Career Outlook

Your Future with a Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching

Bethany Rossi“I’ve had a rich learning experience in the GCEC program. The curriculum is thoughtfully planned and powerful; the professors are incredibly experienced; the perspectives and questions of my cohort bring my learning to a higher level. And to apply it all in a practicum is exciting and rewarding. I've grown as a person, professional and coach!”
Bethany Rossi, Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching Student

The Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching will prepare you for advancement in a rapidly growing career field where professionals with diverse backgrounds find rewarding opportunities to work one-on-one with aspiring and current managers and leaders to build their confidence and help them better perform their jobs.

According to the International Coaching Federation (ICF), "Over 1.5 million searches are conducted online each month by individuals
and companies looking for life coaches, business coaches, and executive coaches. Coaching is an in-demand professional service, and the industry is growing rapidly as more and more individuals and organizations see the results (and the opportunity) it presents."

As a graduate of the program, you may choose to use your coaching skills to enhance your current career or leverage your strengths in a current or new industry to build an encore career as an Executive Coach. Our Graduate Certificate in Executive Education alumni have come to us from a variety of backgrounds, including those listed below. 

  • External Consultants
  • HR Professionals
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Graduate Students
  • Professionals in Executive Education, Organization Development, and Business Management

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Career Services at William James College

We offer career services through our Dean of Students Office including individual career guidance and employment counseling, workshops, events, and resources to students and alumni across all disciplines.

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