Graduate Certificate in Executive and Professional Coaching
The Executive and Professional Certificate Program at the Naveen Jindal School of Management utilizes advanced distance learning methodologies. Students attend live virtual classes delivered through web conferencing with audio teleconferencing integration. This technology supports interactivity and collaboration, creating a powerful virtual learning experience.The program is ideal for:
- Individuals with a serious interest in coaching as a profession
- HR professionals and internal coaches looking to expand their knowledge and skills of organizational behavior
- Practitioners desiring advanced professional development
This program is an International Coach Federation Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP).
- Admission Requirements
- Sample a Class
*Applications now being accepted for Fall 2014 semester
- A bachelor's degree from an accredited university and five years of satisfactory work experience; for consideration of exceptions contact the program director
- A complete online application form, which includes personal, employment and education information
- A resume of your career experience for the last five years or longer
- Application Essay
- Three letters of recommendation on forms supplied by the Organizational Behavior and Executive Coaching Program
- Official transcripts from any college and universities that have awarded you a degree
- International applicants have additional requirements that are available upon request
Send transcripts to:
Organizational Behavior and Coaching Program
School of Management, SM10
The University of Texas at Dallas
800 West Campbell Rd.
Richardson, Texas 75080-3021
Applications are reviewed upon receipt of the online application, resume and essay. After approval, admission is completed upon receipt of all required components. Candidates are notified shortly after the admission decision has been made. Early submission of all application materials is strongly recommended.
A non-refundable $200 application fee payable online by credit card or by a check made out to The University of Texas at Dallas and mailed to:
Organizational Behavior and Executive Coaching Program
Executive Education, SM11
The University of Texas at Dallas
800 West Campbell Rd.
Richardson, TX 75080-3021
Minimum Technology Requirements
- High-speed Internet access
- Telephone headset
Recommended Technology Requirements
This executive coaching certification program utilizes state-of-the-art distance learning methodologies. Students attend live virtual classes delivered through web conferencing with audio teleconferencing integration. This technology supports interactivity and collaboration creating a powerful virtual learning experience.
The Graduate Certificate in Executive and Professional Coaching involves completing a 15-hour graduate program. The Curriculum is organized into three parts: educational, practicum and examination.
The educational component of the program consists of a series of learning modules organized into four main content areas/courses (see below). A learning module is a class that meets for four to six weeks during the semester. All classes are scheduled on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings and begin at 5:30 PM central time. Each session is from 60 to 90 minutes in length depending on the class. Course requirements include additional readings, short papers, field work, peer-coaching and identifying and coaching clients.
- Individual: Coaching individuals under the supervision of an ICF credentialed Coach.
- Group: Coaching peers in small group sessions under the supervision of an ICF credentialed coach.
All Graduate Certificate-seeking students will be required to coach others and receive supervision and feedback on their coaching. Students must meet minimum requirements for coaching practice in both individual and group supervised coaching practicum. Students are also expected to coach and be coached by peers for self and professional development purposes.
To earn the Graduate Certificate in Executive and Professional Coaching, students are required to pass a comprehensive examination that meets the standards set by the International Coach Federation.
OB 6350 - Introduction to Executive and Professional Coaching
Solution Focused and 4 Square Framework Coaching
This learning module introduces students to a solution-focused approach to coaching. Topics include: the fundamental processes of coaching, the meta-model of communication, solution-focused theory and practice, the trans-theoretical model of change. At the conclusion of the learning module, students will be able to assess a client’s readiness for change and carry out a structured solution-focused coaching session.
The Foundation and Structure of Coaching
This learning module provides an overview of professional coaching and introduces participants to the 11 coaching competencies, their significance, and how to apply them in working with coaching clients. It also provides context for coaching credentials, niches and specialties, professional connections, and organizing yourself as a coach. Principles of Solution Focused Coaching are applied throughout.
The Ethics and Standards of Coaching
This learning module provides an introduction to the role and application of ethics and standards in the professional coaching environment. EC 102 is a foundational class that will assist students in developing the knowledge and resources needed to handle ethical dilemmas that present themselves in the coach-client relationship.
This learning module provides students with a model for understanding and working with clients at a deeper level; using strategies of effective inquiry to facilitate understanding and self-directed change. Topics include: language and the brain; the Meta Model (deletions, distortions, generalizations); and the use of effective inquiry strategy. At the conclusion of the learning module, students will understand nine linguistic patterns that serve as stimulus for powerful inquiry so that they will be able to move from surface level to deep structure understanding.
