Executive Coaching

An overview of the executive coaching program within the Penn State Smeal Executive MBA Program in Philadelphia.

Executive coaching is an invaluable tool to aid your development as a leader. The Penn State Smeal Executive MBA in Philadelphia is proud of its longstanding and robust executive coaching offering. Each student is assigned a certified executive coach to work with in the first year of the program, first in completing and interpreting a 360 assessment and then in formulating a leadership development plan.

 

Students meet with their coaches twice monthly for the remainder of their time in the program to accomplish leadership development plan objectives as they pertain to personal, professional, or academic life. Continuous feedback allows your coach to adapt meetings to your growth, ensuring that you continue to work toward your goals.

Career Services

Smeal Executive MBA students have access to career support services from resume reviews to LinkedIn profile improvements, access to the power of the Penn State Alumni Network, and after graduation, they continue to be able to lean on the resources of Smeal Alumni Career Services as well. Moreover, students can work with their executive coaches on career strategy and direction as they think deeply about their own personal next steps.

PENN STATE SMEAL VOICES
"The career and executive coaching experience helped position me for a substantial promotion within my organization. The classroom education paired with the personal attention and help of my coach really makes a big difference."
- Brian Donaldson '07, General Partner U.K., Edward Jones Investments