Now the Center for Executive Coaching offers you Specialty Designations with all of our Executive Coach Certification Programs

At the request of our members, we now offer a way for you to not only get Certified as an Executive Coach, but also to earn specialty designations based on your specific interests.

As you progress through our program, you can complete a special project demonstrating competency and knowledge in a specific industry, function, or demographic group – and we will award you a specialty leadership coaching credential to recognize your work.

For instance, you can interview professionals in an industry or function about their needs related to coaching, complete a case study about a specific organization in your niche, or demonstrate the ability to coach professionals in your niche by submitting recordings. We will sit down with you to personalize your project for this added credential.

One benefit of this work is that, by working together, we can accelerate your credibility as a coaching professional in your niche. In fact, we will introduce you to strategies to do just that.

You pay no extra charge for this new service. It is included with any of our Executive Coach Certification programs (which include their own designation, along with the BCC and ICF designations if desired).

Click any of the following links for information about some of the niches that might be of interest to you:

The above are only examples. We have coaches completing work in a variety areas, including: female executives, attorneys, consulting firms, and professionals from the millennial generation. You can also earn a designation for a specific problem that you solve with coaching, including: influence, leadership presence, resolving conflict, creating a high-performing culture, building effective teams, engaging employees, change leadership, and communicating powerfully. You tell us, and we can work with you to customize a project in which you both demonstrate knowledge and develop credibility while earning an additional designation.

Click on any of the programs below to find the right one for you.

Executive and Leadership Coach Training and Certification Programs

Proven, in-depth coaching methodologies to set you apart no fluff or academic theory. Click any of the programs below to learn more about which option is best for you.


ICF designation

Get your ICF designation PLUS our practical methods and processes for ongoing success.


Get the Board Certified Coach certification with the Certified Executive Coach

If you have a Masters Degree or higher, this certification is likely for you. The process is much simpler than the ICF designation application process and is included with all of our options.


Get Certified via our In-Person Seminar

Our acclaimed 3.5 day Certification seminar leaves you inspired and ready to start coaching leaders, managers, professionals, and up-and-coming talent.


Get Certified via Distance Learning

If in doubt, start here. You get everything you need to bring maximum value to your clients and succeed as a coach — delivered in the most flexible way possible for your busy schedule.

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