From the Director of Executive Coaching
A new academic year has started here at UTD. We continue to see a lot of change on campus as an intensive beautification project is underway. And yes, we continue to see a positive trend in our recruiting as well. We have a new and dynamic class of OVER THIRTY-FIVE STUDENTS! In fact, we stopped accepting applications earlier than we ever have. The coaching profession is alive and well. Additionally, more than half of our students are intending to complete the MS degree after receiving their graduate certificates.
We are in the process of filling our spring cohort as well. If you are interested in attending our coaching program starting in March, I would recommend that you apply now. This year we have a January deadline for applications.
Going forward, our students can anticipate a continuing emphasis on solution-based coaching, which has proven to be an excellent tool for coaching in all situations. Having evolved from the field of psychology, short-term therapy, and goal-oriented therapy, solution-based coaching principles are being effectively fused into the coaching practices of our students.
In keeping with our tradition of supporting the International Coach Federation, we will have a booth and a reception at the ICF conference in Las Vegas this month. If you attend the conference, please come by and visit.
That’s it for now. As always, we welcome your questions and suggestions for future articles.
Robert Hicks, Ph.D.
Director, Executive and Professional Coaching
University of Texas at Dallas
“Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one’s ideas, take a calculated risk – and to act.” – Andre Malraux