Coaching for Intentional Development

Weatherhead School of Management

How long?

  • 4 days
  • online, in person

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Weatherhead School of Management


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Who should attend

Anyone seeking to broaden and deepen their skills in developing others. Particularly relevant for those responsible for developing and retaining key talent. Teams are encouraged to attend.

About the course

Learn how to develop leadership and emotional intelligence (EI) in others through this intensive, 4-day experience based on the Intentional Change Theory (ICT) (Boyatzis, 2001), an empirically-proven framework for achieving desired, sustained, behavioral transformation. Where traditional coaching approaches often focus on identifying and correcting weaknesses, ICT helps individuals set the course for their development in a process that engages mindfulness, hope and compassion. Starting with defining leadership vision, each stage of discovery provides new insight that motivates and challenges clients toward their desired outcomes, for themselves as well as the people and organizations they lead. The coach’s role in this approach guides and facilitates the learning process.

In this program, you will experience both the coaching process for yourself as well as develop and refine the skills for coaching others using this approach. Participants will receive instruction on coaching EI, individual coaching from Mentor Coaches, and multiple practice sessions within a supportive learning environment. Participants will also complete the Emotional and Social Competency Inventory (ESCI) and Kolb-Boyatzis Learning Style Inventory (LSI) as part of their experience.


  • The Coach's role in leadership development
  • Inspiring leaders to learn, develop and change
  • Sustainable transformation through Intentional Change Theory
    • Motivating change through the "Ideal Self" and "Real Self"
    • Preparing a Personal Balance Sheet: Identifying strengths and gaps
    • Stimulating a learning agenda
    • Metamorphosis: Life and work as a learning laboratory
    • Coaching through the change process
  • Reflection and best practice
    • Provoking an epiphany: Hearing a wake-up call
    • Moving from the problem to the process to the person
    • Leveraging a strengths-based approach to feedback
    • Converging on a learning agenda
    • The ethics of coaching

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending this program, participants will develop or refine their approach and skills coaching others by:

  • Understanding how adults change their behavior (especially emotional competence) in sustainable ways through the ICT
  • Differentiating between ICT and coaching for performance
  • Practicing the ICT as a process for coaching
  • Developing awareness and appreciation for coaching to different styles
  • Receiving insights into the business and ethics of coaching from experienced coaches


Each participant will receive:

  • Personal coaching sessions with a Mentor Coach
  • Individual 360 feedback through the Emotional and Social Competency Inventory (ESCI)
  • Assessment of learning style through the Kolb-Boyatzis Learning Style Inventory (LSI)
  • Real-world coaching practice and experience
  • A network of coaching peers across industries


Ellen Van Oosten

Ellen Van Oosten, PhD, received her MBA and PhD from Case Western Reserve University and her BS in electrical engineering from the University of Dayton. Van Oosten worked in engineering for many years before transitioning to academia. She joined the Weatherhead School of Management in 1995 and ha...

Angela Passarelli

Angela Passarelli is a Weatherhead Affiliate Instructor and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Management & Entrepreneurship at the College of Charleston, SC. Her research focuses on how developmental relationships support behavior change, particularly in the context of leader develo...

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