as an Education
provider from the State Board of
Business Coaching Courses
by becoming a Licensed
Graduate School of
Global Leadership ™
Global Leadership Skills
Training & Coaching Courses
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"Dr Skiffington is recognized
world's leading authority and
educator in behavioral-based, professional leadership
want to be recognized as the biggest coach educator, only the best."
"Our mission is to enable people and organizations to
realise their full potential."
- Dr Skiffington
Executive Director: Perry Zeus.
of Education: Suzanne Skiffington, Ph.D
Director of International Programs: Kathryn M.
Director of International Research: Ephrem
Client Services Manager: Micheal Dupree
Business Manager: Marcus Jordan
Coordinator: Natalie Johnson
Research and Development and Publications Coordinator:
Event Coordinator: Lisa Adams
Board of Professional Advisors and Consultants:
Chaired by -Ethics Advisor; Denise Skiffington, BMBS.M.A.
The Behavioral Coaching Institute
-our parent organization and
a research and educational institution)
The Institute is engaged in
teaching, research and development and publishing of the highest
quality across the field of
leadership and executive
BCI has established a number of key
structural units to pursue specialist depth
of expertise, knowledge creation and teaching in key
activities. As the
Institute's Director of Learning and Development, Dr
in the ongoing learning and development of a client's coaching
staff and programs with a global delivery
Singapore to the
Research Activities and International
Center for Applied Behavioral Coaching (a
non-for-profit research organization) -Dr Skiffington has personally
trained an elite international team of leading coaching educators and
practitioners who are engaged in ongoing research and development.
Research and Development
- The Institute
committed to research and the dissemination of information
through the publication of books and articles.
constantly refine our curriculum, models and tools so our
graduates can stay way ahead of their competition.
use an extremely rigorous scientific approach to research,
develop, test and validate coaching principles, models,
and tools. To find the hard data studies we continually look
at hundreds of research studies.
The Graduate School of
Global Leadership (marketed as
AAA Coaching Partners via the internet -is a private learning
institution, providing invitational courses to qualified persons only)
The School is the global leadership education arm of the
Behavioral Coaching Institute. The Graduate School delivers customized,
'world-best standard' global leadership coach training courses around the world to
select individual and organizational clients.
The School provides a rigorous, personalized educational experience for
busy professionals with demanding schedules by
providing a custom
designed, focused, short-course structure. The School's niche
one-to-one teaching and customized course
format is unique in the world of professional coach
most other mass-market oriented providers, the Graduate School does
not provide a "cookie cutter" training program or shallow or prescriptive education. As a private
learning institution providing personalized, customized learning,
the School also
aims to remain small enough
so it is able to develop a long term personal and
professional relationship with its graduates.
Skiffington's respect for: the values of education, personal
responsibility and coaching's accountability to clients is
embedded in the philosophy of the Institute. The
standards reflect a fundamental difference in what we do
we do it compared with anyone else.
The Graduate School of
The institute's second School certifies qualified
professionals as Master Coaches
and provides expert instruction on how to establish a successful
business coaching practice or program. The
Masters-Level Coach Training Course uses a
individualized/customized approach to learning.
(see below page)
-The Graduate School's
"All coaches do not
have to be psychologists. However, coaching is change and
change is a psychological process. The coach
needs to understand the
psychological aspects of coaching and be confident and competent
to deal with these. To do so requires
personalized training and
supervision by a clinician/experienced coach/trained educator."
Today, Dr Skiffington Graduate School's attract the best students from all around the
world and celebrates a growing list of successful and influential
and foremost the Behavioral Coaching Institute is a private educator but we are also:
world's major developer
of leading-edge, psychological-based coaching tools and
techniques and spend over 50%
of our revenues on
research and development (our graduate coaches have immediate access to the newest validated,
learning and change tools, techniques and materials available.) -and-
- The institute is also an advisor
to industry groups, professional development associations, private and public learning
institutions and government
agencies in matters relating to the development of the
professional coaching industry and
education for coaches falls into two categories - those
qualified individuals aspiring to become coaches and
practising coaches. The
School provides a
modularised course which is tailor made to suit each
level of professional development.
