Loyola's Coaching Certificate Program

          Coaching Skills for All Levels

          Welcome to Loyola University Maryland’s Coaching Program! Whether you are interested in taking our Level 1 or Level 2 program to complete the coursework required for ICF certification, our program has something for you!

          Our dynamic and student-centered program intertwines critical self-reflection, discernment, and principles of justice to train individuals in coaching. In each class, you will receive peer support, small-group coaching simulations, mentor coaching, hands-on practice, and continuous reflection to learn and practice coaching mindsets and strategies.


          Coaching Program Details

          Why a compass? Coaching is instrumental in facilitating personal and professional transformation, marking a profound shift from one place to another. Central to this change is self-awareness—a compass serves as a pivotal coaching tool, grounding both coach and client. It enables exploration of directions and priorities, aligning core values with intentional processes to realize desired outcomes. Through compass work, coaches and clients reevaluate beliefs, behaviors, and systems, fostering substantial growth and development.

          Course Details

          Our Coaching Program will consist of 5 different courses. Each course will include weekly synchronous facilitated sessions with an expert coach; mentor coaching hours; portfolio building; and peer triad coaching practice. The 5 courses are:

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          The full Coaching Certification Program begins in September 2024 and ends in May 2025. Each class will be held online for 3 hours per week for six weeks with additional time outside class for mentor and peer coaching.

          Please visit the 2024-2025 Coaching Program Schedule for more details. (Coming soon!)

          Meet our Instructors!

          CareyB_Headshot Coach Instructor

          Carey Borkoski, PhD

          Carey Borkoski is an Associate Professor in Loyola University Maryland’s School of Education where she teaches and advises students in the Master of Education Leadership and the new Executive Leadership programs. Through her experience as a Division I college athlete, a two-time doctoral student, and as an educator, Carey has honed her professional coaching approach. She is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) by the International Coach Federation (ICF). She has worked with educators, graduate students, emerging leaders, parents and caregivers and believes strongly that this work is for everyone!
          • Focus Icon Supports all clients, with a focus on coaching in educational contexts
          • Certified Icon International Coaching Federation (ICF) ACC Certified Coach
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          Jennifer Anderson

          Jennifer Anderson is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) by the International Coaching Federation (ICF). She is a dedicated public servant with over 30 years supporting the Department of Defense as an electrical engineer, program manager, senior executive (SES ret), and leadership coach. Jennifer brings first-hand knowledge of working in high stress, dynamic cyber and cybersecurity missions supporting military operations and national policy makers. She works one-to-one with leaders and teaches them practical techniques to gain clarity on what’s important, define meaningful goals, and take action to achieve lasting results. 
          • Focus Icon Focuses on leadership and executive coaching
          • Certified Icon International Coaching Federation (ICF) PCC Certified Coach

          Credential Options

          Loyola ASPIRE Micro-credential & ICF Level 1 ACC coursework:

          Participants will be able to immediately apply coaching knowledge and skills in various settings that include parenting, community organizing, workshop facilitating, leading, advising, teaching, and many more! At the end of Course 3, participants will have the coursework required to start the process of applying for ICF Level 1 certification. 


          Loyola ASPIRE Coaching Certificate & ICF Level 2 PCC coursework:

          Building on the training and practice in our Level 1 certification, students will expand their coaching strategies and tools to explore patterns, habits, and systems that contribute to personal and client development. At the end of Course 5, participants will have the coursework required to start the process of applying for ICF Level 2 certification. 


          NOTE: Our pilot program is designed to align with ICF program standards. After a successful pilot program, the program will be submitted for both Level 1 and Level 2 ICF certification. Those individuals who complete the pilot will receive credit from ICF for their educational requirements if the program is approved.

          Coaching Credential Outcomes (3)

          Program Costs

          Each Course

          $1,050 /course


          • Weekly facilitated sessions
          • Mentor coaching
          • Peer triad coaching
          • Portfolio development


          $3,000 /program

          Courses in program:

          • Course 1 - Mindful Coaching
          • Course 2 - Reflective Coaching
          • Course 3 - Explorer Coaching


          $5,000 /program

          Coures in program:

          • Course 1 - Mindful Coaching
          • Course 2 - Reflective Coaching
          • Course 3 - Explorer Coaching
          • Course 4 - System Coaching
          • Course 5 - Catalyst Coaching

          Want more information on the program? Join the list or come to an info session!

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