Graduate Certificate In Transformational Coaching:

Alumni & Student Testimonials


  • April 27, 2023


  • 15 months
  • 32 credits

Hear from WGU Students

Developing a Coaching Practice as a Lifelong Learner

“I started at Wright to earn a master’s degree in Transformational Leadership
and Coaching. I was in my mid-fifties at the time; not only did my friends think I was crazy
going back to school at that age, but I thought maybe I was, too.

Time proved all of us wrong. I fell in love with being back in school. The material was
fascinating. Suddenly, I had tons to talk about with my husband, children, and friends when they touched base. Furthermore, I found a new career: coaching.

Today, I am a lecturer and adjunct faculty teaching coaching to mid-career professionals, and I have a thriving coaching practice. Thank you Wright for showing me that lifelong learning is not just a catchphrase - it’s a wonderful way to live and serve.”

- Karen Terry (2012 M.A. Graduate, 2016 Ed.D. Graduate)

Transforming the Coaching Experience

“Prior to Wright, I thought I was a coach because I talked to people and they made some changes based on what I said. However, I noticed I didn't fully understand what my coachees needed. I did not feel confident that I could fully guide them to their greatest potential.

Through the Wright coaching curriculum, I learned what it was to sit with someone, listen to what they are saying, and hear their greater yearning. I am now able to guide my coachees through that process and be with them in a whole new way as they transform.”

- Saundra Gilliard (Current M.A. Student)

Receiving Coaching Feedback From Day One

“I valued the Wright coaching certificate program because I had to receive and give coaching and get feedback.

The opportunity to receive coaching supervision feedback helped me practice deeply rather than only learning about coaching. Starting my coaching in the very first quarter of graduate school was critical for my development.”

- Margaret Dunlap (2022 M.A. Graduate)

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
  • Graduate Certificate in Social Intelligence for Leadership and Coaching
  • Graduate Certificate in Transformational Coaching
  • Graduate Certificate in Transformational Leadership
  • Master of Arts in Transformational Leadership and Coaching
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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.