August 24, 2007


The Tandy Center for Executive Leadership is bringing back the popular, two-week Sherpa Coaching certification program. The course, taught by Judith Colemon and Brenda Corbett, founders of Sherpa Coaching LLC and authors of The Sherpa Guide: Process-Driven Executive Coaching , will begin October 29-Nov 2, 2007, and conclude January 14-17, 2008.

The Neeley School was the first to offer Sherpa certification in Texas last year, and is still the only program of its kind in the state.

The authors will aid participants in mastering the six-phase Sherpa coaching process as they teach the skills and techniques necessary to enable others to achieve professional success. Upon successful completion of the program, participants will receive their Sherpa Executive Coaching certification. Cost is $7,500.

A special presentation and book signing by Marshall Goldsmith, popular executive coach and author of the best-selling book What Got You Here Won't Get You There , will take place October 30, 2007, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm, Smith Hall, Room 104, 2805 W. Lowden . Please note:  the location has been changed to the Dee J. Kelly Alumni & Visitors Center, 2820 Stadium Drive, TCU Campus.   Attendance is free but seating is limited.

Executive coaching certification is especially helpful for consultants in leadership development and human resources professionals or other executives responsible for developmental coaching. 

"Executive coaching certification will make people more effective as leaders and facilitators in a new and fast-growing field," said Deb Baker, director of executive development at TCU's Tandy Center for Executive Leadership. "It also gives people the prestige and credibility of a university-endorsed certification."

Click  here for more information or to register for the Sherpa Executive Coaching Certification Program.

Click  here to register for the Goldsmith book signing. Books can be purchased at .

The Tandy Center for Executive Leadership helps individuals and business organizations develop and reach their full leadership potential. High-profile companies from around the world come to the Tandy Center for executive development programs that add real value by building a strong leadership pipeline, strengthening employee talent and ultimately improving bottom line results.

Judith Colemon and Brenda Corbett offer executive and team coaching services through Sherpa Coaching LLC, a minority- and women-owned business headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. The authors lead a new wave in leadership development. They're youthful and charismatic, with new insights on management and the human condition. They have set a clear standard for leadership development and executive coaching, offering a path that emerging leaders can take to their own personal summit.

Marshall Goldsmith is a world authority in helping leaders achieve positive, measurable changes in behavior for themselves, their people and their teams. He has worked with more than 70 top CEOs and their management teams, and conducts workshops for executives, high-potential leaders and HR professionals. The American Management Association named Marshall as one of 50 thinkers and business leaders who have most influenced the field of management over the last four decades, and Forbes named him as one of the five most-respected executive coaches.

The nationally ranked Neeley School of Business at TCU focuses on personal development, vital connections and real experiences. High functioning classrooms and calculated career development give students the platform to succeed. Renowned faculty, major corporations and leading executives connect to share winning business practices. Students work for real clients to solve critical challenges. Neeley is consistently recognized among the best business schools by The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Forbes, Fortune, U.S.News & World Report and The Princeton Review. From skills and strategies to team dynamics and global expeditions, we make sure Neeley graduates are trailblazing business leaders - each in their own individual way.


Elaine Cole
PR Manager
Neeley School of Business at TCU