“Using and engaging an executive coach is not a symptom of weakness or insecurity, but rather a tool for the development of your own leadership.”
- Dr. Carol Christ, Chancellor, University of California, Berkeley
Executive coaching can help you gain clarity in your career, increase your level of self-awareness, hone your skill set, and reach your full potential within the context of higher education. We work with a panel of carefully vetted coaches who each have extensive experience in a diverse range of universities and colleges. Whether you are considering a move to administration, taking the next step to a deanship or presidency, or wanting to more effectively lead your team of fundraisers, our team of coaches can help higher ed leaders at all levels.
Reach out to us via the form to have someone from our coaching team contact you and learn more about your interests and needs.
Executive Coaching Designed Specifically for Higher Education
Our team at Academic Impressions is uniquely positioned to support your leadership development in higher education with coaching. We have designed thousands of leadership trainings and connected with leaders from colleges and universities across the United States, Canada, and internationally. Through these experiences we have developed an in-depth understanding of the nuances of the industry: shared governance, the unique role of faculty, strong egalitarian culture, challenges transitioning from faculty to administrative leadership, a consensus mentality, the dozens of stakeholders affected by decisions, the slow pace of change, and many others.
Combining our research expertise with an extensive vetting process, our partnered coaches are uniquely primed to serve your specific higher education needs. We have worked closely with our partnered coaches and have vetted those who have deep expertise in higher education and who share diverse and dynamic insights in leadership development. To ensure the most productive relationship, you get to choose the coach who best fits your needs, knowing they have been carefully selected to offer insights into the key concerns of higher education today.
Learn More in Our Free Webinar
In our free webinar we will demystify what coaches do, how coaching sessions work, and who would benefit the most from working with an executive coach. Join Steve Titus, President of Iowa Wesleyan University, online as we discuss this important topic. Watch the free webinar here.
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How Our Executive Coaching Compares to Other Programs
Our Coaches Have Extensive Experience in Higher Education
Q: Isn’t coaching for people who can’t do their job correctly?
A: In our experience, and from what we have learned from high performing leaders, this couldn’t be any further from the truth. Coaching is about building on the success you’ve already had. It’s about continued growth and personal development.
Q: How is my coach selected? I don’t want to be paired with some random person!
A: We hear you! Our process includes a thorough coaching selection process that is driven by you and your unique needs. Under no circumstances will you be forced into a coaching relationship.
Q: How long does this coaching process last?
A: You are in control of your process for professional growth. At Academic Impressions, our standard coaching length is 20 coaching sessions over 12 months; however, we can customize a coaching package that aligns with your goals and trajectory.
Q: What if I need extra time to talk to my coach?
A: You have the freedom to connect with your coach at any time between scheduled appointments if you need advice, have a problem, or want to share a success. We strongly encourage you to take advantage of this extra time and you will not be billed for it. Further, you can email as often as you would like.