Developing Coaching – Therapy Distinctions
This learning module teaches how coaching and therapy differ, and what they have in common. In addition, students learn how coaching-therapy distinctions guide their approach to coaching and the coach-client relationship and how to ensure that clients receive the services most suited to their situation.
Peer Practice Groups
These classes require students to apply and practice theory and technique taught in learning modules. Students work in small groups under the supervision of an experienced coach.
OB 6351 - Coaching in the Business or Organizational Setting
Group Coaching Methodologies
Group Coaching is one of the most powerful formats in professional coaching. It enables collaboration, and provides a proven forum for clients to learn from the integrated business and life experience of all the Group participants. This learning module teaches class participants what procedures/techniques facilitate a smooth, virtual presentation of material and the use of Group process for successful virtual Group Coaching. Real-world examples are utilized throughout, and the approach is experiential. Participants will take and analyze the results of the Gregorec Mind Profile Assessment Instrument, designed for use with Coaching Groups.
This learning module teaches participants how to apply the cognitive coaching model to their coaching practice. We begin by examining the foundations of the cognitive model and how to identify cognitive distortions. Topics include the A-B-C Model, combating irrational beliefs, and uncovering deep structure automatic thoughts. This module will build on concepts learned in the Solution Focused Coaching module and will include a practice lab.
This learning module provides an overview of Motivational Interviewing within a coaching context. Participants will learn the 4 principles of Motivational Interviewing and gain tools to address ambivalence and resistance to change within the coaching conversation while strengthening client motivation. The 4 square coaching framework principles are applied throughout.
Coaching in Organizations
This learning module facilitates learning about the contextual viewpoints of coaching in organizations from the external coach and internal coach perspective. Students will discover the context, environment (impinging forces) in which the coach works, including theories of systems thinking, change theory, structural, cultural and generational considerations. We will address issues of creating a coaching culture with leaders and managers as coaches as well as the context of internal/external coaches. We will conclude by exploring the context and approaches for coaching with differing populations of Boards of Directors, CEOs and executives, and managers and supervisors with a primary goal of gaining desired solutions and results.
Advanced Strategic Inquiry
This learning module provides students with a powerful model for understanding and working with clients at a deeper level; using a client’s own language strategies to facilitate change. Language patterns provide us with a map to the client’s territory of thought and behavior. Topics include: overview of the Meta Model; 6 of the motivational and working traits; and their use as strategies in coaching. At the conclusion of the learning module, students will be able to use specific inquiries and listening strategies designed to identify patterns of behavior and motivation in the client. The module directly supports the following ICF Core Competencies: Active Listening, Powerful Questioning, Creating Awareness, and Designing Actions.
Using Assessments in Coaching
This learning module provides participants with an overview of how to use assessments in a coaching relationship. Assessments are often used in coaching to develop the client’s awareness, to jump start the initial phase of the coaching, and to provide data for goal setting and return on investment. Numerous assessments are available to coaches, some at no cost and others costing hundreds of dollars or more. Your decision as a coach to incorporate assessments into your practice may depend on the types of coaching clients you work with, the kinds of assessments your own coach has used in your coaching, and your overall familiarity with assessments. One of the most effective ways to explore assessments and their value is through taking some of these measures yourself in order to evaluate what value they provide.
Research Practices for Coaches
This learning module teaches the basic concepts about qualitative and quantitative research practices and discusses how these are applied to the field of coaching. Learners practice an on-going process of informal data collection which is used in the weekly discussion sessions as a basis for exploration of data collection and analysis methods. Learners are provided with several examples of scholarly research in the field of coaching as well as resources for additional reading in peer-reviewed literature.
Coaching Techniques and Practices
Real life coaching issues and challenges are used to demonstrate coaching techniques, and practices. This is an action packed experientially based class designed to demonstrate the Solution Focused Coaching Model in action AND at the same time demonstrate the 11 Core Coaching Competencies as described by the International Coach Federation.
Strategic Alliances for Business Growth
This learning module teaches participants how to strategically plan and market their coaching business or internal coaching practice from the point of view of the successful entrepreneur. Participants explore effective ways to optimize business and professional success-for themselves and for their coaching clients. Businesses of all sizes can reap significant benefit from the synergies offered by well-defined alliances. The required text is SmartMatch Alliances by Judy Feld and Ernest Oriente. Learning objectives include the following:
- Insights on entrepreneurial thinking.
