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Evidence Based Coaching

Fielding’s Evidence Based Coaching program is a Level 2 ICF Accredited Coaching Education Provider.

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Fielding Graduate University is the first university (in the world of 400+ coach training programs) to have both the ICF accreditation and the GASEC recognition.


Become a Professional Coach

Within the past decade, the coaching profession has grown rapidly in businesses, schools, and organizations. Set yourself apart from others in the field with an Evidence Based Coaching (EBC) certificate. This multidisciplinary-based synchronous certification program can be completed in eight months through a combination of teleconferencing and face-to-face sessions.

GSAEC Graduate-Level Educational Program

Fielding Graduate University’s Evidence Based Coaching Program has met GSAEC’s Academic Standards for Graduate-Level Educational Programs in Professional Coaching. Students who graduated from this program on or after September 2021 can apply to GSAEC to receive the GSEC coaching credential as a Graduate School Educated Coach. Learn more at https://gsaec.org/.

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  • Professional Coaching that applies grounded knowledge and theory to skilled practice.
  • A basis for informed decision-making in coaching interventions.
  • The application of models, theories, and research from multi-disciplinary bodies of work.
  • The combination of knowledge, skill, and self-awareness allows a coach to be the best instrument of self when working with clients in their specific contexts.
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree
  • Online Application Form
  • Resumé
  • Official Transcript
  • No GRE Required

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Upon successful completion of the certificate, learners are able to:

  • Coach clients at the Professional Certified Coach level as defined by the International Coach Federation
  • Articulate their coach identity and social justice focus
  • Integrate theory and evidence-based knowledge with skillful coaching
  • Partner and acknowledge clients within their system context
  • Understand the use of self as an instrument in coaching

Schedule for Fall 2024

Term One – In-person Learning

  • 4-Day Foundations Intensive (in-person): 09/04/2024 – 09/07/2024 (8a.m. – 5p.m. Pacific)
  • Wednesday Night Zoom Sessions: 09/18/2024 – 12/11/2024 (4 – 6p.m. Pacific)
  • 2-day Observation Intensive: 11/02/2024 – 11/03/2024 (8a.m. – 5p.m. Pacific on Zoom)

Term Two – In-person Learning

  • 4-Day Development Intensive (in-person): 01/07/2025 – 01/10/2025 (8a.m. – 5p.m. Pacific)
  • Tuesday Night Zoom Sessions: 01/21/2025 – 04/15/2025 (4 – 6p.m. Pacific)
  • 2-Day Observation Intensive: 03/15/2025 – 03/16/2025 (8a.m. – 5p.m. Pacific on Zoom)

Schedule for Spring 2024 cohort

Term One – Virtual Learning

  • 4-Day Foundations Intensive: 01/08/2024 – 01/11/2024 (8am – 5pm Pacific on Zoom)
  • Wednesday Night Zoom Sessions: 01/24/2024 – 04/17/2024 (4pm – 6pm Pacific)
  • 2-day Observation Intensive: 03/09/2024 – 03/10/2024 (8am – 5pm Pacific on Zoom)

Term Two – Virtual Learning

  • 4-Day Development Intensive: 05/07/2024 – 05/10/2024 (8am – 5pm Pacific on Zoom)
  • Tuesday Night Zoom Sessions: 05/21/2024 – 08/13/2024 (4pm – 6pm Pacific)
  • 2-Day Observation Intensive: 07/13/2024 – 07/14/2024 (8am – 5pm Pacific on Zoom)

Schedule for Summer 2024 cohort

Term One – Virtual Learning

  • 4-day Foundations Intensive: 5/6/24 – 5/9/24 (8a.m. – 5p.m. Pacific Time on Zoom)
  • Wednesday night Zoom sessions: 5/22/24 – 8/14/24 (4:00p.m. – 6:00p.m. Pacific Time)
  • 2-day Observation Intensive: 7/6/23 – 7/7/23 (8a.m. – 5p.m. Pacific Time on Zoom)

Term Two – Virtual Learning

  • 4-day Development Intensive: 9/5/24 – 9/8/24 (8a.m. – 5p.m. Pacific Time on Zoom)
  • Tuesday night Zoom sessions: 9/17/24 – 11/10/24 (4:00p.m. – 6:00p.m. Pacific Time)
  • 2-day Observation Intensive: 11/9/24 – 11/10/24 (8a.m. – 5p.m. Pacific Time on Zoom)

Fielding’s EBC Program:

Exceeds ICF Coaching RequirementsCompleted in 8 Months!Graduate Level Credit - No GRE Required!

