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Executive Coaching

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Discover how to support senior leaders as an executive coach. Learn how to cultivate a coaching relationship, create a development plan, support a leader's progress, and more.

Leadership isn't a skill you ever finish learning. Rather, it continues to develop over time, with each problem and project adding new reference points and skills to your toolkit. Executive coaches guide leaders through this learning process, supporting them as they discover how to lead even more effectively. If you're interested in executive coaching—or just want to learn practical new leadership strategies—this course can help. Here, join UCLA professor and executive coach John Ullmen, PhD, as he explores the transformational features of executive coaching. John explains how to build a coaching relationship with an executive or leader, establish an informed development plan, take measures to support your leader's progress, and accelerate your growth as a coach.


  • Coaching leaders
1. Understanding Executive Coaching
  • What is executive coaching?
  • Why executive coaching?
2. Crucial Early Impressions
  • Crucial early impressions
  • Crucial early impressions: Credibility
  • Crucial early impressions: Character
  • Crucial early impressions: Connection
3. Build Your Coaching Relationship
  • Your leader's perspective
  • Align expectations
  • Questions to connect and add value
  • Ego
4. Establish Development Priorities and Create a Development Plan
  • Gather data and synthesize it
  • Choose development priorities
  • Success and barriers
  • Root causes
5. Support Your Leader’s Progress
  • Engage strategic stakeholders
  • Take action and support progress
  • One-to-one coaching meetings
  • Adapt to changes
  • Midpoint check and end
  • Accelerate your growth

Taught by

John Ullmen

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