Academic Executive Coaching


As critical leaders carrying out their University’s mission, academic leaders face a plethora of challenges. They must transform visions into actions, implement executive directives, lead and support faculty and staff, recruit and hire new faculty, show appreciation, facilitate change through shared governance, create healthy communities, champion wellness, manage conflicts and lead with their principles. However they may not possess prior leadership experience or training to help them achieve their goals.

Proper professional development helps leaders manage their many responsibilities and thrive in their roles. Our Academic Coaching Programs which are based on 20 years of experience are designed to do precisely that by facilitating strong leadership in developing skills that lead to high-functioning colleges, teams and departments.

Academic Leadership Program (ALP)

Our signature offering, ALP is designed to help department chairs solve problems and develop critical skills to resolve dilemmas while leading their unit. Through collaborative modules and one-on-one coaching, chairs will develop and enhance behavioral, leadership, relationship and critical thinking skills.

“As a result of ALP I am more actively involved in carving out time to get to know my colleagues and to develop and build trusting relationships. “

Academic Leadership Perceptions 180

Far from the annual faculty evaluation, this powerful tool is designed to assess department chair leadership competencies. Through an online survey, chairs identify professional and managerial development needs and discover how others perceive their leadership style. The survey is completed online by the chair and department faculty. ALP 180 is fast, easy to navigate and user friendly.

“I am better able to be positive, appreciative and have a better understanding of where my colleagues are coming from. “

Academic Executive Coaching

This one-to-one process focuses on strengthening leadership skills through self-awareness, self-reflection and problem-based learning. Through solution-focused coaching, academic leaders learn to motivate colleagues, facilitate change, resolve cumbersome dilemmas, and lead with guiding principles. In short, our approach develops deans & chairs as inspirational leaders who enable their colleagues and university to flourish.

“Executive coaching gave me an opportunity to discuss issues, get feedback on my communication and leadership interactions, develop solutions to difficult situations apply them and then debrief.