Become a Certified Sherpa Coach

This popular immersive Sherpa Executive Coaching Certification Program from the University of Georgia is now available fully online.

Gain the prestige and credibility of being university-certified in the Sherpa Executive Coaching Process. The Sherpa Executive Coaching Certification Program earns the Certified Sherpa Coach designation, providing the skills and credentials needed to become a top-level executive coach. Whether you’re looking to expand your knowledge, implement new processes within your organization, or start a new career, this virtual program will transform you into a more effective leader and facilitator.


Format: Live-Online

Hours: 60 hrs. / 6.0 CEUs

When: Mar. 16 - May 13

Cost: $6,999


This executive coaching certification program, IFC approved*, puts you to work with the industry’s leading authors. As you take the class, you’ll have 60 hours in the virtual classroom, and expert weekly support with a practicum client. The Sherpa process involves six phases, with comprehensive exercises, assessments, and activities associated with each phase. The course includes in-depth fundamentals of coaching along with:

  • Definitions: What executive coaching is, and needs to become
  • Communications styles for coach and client
  • The Sherpa Stance: How to keep coaching professional
  • Who needs a coach?
  • What does it take to be a good coach?
  • Why does coaching need a process?
  • What questions do I ask while I am coaching?
  • How can I tell if my client is ‘getting it’?
  • How can I tell when my client is finished?

Who Should Attend?

  • Human resource managers, training and development professionals, corporate trainers, veteran business or career coaches, professionals responsible for developmental coaching, etc.
  • Independent business or career coaches looking to start a coaching or consulting business or enhance their current coaching or consulting business
  • Individuals seeking employment as a professional executive coach
  • Individuals seeking an executive coaching certification
  • Coaches (not currently certified) needing a crisp, precise process that ensures repeatable success
  • Training professionals desiring to create or enhance an internal coaching program
  • US military veterans seeking executive coaching certification designation. See details below about military funding.

Course Information

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Course Date Info: 

Live-Online (Virtual) Sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays:

Note: All sessions are on U.S. Eastern Time.

  • March 16, Noon - 4:00 p.m.
  • March 18, Noon - 4:00 p.m.
  • March 23, Noon - 4:00 p.m.
  • March 25, Noon - 4:00 p.m.
  • March 30, Noon - 4:00 p.m.
  • April 1, Noon - 4:00 p.m.
  • April 13, Noon - 4:00 p.m.
  • April 15, Noon - 4:00 p.m.
  • April 20, Noon - 4:00 p.m.
  • April 22, Noon - 4:00 p.m.
  • April 27, Noon - 4:00 p.m.
  • April 29, Noon - 4:00 p.m.
  • May 4, Noon - 4:00 p.m.
  • May 6, Noon - 4:00 p.m.
  • May 11, Noon - 4:00 p.m.
  • May 13, Noon - 4:00 p.m.

After the live sessions conclude, you will complete a multi-week, asynchronous, practicum client assignment with your Sherpa Coach. *Course details, dates, and times are subject to change.

Course Fee(s): 

$6,999 (U.S. funds)

Refund and Program Cancellation Policies
The Georgia Center will gladly issue refunds (minus a $250 processing fee) for cancellations made on or before February 12, 2021. No refunds will be made for cancellations after February 12, 2021. Substitutions are welcomed with the advance written notice to the Georgia Center.

The program is based on the textbook, The Sherpa Guide: Process-Driven Executive Coaching by Brenda Corbett and Judith Colemon Kinebrew. One of the authors may be your instructor.

Brenda Corbett is Vice President of Sherpa Coaching, a consulting firm that partners with universities to train and certify executive coaches. As an educator, she is a lead instructor for the Sherpa Executive Coaching Certification Program. She has trained coaches for companies including 3M, Federal Express, Toyota, and U.S. Bank.

Judith Colemon Kinebrew is CEO of Sherpa Coaching, a minority business enterprise that partners with universities to train and certify executive coaches. As an educator, she is a lead instructor for the Sherpa Executive Coaching Certification Program. She has trained coaches for a list of client companies including Federal Express, Liz Claiborne, Toyota, and US Bank. Judith co-authored The Sherpa Guide: Process- Driven Executive Coaching.

Jenn Chloupek is the Chief Learning Officer of Sherpa. She is a master Sherpa executive coach, and co-author of the Book, Why It Matters. She is a lifelong teacher dedicated to building connections between individuals and collectives, in personal and professional settings. She connects people to themselves, knowledge, and other people.