The Coaching Academy for Leaders

Leverage the most powerful and effective approach to enhancing human development and performance

Become the leader who inspires people to achieve great results

A Leader As Coach certification program approved by the International Coach Federation

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Widely recognized as the ONLY Coach Certification Program to combine coaching proficiency with leadership skills for companies creating a holistic “Leader-As-Coach” program, the Coaching Academy for Leaders is one-of-a-kind in its field.

Our leadership development program teaches coaching as a leadership style. This unique approach to leadership development uses microlearning modules and future-focused, positive, results oriented learning to leverage the most powerful and effective approach to enhancing human development and performance.

We teach leaders to recognize that they already have the answers. The leader’s role as coach is to conduct transformational conversations that help unlock potential leading to accelerated, long-lasting performance improvement – both for themselves and their team.

“The professionalism, integrity, and knowledge of Corry and her team is second to none. Her coaching and resource development are results oriented and her ability to facilitate them makes those results obtainable.”

Richard Cox, CEO RAC/JEC Consultants Inc.

Our Approach Is Different


More Impact in Less Time

Our microlearning sessions mean less downtime for you and your organization paired with insights you can use right away


Gold Standard Certification

Become accredited by the ICF, the gold standard for coaching certification around the world. 


No Awkward “Trust-Fall” Retreats

You need work-relevant leadership training, not fluffy ‘feel good’ socialization


Actual Lasting Results

Our proprietary microlearning programs create lasting results that you just can’t achieve with traditional, intensive workshops and retreats

How It Works

Our methodology is based on the principle of microlearning sessions interspersed with private coaching sessions. Short training sessions are spread out over a period of time to increase your adoption and implementation, as well as the return on your investment.

Our proven process is based on decades of research and experience. An integrative approach, it layers theory, participant engagement and accountability to produce high performance results. It also includes a robust self-assessment and measurement strategy in order to track your progress and measure your results.

What Our Students Have To Say


Would recommend the program to their peers


Believe it led to job success


Stated the program was highly relevant to their work


Intend to apply the principles in their work environment

Companies Who Embrace Coaching Culture

You’re not alone in considering enrolling in a coaching leadership development program.  These globally recognized companies are recipients of the ICF Prism Award recognizing organizations who use coaching programs to shape organizational culture and address key strategic goals.

Coaching Academy for Leaders
Core Curriculum


01 – Fundamentals
Introduction to Coaching

Build self-awareness through psychometric assessments, gain understanding of coaching methodologies and theory, and practice the 8 coaching competencies as recognized by the ICF (International Coaching Federation).

→ You will learn:

The ICF Core Competencies

  • Coaching ethics and standards of coaching
  • The coaching mindset
  • How to establish and maintain agreements
  • How to cultivate trust and safety
  • Presence
  • Active Listening
  • How to evoke awareness
  • How to facilitate employee growth



02 – Essentials
The Leader-As-Coach Practioner

Put theory into practice and design and develop your own coaching culture for your organization. Practice one-on-one coaching, group coaching, and learn how to lead a transformational coaching conversation.

→ You will learn:

  • The three coaching modalities
  • Purpose, vision and mission
  • Stakeholder mapping and benefits
  • Coaching tools and templates for leaders
  • The Coaching Handbook


03 – Mastery
Transformational Leadership Certification

Apply the “Leader-As-Coach” approach to leadership theory and blend your coaching skills with leadership skills. Highly practical and experiential, this module gives you the opportunity to use your own personal challenges to create practical strategies you can use immediately.

→ You will learn:

  • Leading High Impact Teams
  • Conscious Leadership
  • Goal Setting
  • Priorities and Workload Management
  • Perception and Feedback That Sticks
  • Delegation and Empowering Leadership
  • Reinvention and Change Management
  • Managing Conflict and Difficult Conversations


Duration and Schedule

36 Week Program
108 Hours Total Accreditation

Upcoming Program Start Dates
2021 – January 26th



108 Hours ACSTH ICF
108 Hours CCE ICF
Certified Leadership Coach



Short Lectures
Learning Labs
Practice Sets
Written and Verbal Feedback
Self and Program Evaluation
Private Coaching



Available in English or French


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Who can benefit from this program?

Executives, managers, HR professionals and aspiring leaders who want to supercharge their development and performance take this program to learn coaching as a leadership style. These leaders want to be their best and bring out the best in the people around them.