Skiffington's Graduate School of Global Leadership:
- is committed to maintaining
its position as the world's
leading provider of specialist leadership coach education.
- has established an enviable
record for teaching and research excellence across a range of
disciplines in the business
and leadership coaching environment.
- comprises proven industry
expertise, academic and management resources in coach
education and the development of coaching systems, curriculum, methods
- provides an unparalleled world
class standard of learning through its proven research
- has a close working
relationship with some of the world's leading educational institutions, various
bodies and industry
- courses are designed to train coaches
to show their clients how to survive and thrive in the
environment of the 21st century
- through graduates sharing
their knowledge with their clients the School contributes to the economic, social and
of organizations around the world
Coaching School's professional development programs are tailor
fitted specifically to meet the needs of each
the market/region they operate within. The culturally adapted regional programs are
America, UK and Europe and in Asia-Pacific.
The mission of our faculty is to use
its unique international experience to maintain its position
as the local regional and overall
world leader in the pursuit, analysis and
dissemination of knowledge in the discipline of
and Global Leadership Skills Coaching fields.
M.C.P, PhD, M.A.P.S, M.I.S.H
Suzanne Skiffington is internationally recognized as the
world's leading educator of
- H.R.Today. .
- Dr Skiffington has been interviewed on T.V., radio and in
the print media around the world. Her work and research in
coaching has been reported in the world's top business,
professional and scientific journals. She has lectured on coaching
in the workplace in leading
universities, consulted with various government committee meetings
and hearings, opened international conferences with key note
speeches and has had numerous coaching articles published in
various professional journals, magazines and newspapers.
Suzanne has a
Bachelor of Arts degree, a Masters of Clinical Psychology and a
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and has received international
recognition for outstanding teaching and research. In the early 1990's while teaching
psychology at university, her research in human performance in an
organizational environment led her to begin coaching.
In the mid 1990's Dr Skiffington was managing her own large practice which consisted of nine coaches
and an international business client base. Her loyal
clientele, spanning six countries, included several Fortune 500
companies and a number of high profile business and sporting
identities. During this time Dr
Skiffington wrote many articles on organizational coaching for
various psychological trade journals. In
1997 she pioneered and published research on 'Towards a Validation
of Multiple Features in the Assessment of Emotions' that has
stimulated new research and instrument development in this domain
by personality, social and developmental psychologists. But
something was to change all that. Dr
Skiffington then established the world's first course for psychologists to be
trained as coaches. As her reputation grew, as an authority on
coaching in the workplace, she was subsequently invited to speak on her successful coaching
practices and techniques to hundreds of organizations and professionals
involved in people development.
During her travels, Suzanne
was increasingly asked by the wider business community to develop a coaching certification program
for professionals (as well as psychologists) that had a behavioral
scientific basis and also contained her trade secrets for establishing a
successful coaching practice. A growing number of coaching practitioners also
began to seek a high level credential
that would help them distance themselves from the rest of a
rapidly growing disparate coaching marketplace.
Meantime, McGraw-Hill Education
approached her about writing a how-to, practical coaching reference text that was urgently needed to fill a void in
business literature. After considerable thought she accepted the
challenge to write her first coaching text ('The
Complete Guide to Coaching at Work') and passed the day-to-day running of her practice on to
hundreds of research papers, studies, articles, books and
by working with many of the world's industry thought leaders, leading providers and users of coaching,
Suzanne was also able to further develop her Master Coach training
course. After training hundreds of psychologists Dr
Skiffington also began to conclude that: her course's large class format
couldn't address the individual participant's specific learning
needs, that she couldn't replicate her knowledge base and
experience via the course facilitators she had trained to deliver
her course, and that many psychologists were simply not suited to become
Tackling the above
issues, together with Perry Zeus, she created a world-best standard, industry-focused,
"hands-on" course designed for a very small group
of qualified professionals
successful business track-record. The unique, invitational course
was customized to each participants learning needs and only
conducted by herself.
