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Evidence Based Coaching Symposium

Hosted by Fielding Graduate University.

Set yourself apart from others in the field with an Evidence Based Coaching (EBC) certificate. This multidisciplinary-based coach certification program can be completed in one year through a combination of online, teleconferencing, and face-to-face sessions. Fielding’s EBC is an ICF Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP)


Marjorie Woo, PhD, MCC is currently a Director, ICF Professional Coaches, Global Board since January 2020. She is the founder and on the Board of Directors of Keystone Group (Shanghai) Inc., a quality-focused coaching service enhancer dedicated to the development of coaches and the coaching profession in China and Asia. Marjorie has Ph.D. in Human and Organizational Development Systems from Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, California. She has over 30 years of business experience including 11 years as an executive in Xerox, 20 years as a founder, member of the Board of Directors, and Chairman of Leadership Management International (LMI) China Ltd., and over 10 years as an executive coach in China and Asia-Pacific with both indigenous and Western organizations. She...

Dr. Terry H. Hildebrandt is a certified Master Corporate Executive Coach, organization development consultant, coach supervisor, entrepreneur, and author. He is the former Director of Evidence Based Coaching at the Fielding Graduate University and the CEO of Terry Hildebrandt and Associates, LLC, Terry has over 24 years of coaching experience and 34 years of business experience.  Terry works primarily with mid-level and senior executives including members of the executive committee, board chairs, chief executive officers, vice presidents, directors, and selected promising leaders.  He is the lead editor of the book, Innovations in Leadership Coaching: Research and Practice. Terry specializes in leadership coaching, organizational change, and team development. He is also an adjunct faculty member at Fielding teaching coaching courses at...

Leni Wildflower is one of the ‘thought leaders’ worldwide on coaching as a profession, a discipline and a craft. She is the designer of Evidence Based Coaching, a ground-breaking program of coach training at Fielding Graduate University, where she taught for over 20 years.  Leni is an expert on blended learning, online tuition, and how to combine theory with coaching practice. Her ICF-accredited, distance coach training program, Knowledge Based Coaching in the Workplace, has been delivered to executives and HR personnel at Sony International, National Institute of Health, Getty Images, Whirlpool International, and to multiple groups of individuals. Author of The Hidden History of Coaching, Leni also co-edited The Handbook of Knowledge-Based Coaching. She is currently authoring a blog on the importance...

Jenny Edwards, PhD, holds ACC coaching certification with the International Coach Federation. She received training to be a Life Coach and Grief Coach from Coaching at End of Life ( She also offers Foundation and Advanced Training in Cognitive CoachingSM in Spanish, Italian, and English for Thinking Collaborative. She began conducting research on Cognitive CoachingSM in 1991. She presently teaches in the doctoral program in Leadership for Change at Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, California and is Lead for the Coaching Concentration. Some of her books include Cognitive CoachingSM: A Synthesis of the Research (15th ed., Thinking Collaborative, 2021), Inviting Students to Learn: 100 Tips for Talking Effectively with Your Students (ASCD, 2010) and Invitational Education and Practice in...