Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching

Organizational and Leadership Psychology

Do You Enjoy Helping Others Succeed? Gain the Skills and Tools to Transform Leaders Through Executive Coaching

Organizations see unprecedented growth when talent and business strategies are seamlessly aligned. Executive coaches work with individuals to leverage their strengths and take their leadership impact to a new level. Earn your credential through the only accredited graduate school program in executive coaching in New England, and you'll have a powerful toolkit that enables you to guide and grow business and nonprofit leaders' skills to better meet organizational objectives.

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Laura ManciniI love this program! It’s an academic program, but has plenty of practice, which is a great opportunity for us as well as our clients. We get a lot of support and personal attention and my cohort has formed a very close bond with each other, which allows us to practice in a safe place.”

Laura Mancini
Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching Student


Our Philosophy, Your Experience

At William James College, you will combine your classroom knowledge with hands-on experience to get a well-rounded and integrated education. Our curriculum combines an understanding of theory, training, and practice as you develop into a culturally responsive professional. You will be surrounded by like-minded faculty, staff, and peers who, like you, are dedicated to bringing high-quality services to culturally diverse clients, agencies, and organizations. With this training, you will be prepared to make a difference in our communities.

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At William James, you'll gain exceptional training in a supportive, student-centered learning environment, with instruction and guidance provided by leading practitioners in the field. Throughout your studies, you'll experience our integrative philosophy of training and education, with application of classroom instruction in structured field experiences. Underlying this approach to professional training, is a sustained focus on your personal and professional development, with an orientation towards community service, and respect for those you'll serve.

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