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

Online Program Fee
  • 10 days (approximately 70 hours) of synchronous online video instruction and training
  • Topics include: authentic and transformational leadership; coaching methodology and techniques; self-awareness and mindfulness; leadership presence skills; creativity and problem-solving skills.
  • 1-on-1 coaching with a faculty coach
  • Coaching practicum – an opportunity to coach at a leading company 6 months of follow-up distance learning, online group sessions and coaching feedback
  • Optional in-person graduation event for your cohort in Berkeley in 2021 (pending travel restrictions
  • Access to a global BECI alumni network of leaders and experienced coaches
  • Upon completion of program requirements, graduates receive certification from UC Berkeley Executive Education
In-Person 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.



Online Program

  • April 9 - 18, 2021
  • May 28 - June 6, 2021
  • July 9 - 18, 2021
  • November 12 - 21, 2021

Bangkok, Thailand 

November 26 - December 5, 2021

Tuscany, Italy

August 13 - 22, 2021 

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.

Berkeley, California

October 1 - 10, 2021

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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