A key component of the Full-time MBA experience is our holistic approach to coaching. You will have the benefit of a Team Coach, a Career Coach, a Executive Coach and a Lifestyle Coach while in the program. 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. No other MBA program offers this unique and valuable opportunity.

Choosing Your Executive Coach
It is very important to develop a good rapport and chemistry with your Executive Coach. For this reason, you are able to choose your Executive Coach from our roster of coaches, and you may change coaches at any time. Our professionally trained coaches bring with them a wealth of work, life and coaching experience, ensuring that the process is highly impactful and responsive to your needs.

Influencing the Direction of your Coaching Experience
Executive coaching can take many directions. At Smith, you are empowered to influence the direction you wish to take. Many students choose to focus on identifying and leveraging their personal strengths, and our coaches have several innovative personal assessment tools at their disposal to assist you in this process. Other students choose to focus on identifying and mitigating their perceived 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.

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.

Vinay Pushkarna

“I’m not aware of any other MBA program that offers this breadth of coaching. These coaches are very experienced and provide tremendous service.”

Vinay Pushkarna, MBA 2014
Senior Consultant, Strategy & Operations
Calgary, AB

Charles Kyriacou

“I think Fit to Lead exemplifies the holistic approach of the Full-time MBA program. It provided so many opportunities to get involved and really develop a healthy and balanced lifestyle.”

Charles Kyriacou, MBA 2014
Fuels Account Executive
Imperial Oil
Toronto, ON