Executive Coach Certification (ECC) Training

Executive coach training and continuing education is essential to a coaching career.

Sherpa Coaching trains and certifies executive coaches nationwide and online.

Our graduates work in Europe, Asia, Africa and North America with clients including Toyota, the National Cancer Institute, Duke Energy, Stanley Black and Decker and Hershey Resorts.

This online program delivers the content you’d get on a university campus, with the convenience of working anywhere, at your own pace.

Program Details






Virtual Class

Min/Max Size:



60 Hours in Classroom + (12-15 1-hour sessions with Practicum Client)

Who Should Attend?

Coaches seeking the most respected credentials.

Program Objectives

Executive coaching is a process of detailed and clearly documented facilitation that creates positive change in business behavior. An executive coach is an expert facilitator who works one-on-one, frequently meeting with an executive or senior manager to make positive changes in business behavior within a fixed time frame.

Program Description

The Sherpa process for coaching is a detailed, open-source set of practices and standards that directs the activities of an executive coach. This process creates the only comprehensive rational/technical foundation for the coaching profession. Coaches who follow a published process get hired more often, producing consistent results that keep business rolling in.

The Sherpa process for executive coaching is a proven quantity. It’s the most widely-used process in the world. So get on board with a method that works.

The Sherpa coach training program is based on the university textbook The Sherpa Guide: Process-driven Executive Coaching.

Additional exercises from the workbook provide depth to the learning experience.

Broadcast-quality video brings world-class instructors to your desktop.

Quizzes and forums provide classroom interaction.

An optional experienced, supervised work with a practicum client can lead to full status as a Certified Sherpa Coach (CSC).

Delegates Learn

  • Recognize the difference between executive coaching, therapy/counseling, consulting, and mentoring.
  • Interpret the concept of metacognition as it relates to Why It Matters.
  • Define and explain Impact on Business, the 6 phases, 2 routes, 10 paths, and 33 tools included in the Sherpa coaching process.
  • Collaborate effectively with classmates to practice and examine the process.
  • Understand and demonstrate the ten Characteristics of a Good Coach.
  • Create client-mapping evidence for five program case studies.
  • Manage 12-15 expert facilitated coaching sessions with Practicum Client and Certified Practicum Instructor.
  • Given the decision-making tools, choose the route, path, and tools to guide the practicum client toward their Summit; including action plan.

The Benefits

  • Convenient, cost-effective career development.
  • Understand what is needed in an industry that constantly sets higher standards for executive coaching.
  • Earn the most respected credential in coaching in a proven program.
  • It’s hard work, but it’s worth it.

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