Counsellors, consultants, trainers and aspiring coaches who want to formally learn the “Leader-As-Coach” method for their organizations and officially add the title “Coach” to their credentials will also benefit from this program.

Learn from the best in the world

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The Coaching Academy for Leaders is an ACSTH 108 Hour Program Accredited by the International Coach Federation.

Our Certification provides the training requirement for ICF Credentialing. 
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ICF Certification is the gold standard in Coach Certification


A globally recognized accreditation (136 countries)


The largest regulatory body in the coaching industry

Your Instructors

All classes are led by a Corry Robertson coach with a minimum of an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credential.

Our lead instructor is Corry Robertson, PCC., who oversees the program and ensures all learning outcomes and rigorous ICF standards are met.

Core Faculty 

Danielle Silverman, MBA, M.A., ACC, CRP

Danielle Silverman, MBA, M.A., ACC, CRP

Danielle left a career in Marketing to become a coach. She has coached hundreds of people in career transition and provided management and leadership coaching and training to dozens of organizations. Danielle is passionate about helping leaders focus on their people so they can improve productivity and profit.


Helena Hlavenkova, MA, ACC

Helena Hlavenkova, MA, ACC

Helena is an Associate Certified Coach with the ICF, as well as a senior consultant in the field of organizational design and human resources. An experienced trainer in the area of leadership, team development and coaching in the workforce, Helena holds a Master’s degree in Psychology and is also a Certified Change Management Practitioner.

Brian Duggan, PCC

Brian Duggan, PCC

Brian is an Executive Coach, Coach Trainer and Mentor. A life-long learner he has completed two Royal Roads University Graduate Certificates in Coaching Practices. His first book Coaching From the Inside Out: A personal approach to coaching for change was published in June of 2019. Brian is a member of the International Coach Federation.

Lori Lacey, MEd, CPHR, SHRM, CEC, PCC

Lori Lacey, MEd, CPHR, SHRM, CEC, PCC

Lori is an executive coach and leadership development specialist who loves working with leaders and their teams to create high performance. She believes all leaders have the potential to inspire others and developing coaching skills can accelerate that potential. She has been actively involved in teaching leadership and coaching skills to leaders in organizations since 2006.

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Next Course Begins Jan 26th 2021

Bring The Corry Roberston Academy for Leaders to your organization

Our one-of-a-kind leadership development program can be provided privately for groups of 5 or more. Get complete flexibility on time and duration of the program, custom tailored to fit your organizational needs. Reduce executive downtime, receive cost-effective tuition reductions and accelerate the process!

FAQ About Coaching Academy for Leaders

Who should attend the Coaching Academy for Leaders?

The Certified Leadership Coach Program is intended for executives, managers and aspiring leaders who want to learn coaching as a leadership style. This learning is then practised within the organization as an approach to performance management and improvement. Introduction to Coaching and Coach Practitioner are also of interest to business owners, coaches, consultants and trainers, who want to improve their coaching skills and/or learn how to integrate coaching services into their businesses.

Where does the training take place?

Currently all coaching sessions take place using online conferencing software, or by phone.  Once the Covid-19 restrictions are lifted, coaching sessions can also be scheduled in person.

What other companies have a coaching culture?

Many influential global companies embrace coaching culture to shape their organizational culture and address their key strategic goals.  Companies like Coca-Cola, IBM, Google, Ernst & Young, the BBC, University of British Columbia, Sysco Food Systems, and even the United Nations use a coaching culture in their organizations in order to achieve their performance goals.  The ICF recognizes companies who demonstrate excellence in coaching cultures worldwide with the ICF Prism Award.

When can instruction begin?

Coaching Academy for Leaders begins at set times throughout the year, view our schedule. Private training sessions can begin at any convenient time as agreed upon by our instructors and your organization.

Can you run a private training program just for my employees?

Yes!  Private training programs can be custom created to fit your schedule and organizational needs.  We require a minimum of 5 participants to create a private, custom training program. Less than 5 participants?  Your employees can participate in our public Academy cohorts.

How many people will be in the class?

Our programs run with a minimum of 5 participants, and a maximum of 15.  

What is the cost of tuition?

You can view all of the pricing and policies here.

What is the payment schedule?

A $500 deposit is required for each participant in order to reserve their spot in the program.  The remainder of the tuition is due 1 week prior to the beginning of the program. Payment plans are available, please get in touch to inquire about specific plans. For more information please visit our policies page.

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