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The Evidence Based Coaching for Organization Leadership Certificate is designed specifically for students or professionals with at least 24 hours of coach training. It offers core and in-depth study of a broad range of theories and models of leadership and organizational development. It includes practice in specific coaching skills as well as tools and strategies for working with individuals and teams in organizational contexts. Note: If you have no previous coach training, please see our Comprehensive Evidence Based Coaching program.

Fielding’s EBC is an ICF Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP)


What is Evidence Based Coaching?

  • Coaching practice that applies grounded knowledge and theory to skilled coaching
  • A basis for informed decision making in coaching practice
  • The application of models and theories from the diverse root disciplines of coaching
  • Choice based on best practices, client and coach characteristics and coaching contexts
  • Evidence Based Coaching (EBC) combines research-based theory and models, the coach’s use of self, the client’s context, along with coaching skills to create an effective coaching engagement.

Who Are Our Students?

  • Coaching practitioners in the organizational sector who have had 24 hours or more of prior coach-specific skills training and wish to extend their knowledge of theory and practice
  • Executive coaches, leadership coaches, organizational coaches, and corporate coaches
  • Students in the Organizational Development and Leadership master’s and PhD in Human Development program who want to add a coaching certification
  • Generalist coaches, life coaches, and wellness coaches
  • Current ICF certificate holders seeking CCEUs for continued credentialing

Why Fielding’s EBC Program?

  • Exceeds all of the coach education requirements of the International Coach Federation (ICF) for the ACC and PCC certificates with 151 CCE units
  • The program is designed to be completed in less than one year
  • Connects you to experienced faculty who are academically qualified and ICF-certified coach practitioners
  • Offers a broad, multi-disciplinary approach to coaching, including theories and models from leadership, psychology, communication, neuroscience, emotional intelligence, and organization studies, together with current standards, techniques, and strategies in coaching
  • Connects research and theory with professional coaching practice and tools
  • Lets you earn graduate-level credit that can be applied toward a master’s or doctoral degree at Fielding
  • Provides flexibility, letting you complete the requirements anywhere, anytime through a blended delivery method of online and face-to-face learning opportunities
  • Connects you to the Coaching Community of Practice to share knowledge, research, thought leadership, and business opportunities

Application Requirements

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree
  • Online Application Form
  • Resumé
  • Official Transcript
  • At least 24 hours of formal coach  specific training or be enrolled/ graduate of a Fielding doctoral or master’s degree program.
  • No GRE Required

Apply by November 21, 2019 to start in SPRING 2020
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