four day intensive certification
courses and follow-on mentoring are universally acknowledged as the
industry's highest level coach training program. The masters-level,
industry-recognized courses (continually updated with cutting-edge
content) shows select participants
how to either: 1) train and coach successful global leaders or, 2)
how to establish, market and manage a world-class standard
coaching business or/and implement successful internal coaching
programs. As the new courses applicant's relevant business experience
became the major criteria of selection it followed that less than 7% of
the participants had any formal psychological training. The courses now
only use practical, proven, psychological-based tools and
processes that are industry-focused and can
be easily applied and learnt by participants who do not require
any training in psychology. Her students (a mix of highly experienced professionals with wide
backgrounds involved in people development) simply require the
formal structure, processes and best practices for their specific private or workplace practice.
Skiffington's elite Master Coach Certification Courses are now recognized by many
Government Accredited Professional Associations (as part of their
Continuing Education professional development programs) responsible
for the supervision and coaching/training of professionals working in areas
such as global leadership, management and human
Skiffington and the Behavioral Coaching Institute (her R
& D and Credentialing Institute) are approved
to offer continuing education as required by the State of
California, Board of Behavioral Sciences. Today, many federal and
agencies around the world have enrolled their key
staff in her recognized course.
By 2002, Dr
Skiffington had co-authored two more groundbreaking
books with Perry Zeus ('The
Coaching at Work Toolkit: A Complete Guide to Techniques and
Practices' and 'Behavioral Coaching: How to Build Sustainable
Personal and Organizational Strength' -see top of page:
The books have received numerous awards, are translated in
multiple languages around the world and are now standard course reference texts in at
least 30 university and college degree programs. The books are also
the UK's, Australasia's and North America's top selling
organizational coaching texts. The Chinese government recently
selected the books to be the first coaching texts to be
translated and distributed throughout China. The first print runs
where sold out within several weeks.
books document the many outstanding success stories of her
clients and graduates across the world and have now become
industry standard reference and resource materials throughout the global coaching community.
Nevertheless, becoming a competent, successful coach demands more
than reading textbooks. As such, via her advanced-level,
"hands-on" Master Coach Courses, Suzanne is able to personally
instruct each participant
how to select and master the appropriate methodologies, tools and processes
they require for their internal or external practice..
Objectives and a Lasting Legacy:
Through her many publications and work with the Behavioral
Coaching Institute, Dr Skiffington is now internationally
recognized as a pioneer in the development of coaching models and
methodology and is acknowledged as a leader in the development of
business and leadership coaching tools and techniques. As an educator and
international best-selling author she also finds time, as a guest
lecturer, to teach coaching in some of the region's leading
As a trained, experienced,
adult educator, Dr.Skiffington, in the last few years of her life
(1949-2007), dedicated herself to teaching the
professional coaching and business skills she developed during her
distinguished career to her expert Faculty team. Through her unique professional development
Master Coach Course the Institute is now able to share her success formula with
accomplished, busy, professional people who desire to be qualified, credentialed professional
coaches at the highest international level.
Skiffington is recognized as a world authority in training organizational
coaches to achieve positive, sustainable, measurable behavioral
change and learning:
With the Institute's support team and the help of her
clients and graduates worldwide, she spent over a decade in research, application and
fine tuning in developing her elite courses. With regional campuses in
New York, London and Sydney (and more on the way via her partners)
her break-through fast track courses train and equip its graduates in the shortest possible time
while providing a proven formula
for achieving the greatest level of PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION and
STANDING, SATISFACTION and SUCCESS. Over the last decade,
working with Perry Zeus, she has certified over one
thousand professionals (from over 40 countries) involved in HR, L
& D, training, consulting, management etc on her successful personal and professional
development coaching methodology and
Behavioral Research Laboratory
Skiffington's expert team are currently engaged in research to
develop data, knowledge and expertise in several organizational coaching practice
areas. The ongoing research not also continually advances the quality of
our flagship Master Coach course but also the specialist level-one
courses in our Licensing Program where the Institute licenses the right
of use to graduates.
