Performance Coaching - Master's Degree or Graduate Certificate

You want to help unveil and develop other people’s strengths—let us develop yours. Lipscomb’s online performance coaching program exposes leaders to a wide array of strategies and approaches to produce coaches who are equipped to change lives. We’ll prepare you to use coaching in both organizational and private coaching practice. 

Master's in Performance Coaching at Lipscomb University

ICF Approved Coach Training Program (ACTP) programStudy cognitive coaching, transformational coaching and other methods to develop your own coaching approach for your workplace setting. We’ll demonstrate and develop the skills and professional ethics that research identifies as essential to a strong leader. Plus, the program is ACTP-accredited from the International Coach Federation, and the certification you’ll earn can be applied in a variety of fields.

Quick Facts

Format: 8-week sessions, hybrid or fully online
Start: August, January
MPS completion time: 18 to 24 months
Certificate completion time: 9-12 months
Cost: $14,835 to $29,670

Hone your advanced leadership and active listening skills—you’ll deliver transformational results to your clients. There’s never been a better time to change lives.

Required courses:

OGLD 5033 - Foundations of Ethical Coaching (3)

This course will examine the role of the coach and application of ethics and standards in the professional coaching environment. Students will develop knowledge of resources and skills needed to meet ethical guidelines and professional standards, establish the coaching agreement, establish trust and intimacy with the client, and handle ethical dilemmas in a coach-client relationship. 

OGLD 5403 - Leadership Skills and Assessment (3)

This course includes an initial assessment of leadership skills for students followed by individualized feedback, a personalized learning plan, and further development of 1 out of 15 CORE competency areas. Development of the chosen competency area will support each student’s career goals by including working with a competency development coach, online learning modules, job embedded activities, and feedback.  The price of this course includes transcription fees of all demonstrated competency areas.

CORE 501V - Advanced Active Listening (1)

Effective performers frequently mentor others in active listening skills, are sought for roles requiring advanced listening skills and are exceptionally adept at interpreting and reinforcing genuine dialogue; personable and approachable.

OGLD 5633 - Applied Coaching Skills (3)

In this self-paced, competency-based, coach-enhanced course, students will study cases, conduct job (or community) embedded projects, role play situations, conduct peer coaching conversations, lead work teams, and work with a coach to develop and demonstrate the competencies of talent development, leader identification, and team management.

OGLD 5645 - Coaching Mentorship and Practicum (5)

This course should be taken when most of the content of coaching has been completed. Students will work closely with a mentor coach as they practice with several clients (up to 75 hours of coaching) in an actual coaching situation. Practice ICF tests and online learning modules will be required. The mentor coach will listen to recordings of actual coaching conversations and offer feedback to the student coach. 

Coaching Methodology

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Contact us at (615) 966-1100

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