The Columbia Coaching Learning Association (CCLA) exists to serve as a community of practice for CCP Program graduates as well as scholars, practitioners, scholar-practitioners, researchers, students, talent management professionals and others who are interested in the study and practice of executive and organizational coaching in the context of Columbia’s Coaching Foundations and our core belief that coaching enhances both organizational performance  and human potential.

Together, we seek to leverage the power of imagination and co-creation by convening conferences, conducting and disseminating research, developing advanced learning opportunities and offering collaborative e-forums for networks of coaches to stay connected. 

We welcome all those who are currently enrolled in, or have completed, the Columbia Coaching Certification Program to join, as well as, those of you who are part of the broader community of coaches and other talent management professionals. Not a member yet? We invite you to join now to create a profile and add a profile photo!

This website is intended to provide a space for CCLA members to connect with each other as scholars, practitioners, scholar-practitioners, researchers, students, and key stakeholders. On this site you will also receive regular updates on plans for the Columbia Coaching Program's 2nd International Conference in 2016!

One of the best ways to leverage the power of this site is to use the "What's Happening" or "Member Comments" sections below to share your thoughts and ideas with other CCLA members.

NOTICE: This is a professional online network intended solely for community of practice activities, not for personal request or solicitation. While the site includes a SPAM function, none are fool proof!  While we scan the site for improper use of this platform, if you receive a direct email message making a personal request, please: (a) disregard it and (b) report to the site administrator Anna Healy (contact her via the Member Search" feature under the "Member Roster" pull down menu).

Thanks for your participation!

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We are currently in the process of a complete redesign of both the CCLA Community as well as the Member Directory.  Active members of the community will be the first to be notified when we go live!  If you are not yet a member, please apply to become a member in order to take full advantage of the features when we launch.  Thank you for your patience.

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  • Next Conference - The 3rd International Columbia Coaching Conference will be held on October 17-19, 2018!

STAY TUNED: Call for Proposals and Conference Planning Volunteers will start the week of October 8th!


The 2nd International Columbia Coaching Program Conference was held on October 19-21, 2016!

Visit our conference website for information about the 2016 event:


2016 Conference Steering Committee: 

I’m pleased to announce that the following individuals have joined our 2016 conference steering committee and will be working with me (Dr. Terrence E. Maltbia, in my role as Institutional Conference Sponsor):

  • Dana Kirchman, Practitioner-Co-Chair
  • Fernando Yepez, Academic Co-Chair
  • Robert Levey and Keiko Muromatsu, Program Co-Chairs
  • John Schaffner, Marketing and Communication
  • Robin Schletter, Strategic Sponsorship Chair
  • Loretta Donovan, Events Planning and Operations Chair

Big thanks to Jean Frankel and Maureen Solero, our 2014 Conference Co-Chairs, for their leadership and the important role they played in ensuring that our 1st Conference was a success.

Also, big thanks to our sponsors!




Conference Sponsorship

2016 Conference Sponsors

Many thanks to the following organizations for their support in ensuring that our 2nd conference is a success!





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