Beyond the Basics is a Virtual reading, discussion & learning experience for all professionals interested in expanding their knowledge of coaching. Topics for each session will be selected from the “desk-top” reference, PROFESSIONAL COACHING, Principles and Practice.  Its editors, seasoned coaches themselves, intended to create one source that would bring together perspectives of expert coaches with experts on coaching and a way to move its content “off the shelf” and into everyday coaching practices.   It is important that each participant read the targeted chapter in advance. The text can be purchased online and through the publisher,, enter “Professional Coaching Principles & Practice”.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Chapter 34
Executive Coaching

CCE: 1.5 (1.0 core/.5 resource)


Jeremy Robinson, MSW, MCC

The Chapter provides a summary of the way executive coaching has been thought about and delivered over the last twenty to twenty-five years.  The author, who has had a front row seat at these developments as a busy executive coach, describes the different types of executive coaching. He also discusses how coaching is an organizational engagement and how using 360 Feedback has helped coaches to be viewed as “necessary” components of leadership development vs. a fad.  There is also some discussion of current and future trends in executive coaching.

Through reading & interactive discussions, participants will learn:

  • How coaching has evolved in organizations over the past 20 years including some of the objections to coaching that coaches have had to meet and overcome.
  • The purpose of describing this historical context is to give coaches a sense of the history of how coaching began to be organized in the method it is being practiced today
  • The detailed descriptions of different types of executive coaching and the definition, which the author and other coaches prefer, that executive coaching be defined as an engagement that is sponsored and paid for by an organization.

Jeremy Robinson, MSW, MCC, Executive Coach & Management Consultant

Jeremy’s business career has been the result of the mix of disciplines of writing, psychotherapy and management consulting.  He coaches C-level executives, Managing Directors, Senior VPs, and high potential employees in a wide range of industries including financial services, pharmaceuticals, advertising, and high tech among others.  He has been involved in the design and implementation of Internal Executive Coaching Programs at several companies. He is also a coaching resource for private equity venture capital firms.

Jeremy is often chosen to coach highly-valued, high IQ leaders on their self-management, leadership and emotional intelligence skills.  These assignments usually result in clients making specific behavioral change to improve leadership and managerial performance which drive business results. Jeremy also specializes in working with those organizations that have a commitment to diversity by coaching female, African American, Latino and gay/lesbian leaders.

Jeremy holds certificates in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, and Community Mental Health Consultation from the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health in NYC.  He has graduate degrees in Social Work and English Literature/Creative Writing. He’s also received the MCC [Master Certified Coach] credential from the International Coach Federation which he’s held since 1999.


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Sr. Susan English, OSB, Ed.D, MCC is Co-director of the Duquesne University Professional Coach Certification Program and has a private practice as a life and leadership coach.  She has training in both Internal Family Systems and Emotional Intelligence.  Sr. Susan has over 30 years of experience as a teacher, college professor, and supervisor and is an award-winning student mentor.  She has worked in public, private and prison school settings and has been an active leader in state and local professional and non-profit organizations.  Sr. Susan is a past president of ICF Pittsburgh and holds a doctorate in education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Janice Manzi Sabatine, PhD, PCC is an ICF credentialed executive coach and biomedical scientist, incorporates evidence-based coaching approaches to help scientific and healthcare professionals become stronger, more effective leaders. She helps her clients leverage their strengths to improve performance with a special emphasis on helping them set clear expectations, handle difficult conversations, and lead without overt authority.

Phillip Brownell, MDiv, PsyD, PCC, is a clinical psychologist licensed in North Carolina, Oregon and Idaho. Dr. Brownell completed 7 years of formal training in gestalt psychotherapy, has written several books on the subject, and is in involved in the global movement to establish a research tradition for gestalt therapy. He also completed the International Coach Federation (ICF) accredited professional coach training program at Duquesne University and resides in southern Idaho