Track 1 Intra/Interpersonal Space Panel Discussion: Executive Coach Education and Training: Current Status and Future Directions

Abstract: Building on the conference theme, this panel session—made-up of representatives from six international coaching professional associations, service organizations, support networks, and consortiums—presents multiple perspectives for creating and sustaining spaces intended to foster the continuous professional development of executive coaches, educators, and other key stakeholders. Emphasis is placed on each panelist sharing their organization’s mission and vision; credentialing processes; accomplishments to date; and importantly, views on the work that lies ahead!   

Moderator: Dr. Terrence E. Maltbia (Faculty Director, Columbia Coaching Certification Program, Columbia University)

Dr. Terrence E. Maltbia, is Faculty Director, Columbia Coaching Certification Program and a Senior Lecturer for the Department of Organization and Leadership, Teachers College, Columbia University. He is co-chair of the Graduate School Alliance of Executive Coaching's (GSAEC) academic program standards committee. Terry received the Academy of Human Resource Development's Malcolm S. Knowles Dissertation of the Year Award for his pioneering Diversity Practitioner Research. Dr. Maltbia has over 25 years of industry experience in sales, sales management, OD, and consulting. Dr. Maltbia has over 25 years of experience in sales, sales management, consulting and education.


Dr. Susan R. Meyer (International Association of Coaching (IAC), Past President)

Dr. Susan R. Meyer, is the Past President of the IAC. She coaches senior and mid-level executives in settings including the ASPCA, Institute for Community Living, NYC’s Human Resources Administration, Metropolitan, Harlem, and St. Francis Hospital, and Roche Pharmaceuticals. Publications include The Life Design Blueprint Playbook, Fifty Over Fifty: Wise and Wild Women Creating Wonderful Lives and chapters in The Handbook of Transformative Learning in Practice, and New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education: New Perspectives in Professional Development. Her doctorate is in Adult Learning and Leadership from Teachers College, Columbia University, where she served as an adjunct for fifteen years.


CB Bowman (Association of Corporate Executive Coaches (ACEC), CEO and Founder) 

CB Bowman, BCC, and MBA, is CEO and Founder of the Association of Corporate Executive Coaches (ACEC). She is a graduate of Parsons, The New School, and Pace University majoring in psychology and marketing. She served on the board for Lubin School of Business. CB has also won awards for interior design and was a founder of the National Society of Interior Designers Working in Fortune 500 companies such as General Foods where she won a Clio award for Honey Bunches of Oats. In the human capital space, she has been associate professor with Pace and Rutgers Universities etc. She published articles in Dow Jones’ National Business Employment Weekly, earned industry certifications and was an executive outplacement coach. Today, she is an executive coach specializing in “Executive PTSD™”.


Patricia Mathews (International Coach Federation (ICF), Global Board of Directors) 

Pat Mathews, MCC, is President of Mathews Associates, a coaching and consulting practice dedicated to supporting leaders as they build productive partnerships, teams and workplaces. She is currently serving on the Global Board of Directors of the ICF. Pat is a faculty member and program director of the Leadership Coaching program at Georgetown University. She has served as faculty at numerous national and regional conferences, has been recognized with numerous awards and has worked with health care organizations, companies and individual leaders nationwide. She is a contributing author to On Becoming a Leadership Coach. Pat also served as a national coach with VHA’s Transformation of the ICU (TICU) program.


Micki McMillan (Association of Coach Training Organizations (ACTO), President)

Micki McMillan, MCC, M.Ed., is the CEO and a founding partner of Blue Mesa Group, a coaching, coach training and consulting firm. She is the co-director and author of Blue Mesa Group’s Transformational Coaching Program, an ICF Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP) designed for business and executive coaches. As President of ACTO, she is leading the charge to help coach trainers hone their skills and more effectively teach foundational competencies for emerging coaches. Micki is also in the first cohort for the ICF PCC Assessor training for the new PCC Markers.


John L. Bennett (Graduate School Alliance for Education in Coaching (GSAEC), Past President) 

John L. Bennett, Ph.D., PCC, BCC is associate professor of business and behavioral science at the McColl School of Business, Queens University of Charlotte where also serves as director of the MS in Organization Development and MS in Executive Coaching programs. John is immediate past-president of the Graduate School Alliance for Executive Coaching (GSAEC) and incoming president of the NC Industrial & Organizational Psychology. He was named a charter Fellow in The Lewin Center and a Founding Fellow of the Institute of Coaching, which is an affiliate of Harvard Medical School. He is an active educator, research, author, consultant, and executive coach with executive leadership, consulting practice management, and academic experience. John is co-author of Coaching for Change (2014, Routledge). 



Dr. Jeremy J. Ridge (Association of Professional Executive Coaching and Supervision (APECS), Chair) 

Dr. Jeremy J. Ridge, is currently Chair of the Association of Professional Executive Coaching and Supervision (APECS). In this role he has played a leading role, both in the UK and internationally, in developing standards of Executive Coaching, Team Coaching and Supervisor accreditation, taking an integrated practitioner evidence-based approach, particularly suited to highly experienced and experienced professionals. Jeremy is Managing Partner of The Innova Partnership where he has worked with a wide range of organizations internationally. His personal portfolio includes Team facilitation and coaching; Board level Executive Coaching; design and delivery of international whole-organization management development programs, linked to strategic change; design and management of accreditation processes for organizations’ internal coaches development and mentoring for Coach accreditors and assessors; and acting as a Supervisor for Executive Coaches.


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