The Center for Leadership is excited to offer a one-on-one Leadership Coaching Program for students during the 2023-2024 academic year. 

Research demonstrates that leadership coaching is effective in heightening leadership identity in university students, as well as furthering targeted leadership behaviors. Kolditz, T., Gill, L., & Brown, R.P. (2021). Leadership reckoning: Can higher education develop the leaders we need? Monocle Press.

The CFL Coaching Program is limited to 30 students each semester. Students will be partnered with a professional leadership coach for the fall 2023 or spring 2024 semester. Students will receive approximately 10 hours of coaching during the semester at no financial cost (a $5,000 to $10,000 value). Leadership coaching will include:

  •   One-on-one sessions with a professional leadership coach over the course of a semester (fall or spring).
  •   Students define their own leadership goals and the steps necessary to activate them.
  •   Sessions are self-scheduled at your convenience.
  •   Students may take an assessment to increase their self-awareness as a leader.

Students will be asked to participate in research related to their coaching experience. Individual coaching content and sessions are confidential between the student and coach.

“I had hit a bit of a wall during my academic leadership journey. This was much needed to push me into a new realm of leadership.”


Leadership Coaching examines the models and techniques used to develop leadership in others through a coaching relationship. The International Coaching Federation (ICF) defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.

We are hopeful that leadership coaching outcomes will lead to a long-term coaching program that is widely available to CU students.