Courses and Curriculum

Our courses, which begin with the Foundation certificate program in coaching, offer a platform to build a professional identity as a business, executive, or internal corporate coach. Or even as a personal coach who does some business coaching.

Our most popular class, ECA 201, the Foundation Course: Certificate Program in Coaching is the prerequisite course for new students as well as those in the intermediate stages of their coaching and consulting careers. This is the course that started all the excitement about our program. The course includes hands on experience coaching and being coached by fellow students and the instructor on the intake process, setting goals, establishing the relationship, administering assessment tools and applying them in coaching. The objective is to give students the ability to collect data deeply so they can become the worldís leading expert in both their clients and their clientís organization. Our program is known to some of the top vendors of coaching assessment tools. We offer training programs in conjunction with a top developer of 360-degree feedback instruments. Our classes include experiential learning of on-line assessments from Consulting Psychology Press including the MBTI, Firo-B, TKI and the Strong and Skills assessments. All students get hands on training in using the following assessment tools: MBTI, Firo-B, Strong & Skills Assessment, Emotional Competency Inventory (ECI), and one of the following: GLOF (Global Leader of the Future), LOF (Leader of the Future), PEA (Professional Effectiveness Assessment) or
Leader of the New Millennium. Note: although students receive training on all these assessment tools, they will need to contact the vendors of the instruments if they wish to become certified in using them.

Seminars and Newsletter

We offer onsite seminars for small business and corporations that can move your HR and OD staff into the front ranks of coaching. We offer a certificate program for corporate coaches as well. We publish an international email newsletter, Corporate Coach Direct (CCD) that provides information on executive, corporate, and business coaching and consulting. CCD has a readership in both Asia and Western Europe, as well as the United States, and Canada. We interview some of the most respected and innovative coaches, and keep up with emerging trends.

Administrative Details


The Foundation class is delivered on the telephone via one-hour conference calls, twice a week over 16 weeks (a total of 32 hours). There is also a 2-day in person weekend that usually takes place towards the end of the course. For those unable to attend the weekend, we offer four individual coaching sessions from an ECA-approved coach as an alternative. This course is the pre-requisite for all other courses at Executive Coach Academy, except through permission from the Dean.

Course cost:

$2,495 if paid in advance; $2,700 payable in three $900 installments. The cost covers all assessments you will take in the class and a workbook. You will be responsible for buying several books and articles as well.

Refund Policy:

No student will be charged for course tuition until they have attended for 30 days and is satisfied that the course meets his or her learning needs. Students will, however, be required to furnish financial information (i.e.-credit card number or check) prior to registration. In the event that students are unable to attend or do not wish to attend the course after the initial 30 days, they are financially responsible for any assessments they have taken, or workbooks which they have received during the initial month they had attended the course. Certification Programs We offer certificate and certification programs in executive, corporate and business coaching. Our programs and classes are targeted towards both individuals and organizations that seek to enhance coaching skills. Course completion will give each student a Certificate in Coaching & Executive Coaching from Executive Coach

Academy. Completion Requirements

Course completion amounts to completing 47 hours of continuing education units from Executive Coach Academy (assuming the student takes the two-day weekend; otherwise the number of CEs received is 32.) Our certification program in coaching involves completing 120 CE units in classes from Executive Coach Academy.

To Get Acquainted and Apply

To get acquainted with our program, you may want to go to our archived newsletters on this site, and read about what weíve been doing and what has been on our minds. To apply to our program, fill out the application on this site and fax it to us at 212/873-6809.
If you have a specific request regarding our training programs or classes send us an email by clicking here.