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Executive Coaching


Executive Coaching is required in the first four semesters of the executive MBA program. During your first semester, you will be assigned an executive coach and will meet with your coach one on one each month to advance your strategic self-awareness and executive presence. The International Coaching Federation (ICF) certified executive coaches have been selected by Dr. Robert Hicks, director of the Organizational Behavior and Coaching Program at The University of Texas at Dallas.

You will begin the program with a Winslow Profile to assess your strengths and weaknesses. Working with your coach, you will develop a professional development plan to focus on developing five executive core competencies, including:

  • Strategic self-awareness
  • Social intelligence
  • Political intelligence
  • Executive presence
  • Social networking
Each month, you will complete homework assignments designed to help reach your personal and professional growth goals.

  • Student Testimonials

Student Testimonials

Michelle Miller

Michelle Miller

Research Operations Manager, CBRE

The executive coaching experience was very helpful in guiding my understanding of my strengths and weaknesses and helping me build a plan to leverage them or overcome them, respectively. My executive coach and I continued to work together after the structured part of the program was over as my coach’s expertise in career transitions was very helpful as I evaluated, negotiated, and executed my next career move.

Tyler Berns

Tyler Berns

Business Development, Austin Commercial

My executive coaching experience was excellent. My coach provided accurate, appropriate, and timely feedback and input into challenges that I was currently facing. The opportunity to share ideas and ask the opinion of a knowledgeable and engaged non-stakeholder was of great value to me both personally and professionally.

Vinesh Reddy

Vinesh Reddy

Vice President, Business Process Offshore, Bank of America

The executive coaching experience was transformational. I was analyzed by my coach and was provided great recommendations to improve myself from where I was before the coaching to where I am now. I found the experience to be valuable to me personally and professionally.

Mary Beth Martin

Mary Beth Martin

RN, BSN, Executive MBA
Executive Director, Colorado Institute of Maternal & Fetal Health 
Children’s Hospital Colorado and The University of Colorado Hospital

One of the many benefits of the UT Dallas executive MBA program was the opportunity to build my skills with an experienced, proven leader – my personal coach. My executive coach was invaluable during my interview process and during my first year in my new position

Janeth Okoronkwo

Janeth Okoronkwo

Senior Technical Advisor, FEMA

My Coach provided a great atmosphere for free flowing exchange. We always met the requirements of the class/session while maintaining flexibility to meet my needs. I enjoyed our sessions and her style of communication.