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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)


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...

Deborah George-Feres' work centers on organizational leaders who are deliberate about driving positive change. Her passion is to use change as a catalyst for human growth and development. To achieve these outcomes, she utilizes an innovative executive coaching framework derived from rigorous research. Why does this matter? Because her clients receive evidence-based coaching practices that alter the way they make decisions, motivate employees, resolve deficits, improve performance, build, and restore confidence. With over 14 years of coaching experience, her work has profoundly transformed people and places. Where there is chaos, she is calm; where there is resistance, she promotes receptivity; and where there is fear, she propels faith and courage. SYMPOSIUM SESSION PRACTICE ROOM: TEAM AND GROUP COACHING (1.0 CCEU)...

In addition to serving as Director of the Evidence Based Coaching Program at Fielding Graduate University, she is the principal coach for The Willow Group. She is author of the book 'Silenced and Sidelined: How women leaders find their voices and break barriers.' Dr. Arnold trained as a leadership coach at Georgetown University through their Center for Continuing and Professional Education. She is certified by the International Coach Federation (ICF) as a Master Certified Coach (MCC) and a Board Certified Coach (BCC). She holds three degrees from Fielding Graduate University, including a PhD in Human Development. She is also a fellow with the Institute for Social Innovation and continues post-doc research on voice and silencing. SYMPOSIUM SESSION Practice Room: PREPARING FOR YOUR MCC (1.0...

Dr. Kevin Nourse is a seasoned executive and team coach with a passion for supporting high-potential leaders' success in transition. Before launching his practice in 2001, Kevin worked in several roles, including information technology, finance, and human resources. Kevin teaches with the Fielding Evidence-Based Coaching program and is a member of several leading professional associations, including the American College of Healthcare Executives, American Society of Association Executives, and the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration. He previously worked as an adjunct faculty with the Georgetown University Leadership Coaching program. Dr. Nourse earned his Ph.D. from Fielding Graduate University in 2009 and an M.A. in Human Resource Development. He is a professional certified coach (PCC) and co-authored an award-winning book...