- Strategic plan for coaches internal or external.
- Multiple marketing methods and materials.
- Alliance-ability assessment–of yourself and others.
- Profile potential alliance partners inside and outside your organization.
- Tools for increased exposure.
- Strengthening your marketing assets.
- Understanding of equitable exchange of value.
- Filter for quality alliance partners.
- How to attract good alliance partners.
- New ideas!
Peer Practice Groups
These classes require students to apply and practice theory and technique taught in learning modules. Students work in small groups under the supervision of an experienced coach.
OB 6352 - Advanced Coaching Models and Methods
Coaching and Appreciative Inquiry
This learning module teaches participants how to apply the Appreciative Inquiry and Appreciative Coaching principles, model and techniques to real-world coaching scenarios. This module offers a useful, powerful structure and steps to follow in the coaching process. Participants will also learn how to incorporate systems elements into coaching within organizational settings.
Evidence Based Models
This learning module introduces learners to the core theories from psychology, adult development and related fields which underpin the principles and practices of coaching. The concept of evidence-based practice, integrating coaching context, coach and client characteristics and engagement goals is introduced and addressed as a working framework. In each session, participants review theoretical principles and discuss the application of those principles in conjunction with their real-world coaching practice.>Capstone projects are sponsored by local industries and provide the students an opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge gained to solve real world challenging problems in the area of supply chain management. Students work in a team environment, interact with industry leaders and gain some industry specific knowledge. Prerequisites: consent of instructor.
Advanced Core Competencies in a Solution Focused Model
This module is devoted to understanding and practicing the ICF core competencies and ethical standards at a PCC level, and provides a comprehensive review within the context of Solution Focused Coaching.
Positive Psychology in Coaching
This learning module exposes students to the science around the burgeoning field of human flourishing, which is now known as “Positive Psychology.” The class will cover the inception of the field in the late 1990′s and will track its growth, and particularly its successful application in the field of coaching. Special attention will be paid to separating the idea of “happyology” from Positive Psychology, which is undergirded by important findings around how to assess one’s flourishing, why it is important to learn how to identify and apply so-called “positive interventions,” and how the process of goal-setting is intricately wrapped up in the field of human flourishing. Students will learn about many of the concepts that support and encourage emotional flourishing and goal accomplishment, including grit, savoring, resilience, self-regulation and priming. Takeaways will include the identification of student’s own strengths through the Positive Psychology assessment of VIA Signature Strengths, worksheets on how to identify and encourage positive socially contagious environments, and a deep understanding of why the science of happiness is relevant to every coaching engagement, regardless of the context.
Team Coaching in Organizations
Transactional Analysis for Coaches
Transactional Analysis (TA) is both a theory of personality and an organized system for understanding the cognitive and behavioral aspects of human interaction. It is grounded on the assumption that, as adults, we adopt ego states and associated patterns of behavior based on early life interactions with parental figures. The goal of working with transactional analysis as a framework for coaching is to support autonomy, which is defined as awareness, spontaneity, and the capacity for intimacy. In the Transactional Analysis for Coaching module, students consider ego states, parallel and crossed transactions, discounting, and transactional dramas or “games” with an emphasis on how these concepts can be applied to coaching.
Graduate Certificate in Executive and Professional Coaching- $10,000 USD
Tuition for the Graduate Certificate in Executive and Professional Coaching is $10,000. Tuition is billed in the first and third semesters. The first installment of $5,000 is due upon initial enrollment in the first semester. The second installment of $5,000 is due by the beginning of the third semester. This billing schedule complies with most company sponsored tuition benefit requirements.
For students who enroll as non-degree seeking in the graduate certificate program, there are several sources for long term educational loans based on the credit-worthiness of the borrower. For those who enroll as degree-seeking students, federal financial aid may be available.
More information is available by contacting Paula Baxter, Executive Education Financial Services Manager: (972) 883-4114.
Robert Hicks, PhD, Clinical Professor and Director
Robert Hicks is clinical professor of organizational behavior at The University of Texas at Dallas and founding director of the Organizational Behavior and Executive Coaching program in the School of Management. He also holds an appointment as clinical professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.
Dr. Hicks is a licensed psychologist who specializes in industrial and organizational psychology. He has more than two decades of experience as a consulting psychologist and executive coach to many Fortune 500 companies. He is a recognized expert in leadership development, organizational change, team development, selection and assessment, and the coaching and development of professionals.
