Impact Coaching

SEP isn’t just about learning. It’s about doing. And doing is often the hardest part. That’s why we support SEP participants with access to a full-year of executive coaching. 26 hours of one-on-one virtual sessions with your coach will empower and motivate you to achieve positive, long-term behavioral changes — in yourself, your team, and your organization.

Leadership Coaching on Your Terms

Stanford Executive Program provides you with coaches trained in SEP curriculum and a technology platform that gives you anytime, anywhere access — across time zones and languages — when you return to work.

Your personally selected coach will work with you on an ongoing basis — before, during, and after your on-campus experience. You’ll have a strategic sounding board, thought partner, motivator, and listener in your corner to increase your accountability, provide guidance, and offer real-time feedback as you put SEP learning into action.

Coaching facilitates impact beyond the program, more than just the classroom curriculum alone. Coaching is an opportunity for participants to personalize their SEP experience and to receive expert advice and feedback on individual goals and action learning plans.
William P. Barnett, SEP faculty director

Impact Coaching Features

  • 26 hours of one-on-one virtual session with your coach will empower and motivate you
  • A dedicated coach who is also an expert in SEP content to help integrate and implement key ideas
  • A Stanford proprietary 360º in-depth leadership assessment prior to arriving at Stanford
Past Participant Spotlight
Managing Director, Credit Suisse

“I created a detailed roadmap during SEP, and my coach was instrumental in helping me translate that roadmap into a concrete action plan for my return to work. I valued the SEP coaching experience so much that I plan to personally maintain the coaching relationship in the future.”

Impact Coaching Focus

  • Action: Research shows that coaches are instrumental in helping executives turn intentions into impact.
  • Context: Coaches have a thorough knowledge of the SEP curriculum and reinforce specific SEP frameworks and lessons where appropriate.
  • Flexibility: You choose the time and frequency that fits your schedule (30-minutes every week or 45-minute bi-weekly sessions).
  • Choice: Select your coach based upon location, experience, personal style.
  • Access: Virtual sessions via phone, FaceTime, or Skype, plus text chat, allow you to connect with your coach anytime, anywhere.


Ryann Price
Director, Stanford Executive Program Executive Education