Executive Coaching

Executive Coaching with
Academic Impressions

“Using and engaging an executive coach is not a symptom of weakness or insecurity, but rather a tool for the development of your own leadership.”

- Dr. Carol Christ, Chancellor, University of California, Berkeley

Executive Coaching with Academic Impressions is designed to help high-performing leaders gain clarity in their career, increase their level of self-awareness, hone their skill set, and reach their full potential. Our commitment is for you to achieve personal and institutional goals within the context of the changing trends in higher education. Executive coaches are critical companions in this developmental process and Academic Impressions is thrilled to work with amazing coaches who each have extensive experience in a diverse range of universities and colleges.

To ensure you receive the highest quality experience, we limit the number of engagements with our coaches. Start on your path to success by filling out the form on the right so we can connect you with a coach to best fit your specific needs.

Executive Coaching Designed Specifically for Higher Education

Our team at Academic Impressions is uniquely positioned to support leadership development in higher education with coaching. Through the thousands of leadership trainings we have designed, we have met thousands of leaders from colleges and universities across the United States, Canada, and internationally. The impact of this has enabled us to develop an in-depth understanding of the range of challenges that leaders face across the industry. We have worked closely with our partnered coaches and have vetted those who have deep expertise in higher education and who share diverse and dynamic insights in leadership development. By strategically pairing you with one of our experienced coaches, you will follow a six- to twelve-month process that offers you the conceptual and practical tools you need to take the next step in your leadership journey and advance your career path.

The Benefits of Executive Coaching: Free Digital Recording

In our free webinar we will demystify what coaches do, how coaching sessions work, and who would benefit the most from working with an executive coach. Join Steve Titus, President of Iowa Wesleyan University, online as we discuss this important topic.Watch the free webinar here.

Take the Next Step in Your Leadership Career

How Our Executive Coaching Compares to Other Programs


Get Real Results from Your Investment

Executive coaching is a serious investment in yourself and you will want to get real results. Our model is focused on learning and action within higher education for you to:

  • Set and achieve personal and institutional priorities
  • Enhance your productivity, effectiveness, and fulfillment as a leader
  • Reinforce your strengths and overcome limiting beliefs and assumptions
  • Navigate transitions and conflict within changing trends in higher education

Our Coaches Have Extensive Experience in Higher Education

Peter Cimbolic

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Chris Coward

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Mary McGuinness

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Christine Quinn

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Steve Riccio

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Patrick Sanaghan

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Clint Sidle

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Steve Titus

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Beth Weinstock

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Karen M. Whitney

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FAQs About Coaching

Q: Isn’t coaching for people who can’t do their job correctly?

A: In our experience, and from what we have learned from high performing leaders, this couldn’t be any further from the truth. Coaching is about building on the success you’ve already had. It’s about continued growth and personal development.


Q: How is my coach selected? I don’t want to be paired with some random person!

A: We hear you! Our process includes a thorough coaching selection process that is driven by you and your unique needs. Under no circumstances will you be forced into a coaching relationship.


Q: How long does this coaching process last?

A: You are in control of your process for professional growth. At Academic Impressions, our standard coaching length is 20 coaching sessions over 12 months; however, we can customize a coaching package that aligns with your goals and trajectory.


Q: What if I need extra time to talk to my coach?

A: You have the freedom to connect with your coach at any time between scheduled appointments if you need advice, have a problem, or want to share a success. We strongly encourage you to take advantage of this extra time and you will not be billed for it. Further, you can email as often as you would like.