Executive Coaching

Coaching FAQs

Take a deeper dive into several questions and answers about Sherpa Coaching.

Who Can Become A Sherpa Coach?

In equal numbers, established executive coaches, people starting a coaching career and in-house coaches, including staff coaches for Toyota, Duke Energy, US Bank and the National Cancer Institute.

Who Leads The Classes?

Classes are taught by one or more Sherpa coaches. The coaches also preside over an annual conference for continuing education and recertification (EXCO).

Can I Review Course Material Before I Sign Up?

Yes. Classes are based on the book: “The Sherpa Guide: Process-Driven Executive Coaching”, published by Thomson, a major textbook publisher. The book is available online at The Sherpa Store.

What Do I Earn Upon Successful Completion?

This program leads to the Sherpa Executive Coaching Certification, the only program offered by major universities. You can start an executive coaching career, add substance to your existing practice or use your skills as an in-house coach.

Sherpa’s reputation comes from years of real-world experience, research, writing and teaching. When you align your career with our reputation, you create credibility that makes a difference. Our reputation helps you build your brand.

What Happens After I Earn The Certification?

Like any top-level business school, Sherpa Coaching and our university partners will give you what you need to become successful. This ultimately depends on your efforts.

Although we do not secure employment or find clients for our graduates, we do offer support for business and program startups.

What Are The Benefits Of Taking This Class?

Graduates say “It’s life changing.” Certification is becoming increasingly important for executive coaches. There is no more highly regarded program anywhere. In the Sherpa program, you master the industry standard, and get your credential at a major university. Leading executive coach Marshall Goldsmith says this: “It’s great to have universities agree on standards for executive coaching.”

What About Trade Associations, The ICF, ICC, AC, WABC?

Every classroom hour spent in the The Sherpa Coaching certification is accepted by the International Coach Federation (ICF) in their portfolio application for certification.

A Sherpa certification is more widely recognized than private schools which pay for trade association endorsements.

ICF, ICC, AC and WABC members are welcome to take our course, as many choose to do. We encourage our graduates to explore membership in a trade association, particularly where there is a strong local chapter.

Is On-Site Training And Certification Available?

If a class schedule is not convenient, or if you have a large number of coaches to train, we will provide on-site training and certification for you, as we have for Toyota, Duke Energy and US Bank. To discuss this economical option and related strategies, give us a call at (513) 232-0002, send us an email at info@sherpacoaching.com, or submit our Contact form.