Alumni Feedback

Charles Jones

Charles Jones

Deputy Director, DC Department of Employment Services

The experience offered me a way to change my mindset to see the possibilities and opportunities. Changing my mindset, changed my life.

Dr. Julia Storberg-Walker

Dr. Julia Storberg-Walker

Associate Professor, Executive Leadership Program, Department of Human and Organizational Learning, George Washington University

This program opened in me a new way to understand the process of coaching. Coaching is much more than technique; coaching is a way of being, relating, and serving the client (and the planet!) for deep growth and flourishing.

Beth Tuttle

Beth Tuttle

METStrategies, LLC

The e-Co Leadership Coaching program was fulfilling and transformative on so many levels. I've grown as a person and as a leader while also learning the nuts and bolts of effective coaching technique. I am already having success with mission-driven, social benefit clients ready for change.

Chrystal Checketts

Chrystal Checketts

MPA, Leadership Coach

This program is life-changing. Far beyond ICF credentialing the integrity shown towards immersive, transformational learning through the capacities of the e-Co Coaching model provided a foundation in leadership coaching I feel confident in.

Paris Perrault

Paris Perrault

The greatest gift was witnessing my own transformation during the learning journey. It was physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual. I gained deeper understanding and clarity of my personal purpose in serving others individually, and as a collective force for positive change and greater good for humanity.

Kristina Savoy

Kristina Savoy

Chief Learning Officer, DC Department of Human Resources

The program structure, faculty, and participants were all uniquely aligned in a way that will allow my coaching practice to serve through deep listening, action learning, and most importantly, using the heart.

e-Co Leadership Coaching Certification Program

e-Co Leadership Coaching is a new vision for leadership and coaching in the world, providing the next generation of leaders, practitioners and organizations with a whole person and whole systems framework to deepen and expand consciousness in the world towards a flourishing One Humanity.

The e-Co framework is about expanding and contracting, an iterative, emergent process of discovery that supports the development of the inner and outer coherence in complex adaptive systems.

In this ICF Accredited Coach Training Program, participants work to develop an integrated worldview of coaching in systems while practicing with real-world clients, in organizations that are deeply committed to the Sustainable Development Goals, and who care to make a positive difference in the world.

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  1. The integration of multiple ways of knowing, centered in wisdom-based learning.
  2. The development of the inner and outer capacity for whole-systems flourishing.
  3. The nourishing of capacities of ecoliteracy, spaciousness, perception, imagination, inspiration, intuition, and creativity.
  4. The United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development- a global shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future.

Our program pedagogy is grounded in four philosophical worldviews: classical pragmatism (experience), eco-phenomenology (consciousness), new materialism (relational entanglement) and native science (wholeness). We integrate these worldviews by weaving in different pracademic knowledge and knowing to develop the whole coach.

Some distinct features of the program include a focus in: 

  • Whole-person & Whole systems
  • Integrating ways of knowing
  • Flourishing
  • Eco-Wisdom
  • Embodied Transformation
  • Intuition & dreaming 
  • Systems-based learning application
  • Developing coaching cultures
  • Social impact and doing good in the world
  • Pracademic faculty
  • Developing a client portfolio towards ICF Credential

SEED & ROOTS: Foundations & Capacity Development

  • Module 1: e-Co Leadership Coaching Foundations
  • Module 2: Developing Coaching Capacity

LEAVES & STEM: Coaching Practice & Applications

  • Module 3: Coaching Practice, Skills & Capstone

FLOWER & PUFFBALL: Coaching Practice & Integration

  • Module 4: Deepening Coaching Capacity & Skills  

In this program participants will:

  1. Understand, articulate and practice coaching as a way of being and as a profession
  2. Work on deepening and expanding your capacity as a leader-coach through the e-Co Leadership Capacities of ecoliteracy, spaciousness, perception, imagination, inspiration, intuition and creativity
  3. Practice the flow of coaching conversations, to include relationship dynamics, contracting, assessment, goal setting, powerful inquiry, conversations & actions design, evaluation and sustainable strategies
  4. Coach leaders, teams and groups within organizations and larger systems
  5. Get certified as a professional leadership coach with a portfolio of clients

e-Co Leadership Coaching is a globally-minded program that supports individuals from all over the world to become certified coaches, who want to do good in the world. 

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Acceptance into the program requires commitment and discipline beginning with the application process. High-quality participants add significant value to the learning experience; thus, we ask for your thoughtful response to the essay questions below by describing your interest, intention, and impact derived from becoming an e-Co Leadership Coach and enhancing the e-Co global community. 

This rigorous application process is intended to identify the coaching candidates who will make the greatest impact through their personal deep work to enhance their service to fellow learners, and more importantly, resonate positive ripple effects on our local and global communities. Applications are reviewed in an ongoing basis.

Regular Schedule
Early Decision: September 9, 2022
Late Decision: December 9, 2022

Immersion Schedule
Deadline: May 13, 2022


To be considered, applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Minimum of 5 years' professional experience as a leader
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent 
  • Be willing and open to receive feedback and embrace coaching as a way of being
  • Be intentional and open to contribute to the greater good
  • Have an interest in being part of a global learning community
  • The program is delivered in English therefore applicants are expected to read, write, and comprehend English at the graduate level to fully participate in the program. (TOEFL is not required for International Students)

Program Attendan​ce Disclaimer:
We urge you to carefully review the program schedule and select a format that will allow you to spend blocks of time away from the office. Program participation is required to be 90% or higher for you to qualify for the final certification exam.

