Professional Coaching

Learn to guide, inspire, and empower others to reach their personal and career potential. Choose between two innovative coaching certificates that embody the core competencies of the International Coach Federation.

At A Glance

What: Coaching certificate programs that develop your skills to coach individuals to achieve professional and personal performance goals. Get ICF certified via the UW Certified Professional Coach program, or explore coaching as a tool with Performance Coaching Skills for Managers.

Who: Taught by ICF-certified coaches.


UW Certified Professional Coach Certificate Program
Chariti Gent

Performance Coaching Skills for Managers Certificate
Laura V. Page, 608-890-3627

Learners in the certified coach training program doing a discovery exercise.

UW-Madison Coach Training Options

The 10-month UW Certified Professional Coach Certificate program (formerly PLCC) provides “all inclusive” coaching training for individuals seeking International Coach Federation (ICF) credentials. The UWCPC prepares students to be ICF certified as a Professional Coach, which includes providing ICF required classroom/coursework hours, mentor coaching, and a performance evaluation process provided by multiple ICF-certified coaches.

The Performance Coaching Skills for Managers certificate is a practical, application-focused series that enables supervisors, managers, and leaders to adopt a coaching style of work performance feedback. In two modules of two days each, participants will learn and practice how to preserve relationships while motivating change.

Certificates and Programs

Our Team

Chariti Gent

Program Director, UW Certified Professional Coach Certificate Program

Elizabeth Misel

Special Projects Program Director