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Coaching & Career Support

A key component of the Executive MBA experience is our holistic approach to coaching. While in the Executive MBA program, you will work with a personal support team that includes:

  • An Executive Coach who will work with you to help discover and develop your areas of strength
  • A Career Coach who will provide one-on-one assistance with your job search
  • A Team Coach who will work with you and your team to ensure that you are productive, efficient and effective
  • A Lifestyle Coach who can help you develop a personal lifestyle, diet and fitness regimen

This breadth of coaching services is unique to Smith and is designed to help you reach your full potential.

Executive Coaching

Today, all over the world, people at all levels of management are using Executive Coaches to help them achieve their full potential. At Smith, we have made this a critical piece of your learning experience. Our professional coaches bring with them a wealth of experience, ensuring that the process is highly impactful. No other MBA program offers this unique and valuable opportunity.

Influencing the Direction of your Coaching Experience

Executive coaching can take many directions and you are empowered to influence the direction you take. Many students focus on identifying and leveraging their strengths, and our coaches will assist you in this process. Other students choose to focus on identifying and mitigating their weakness, while others choose to work on specific personal or interpersonal issues they may be experiencing. In short, the opportunities are practically unlimited.

Achieving Your Full Potential

The impact of your Executive Coaching experience can be immeasurable and will affect many aspects of your life, both professionally and personally. You will return to the workforce with a greater understanding of yourself, your strengths and your weaknesses. This will have a powerful impact on your performance and your working relationships.

Toyin Ope

“The outstanding thought and detail that goes into the design of the program is remarkable. The residential and videoconference sessions, Fit to Lead™, Team Coaches, Career Coaches... there isn't a program out there like this one!”

Toyin Ope, MBA
Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Asia Pacific
Rock climbing at an indoor gym

Lifestyle Coaching

Fit to Lead™ is an optional program that focuses on mental, emotional and physical well-being. Topics covered include personal reflection, goal setting, fitness, healthy eating and achieving life balance. During the program you have an opportunity to take part in various team and individual activities, and you will have access to a Lifestyle Coach who will work with you to design a personalized fitness plan.

Throughout the program, Fit to Lead™ will continue to inspire you. Group challenges, newsletters and the lifestyle planner will keep you involved and our staff will work to help you succeed.