Exceeds the Professional Certified Coach education requirements

  • Exceeds the Level 2 education requirements of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) with 150 education hours.
  • The program is designed to be completed in eight months.
  • Connects you to experienced faculty who are academically qualified and ICF-certified coach practitioners.
  • Provides a graduate-level education and lets you earn graduate-level credit.
  • Provides a structured learning environment that allows you to learn with a cohort using blended learning approaches.
  • NO GRE Required!

Student & Alumni Testimonials

Joshua Leach

As an aspiring coach striving to enhance personal and professional development, Fielding came highly recommended by an alum—This transformed my leadership style! Fielding provided many opportunities to challenge me, reflect on my experiences, and practice evidence-based coaching each week. I received immediate feedback on the training sessions from knowledgeable and credible faculty, enabling me to identify strengths and weaknesses. I was excited about the opportunity to practice implementing the (ICF) International Coaching Federation core competencies and (PCC) Professional Certified Coach markers through Fielding’s Executive Coach Program. This paved the way for my ICF Credentialing and placed me among an elite membership of colleagues. After graduation, Fielding continued their support with an established coaching community sharing resources and networks. If I were to do it all over again, I would change just one thing—I would attend Fielding sooner!

Joshua Leach, Evidence Based Coach
Emily Peck - testimonial

My journey through the EBC Program has been a powerful, transformational experience. I have acquired and integrated evidence-based coaching knowledge on the level of mind, body, and spirit. I have developed skills which unlock awareness and agency in both myself and others. I have discovered new purpose, meaning, and direction in life through coaching, through a process of unfolding awareness and potential.

I am moving on from the EBC Program with broad and deep knowledge of evidence-based coaching developed through lived experience in relationship with my peers, colleagues, and the faculty at Fielding, as well as through my coach-client relationships.

Emily Peck
Evidence Based Coach

Emily Peck, Evidence Based Coach
Maura Abernethy - testimonial

The Fielding EBC program provided a range of experiences: academic-focused reading and reflection; hands-on coaching and feedback; peer and cohort faculty conversations. Each experience provided an opportunity for me to absorb perspectives, reflect on my coaching skills, and integrate new ways of thinking into my coaching practice. For me, the hands-on coaching was invaluable for learning “how” to coach while integrating some of the many concepts and theories we explored in our classes.

Maura Abernethy
Evidence Based Coach

Maura Abernethy, Evidence Based Coach
Fayth Brice - testimonial

I am so glad that I listened to all of the wonderful things I heard about the Fielding EBC program and enrolled. My life has been forever changed by the program, faculty, peers, and experiences. Fielding was the missing piece to my coaching puzzle, and I will use all I’ve learned to continue to grow as a coach.

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Evidence Based Coach

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Why Choose Fielding’s Evidence Based Coaching?

Professional Coaching that applies grounded knowledge and theory to skilled practice.

Level 2 Coaching Education Provider

The International Coaching Federation (ICF) is the leading global organization for coaches and coaching. ICF is dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high standards, providing independent certification and building a worldwide network of trained coaching professionals. As of July 2020, ICF has approximately 41,500 members in 147 countries and territories.

Flexible Schedule, Experienced Faculty

Fielding’s EBC program connects you to experienced faculty who are academically qualified and ICF-certified coach practitioners. The program 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. The format provides flexibility, letting you complete the requirements anywhere, anytime through a blended delivery method of online and face-to-face learning opportunities.

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Evidence Based Coaching applies grounded knowledge and theory to skilled practice. 

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Membership is open to Fielding students, faculty, or alumni who want to collaborate on education, projects, and initiatives related to the field of coaching.

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EBC Cohort or Fielding Affiliation must be named to join the Coaching Community of Practice

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