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Executive Coach Training Series

(take in any order)

Executive Coach Tools: Help Clients Lead in Their Organizations with Backbone and Heart  
7-week live webinar course
14 hours

Suite of ROI Offerings: Taken ala carte, or all together, your choice. Here are the courses:

Calculating the ROI of Your Executive Coaching

The Leadership Vision Kit

Live ROI Q&A Teleclass with Mary Beth

Overview: A Short Introduction to Systemic Executive Coaching with Backbone and Heart
1.5 hours

Pattern Shift Executive Coaching: Help Clients Change Leader-Team Patterns that Drive Them Crazy
On-Demand prerecorded webinar
1.5 hours

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Training for OD/HR Executive Coach departments

To set up Internal Coach Training in your organization, contact Mary Beth O'Neill


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with Backbone and Heart

by Mary Beth O'Neill

Products Available on the Store Page: Practices to Increase Leadership Effectiveness 

Leading with Backbone and Heart
Shifting Leader-Team Patterns
Leadership Vision
Leadership Team Alignment
Leadership Team Coordination
Cascading Alignment
Performance Management

Executive Coach Training

If you are an experienced professional in any of the following roles, the Executive Coach Training Series is for you:

  • Executive Coach
  • OD Consultant
  • OD VP/Director
  • HR VP/Director
  • Leadership Developmental Specialist
  • Transitioning to the Role of Executive Coach
  • Building Executive Coaching Skills into Your Current Position
  • Colleague Whose Work intersects with Executive Coach Programs and Coaches

Note: This Series teaches advanced coaching skills, specifically designed for the business environment. Participants need to have mastered basic coaching skills in order to get the most out of the training series.

"I'm experiencing great success with my consulting business and I attribute a lot of that to the clarity I gained from your coaching seminars and your thoughtful and authentic facilitation and guidance. "

Paula C. Dillard
President/Principal Consultant

Executive Coach Tools:
Help Clients Lead Their Organizations
with Backbone and Heart

(Delivered as a live webinar course)

Total ICF 14 hrs.


Discover How to Help Leaders Build
Engaged and Productive Teams ...

(even when they underestimate
the effort, skill, and attention that it takes).


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  1. Shift Your Client's Perspective
    Gain effective ways to provoke new thoughts, raise your clients' curiosity about the role they play in their systems, and create a discussion for generating a different viewpoint than they had before.

  2. Strengthen Teams
    Find out productive approaches and effective tools to help and support leaders to truly understand, embrace, and execute the specific changes they need to make with their

  3. Transform Your Clients’ Use of Authority
    Help leaders use their authority humanely.

  4. Increase Your Credibility as a Transformative Systems-Oriented Executive Coach
    Discover the leverage points in your clients’ individual development that can create the greatest change in their organizational system.


Help Leaders Solve These Vexing Dilemmas

  1. Avoidance of Responsibility for Their Team’s Engagement/Performance
    The use of “too busy” or other distractions by fighting fires and other legitimately accepted excuses for keeping attention off of themselves as leaders of their teams.

  2. Belief that They Have No Power to Influence and Shape the System
    Abdication of the power they do have because of this belief.

  3. Dealing with the Onslaught of Change
    Overwhelm, which leads to essential conversations that do not happen; freezing in the face of constant disruption.


Here Is Everything You Get When You Sign Up For
The Executive Coach Tools Course

You get models, practices, and tools that cover each of the 4 steps along this
Executive Coach Success Path.

Here is a look at those models and practices:

Enhance Your Role as a Coach
   Use the Client Responsibility Model of Coaching.

Learn to Navigate Self-in-System
   Develop Backbone and Heart, for both leaders and coaches.

Help Leaders Use Authority as a Resource
   Help your client use the Waterline Model to diagnose leader-team problems to get back on track.

   Learn Change Dynamics that require specific roles and interaction dynamics to help people through their natural resistance and overwhelm.

Help Clients Integrate Leader Functioning, Team Functioning, and Business Results
   Learn the Leadership Alignment Cycle of best leadership team practices.

   Support your client to develop a Leadership Vision that integrates results and relationship.

   Help leaders gain Leadership Team Alignment for engaged and mobilized teams.


"We have used your elegant model with great results. By focusing on specific business results, we can help our clients zero in on what is most important. In addition, the model helps our clients to quickly recognize their strengths and weaknesses."

Jennifer Joyce
Leadership Development Specialist



The Executive Coach Tools course also includes:

  • 14 hours of live online training.
    (7 two-hour sessions over 7 weeks so you can apply your learning immediately)

  • 14 ICF Core Competency CCE units. 

  • The training is interactive.
    Mary Beth talks with you rather than at you, while covering a lot of material.  There are many opportunities to have live conversations.

  • You work through one of your actual client situations, applying all of the frameworks you learn in the course.

  • There is an extensive Workbook for you to take notes on the models.

  • You receive 8 Leadership Practice Tools from the Leadership Alignment Cycle to review what resources would be good for your clients, and to help you prepare for your sessions with them.

    Each tool has --

  • Best practices in leader-team interactions, 

    A leader self-assessment, 

    Backbone and Heart challenges your client must navigate, and 

    A leader's process checklist that can also be used to guide you in your sessions with your client. 


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  • 1.5 hour additional teleclass with Mary Beth one month after the last class to cement your learning 

  • Online community exclusively for students and alumni of this course 
    (for support, brainstorming, and Q&A to deepen your knowledge and experience with systemic executive coaching)

  • Recordings of the webinar sessions available for review for 4 months after the end of the course


Super Early Bird Special

Extra Bonus for early registration --Deep Discount on Overview webinar

    Access to the Overview of Systemic Executive Coaching webinar 
    for a deep discount from $75 to $42

Available only at time of early registration

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Mary Beth O'Neill
Course Faculty

Mary Beth has used these coaching approaches with Fortune 100 and 500 companies, in industries as diverse as high tech, utilities, hospitality, manufacturing, and healthcare. 

You receive the benefit of her 30 years as an executive coach and her 23 years of teaching these skills to graduate students.

You will learn what works best to partner with executives and help them achieve outstanding outcomes. 


Wednesdays, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm USA Pacific Time 

Session 1:   October 17, 2018
Session 2:   October 24, 2018
Session 3:   October 31, 2018
Session 4:   November 7, 2018
Session 5:    November 14, 2018
1 week break U.S. Thanksgiving
Session 6: November 28, 2018
Session 7: December 5, 2018

Bonus Teleclass: January 16, 2019, Wednesday 11:00 am-12:30 pm USA Pacific Time


$  947 early registration deadline: October 3, 2018
$1047 regular registration deadline: October 11, 2018
$1350 late registration deadline: October 14, 2018

Registration is now Closed

A Suite of ROI Offerings

A Suite of ROI Offerings, taken ala carte, or all together

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Overview: Systemic Executive Coaching with Backbone and Heart

This is a recorded webinar, you get online access anytime.

Continuing Coach Education

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Pattern Shift Executive Coaching: Help Clients Change Leader-Team Patterns that Drive Them Crazy

This is a recorded webinar, you get online access anytime.

CCE 2 hours

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to get more information on Pattern Shift Executive Coaching  

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arrow Internal Coach Training:

Our highly effective methods prepare internal coaching resources in your organization to amplify their success in executive development.
To set up Internal Coach Training in your organization, contact Mary Beth O'Neill (mbo@mboExecutiveCoaching.com)