CoachRICE: A Leadership Coaching Program

Develop your personal leadership skills and support leadership development of others

Doerr Institute


The Professional CoachRICE Program

Have you considered becoming a professional coach? Would you like to develop coaching skills to be more collaborative with your team and direct reports? CoachRICE: A Leadership Coaching Program is facilitated by professionals from the Doerr Institute for New Leaders and is a 105-hour Level 1 accredited program with the International Coaching Federation (ICF). It uses a variety of teaching methodologies to give you a practical coaching skillset combined with the rigorous academic standards of Rice University. The CoachRICE program will train and equip you to develop your team members and other high potential leaders.

After successful completion of the program, participants will earn a Doerr Institute Certificate of Completion verifying completion of an International Coaching Federation (ICF) accredited Level 1 program.


I came to a keen understanding of my own values and motivations, and I found myself becoming a more thoughtful and compassionate leader, eager to bring out the best in myself and others.


— Carolyn Perry, Ph.D., Spring 2021 Participant



  • Module One: Introduction to Leadership Coaching 
    Introduction to Coaching will cover an in-depth overview of the practice of coaching. Topics will include self-awareness and personal development as a coach, emotional intelligence for leaders, and core competencies such as coaching presence and establishing agreements.

  • Module Two: Essential Tools and Methodologies for Coaching
    This module focuses on the process of coaching and examines various models that support a coaching conversation. Participants will practice the listening and communication skills necessary for cultivating trust and evoking awareness with a client.

  • Module Three: Facilitating Client Growth
    This module focuses on goal creation, accountability and managing progress with a client. Participants will explore the common barriers, challenges and mindsets encountered in leadership coaching.

  • Module Four: Inclusion Practices in Coaching
    This module will increase coaches’ sensitivity to issues of diversity, equity and cultural competency and examine the importance of the ICF Code of Ethics. Participants will be evaluated on all ICF core competencies and provided with an overview of the ICF-credentialing process.

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