Offered in affiliation with UC Berkeley Executive Education, the Berkeley Executive Coaching Certificate Program is a ten-day intensive training for executives seeking to become better managers and leaders, as well as individuals interested in becoming executive coaches. Our certification program focuses on developing coaches who excel at the critical soft skills leaders require today – including empathy, professional intimacy, leadership presence and effective communication skills. Our executive coach training is an exclusive certification from UC Berkeley.

What's Included

  • 10 days (approx. 80 hrs.) of in-person instruction and training with Berkeley Executive Coaching Institute (Berkeley ECI) faculty

  • Topics: authentic and inspirational leadership; coaching methodology and techniques; meditation and mindfulness; communication and storytelling skills.

  • Private 1-on-1 coaching sessions with Berkeley ECI faculty coaches

  • Coaching practicum – an opportunity to coach employees at leading companies

  • 6 months of follow-up distance learning and online group sessions

  • Access to a global network of leaders and experienced coaches

  • Upon completion of program requirements, graduates receive a UC Berkeley certificate.

Questions or interested in applying? Please email Jennifer Caleshu at to schedule a conversation to share more about yourself and learn more about the program.

Fees and Registration

$17,500 Early Bird when you register 90 days prior to start of the program

A $2,500 deposit is required upon registration; payment plans are available. Please inquire about group discounts. Please note that discounts may not be combined.

bangkok, thailand

February 21 - March 1, 2020


May 29 - June 7, 2020


October 4 - 13, 2019 WAIT LIST ONLY
October 2 - 10, 2020

Please note: Berkeley 2019 is currently fully enrolled. We do keep a waitlist as spaces do occasionally open before the program begins. We are currently offering a special “travel bonus” for those enrolling in Bangkok or Tuscany 2020. Please email Jennifer at to learn more.

Why Coaching


The Harvard Business Review recently gave these four reasons why managers coach :

  • They see coaching as an essential tool for achieving business goals.

  • They enjoy helping people develop.

  • They are curious.

  • They are interested in establishing connections.

Are you ready to invest in yourself as a leader and coach? HBR says, "Whether it’s because [managers who coach] are competing for talent, operating in a highly turbulent market place, trying to retain their budding leaders, or aiming to grow their solid players, they believe that they simply have to take the time to coach."


matt westendorf



"If you are interested in expanding your understanding of yourself and your role as a powerful change agent; if you want to access and understand your skills and ability to help others succeed; and if you want to learn how you can have a significant impact in a world that desperately needs you; I would encourage you to enroll in BECI."

valerie hope



"The program holds up a full-length mirror to see ourselves even more clearly and focus on sharpening how we show up physically, emotionally and intellectually in our life. Everything experienced in this program is designed to probe, question and articulate what we value so we in turn can provide a space for those we lead to do the same."

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Participant Profiles

Since 2009, over 250 participants have successfully completed their Executive Coaching Certification with the Berkeley Executive Coaching Institute.

Historically, approximately 70% of participants are leaders looking to add executive coaching to their management skill set; approximately 30% are developing careers as independent coaches.


Participants have been employed at a wide variety of public, private, not-for-profit and governmental organizations, including: 20th Century Fox, 500Startups, Adobe Systems, Alberta Health Services, Amazon, Apple, Applied Materials, Bank of Thailand,, Capital One, DHL Express Thailand, Dusit International, Fattal Holding, General Mills, FWD Life Insurance Public Company Limited, Goldman Sachs, IBM, King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, McKinsey, New Zealand Ministry of Justice, Odgers Berndtson, Oracle,, Securities and Exchange Commission, Thailand, The Walt Disney Company, Visa.

Typically, participants are at least senior director level in their organizations, usually with 15 - 30+ years in their career.