Graduate Student Coaching Program

Graduate Student Coaching Program

This year, students enrolled in a PhD program through the School of Graduate Studies and those engaged in a Post Doctoral program will be offered the opportunity to receive professional coaching. This pilot program will be offered to approximately 15-20 students.

Program Description

Outstanding leaders and managers distinguish themselves by their ability to understand and manage their emotions effectively and to build resonant relationships with others. Coaching is one process of self-exploration and creating effective and productive action steps for change.

We anchor the coaching in intentional change theory. Intentional change theory provides the foundation for optimal learning and development through a model of 5 discoveries, including:

  1. Discovering your Ideal Self
  2. Understanding your Real Self
  3. Creating a Learning Agenda
  4. Experimenting with New Behaviors and
  5. Leveraging Trusting Relationships

In your coaching process, you'll move clockwise around the model, spending time in each phase. As a trusted ally, your coach will help you to identify the underlying motivations that guide your behavior and will support you in making a plan for your development.

Coaches have volunteered their time to initiate this pilot program  and each have been certified by the Weatherhead School of Management's Executive Education program in coaching. 

Participants will be engaged in structured activities and self-reflection that will result in significant professional and personal development.

Program Details
  • The coaching period will be late March 2017 – August 2017. Each participant will engage in up to 4 individual coaching sessions during that time.
  • There is a fee of $25 per coaching session. Two sessions must be paid for prior to beginning the coaching sessions.
  • Students must apply for this limited-capacity program by Friday, February 17, 2017.
    Apply online via OrgSync >

This initiative is sponsored by the Office of Student Activities & Leadership and the Graduate Professional Development Center. For questions, please contact Colleen Barker-Williamson in the Office of Student Activities & Leadership, or call 216-368-2679.