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Graduate Certificate in Transformational Coaching

Program Length

  • 12 months
  • 19 quarter credit units


Next Start Date

  • July 23, 2021



Wright Graduate University's graduate certificate in transformational coaching offers three courses, an orientation, and performative learning to provide you with the academic and performative background that is core to developing yourself as a successful coach.

Coaching is not only a satisfying profession. It is a key skill for transformational leadership. This program introduces the revolutionary Wright Model of Transformational Coaching, which is dedicated to helping people to achieve their full potential and reach possibilities beyond what they thought were possible.


Areas of Study

In this program, you will:

  • Study and put into practice the foundations and components of emotional intelligence.
  • Understand the purpose of emotions and their role in effective decision-making and communication.
  • Develop skills in responsible self-expression and social awareness.
  • Increase your emotional intelligence.
  • Better understand yourself and others to become an even more potent coach.

This program culminates with your development of real-life coaching relationships as you study the skills of coaching. The curriculum focuses on such important coaching skills as:

  • Developing rapport
  • Creating a winning context for coaching
  • Intentional speaking
  • Contextual listening
  • Asking powerful questions
  • Defining action steps
  • Creating accountability
  • Using grounded leadership

Through your work toward this certificate, you will build skill in holding vision for people and facilitating their emotional expression and personal discovery. In addition, you will practice coaching skills and receive supervision while engaging in developmental coaching.


Learning Objectives

Wright Graduate University’s four graduate certificate programs comprise courses that are scaffolded into the Master of Arts in Transformational Leadership and Coaching. In these certificate programs, competency of program outcomes below is developed to varying degrees with in-depth mastery achieved only through the cumulative completion of the Master of Arts in Transformational Leadership and Coaching degree.

Upon successful program completion, you will be prepared to:

  • Apply appropriate visionary transformational leadership skills to a wide range of environments and situations.
  • Employ transformational emergence coaching skills in a wide range of environments and situations. 
  • Conduct professional/business training.
  • Demonstrate professional/business communication.
  • Demonstrate a principle-based philosophical orientation to personal responsibility.
  • Initiate strategic self-development for personal, career, and organizational success.
  • Manifest social-emotional intelligence skills in personal life, leadership, and coaching.
  • Exercise integrative, transdisciplinary planning and problem-solving.


Academic Coursework

  • Introduction to the Six Core Disciplines of Wright Integrative Learning in Transformational Coaching & Leadership
  • Foundations of Human Development & Emotional Intelligence for Coaching & Leadership
  • Foundations of Human Relationships for Coaching & Leadership
  • Professional & Leadership Coaching

Performative Learning

  • Year of More: Nourishment & Self Care Quarter
  • Year of More: Robust Relationships Quarter
  • Year of More: Personal Power Quarter
  • Year of More: Purposeful Living & Leadership Quarter
  • Personal Emergence Process
  • Coaching Lab

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Gainful Employment Information

  • Number of units/credits required for this program: 19
  • Total Tuition and Required Fees for the entire program completed in normal time: $21,229
  • 6-digit CIP Code for Program (from Dept. of Education): 52.1006 (Executive/Career Coaching)
  • SOC Code(s): 11-9151.00
  • The normal time in months to complete program as published in Graduate Catalog: 12


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