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Hello 3CP Alums and Friends of the Program!

I trust you are enjoying the summer. It is that time of year where we are working to secure "volunteer clients" of the next conduct of the Advanced Coaching Intensive segment of the program. Those of you who are alums know how important this is to the overall experience. We leverage our various channels @ Columbia University, yet we like to ask you to reach out to your network of working professionals who might be both willing to spend an afternoon, and would benefit from an afternoon of free, professional coaching.

NOTE: Columbia Program Alums should not serve as volunteer clients, doing so creates unevenness in the process. Those of you have are interested to our program might consider volunteerting, it a good way to have a direct experience with the learning climate. Below is a rather detailed invitation that you can used to craft a message specifically for your network, it is important to include the "Google Doc" information.



This is an invitation to participate in "An Afternoon of Executive and Organizational Coaching," on Thursday, July 25, 2019! The coaching sessions will take place between 1:00 to 5:00 PM (no later than 5:30 PM); with an optional lunch from 12:00 to 12:50 PM. The Advanced Coach Intensive (ACI), is part of a 1-year professional coaching development program. As part of the certification process, each candidate completes an oral exam by coaching a "client" we provide for 30 minutes, on a topic of the client's choice. The exam is observed by two examiners (1 member of our instructional team and 1 external examiner with the ICF).

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 faculty director; and (3) meeting our program faculty. Continue to read more below for additional information 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.

NOTE: each client will have 2 to 3 half hour coaching sessions (by different program candidates).

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 Tarrytowne 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 the afternoon of July 25, 2019, please complete the form by next Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 5:00 PM Eastern Time U.S.

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 date for this afternoon of coaching is Thursday July 25, 2019 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.




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 21 Cohorts of the 1-year program, with over 598 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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