Professional Leadership

The frontier of professional development is focused on a special kind of leader – one who is self aware, who models inclusive values, who builds trust, and who sees the learning and development of others as central to the role. This leader is a coach, a Leader Coach®, who engages others in creating a high commitment and high performance culture.

Whether you are interested in your own development as a leader, in building your leadership team, or in evolving your leadership culture, these programs create not only the energy for change but also the skills and support to carry it out.

Coaching for Leaders is our foundation program for becoming a Leader Coach®, guiding you through skill building, action planning and follow up.

Becoming a Leader Coach® Online is a modular online learning platform allowing you to flexibly develop your skills with individual or group support.

Leader Coach® Certification is a comprehensive development process designed to create a substantial impact on leadership effectiveness and outcomes.

Latest News

  • The Coaching Project is Transitioning

    After a long absence, I am writing with the purpose of providing some context for the changes in me and the world around me that have led to this gap. The Coaching Project has transitioned to new interests and priorities over the past couple of years, reflecting my own transitions in life.

    Just as TCP was a pioneer in the field of Leaders Coaching Leaders, we are setting out again to explore the role of leadership and coaching in the

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  • A New Beginning

    In our coaching and training we have consistently used our three-stage process as shown in the model below. Each stage answers a question: What’s So? So What? What’s Next? I have used these questions to reflect on my recent experience and to give a sense of completion to this chapter in The Coaching Project’s history.

    What’s So?

    I often say retirement is harder than it looks. I have been working on it for half a dozen years. I began

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  • The Importance of Coach Education

    I recently interviewed Arden Henley, Principal of Canadian Programs at City University, about CityU’s decision to partner with The Coaching Project on coach education. His insights mirror and expand on the results of the ICF study.

    Why does CityU see a coaching program as an important addition to its roster of programs?

    We see our role as building leadership capacity in the community. Coaching plays an increasingly important role in leadership and we want to respond to that need.

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Becoming a Leader Coach® Online

We have launched our new video-based Leader Coach program! Here is an introduction to what you will find. For more, visit or click on Becoming a Leader Coach Online under the Professional Leadership tab.