Leadership and Performance Coaching

The Brown University School of Professional Studies, in collaboration with ACT Leadership, is offering a Leadership and Performance Coaching Certification recognized and accredited by the International Coach Federation.

Now enrolling for Fall 2019

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Perfect for Professionals

Leadership and Performance Coaching is a critical professional development skill for senior leaders. This certification offers the unique opportunity to develop your full leadership potential, maximize team performance, and increase results in your workplace.

Build More Productive and Resilient Teams

Skilled performance coaching optimizes group effectiveness and efficiency. Coaching can also improve workforce retention rates and increase morale. Coach training allows an individual to scale their ability as a leader and teaches them to empower others— creating more independent and productive teams.

Gallup consistently reports that two-thirds of the US workforce is disengaged at work. Disengaged employees cost the United States somewhere between $450 and $550 billion annually. Employee disengagement can increase turnover, sabotage office culture, and lead to a greater number of oversights in the workplace. It’s crucial that we turn our attention to a skill too often neglected— forging human connection— understanding your fellow colleagues or employees beyond a transactional level.

Improve employee engagement and positively impact employee development, client satisfaction, and business performance— join ACT Leadership this Fall 2019!

Based in Science, Delivering Results

Coaching concepts are grounded in developmental psychology, neuroscience, and research in leadership effectiveness. Coaches hone critical leadership skills in the following areas:

  • Effective communication across teams and organizations
  • Innovative solutions
  • Decision making
  • Leading change
  • Critical thinking
  • Team and relationship building

Hands down, the best leadership course I have taken. ACT was absolutely fantastic in their approach, structure, and delivery of the content.

Coaching Certification Program participant

Professionals with experience in coaching, human resources, leadership, organizational development, or related field.


The total program length is 6 months.




The program uses a blended format, consisting of three in-person experiential modules supplemented with virtual group and individual learning.


The on-campus sessions will be held on Brown University’s Providence, Rhode Island campus.

Start Date

Fall 2018

A Proven Approach

ACT’s Leadership & Performance Coach Training Certification Program is a six-month program, with three in-person experiential sessions supplemented with online group and individual learning. In-person sessions are held on the Brown University campus in Providence, Rhode Island.

Upon completion of the program, students receive a Leadership + Performance Coaching Certification, and may apply for the Associate Certified Coach accreditation via the ACSTH pathway as established by the International Coach Federation.

About ACT Leadership

ACT Leadership, founded in 2012, uses a systematic approach to professional development using the Assess Coach Train methodology, targeted at individuals, teams and organizations. ACT’s exceptional team teach critical skills and experience in coaching, training, and consulting.

The Brown University School of Professional Studies has relied on ACT’s superior leadership and performance coaching as an integral component in their Executive Masters curriculum.

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