Dr. Hicks is also the director of the Master of Science in Management and Administrative Sciences degree program that offers a concentration in healthcare management. This program is offered in partnership with UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for UT Southwestern administrative and clinical faculty leaders. Dr. Hicks regularly contributes articles to physician executive publications.
The Organizational Behavior and Executive Coaching program: 1) provides a graduate certificate and academic credit for individuals who wish to coach people in business settings either as an external coach, an internal coach, or as a coach leader; 2) provides and manages executive coaches for the benefit of the students enrolled in the UTD Executive MBA program; and 3) offers a Master of Science Degree in Management and Administrative Sciences with a concentration in Organizational Behavior and Executive Coaching.
Lee Smith, PhD, MCC
Lee Smith is the ACTP Coach Training Director at UT Dallas. She has been a faculty member at UT Dallas, as well as Adjunct Professor at Northwest University in Seattle. She is a highly experienced Executive Leader Coach working with C-level leaders and their executive teams. She has a proven record in coaching and developing leaders in realizing solutions to critical executive issues, addressing change and delivering results. In her work, Lee serves as the coach, leader, strategic change agent, teacher, encourager and trusted advisor. As President of CoachWorksR International for many years, her clients include Fortune 500 companies and other organizations and non-profits. She has experience in both rolling out leadership and cultural changes in organizations as well as working with chief executives in leadership. Lee holds one of the first ICF certifications as Master Certified Coach. Her doctorate is in Organizational Behavior and Psychology with an undergrad in Business. She has authored books, coaching programs, assisted in establishing standards/ethics for the coaching profession, and co-developed Legacy LeadershipR, a comprehensive leadership model. She is the co-author of the book, Legacy Leadership: The Leader's Guide to Lasting Greatness.
Jan Austin, PhD, MCC
Jan Austin, MS, MPA, MCC is a master coach, leadership program facilitator and author who brings more than twenty years’ experience as an organizational leader and public sector entrepreneur, and thirteen years’ experience as an independent coaching and consulting professional. Since 1998 she has worked with thousands of business leaders in a variety of organizations including the Fortune 500 and the U.S. Government. In addition, she has mentored hundreds of aspiring organizational and life coaches to establish themselves in the coaching profession. An expert in the area of leadership excellence, Jan Austin is the author of What No One Ever Tells You About Leading For Results (Kaplan, 2006). She presents leadership programs on topics such as “Harnessing Team Intelligence,” “Coaching Skills for Leaders,” “Communication Style,” “Becoming a Signature Leader,” “Developing Strategic Leadership Skills,” “Change Agile Leadership,” “Delivering Effective Feedback,” “The Art and Science of Influencing,” and “Socially Intelligent Leadership.” Jan’s educational background includes a bachelor’s degree in psychology, a master’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in management. She is currently completing her doctorate in organizational development and transformation.
Ann Deaton, PhD, PCC
Ann V. Deaton, Ph.D., PCC is a leadership coach with DaVinci Resources (www.DaVinciResources.com) and a managing partner in The Bounce Collective (http://WeCanBounce.com). Ann is a certified executive coach through the Newfield Network, as well as holding a PCC (Professional Certified Coach) credential from the International Coach Federation. Ann received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The University of Texas at Austin and worked in leadership roles in health care settings for 20 years prior to transitioning into coaching.
Since 2002, Ann has been providing executive leadership coaching and teambuilding to individual leaders and organizational teams to enhance their self-awareness, communication, decision-making, and leadership effectiveness. She is trained in the use of Appreciative Inquiry, TILT360, The Empowerment Dynamic, The Leadership Circle 360, Myers Briggs Type Indicator, Barron EQ-i, and the Conflict Dynamics Profile, as well as other approaches and assessments. Ann serves as a leadership coach in Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Business, the Partnership for Nonprofit Excellence, NAWBO’s Executive Dialogue, and CIA University’s Program on Creative Leadership. She teaches courses on therapy-coaching distinctions and using assessments in coaching for The University of Texas at Dallas Executive Coaching Program. Ann served as President of the International Coach Federation’s Richmond Chapter in 2006 and 2007, and on the ICF’s Research and Education subcommittee in 2008 and 2009.
