Leadership Coaching for Organizational Well-Being

Leadership Coaching for Organizational Well-Being: Become a Coach

Leadership Coaching for Organizational Well-Being

The Leadership Coaching for Organizational Well-Being program will equip you to make positive change happen in your team and organizational culture. It emphasizes strengths-based and transformative practices. This experiential program features a curriculum that aligns with the International Coaching Federation (ICF) requirements and coaching competencies.

Fall 2023 (Cohort 15)

Virtual format with live online instruction

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Application deadline: Friday, July 14, 2023

September 20-22, 2023 – Module 1: Foundations of Strengths and Well-Being

October 18-20, 2023 – Module 2: Becoming a Coach

November 15-17, 2023 – Module 3: Language of Coaching

December 13-15, 2023 – Module 4: Coaching Toward Resilience

January 10-12, 2024 – Module 5: Coach as Catalyst for Organizational Well-Being

Key Objectives

You will get an excellent return on your investment! The skills you’ll learn in our coaching program will empower you to:

  • Become a powerful instrument of change
  • Identify the intersections between coaching, resilience, and results
  • Learn key strategies for building individual and organizational well-being
  • Practice coaching as a unique leadership skill distinct from mentoring, consulting, and performance management
  • Develop coaching proficiency at an ICF credentialing standard of PCC (Professional Certified Coach)

Leaders of organizations are becoming increasingly aware of the value of coaching skills in the management of workplace change. The rate of change is increasing in our globally connected marketplace. Accordingly, coaching skills have become an essential element of a leader’s competencies.

The George Mason University coaching focus emphasizes strengths-based approaches and methodologies. Our transformative practices deepen self-awareness, develop coaching presence, and facilitate organizational well-being. This experiential program has a competency and research-based curriculum that aligns with the ICF requirements and coaching competencies.

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5 modules, 3 days per month, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Cohort 14 will be presented virtually, featuring live online instruction.



  • Payment plans available
  • 10% Mason full-time employee discount
  • 10% Mason alumni discount
  • 10% discount for organizations that send three or more participants
  • Cost of course texts not included
  • Read our Leadership Coaching Policy here

Our Leadership Coaching Team

Apply to Join Us

To apply to the Leadership Coaching program, click on “Apply to Join Us” and submit the following items:

  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Your resume
  • Application essay (approximately 1,000 words, double-spaced, 12pt font). The faculty reviewing your application are not reading for your accomplishments but instead to learn who you are as a person and about your reflective capabilities. Please answer the following questions from a self-reflective viewpoint.
    • What attracted you to the Mason Coaching program and why?
    • What core values drive your leadership?
    • How do you experience individual and/or organizational well-being?
    • Describe a time in your life when you had to draw on your resilience. What was the situation and what did you learn?
    • What can you contribute to this cohort experience?

* Please note: The above items can only be submitted electronically through the student portal. They will not be accepted via email or mail.

We look forward to considering your application. If you have not received a response from the program within two weeks of submission, please contact us at coaching@gmu.edu.

Acceptance is based upon the quality of your application. Acceptance does not guarantee space in the program. Your participation is confirmed once your registration has been processed, including payment of the tuition or receipt of a training authorization or purchase order.

Cohort size is limited. If the program reaches capacity before your payment is submitted, you will be placed on a waitlist for the cohort. Applications received after the deadline will be considered on a space available basis. Note that the program may fill in advance of the application deadline.

Program Prerequisites

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or demonstrated equivalent
  • Minimum of 5 years’ professional experience
  • Fluent in both spoken and written English

Program Requirements

Successful program coach candidates will complete the following:

  • Fully attend all modules
  • Participate in short, online discussions between modules
  • Complete required reading and assignments in each module
  • Participate in observed coaching sessions
  • Complete three one-on-one mentor coaching sessions with a Learning Lab Advisor
  • Complete 21 hours of coaching with three pro-bono clients
  • Submit two recordings of 30-minute coaching sessions
  • Submit a final reflection paper


“Becoming a coach has become the first milestone of this new life I am living with a renewed sense of purpose. I am confident that Mason’s coaching program has given me the building blocks I need to succeed as a coach and in life.” – Sterling Brinson, program alumnus

Learn more about the program by reading these coaching alumni stories about their program experiences.

For more information, email us at coaching@gmu.edu or call us at (703) 993-6090.