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Application Deadlines:
Early Decision: May 9, 2023
Late Decision: July 9, 2023

Program Dates:  October 17, 2023 - May 23, 2024
Program Introduction & Orientation: October 17-18 , 2023 (10 AM-3 PM EST)

  • Semester 1: October, 24 2023 - February 8, 2024
  • Semester 2: March 5 - May 23, 2024

Program Delivery: Four Virtual Learning Modules over Seven Months through Zoom & Blackboard

  • For Modules 1-3: Cohort members meet 2x/week over 12 weeks —Tuesday and Thursday—2 hours per session
  • For Module 4: Cohort members meet every other week over 16 weeks—Thursday—2 hours per session

Semester I
SEED & ROOTS: Foundations & Capacity Development

Module 1: (every week on Tuesdays, over 12 weeks from 1-3 PM EST)

  • October 24 - November 14, 2023 

               No Class: November 21, 2023

  • January 9 - Febrary 6, 2024 

              No Class: December 19, 2023 ; December 28, 2023 ; January 4, 2024 

Module 2: (every week on Thursdays, over 12 weeks from 9-11 AM EST)

  • October 26 - November 16, 2023
  • January 11 - February 8, 2024

               No Class: December 21, 2023 ; December 28, 2023 ; January 4, 2024

3 week break between semesters

Semester II
LEAVES & STEM: Coaching Practice

Module 3: (every week on Tuesday, over 12 weeks from 1-3 PM EST)

  • March 5 - May 21, 2024

FLOWER & PUFFBALL: Coaching Applications

Module 4: (every week on Thursdays, over 6 weeks from 9-11 AM EST)

  • March 7 - May 23, 2024


Application Deadline: May 13, 2022

Program Dates: July 6 - December 8, 2022
Program Delivery: Four Virtual Learning Modules, over 7 Weeks, with 2 days/week through Zoom & Blackboard
Module Times: Each day from 9am-1pm EST and 1-4pm EST

  • Immersion Module 1: July 2022
    Week 1: July 6, 8
    Week 2: July 13, 15
  • Immersion Module 2: September 2022
    Week 3: September 6, 8
    Week 4: September 13, 15
  • Immersion Module 3: October 2022
    Week 5: October 18, 20
    Week 6: October 25, 27
  • Immersion Module 4: December 2022
    Week 7: December 6, 7, 8

e-Co Leadership Coaching Certification Program

Government,  Nonprofits, Independent Consultants: $11,850

Corporate & Others: $12,950

Federal Agency Training Fu​nds*
According to the Federal Employees Almanac 2014, federal agencies may:

  • Pay training and education expenses from appropriated funds or other available funds for training needed to support program functions
  • Reimburse employees for all or part of the costs of training or education
  • Share training and education costs with employees
  • Pay travel expenses for employees assigned to training
  • Adjust an employee's normal work schedule for educational purposes not related to official duties

GW accepts Standard Form-182 (SF-182) for training authorizations from the federal government.

*Federal employees should ask the appropriate budget officer about training budgets available.

Interest-Free Payment Plan
The professional certificate programs offer an interest-free payment plan for certificate programs that are more than one month in duration and for which the total tuition is greater than or equal to $3,600. The payment plan is structured in the following manner:

  • Payment #1: A down payment of 30% of the total tuition balance must be paid online (within 72 hours after you accept program offer to register and select Payment Plan).
  • Payments #2, #3, and #4: Your remaining balance will be due in three (3) equal monthly installments beginning 30 calendar days after your down payment is processed. Your monthly payments must be paid via credit card.

PLEASE NOTE: Automatic Payment Service is not available. You must make each subsequent payment via the credit card portal.

Please contact Samantha Luna, [email protected], to confirm your interest free payment plan.

Cancellations, R​efunds & Substitutions
If you cancel fewer than 31 calendar days before the first day of a program, no refund of tuition will be made and any unpaid tuition will be due. Substitutions, however, are permitted without penalty, subject to Program Director’s approval. All courses are subject to cancellation. When a program is cancelled, GW assumes no responsibility for nonrefundable tickets or lodging expenses.

Tuition Discounts*
5% off for:
GW Alumni, Students, Faculty & Staff
Groups of 5 or more

*Only one tuition discount may be applied at the time of registration. Tuition discounts cannot be combined. Tuition discounts are not applied retroactively.

The e-Co Leadership Coaching Certification has received the designation as an International Coaching Federation Accredited Coach Training Program (ICF ACTP). This accreditation is an all-inclusive and fully approved program that includes 140+ hours of learning, offering both rigor and flexibility for the professionals who join the program.

Upon program completion, the certified coaches benefit from this important credential as an acknowledgment of fulfillment of all the ACTP requirements, allowing them to continue their professional journey towards the individual designations of ACC, PCC, or MCC. The ICF Credential is recognized anywhere in the world, helping expand the coach's portfolio of client possibilities in a global market.

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Ina Gjikondi
Director, Executive Education & Coaching
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 202-994-5313