Dedicated & Engaging Faculty

Our program instructors are among the best coaching experts in the industry. They don't just teach coaching, they are real-life coaches. 

Drawing from their 20 years of executive coaching experience in the government, non-profit, and corporate sectors, your instructors Chris and Sandi will model real-life coaching from Day 1. They will share case studies that give you context and real-life application to the theories you learn in class.

Executive Coaching, Executive Coach Christopher Brookfield

Christopher Brookfield

Chris was trained and certified through The Coaches Institute, one of the oldest and most rigorous coaching schools in the country. He is an ICF, Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with over 15 years of experience coaching people and organizations. Chris served for three years on the Board of Directors of the Metro DC International Coaches and has lectured at the Darden School of Business.

A former entrepreneur and CEO, Chris Brookfield is currently a Principal and Executive Coach at Heidrick & Struggles. He holds a BA in psychology from Duke University and an MBA from Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.

Executive Coaching Instructor Sandi Stewart

Sandi Stewart

Sandi Stewart is an executive coach and consultant with over 20 years of organizational experience. She is a Master Certified Coach (MCC) with the International Coach Federation (ICF) with over 2,500 hours of coaching.

Sandi has a BA in Psychology and French from Colgate University and an MBA from Columbia University. She was Adjunct Professor of Leadership Development for a Masters of Business program and a former manager with Johnson & Johnson, Hearst/ABC, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich and Ferrero, N.A. She serves on the ICF Independent Review Board and writes for The Library of Professional Coaching.

Recent Publications and Professional Activities

  • Building the Competencies of Change: A Guide to Coaching in Organizations
    (Sandi's book is available for preorder on Amazon)
    This book is for coaches, aspiring coaches, leaders of talent management and executives to understand how to deploy coaching to achieve organizational objectives. The power of coaching as an impetus to organizational change, growth and strategy execution is explained with case histories and how to's. 
  • Differences in Personal and Executive Coaching
    (Article in Library of Professional Coaching)
  • Why You Need a Coach, Feds
    (Sandi's interview on the popular podcast, FedUpward)
    What can powerful coaching do for your organization? For you? Well, a lot. Sandi Stewart, an experienced and respected executive coach lays out what coaching is, how feds can benefit from coaching, and explains how creating a coaching practice within your agency or department might be the spark you need to reignite motivation and improve performance.