Research Laboratory as well as our Graduate Schools are an integral part of the
Behavioral Coaching Institute (our parent organization). The
Laboratory is available to support the faculty and their students
to conduct state-of-the-art research on issues that affect human
and/or organizational performance, change and learning. Research
findings are also published in our publications.
Everything learnt in Dr
Skiffington's course can be immediately
applied to your career success.
As Dr Skiffington's international faculty team maintains high
level consultative positions with a number of Fortune 100 and 500
companies they are able to share with our graduates their valuable, real-world
organizational coaching experience. Today, the Institute's
organizational clients are some
of the world's leading corporations, ranging from
large multinationals, government departments and public
learning institutions and emerging entrepreneurial businesses.
private, individual clients range
widely, from management consultants, CEO's and HR personnel
to established coaches,
working in the business arena.
Note: There is a strict limit
to the number of course places we provide.
This also means that there is always a high demand from
talented, experienced prospective candidates for the
limited number of regional places available.
Coaching Institute's quality standards are the highest in the
Everyone who applies for the Master Coach Course does not get accepted.
The few available courses available each year are by invitation only and there is a strict
criteria of selection. Typically we receive 3 to 4 applications
per one course place. Our
interview process ensures those coaches, consultants, HR
professionals and other accomplished professionals who wish to become
Certified Master Coaches have the experience, the expertise
and the ability to apply what is taught in the course and get results.
Simply send in the website's Registration of Interest Form
so we may call you to discuss
your situation and jointly determine if your experience and/or
background fulfils our qualifications and our course meets your
From the desk
of Dr. Suzanne Skiffington.
Coaching in the workplace offers enormous potential for suitable professionals
(as internal or external practitioners) to enhance their career, make a career change, or consultancy type
businesses looking to provide additional services.
Leadership or Exceutive Coaching is now recognized as the key ingredient in achieving
sustainable and measurable change and development for the
individual, group and organization.
My Coach Training Program offers a thorough curriculum
for individuals who are already coaching professionals and for
those who have corporate experience but require the formalized
theoretical and applied knowledge. The content and structure
of the programs have evolved over a decade of graduate and
feedback, resulting in a high degree of student
and client satisfaction.
The Coaching certification process, based on best practice
world standard, also includes instruction in the vital business
tools to succeed. The standards and skills taught will equip you
with the required knowledge to excel in your chosen profession. To
ensure your road to success I also provide one-to-one
My Promise to You..
Knowledge Transfer and Sustainable Learning
Critical to the course's longstanding success is the ability of our
trained coaches to coach at the top level based on the skills
mastered in our program. I guarantee it!
We've learned a lot over the past 14 years, working with coaches
and clients on a broad range of development issues, and we've
attempted to capture and document the best processes and proven
techniques in our 1 to 1 personal development methodology."
In the 1980's Perry worked as a project and business development
management consultant (both in the United States and Australasia).
In the early 1990's as an executive coach and
management mentor he also conducted various specialist
coaching clinics with a variety of professional groups including
professionals engaged in professional development and management consultants. In 1995
he teamed up with Dr Suzanne Skiffington to establish an
international coaching practice that spanned six countries. Perry and Dr.
Skiffington then went on to establish specialist coach
training workshops. Perry is also the founder of the Behavioral Coaching
Institute and the Institute's Graduate
Perry oversees the Graduate
School's course development,
ensuring the certification programs are always in step with world
best practice and the latest organizational thinking. As well as being
the head of the Institute's Corporate Support Program he
is a sought after advisor to both global companies and government
agencies. He has written numerous articles on
organizational coaching for professional journals such as; the Institute of Management, Organizational
H.R. Monthly and Business Review Weekly etc. Recent books co-authored
by Perry include: 'The Complete Guide to
Coaching at Work', 'The
Coaching at Work Toolkit: A Complete Guide to Techniques and
Practices' and 'Behavioral
Coaching: How to Build Sustainable Personal and Organizational
Strength'. He is currently writing another text book and
now devotes much of his time in coaching research and
him who would move the world first move himself."
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