Essentials of Leadership Coaching

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Program Details

Become an instrument of change for your team or organization

Leadership coaching is an essential tool for senior-level professionals and rising managers who aim to maximize impact on their teams and organizations. Predicated on the creation of a professional and productive relationship, leadership coaching can serve as an opportunity for reflection, observation and growth.

In our Essentials of Leadership Coaching course, discover the field of leadership coaching, the coaching process and how to implement coaching skills in professional and organizational relationships. Connect with other professionals through engaging discussions and experiential activities. Explore the field of coaching, practice new skills in a safe and supportive environment, and create an individualized plan to implement coaching skills in professional conversations.

Essentials of Leadership Coaching can be taken as a standalone course or as a prerequisite for the Executive Certificate in Organizational Leadership.


Who should attend

  • Professionals interested in increasing overall effectiveness through goal-setting and action planning
  • Rising managers seeking to enhance their leadership capacities
  • Team leaders interested in new tools and techniques for developing high-functioning teams


What you will learn

  • Understand the foundations, process, and nuances of leadership coaching
  • Learn to set, vet, meet and exceed goals through meaningful action planning
  • Implement the fundamentals of coaching in developing high functioning teams
  • Apply newly developed coaching skills in a safe and supportive environment


carly ackley

Carly Ackley, PhD

Executive Education Faculty and Director of Client Solutions, Carey Business School

Executive Education Faculty and Director of Client Solutions, Carey Business School

Carly is a member of the Executive Education faculty at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School and the Director of Client Solutions. She brings over 15 years of administrative and teaching experience and her work focuses on leadership development, coaching, training and leadership ethics. As both a university administrator and instructor, she works closely with internal and external organizations to design and deliver customized leadership development programming.

In addition to her work as a practitioner, she has taught courses in leadership development, coaching, and theoretical and practical ethics at the Smeal College of Business at Penn State and at Johns Hopkins University. She holds certifications in executive, career and capacity coaching. Carly earned her PhD and MEd from the Pennsylvania State University. She has been published in peer-reviewed journals and has written book chapters on leadership in the social and environmental justice space.