Coaching Tools for Transformation


Winter 2020 and Summer 2019


Experiential Learning

Winter 2020

[Application Deadline: TBD]

July 22 - July 24 | 2019

[Application Deadline: June 21, 2019]

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Course Overview

This course is designed for people who want to develop as a reflective coach practitioner and create their own coaching toolkits to use in a variety of developmental contexts (e.g., one-on-one coaching, performance feedback, sensitive managerial conversations, career planning, etc.). You will attend a highly interactive 2.5-day session focused on introducing the models and frameworks that Northwestern-educated leadership and organizational coaches employ to maximize coaching effectiveness. As a professional coach, you will leverage what you learn in this course to help your clients develop awareness, think critically about their assumptions, create action plans, and achieve positive, lasting change.

3 days | 6-12 hours per day + prep

  • Day 1: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm (dinner then networking)
  • Day 2: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm (dinner on your own)
  • Day 3: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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  • Who Should Attend
    • Leaders and senior managers who want to become coaches or add coaching to their overall leadership toolkit
    • Experienced coaches seeking to expand self-awareness and develop as a reflective coach practitioner
  • What Questions Will We Answer
    • What is required to develop as a reflective coach practitioner?
    • How do expert coaches effectively use evidence-based models to inform their coaching?
    • What are the differences between process models for coaching and the benefits of adopting one for coaching engagements?
    • How do I choose among the many tools/frameworks I could include in my coaching practice to meet the needs of my clients?
  • Benefits and Outcomes
    • Become more confident in your point of view about coaching through critiques of coaching models and methods commonly used in the field.
    • Curate your own set of tools/frameworks to use in coaching engagements.
    • Learn how to use assessments wisely--with critical thinking about their utility in a coaching relationship.
    • Practice coaching and receive feedback about your coaching techniques.
Kimberly Scott, Michelle Albaugh


Kimberly Scott

Kimberly Scott, Director of the ELOC and Master’s Program in Learning & Organizational Change at Northwestern, draws upon her research, management, and consulting of mid-sized and Fortune 500 companies. Her work focus on employee wellness, learning, and success.

Michelle Albaugh

Michelle Albaugh is a highly regarded leadership and effectiveness coach. She joined the LOC faculty in September 2015 after earning her PhD in Human Development & Social Policy from the Northwestern’s School of Education and Social Policy. She received a bachelor’s degree in music from DePaul University.