Executive Coaching

The Center for Workplace Development (CWD) offers executive coaching for faculty leaders and senior administrative leaders (grades 60+ unless otherwise noted). Coaching is a reflective conversation focused on leveraging and enhancing an individual's skills, knowledge, abilities, and perspectives to achieve goals and further one's engagement.

CWD offers the following types of coaching:

  • Now Underway! Team Coaching Pilot Program
    CWD is pleased to announce the launch of the FY21 Team Coaching Pilot Program. This supported learning engagement is designed to increase collective capability and performance of a team. Now more than ever there is a pressing need to help teams function in a virtual environment without compromising social fabric and collaborative effectiveness. Seven teams from across Harvard have been selected and are going through team coaching from now until the end of the fiscal year. We will take what we learn from this pilot to see if and how we can offer team coaching more broadly as an offering within CWD. For additional information or questions, contact Hilary Marcus at hilary_marcus@harvard.edu or Kristen Scott at Kristen_scott@harvard.edu.

    Team Coaching Eligibility Criteria
    Team Coaching Application PDF
    Team Effectiveness Toolkit
  • Executive coaching for high-performing leaders who have a current leadership challenge and a desire to take action and create a plan through an interactive process of learning and applying new behavior. These engagements typically last 6 months and include a 360-degree assessment.
  • Onboarding coaching helps foster a smooth transition into a new senior level position for both internal promotions and external hires and is a partnership between the coach, the new senior leader, and their manager. Senior-leader onboarding coaching helps newly placed faculty leaders and executives navigate areas most critical to their success. These engagements typically last 3 months.
  • Short-term coaching focused on a very specific leadership challenge that can be addressed in a 3-session engagement is offered for university leaders grades 59 and above.

To learn more about our executive coaching and new leader coaching services, Harvard executives and faculty leaders can contact the CWD Relationship Manager for your School/Department directly.