Geri England, PCC
Geri England, M.S., M.Ed, is a business/life coach and organization development consultant and has her own coaching/consulting practice in Dallas, TX. Geri has a diversified background in both corporate and not-for-profit management. She held management positions at Nortel, GTE and Verizon as well as two regional not-for-profits. During 20+ years of experience, Geri has designed and delivered individual and group coaching, team-building, and management/leadership training programs as well as culture change initiatives for Fortune 500 clients in the U.S. and internationally.
Geri holds a BA in Broadfield Social Sciences and MEd in Counseling from Texas A&M University and MS in Business and Human Relations from Amberton University. She is a professional certified coach (CPCC) through the Coaches Training Institute (CTI) in San Rafael, CA and a certified master NLP practitioner through NLP Training concepts in Dallas,TX.
Currently a student in the Institute of Integrative Nutrition Coach training program in New York, NY, Geri is developing a niche in Legacy and Lifestyle coaching with an emphasis on helping people live their purpose with passion through social entrepreneurship while experiencing extreme well-being.
Judy Feld, MCC
Co-founder, Executive and Professional Coaching Program
Judy Feld is an executive coach with a highly regarded reputation worldwide. She was the 2003 President of the International Coach Federation (ICF), the 16,000-member nonprofit organization that serves professional coaches. She served on the Board of Directors of ICF from 1997 through 2004 and was the founder of ICF-North Texas, the first chapter. Judy is an ICF Master Certified Coach since 1998--one of the first 20 coaches worldwide to receive that designation. She works with executives, entrepreneurs, managers, and business teams all over the world, with extensive experience in career, change, leadership and communications coaching for professionals at all levels. She is also a skilled and generous mentor to other coaches, and an educator as well.
Judy was co-founder and served as ACTP Training Director of the award-winning UT Dallas Executive and Professional Coaching Program for nine years. She continues to teach in the program and coach in the Executive MBA Program and the Research Department.
Judy served as Director of Distance Learning for the Authentic Happiness Coaching Program which educated 1000 professionals in the principles of Positive Psychology from 2003 to 2005 with master classes by Dr. Martin Seligman.
In her more than twenty years of business experience prior to her coaching career, she has held corporate management positions in marketing, consulting, business development, research and software design while remaining actively involved in training and speaking. As former vice-president of AMR Information Services (American Airlines), Judy led a team that helped to envision future uses of technology and deliver it to a global markets. She was instrumental in the formulation of a joint venture with the French National Railroad (SNCF) which was an early example of a well-performing international virtual alliance.
Susan Klein, MCC
Susan Klein, Master Certified Coach, Certified Mentor Coach, Certified Life Planner, is passionate about coaching! As part of the team that founded Coach U, she worked to help create what is considered one of the premiere coach training organizations in the world, and sat as a member of the advisory board for four years and was faculty for four years. As part of the team that launched the International Coach Federation, Susan was on the Board of Directors for three years, and was Program chair for the annual conference in 2002. She has been on faculty of the UTD Executive Coaching program since it’s inception.
Since 1990, as founder and president of Success Technologies, Inc., she’s specialized in transformational business and executive coaching for managers, executives, small business owners and professionals. Susan’s specialty is coaching for Leadership Development. Her client list includes AT&T, Lucent Technologies, IBM, Toyota, Hewlett-Packard, Pfizer, Merck, as well as radio stations, various small-mid size businesses and non-profits
She develops and conducts a cadre of courses and trainings for managers and executives including: The Strengths Success System; Shine: the Workshop- Using Brain Science to Get the Best From Your People; The Emotionally Intelligent Organization-A Coach Approach; Coaching Skills for Leaders. She is the author of a booklet titled Simple Tips for the Over- Committed, Over-Scheduled Person.
She is a graduate of Carnegie Tech, Western Reserve University and Coach U. She has received three coaching certifications from Coach U. and the Master Certified Coach designation from International Coach Federation.
Susan has an extensive background in radio advertising sales and management, and advertising.
