount: $15,000
o 12 months interest only—the balance on the 13th month will be amortized over 36 months
o Interest rate is Prime + 4%*
o A monthly billing notice will be mailed to you.
o Credit Union membership is required. Visit and click to get started.

Click here to apply for an Emory Executive Education Line of Credit.

Once you complete the application, someone will contact you within 24 hours to go over the details. For more information, call 404.329.6415 Option 3, or visit to find a branch near you.

**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 Tammie Long, learning advisor, to discuss your options.


Program Brochure

Download the Executive Coaching Diploma Program brochure for detailed information on this offering.

Want to know more?

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