News and Notes

By Judy Feld, MCC
Assoc. Director, ACTP Graduate Certificate Coaching Program
University of Texas at Dallas
Naveen Jindal School of Management

New Credentials, Information Session, Faculty News

New Credentials

We are proud of the Executive and Professional Coaching Program at UT Dallas and proud of all of our graduates. Recent graduates from our twelfth cohort are already joining the ranks of ICF credentialed coaches. Our earlier cohorts also continue an impressive record of professional development.  In addition, our special ACC program for Western Governors University (WGU) has a stream of participants completing their work and joining the ranks of ACC credentialed coaches.  We want to congratulate the following coaches who have received a new ICF credential, and continue to be involved in the UT Dallas community:
Francesca Spinelli, PCC, Cohort 7A; August 2012

Chafi Acero, ACC, WGU; August 2012
Alberto Flores, ACC, WGU; August 2012
Reigan Knotts, ACC, WGU; August 2012
Amy Lauritsen, ACC, WGU; August 2012
Casilyn Lewis, ACC, WGU; August 2012
Rebecca Melton, ACC, WGU; August 2012
Cora Peterson, ACC, WGU; August 2012
Hilary Poor, ACC, WGU; August 2012
Master’s Degrees Conferred

Congratulations to the following Summer 2012 graduates of Organizational Behavior and Coaching Program.  All were awarded the Master of Science in Management and Administrative Sciences degree; concentration in Organizational Behavior and Coaching. Official commencement services will be held December 7th and 8th.
Lisa Chamely-Aqui
Jean Delbridge
Courtney Conley
Robert E. Lee
Diana Lebeiko
Laurie Lyte
Rhonda Moncibais
David Neal
Yumiko Shito

Next Information Session for Spring Cohort and Master’s Program
The Executive and Professional Coaching Program is thriving at UT Dallas and we continue to look toward the future. We are accepting applications for Cohort 10B, to begin in March.  The Master’s Degree Program is in its third year and is open for new student applications.

You are invited to join an interactive group Information Session with an overview and Q&A on both programs, including options for each.  Our next information session is scheduled for Thursday, November 1st at 5:30 p.m. U.S. Central time. It will be conducted on a group teleconference line so you can call from anywhere in the world. If you are interested in attending, send an e-mail to with "Information Session" in the subject line. Please include your full name and location in your e-mail. We will add your name to the reservation list and send you the call details. You may also register at the Coaching website

Faculty News: Congratulations to Caroline Miller!

On September 9th Caroline Miller received an award from the Good News Network for her work in the field of positive psychology. The award was presented at a banquet during a 2 1/2 hour cruise on the Potomac River alongside Washington, D.C. Under the banner, "Good News Goes to Washington", Caroline, who is a go-to source for positive outcomes research for reporters at the Washington Post, was toasted as a 2012 honorary Good News Ambassador. Caroline teaches Positive Psychology and Coaching in the Executive and Professional Coaching Program at UT Dallas.

Judy Feld, MCC, was the 2003 ICF President.  She has been a full-time executive and professional coach since 1995 and is the co-founder of the Executive and Professional Coaching Program in the School of Management at the University of Texas at Dallas  She teaches “Foundations and Structures of Coaching”; “The Business of Coaching”; and “Strategic Alliances for Coaches.” Feld is the co-author of SmartMatch Alliances and a mentor to innovative coaches