Executive Coaching Certification Program

ECCPExecutive Coaching Certification Program (ECCP)

Launch your career as an executive coach and learn how to help organizations create a coaching strategy and business plan to create a culture for coaching and leadership development. Gain mastery in the field of executive coaching and build your brand as a certified Executive Coach.

  • Learn how help leaders improve their effectiveness as leaders.
  • Learn how to build a coaching strategy to help organizations encourage coaching as a leadership development tool.

By earning a certification as an ECCP (Executive Coach Certified  Professional) you will gain confidence, experience, and knowledge to master the art of coaching. The list of resources include coaching tools, guidelines for building a coaching strategy, templates for conducting coaching discussions and access to a list of powerful questions.

The ECCP Certification Program is a 24 hour program offered over 8 months, meeting monthly for 3 hours, with additional monthly coaching sessions. Our team of certified coaches facilitate each session and provide you with one on one coaching and support throughout the program.

As a result of this certification, you will:

  • Demonstrate the ICF coaching competencies and ethical guidelines.
  • Help organizations implement an effective executive coaching program to build a culture of coaching
  • Learn how to use a variety of assessments and debrief the results
  • Improve your coachee’s ability to grow in their careers, develop new skills and behaviors, and increase business performance
  • Develop your skills as an executive coach and gain experience needed to be successful
  • Grow your reputation and increase your brand as an executive coach

Becoming a executive coach is a very important role – As a trusted advisor, confident, consultant, facilitator and coach – you’ll help leaders discover what they need to change and gain the courage to help them follow through.

You’ll gain 24 ICF CCE credits and 32 hours of coaching toward your ACC Portfolio Path Certification with ICF, in addition to 24 HRCI CEUs and 24 SHRM PDCs.

We are here to support your growth as an executive coach. Please contact us for more information at info@instituteod.com or call us at 954-341-2522.

If you are interested in gaining a certification in the field of Executive Coaching to advance your career potential Register today!

Here are the benefits of gaining an ECCP Certification:

  • Build Your Coaching Reputation!
  • Recognize Best Practices in Coaching
  • Learn a Proven Executive Coaching Model
  • Recognize how to Ask Powerful Questions, The Power of the Pause, and Active Listening Skills
  • Build Your Coaching Competence
  • Apply what you’ve learned immediately
  • Gain Confidence to Coach Executives
  • Earn 24 HRCI Credits
  • Receive 24 SHRM Credits
  • Earn 24 ICF CCE Credits
  • ECCP program covers the ICF Competency Requirements
  • Add ECCP acronym as the credential to be recognized as an Executive Coaching Certified Professional

Who Should Take This Course

  • Business Leaders and Managers who want to learn how to coach and develop others to achieve organization goals and increase effectiveness
  • Human Resource Professionals who want to introduce Executive Coaching in their organization, to coach and develop others
  • Organization Development Specialists who want to expand their skills for a bigger impact
  • Learning and Development Professionals who want to lead change and improve individual, team and enterprise-wide performance in organizational settings
  • Independent Coaches/Consultants who are interested in getting a professional certification and strengthening their coaching knowledge and skills

Online Sessions: Register today

  • Online Sessions are 3 hours long and meet once a month on the same day (e.g., 2nd Tuesday of the month). Once you register, you will receive confirmation of all meeting dates and times. Each session is facilitated live by an experienced OD Consultant.

Certification Requirements

  • Attend all 8 classes in eight monthly sessions
  • Complete all class assignments
  • Complete the self development plan
  • Complete over 30 hours of coaching
  • Complete a final exam

Upon completion of these requirements, you will receive your certificate via email


Online Sessions

Online Sessions are 3 hours long and meet once a month on the same day (e.g.,2nd Tuesday of the month). Once you register, you will receive confirmation of all meeting dates and times. Each session is facilitated live by an experienced OD Consultant.

The cost of this course is $3,800.00 USD.

Features of IOD’s Certification Programs

  • Convenient
    • Connect from anywhere to the online meetings
    • Interactive sessions with experienced OD practitioners in an instructor led format
    • Virtual sessions meet once a month on the same day of the month and at the same time
  • Flexible
    • Program schedule is flexible enough to cover multiple time zones/regions
    • We understand the workplace and personal demands, in some cases we can accommodate for make-up sessions so you won’t miss the learning experience
  • Affordable
    • Group discount available for groups of 5 or more
    • Returning rate for previous participants

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the benefits and best practices of Executive Coaching
  • Discover what causes Executive Coaching programs to fail
  • Help clients create a business case for executive coaching to achieve desired outcomes
  • Learn how to help organizations develop an Executive Coaching strategy that aligns with the business strategy to ensure success
  • Gain expertise in demonstrating a variety of coaching models
  • Learn a variety of assessments used during coaching and how to select the most appropriate assessment to identify needs
  • Develop coaching styles, skills, and techniques to handle a variety of coaching situations
  • Recognize how to handle difficult coaching clients
  • Demonstrate effective evaluation methods to measure individual and organization outcomes


Course Outline:

  1. Introduction to Executive Coaching
  2. Overview: Creating a Coaching Strategy
  3. Overview: Creating a Coaching Mindset
  4. Coaching Competencies
  5. Coaching Practice: Initial Client Meeting and Identifying Assessment Instruments
  6. Coaching Practice: Setting Goals, Creating a Development Plan
  7. On-going Coaching and Follow up Discussions
  8. Final Coaching Discussion, Preparing for Ongoing Development

Additional Resources Provided

  • 8 Participant guides, one for each session
  • Complete set of the presentation slides each month
  • Access to Assessments Instruments and Instructions for debriefing
  • Executive Coaching Planning Tools, Discussion Guidelines and Coaching Models, and Toolkits
  • Comprehensive list of Executive Coaching publications and references
  • Up to 6 hrs of coaching and mentoring with an experienced Executive Coach
  • Official program certificate and distinction as an ECCP, Executive Coaching Certified Professional
  • Access to Institute OD Linked-in group and GIODN, IOD’s international network of OD Professionals

“This program helped me implement an Executive Coaching Program in my organization”.

“I learned how to engage clients during my coaching discussions”.

“I recommended this program to my colleagues to implement an organization wide coaching program”.