Lisa Kramer, PCC
Lisa Kramer, MSW, PCC is a professional coach, facilitator, and author. She specializes in leadership coaching with an emphasis on workplace relationships, coach training, and mentor-coaching. Lisa’s vision is a world inhabited by people who have the tools to be their own best coach. Along with Colleen Bracken, MSOD, PCC, Lisa is the co-creator of the Coach Approach leadership training program which has been a featured program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania since 2009. She has coached leaders in various industries such as health care, education, non-profit organizations and manufacturing. Lisa’s clients describe her as a highly intuitive, deep listener who encourages them to be their best with a combination of gentle directness and powerful questions. Lisa is on the faculty of the University of Texas (Dallas) Executive Coaching program and the Institute for Life Coach Training where she consistently receives excellent evaluations from participants. She is a credentialed Professional Certified Coach (PCC) by the International Coach Federation. She earned a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
Tom Krapu, PhD, PCC
Utilizing evidence based coaching methods, Tom Krapu, PhD, PCC helps his coaching clients create relational impact across their organizations that lead to lasting business results. Whether it is managing up, collaborating with peers, or creating a powerful culture in their organization, Tom's executive coaching increases your leadership agility and advances your career while serving the larger organization. Tom Krapu, PhD, PCC has worked with individuals in their development for over 30 years and since 2001 as a coach, trainer and facilitator. Tom has obtained the PCC professional coaching certification from the International Coach Federation and has coached over two thousand hours with dozens of leadership coaching clients. This includes mid and senior executive level leaders, company presidents and CEOs, and teams in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. His work has had an international focus including coaching engagements in Malaysia, South Korea and Japan, as well as across Europe and the United States. His executive coaching experience includes working with executives in diverse sectors of the economy from technology, to healthcare, investment, publishing, manufacturing, government and higher education. He is an Arbinger-trained coach licensed in Arbinger's Results Coaching method and has been an Arbinger facilitator. Tom was a contributor to the book Anatomy of Peace: Resolving the Heart of Conflict.
Since 2001, Tom has been providing coaching and consulting services. He has helped organizations plan annual offsites that are engaging and create stronger more collaborative teams. Tom participated in the 2010 Prism Award program at NGA, an ICF award recognizing coaching programs that produce outstanding business results. He has proven results at the individual, team and organizational levels. Being self-employed since 1985 he manages three direct reports and runs his organization with a passion for results and world class customer service.
Tom has been an adjunct faculty at several institutions of higher learning. He currently serves as adjunct faculty providing coach training for the Institute for Life Coach Training. Tom has reviewed manuscripts and presented for past ICF Research Symposia, presented in the research track for the international conference (Long Beach) and both served on and chaired the ICF Research Committee where he advised on implementation of the ICF research agenda, vetted research proposals and helped develop the ICF Research Portal: ICF Research Portal. He served on the Education Committee in the role of co-chair of the research track of the conference committee for the 2011 International conference in Las Vegas. Within the ICF, Tom started the Coaching and Psychotherapy Communities Special Interest Group (SIG) and led that group for several years. In addition, he has collaborated with other coaches and presented on the topic of the distinction between coaching and psychotherapy at two of the ICF's international conferences (Denver and Quebec City). He has designed and delivers a full day continuing education workshop for mental health professionals on the coaching profession, including the distinction between coaching and psychotherapy which is also offered in his coaching mindset telecourse.
Suzanne L. Maxwell, PhD, PCC
Suzanne received her PhD in Social Psychology from Texas A&M University and her MA and BA in Sociology from University of Memphis. She graduated from the University of Texas – Dallas Executive and Professional Graduation Certification Program and from the Alternative Dispute Resolution Graduate Certification Program at Southern Methodist University. She is recognized as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) by the International Coach Federation.
In addition to working with the Executive MBA Program, Suzanne has a busy executive coaching and consulting practice. She partners with clients to identify and solve their most pressing business issues and achieve desired business results. She also supports professionals as they clarify career and life goals and create action plans to achieve what’s important to them.
With over 20 years of domestic and international business consulting and project management experience, Suzanne’s straightforward approach is based on real life, pragmatic knowledge. In both her coaching and consulting, she combines her understanding of the human and social behavior with knowledge gained through practical business experience with individuals, teams and organizations.
Suzanne has lived and worked in the USA, Canada and Europe and has extensive business experience in a wide range of leadership positions and multinational roles. She has worked with C-level executives, Senior Partners, Senior Managers, and Managers in the following industry sectors: technology, oil and gas, finance, manufacturing, construction, transportation, professional services, and higher education.
Lynn Meinke, PCC
Lynn Meinke, PCC brings 30 years of experience in the human services industry, first as a registered nurse, then as a psychotherapist, to the profession of coaching. Lynn is a certified, professional coach for over a decade. She teaches coaching skills internationally with a focus on the development of coaching skills for professionals in organizations. A frequent presenter at the ICF conferences, Lynn is a recognized expert on the subject of authentic coaching versus psychotherapy. She currently lives in the Philadelphia, PA area, where she has a thriving coaching business.
