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Coaching & Career Support

A key component of the EMBA Americas experience is our holistic approach to coaching. While in the 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.

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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.

Hector Larrazabal

“I was aware of the Executive Coaching option when I enrolled in the program, but I really had no idea what an impact it could have. I was able to choose my Executive Coach from a roster of coaches and really influence the process. As a result, I feel I have a much better understanding of my strengths and how to leverage them.”

Hector Larrazabal, MBA
Product Technology Associate
Sealed Air

Career Coaching

In today's competitive business environment, just having the right skills may not be enough. A key ingredient in the recipe for career success is focused, strategic career management.

We have developed one of the most comprehensive approaches to career management available anywhere, including one-on-one career coaching and an online suite of career management services that you may complete at your own pace, according to your own goals.

Andrew Obee

“This program has a real coaching culture. They surround you with an amazing support system that includes a Team Coach, an Executive Coach, a Lifestyle Coach and a Career Coach. I don't think this level of support exists in other programs.”

Andrew Obee, MBA
President and CEO
Ficanex Services LP

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 work-life balance. Within this context, Fit to Lead™ focuses on the importance of making your own personal choices, challenging yourself to live a balanced life, and welcoming change.

During the program you have an opportunity to take part in various team and individual activities and learn how to live a healthy, balanced life. 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 keep you involved while our staff will work to help you succeed.

Jaspal Lakhan

“Fit to Lead™ was the hidden gem of my MBA experience. It provided great advice on lifestyle, diet and fitness. That’s one of the great things about this Executive MBA program. It goes well beyond the academic content and looks to help you improve yourself on so many levels.”

Jaspal Lakhan, MBA
Vice President, Client Success