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This is an invitation to participant in an upcoming “Afternoon of Executive and Organizational Coaching” as part of the Advanced Coach Intensive (ACI) segment of Columbia University’s coaching program. In reading the member profiles, we noticed a number of the "friends of the program," have expressed in the program. Serving as a client is an excellent way to learn more about the program, by: (1) being coached by some of our candidates; (2) interacting between sessions with other participants and the program's director; and (3) meeting some of our program faculty. Continue to read more below for additional information.

Alumni, faculty, and examiners associated with the Columbia Coaching Program, you know how important it is to have clients for the oral exam process during our Advanced Coach Intensive (ACI), so please read the invitation below and spread the word to working professionals you know in the Metro New York City area who might enjoy and benefit from an afternoon of coaching.

To get started, simply use the link below that will take you (or any referrals) to a "Google Form" that will ask for the following information:

  • First and Last Name
  • Cell/Phone Number
  • Email Address
  • Lunch (yes/no) - NOTE: clients are welcome to join us for lunch on the day of the event from 12:00 to 12:50 PM yet, we need to make a reservation
  • Ride (yes/no) - the event takes place at the Tarrytown House Estates and Conference Center, about 30 minutes North of Columbia's campus; as a result, if needed, we arrange round trip transportation from TC
  • Referral Source - we ask that people briefly indicate how they learned about the opportunity to be a client (e.g., AEGIS, Your First and Last Name if you refer potential clients, Columbia Coaching Learning Association website; etc.)
  • Google Docs Link:

Once this information is complete (i.e., expressing interests in serving as a client), I will contact each client directly with additional information about the event. NOTE: if interested being a client on July 27th, please complete the form by no later than Thursday July 13th.

Ideal Client Profile:

  • At least 3-5 years of full-time professional work experience;
  • Willing to be coached on a topic that is current and important to them related to their current work, current project, and/or an exploration of their future career;
  • The coaching is done in English; and
  • Supervisory/managerial experience a plus, yet not required.

Again, the dates of the events are: (1) Thursday July 27th from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (no later than 5:30 PM); lunch is between 12:00 and 12:50 PM; and transportation will leave TC @ 11:15 AM for those joining us for lunch; and 12:15 for those planning to attend the event @ 1:00 PM, who need transportation to be provided.

Thanks for you consideration, this is a great way to learn more about the program and meet our wonderful candidates from around the world! To learn more about the program and the upcoming events, see the additional information provided below.


Dr. Terrence E. Maltbia

Associate Professor of Practice, Adult Learning and Leadership Program

Faculty Director, Columbia Coaching Certification Program

Department of Organization and Leadership

Teachers College, Columbia University

212-678-8405 *


About the Program

Columbia University's Coaching Certification Program is a year-long development experience designed for mid-career professionals and beyond. To date, since the Fall of 2007 we have completed 17 Cohorts of the 1-year program, with over 420 graduates from over 50 countries around the world, including the United States, and counting. As a graduate certificate program, all certification candidates have a B.A./B.S., roughly 50% (depending on the cohort) have M.A./M.S. degrees, and about 1/3 have Doctorate Degrees from a variety of disciplines; most are, or have been, at the Director Level or above in their organizations, and hail from a number of sectors ranging from corporate, education, healthcare and government.


Our year-long curriculum for the program has a scholar-practitioner orientation currently grounded in what we call 3-coach foundations: (1) guiding principles (or mindset of highly effective coach); (2) competencies (or core coach capability); and (3) process (a 3-phased approach informed by the science of human performance, i.e., context, content, and conduct)—the program also draws on research and theory from the diverse academic disciplines of adult learning, adult development, psychology/organization behavior, and management science). We are currently under going a program redesign process that will place neurosciences @ the core. Our graduates focus on a specific form of coaching, Executive (i.e., managers/leaders) and Organizational (i.e., work/career context) Coaching, in contrast to life coaching—as a result, we ask our volunteer clients to bring work and/or career related topics to the coaching sessions (more about this later).


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