The Executive Coaching Institute

Executive Coaching Institute


Program Experience

The Berkeley Executive Coaching Certificate Program is a ten-day intensive training for executives seeking to become better managers and leaders, as well as individuals interested in becoming executive coaches. Our certification program focuses on developing coaches who excel at the critical soft skills leaders require today – including empathy, professional intimacy, leadership presence, and effective communication skills.

Participants will undergo intensive study in the mastery of the Active Communicating® coaching methodology. This methodology is based on our belief that the coach is a catalyst, and all good managers must have excellent coaching skills.

The program consists of over 90 contact hours of group classes, individual tutorials and coaching and practicum that will lead to certification as an executive coach awarded from the University of California, Berkeley Executive Education.

Skills including tracking, inquiry, and playback with empathy to be used in coaching and management
Serving as a Sounding Board
Bringing forth full presence and practicing unconditional positive regard
Effective Feeback
Offering specific, focused, balanced feedback to overcome obstacles and foster a change in behavior
Coaching presence and expertise in verbal and non-verbal communication

Program Topics

The program curriculum covers the following topics:

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Who It's For


  • Internal coaches
  • Corporate leaders

Client-Service Professionals 

  •  Individuals or firms in consulting, law, health care, staffing services

Aspiring and Growing Coaches

  • Individuals who want to enter a new profession of Executive Coaching
  • Practicing coaches seeking to learn a new methodology

Program Partner

Cost & Features

Program Fee

Early registration saves $2,000 when you enroll more than 90 days before the start of the program. 

  • 10 days (approx. 90 hrs.) of in-person instruction and training with Berkeley Executive Coaching Institute (Berkeley ECI) faculty 
  • Topics: authentic and inspirational leadership; coaching methodology and techniques; meditation and mindfulness; communication and storytelling skills. 
  • Private 1-on-1 coaching sessions with Berkeley ECI faculty coaches
  • Coaching practicum – an opportunity to coach employees at leading companies
  • 4 months of follow-up distance learning and online group sessions 
  •  Access to a global network of leaders and experienced coaches
  • Accommodations, most meals, and transit to practicum days are included.


Bangkok, Thailand

February 21-March 1, 2020

After an introductory evening at a 4-star hotel in Bangkok, the program moves to a coastal resort for the immersion portion. Participants return to Bangkok for the practicum days, hosted by leading organizations.

Tuscany, Italy

May 29-June 7, 2020

ECI Europe makes its home at the Villa Godiola outside of Florence. After the immersion days, participants travel by train to Milan for the coaching practicum with business professionals from a variety of industries.


Online Program

October 2-10, 2020 

The program is in residence at the historic Faculty Club on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley. The practicum days take place at exceptional organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area.


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