Teresa Pool, MCC
Teresa Pool is a Master Certified Coach, specializing in executive performance and business communication. Teresa is an instructor, examiner and supervisory coach for the Executive and Professional Coaching Program at the University of Texas at Dallas School of Management and has coached for UTD’s Executive MBA Program since 2005.She was 2004 President of the North Texas chapter of the International Coach Federation and continues to mentor developing coaches.
Teresa spent almost two decades in the global technology industry, leading organizations, coaching high-potential leaders, developing new services, and creating emerging market strategies. Teresa has coached professionally since January 2000. Her company, Transitions For Business, serves Fortune 1000 companies in multiple industries. In addition to coaching, communication training and strategic facilitation, she inspires change through her published articles, television and radio appearances, and two leadership guides: Focus in the Midst of Chaos and Communication DISCovery.
She combines her joint passions of problem solving and non-profit service to facilitate strategic board sessions and coach key leaders. In 2013, she received the Chairman’s Award for Community Service.
- 2013 –Equine Facilitated Coaching, Coaching with Horses
- 2011 – Master Certified Coach program, Coaching Dynamics
- 2011 – Conflict Dynamic Profile Certification, University of Texas at Dallas
- 2010 - Winslow Certification, University of Texas at Dallas
- 2008 - Masters in Neuro Linguistic Programming, NLP Training Institute
- 2007 - Trimetrix Certification, Target Training International
- 2007 - Professional Values Analyst, Target Training International
- 2005 - Birkman Level 1 Certification, University of Texas at Dallas/li>
- 2005 - Professional Certified Coach, International Coach Federation
- 2004 - Professional Behaviroal Analyst, Target Training International
- 2003 - Coach U Certified Graduate
- 2002 - Certified Marketing Professional, SMU Cox
- 2000 - Franklin Covey Values Oriented Selling
- 1999 – Advanced Facilitation, EDS
David Matthew Prior, MCC
David Matthew Prior, a Master Certified Coach (MCC), is Co-Chair of the International Coach Federation (ICF) Ethics & Standards Committee and serves on the ICF Board of Directors. He has appeared on CNBC Business News and has written numerous articles on ethics in professional coaching. David specializes in coaching personal integrity in career, leadership, business and communication. He assists executives and professionals in reclaiming and practicing their personal ROI (Return on Integrity) which inevitably leads to a positive ROI for their organization (www.getacoach.com).
Creatively speaking, David was a professional acting teacher in New York for 10 years and is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, NY. He is a master in the art and science of improvisation which he applies in his work as a Coach Trainer, Mentor Coach, Professional Speaker and Improvisation in Business Consultant. Internationally, he is working to bring coaching to the Spanish-speaking world in his roles as a Trainer and Program Director for Olacoach, an international coach training organization based in Madrid. David holds an MBA from Thunderbird in international business.
David has a special place in his heart for Texas, having been a 5-year resident of Houston, where he served as a Trust and Financial Planning Officer for Texas Commerce Bank (now Chase Bank of Texas).
Meg Rentschler, PCC
Meg Rentschler brings 24 years of experience working within the healthcare industry to positively impact the ways that individuals and groups function together. In her work as an executive and business coach, she strives to help individuals and teams work more cooperatively and productively. Meg’s extensive experience within the field of psychotherapy has given her a strong background in understanding human interaction and behavior and has been invaluable to her coaching practice.
Additionally, Meg has extensive experience in working with executive and management teams in the worst of times. In her capacity as a Certified Critical Incident responder, she has intervened to re-establish stability and function following traumatic events in the workplace. Since beginning this work in 1992, she has responded to over 200 critical incidents, including but not limited to the trauma caused by accidents and deaths in the workplace, robbery, economic downsizing and natural disasters.
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Associate Certified Coach, she helps companies grow their employees and leadership creating healthier work environments. Meg’s experience stretches across industries, having worked with clients in transportation, technology, financial, healthcare and service industries.
Meg graduated with her Master of Social Work from the University of Michigan and earned her Bachelor of Science from Michigan State University. She holds a Graduate Certificate in Executive and Professional Coaching from the University of Texas at Dallas and serves on the Board of the International Coach Federation-North Texas Chapter. Meg is a Certified Winslow Business Consultant, is certified in the 4-D system of team building and is certified through the National Association of Productivity Coaches.