Leadership and Performance Coaching Certification

Based on science, delivering results.

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Academic Rigor + Real-World Application.

The Brown University School of Professional Studies, in partnership with ACT Leadership, offers the Leadership and Performance Coaching Certification accredited by the International Coaching Federation. This program brings you the best of both worlds: the high pedagogical integrity that you come to expect from an Ivy League University, combined with real life industry experience provided by ACT Leadership.

What is Leadership + Performance Coaching?

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. Improve employee engagement and positively impact employee development, client satisfaction, and business performance.

Program Snapshot


8 Months


Online, In-Person or Hybrid

Entry Terms:

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer


Level 1 (ACC) through the ICF and Pathway to Level 2

Coaching Hours:

96, 80% delivered synchronously


The Leadership + Performance Coaching Certification program runs for 8 months and credentials you to an ICF Level 1 path.

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

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

“ We chose to partner with ACT Leadership because we share a common mission, to develop effective, reflective, and inclusive leaders, to effect positive change in the world and to improve human welfare. ”

Shankar Prasad Dean, School of Professional Studies & Vice President for Academic Innovation, Brown University