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About the Academies

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Summer 2022 Graduate

Incorporating coaching into my day-to-day work has allowed me to serve as a more effective thought partner and sounding board to my colleagues. Coaching has also provided me with new tools for supporting my direct reports and their growth as leaders and problem-solvers. I highly recommend this course for senior leaders who want to grow or stretch their teams.

Sibby Anderson-Thompkins, PhD

Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer

Sewanee: The University of the South


Spiro Coaching Institute's coach training programs are practical, evidence-based, professional development courses designed specifically for people working in either Academic Medical Centers or Higher Education settings who want to add coaching skills to their tool box in order to:

  • Increase employee engagement and organizational improvement

  • Foster innovation, creativity, and proactive problem solving

  • Improve strategy, programs and services

  • Develop bench strength, emerging and future leaders

Program attendees often include senior leaders (executives, deans, cabinet members), faculty, directors, administrators, academic and departmental leaders, nurse leaders, clinical leaders, faculty development professionals, human resources professionals, research and lab directors, emerging leaders, as well as external coaches and consultants who work with or within these settings. 


Research shows* that the typical person's knowledge transfer of

learning to work performance goes from:

               25%                     90%

                                 through training,                                   with the support of    

                                 demonstration,                                      coaching.

                                 and practice.



A global study^ of over 2,000 professionals who received coaching found that more than 70% resulted in positive impacts on work performance, interpersonal and communication skills, relationships, and confidence. 

A recent study published in the Journal of Health Organization and Management** identified Coaching as " important methodology for facilitating goal attainment and fostering resilience in this vital social sector, benefiting workers in the health services, their families and ultimately their patients and the broader community."


*Joyce, Bruce. (1987). Paper presented at the Staff Development Awareness Conference, Columbia, South Carolina, January.

^International Coach Federation. (2009). ICF global coaching client study.  Retrieved from

**Grant, Anthony M et al. “The impact of leadership coaching in an Australian healthcare setting.” Journal of health organization and management vol. 31,2 (2017): 237-252. doi:10.1108/JHOM-09-2016-0187

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