Prepare to become a Board Certified Coach (BCC) with Walden’s Graduate Certificate in Evidence-Based Coaching

You have a passion for helping aspiring leaders reach their potential. With Walden’s Graduate Certificate in Evidence-Based Coaching program, you can impact the futures of others as well as your own. Ours is among the few online coaching training programs that provide you with the academic curriculum and 30 hours of experience required to be eligible to take the Board Certified Coach (BCC) credential exam.

  • Prepare for a differentiating career credential: Complete the coursework and hands-on coaching to be eligible to take the BCC exam. Gain a significant career edge as a certified professional leadership coach.
  • Learn 100% online. This fully online program provides knowledge and skills training without requiring in-person, face-to-face travel. Balance your studies with work and personal commitments.
  • Gain practical coaching experience. As a BCC-authorized training provider, Walden gives you the opportunity to complete and document the 30 hours of coaching required to be eligible to take the BCC certification exam and earn the BCC credential.
  • Save time and money on an advanced degree. Credits earned in this academic program can be applied toward Walden’s online MS or PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology programs.

Help Shape Today’s Leaders—and Tomorrow’s

Great coaches don't just tell people what to do—they empower people to recognize their strengths, harness their talents, and achieve their goals. In Walden’s Graduate Certificate in Evidence-Based Coaching program, you’ll explore how to apply contemporary theories and evidence-based research to help aspiring leaders learn, grow, and be more effective. Coursework is aligned with Board Certified Coach (BCC) competency standards established by the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE).

Meet Your Academic Team

John Schmidt

Dr. John K. Schmidt, Academic Coordinator, Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Dr. Schmidt joined Walden in 1997. He is licensed as a psychologist (PA) and board-certified executive coach (BCC). His interests as a scholar-practitioner are tied to all aspects of applied psychology including selection, training, risk management, and leadership development.

Learning Outcomes

As a graduate of the Evidence-Based Coaching Certificate program, you’ll be able to:

  • Apply contemporary theories and evidence-based research to gain a better understanding of evidence-based coaching.
  • Identify the critical issues that impact growth and development through coaching.
  • Synthesize knowledge, skills, and professional competencies needed for working in the field of evidence-based coaching.
  • Work with various organizations and individuals to promote social change.

Career Outlook

According to the 2019 Executive Coaching Survey Report, the coaching field is expected to continue growing at a steady pace and professionals in the field agree that the use of coaching will increase.1 Walden’s Graduate Certificate in Evidence-Based Coaching program can prepare you for a growing career niche that’s in need of qualified, reputable experts.

The average executive coach salary in the United States was $97,425 as of October 2019, but the salary range typically falls between $78,358 and $132,237, according to Salary.com.2 Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession.

A Graduate Certificate in Evidence-Based Coaching can prepare you to pursue career options such as:

  • Leadership coach
  • Executive coach
  • Business coach
  • Leadership consultant

A Graduate Certificate in Evidence-Based Coaching can prepare you to work in settings such as:

  • Business
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Technology
  • NGO/Nonprofits

Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this graduate certificate program.

1Source: Sherpa Coaching, 2019 Executive Coaching Survey Report.
2Source: Salary.com, Executive Coach Salary in the United States. National salary projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, do not guarantee actual salaries, and are subject to change.

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