Graduate Certificate In Transformational Coaching:

Program Format & Courses


  • April 27, 2023


  • 15 months
  • 32 credits

This four-course certificate is core to developing key competencies that will enhance your coaching effectiveness. This program introduces the Wright model of emergence coaching, which is dedicated to helping people achieve their full potential and reach possibilities beyond what they thought were possible. It also integrates the International Coaching Federation (ICF) coaching competencies within a unified coaching curriculum.

In this program, you will have the opportunity to develop and practice coaching skills as part of applied projects within each course. You will also take an in-depth course in professional and leadership coaching that includes supervised coaching work guided by weekly academic, performative, and applied assignments and discussion posts. 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, and using grounded leadership. You will build skill in holding vision for people and facilitating their emotional expression and personal discovery.

Program Format

The Wright Graduate University education includes both standard required courses and what we call Performative Learning (PL) Trainings that are co-requisites. The core of performative learning is the application of all studies in your life, using yourself as a living experiment and engaging in daily assignments so you can truly say that you practice what you learn.

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Transformational Coaching Core

Leadership and coaching curriculum focused on creating leaders who transform themselves, their teams, and their organizations.

Performative Learning

Application of your studies to your life, using yourself as a living experiment and engaging in daily assignments to truly practice what you learn.

ICF Certification Pathway

To learn more about the ICF certification pathway offered alongside this certificate program, visit our Emergence Coach Training page.

Meet Our Students And Grads

See how Wright Graduate University helped them transform their lives.

My transformational leadership studies are empowering me to be a satisfied woman in business, making sure that I’m not backing down when I have a vision, an initiative, something that I feel is important that I’m going for. Because I’m looking out for each person, the whole group is successful and everyone benefits.

Jennifer Masi Master of Arts Graduate, 2018

Wright Graduate University has enhanced my life in ways I never thought possible. The yearning-based learning methodology has allowed me to learn more about myself and how I operate in different environments. I am a mother of two young girls, I work full-time, and I am a business partner. I, regrettably, waited two years before choosing to sign up for the master’s program thinking I needed to change my circumstances to open space for education. Let me ensure you, it will not detract from but only enhance your current life.

Rosenda González Master of Arts Graduate, 2022

What I discovered at Wright Graduate University was a dimension of richness of human interaction which I had never experienced. My relationship with my clients and coworkers became enhanced by what I was learning. I could see people’s strengths and weaknesses more clearly and support them better. I had more grace for my own struggles as I learned more about what made me tick. I have never been more connected to myself and others.

Marilyn Pearson Master of Arts Graduate, 2014

Wright Graduate University is the most unique education I have ever experienced. In my second year of studies, I was single and living by myself; however, I barely felt lonely because I was getting so much connection, support, and nourishment from my Wright Graduate University education. Now, the person who didn’t want to be a coach, who didn’t want to be a leader, wants to be a coach and a leader who can bring what I’ve been learning to people in Japan.

Junki Aoki MA Graduate, EdD Student, Class of 2025

I have been integrating my academic research and personal development directly into my role. I’ve been able to combine my leadership with my coursework by bringing personalized examples into my assignments. Between the WGU faculty and my student cohort, I’ve received critical feedback that I’ve taken directly into my company - positively impacting myself and my team in the process.

Drew Allison Current WGU MBA Student
Program Of Interest:
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  • Master of Business Administration
  • Doctor Of Education in Transformational Leadership and Coaching
  • Graduate Certificate in Emotional Intelligence for Leadership and Coaching
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  • Graduate Certificate in Transformational Leadership
  • Master of Arts in Transformational Leadership and Coaching
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  • High school diploma or less
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  • Associate's degree
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  • Master's degree
  • Doctoral degree

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Accreditation: Wright Graduate University is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission, an accrediting agency recognized by the US Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education (CHEA). Wright Graduate University business programs have received specialized accreditation through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE). See complete accreditation and recognition details here.