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Nations Leading Institute for Coach Training Announces New Program to Bring Coaching into Schools

Created in partnership with the highly regarded Education Service Center, Region 20 (San Antonio, TX), this program aims to help Educational Leaders re-define educational success for today’s schools.

September 1, 2010, Shrewsbury, NJ – It’s about transforming schools. It’s about reengaging educators and reigniting the passion that brought them to teaching in the first place It’s about improving student performance and re-defining what it takes for today’s students to become tomorrow’s leaders. iPEC, the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching, is taking its leading experience in coach training and bringing it into schools.

iPEC’s Coach Training for Educational Leaders will teach educators self-leadership, shared leadership, and self-efficacy while creating a sustainable culture that remains long after those in charge have moved on. The training will fundamentally shift the way that educators work with each other, and with parents and the community, resulting in improved goal alignment, communication, processes, and teamwork. The program positively and profoundly shifts the energy of educators and that of those with whom they interact. Its end goal is to develop students who are able to flourish and thrive in the 21st century, and to create global thinkers who now can successfully model strong communication, relationship, and team-working skills, readying them to be the leaders of the future.

Created in partnership with Educational Service Center, Region 20 (San Antonio, TX) (, the program combines innovative content with best practices and leadership frameworks, tools, and techniques from the private and public sectors. iPEC and ESC Region 20 have tailored the program so that it has practical applications and can be easily implemented in day-to-day operations for all educators – from superintendents to principals to teachers. The program complies with the standards established by national professional development organizations.

“Becoming a professional and educational coach has provided me with valuable tools to help transition leaders at all levels to reach their potential professionally and personally,” commented Melinda Salinas, Principal, Kirby Middle School (San Antonio, TX). “My coaching skills have positively impacted my relationships with teachers, parents, students, principal colleagues, and district leaders. Everyone on campus feels empowered because our conversations and dialogue have reached a new level. Leadership is thriving and evident in our educational practices and professional development. As a campus principal, coaching allows me to embrace challenges and view situations from different perspectives.”

“Now, more than ever, academic organizations understand the importance and value of creating a culture that is both sustainable and flexible,” commented Susan Gonzales, Director of the Institute of Leadership Development, Education Service Center, and Region 20. “This Coach Training for Educational Leaders builds the internal capacity of an organization, but most importantly, it models productive and powerful leadership to each student, from kindergarten and on, inviting them to become innately successful and strive to reach their full potential.”

“There is a heavy responsibility on educators to develop young people, and they often lack the tools or resources to be effective,” she adds. “They are also often besieged by limiting beliefs about the potential of their students, which impacts their ability to be successful. This has a significant impact on our students’ ability to achieve. By arming all educators – from superintendents to teachers — with coaching skills and a new paradigm, a significant shift can happen in the classroom.”

“Education is the bedrock of a society, and today more than ever the education system has felt the stress of a rapidly changing world, forcing the need to evolve – and to do so with less resources. The one resource we want to make sure they have a surplus of is anabolic energy – and to see that energy filter throughout the leaders and role models that educate and inspire our children,” commented D. Luke Iorio, President and CEO of iPEC. “Our Coach Training for Educational Leaders is about giving our educators the tools to more effectively lead and work together, and to be able to help each other and their students be the cause of all great things they truly want to achieve in life and learning.”


The Coach Training for Educational Leaders program includes more than 100 hours of training, including 66 hours of in-class modules and 24 hours of live coaching/client practice hours, supplemented by group webinars and audio library webinars, and mentoring by a professionally certified coach.

The training utilizes leadership, business and management theories, and best practices that reinforce the link between the individual efforts of school leaders and the impact of their influence on their organizations. The curriculum includes transformational leadership, systems management, relational leadership, organizational behavior, emotional intelligence, change continuum, and leadership as well as the correlates of effective schools, including clear and focused mission, professional learning community and monitoring of student progress.

The Coach Training for Educational Leaders program focuses on the needs of professional educators from a practical perspective and focuses on areas that have the most impact on increasing performance. There are many research studies that show the positive impact of instructional coaching. There are also many school effectiveness studies that show coaching to have a direct correlation with improvement in understanding concepts, skill attainment, and application of new learning, with improvement rates for communications, action planning, and goal achievement often as high as 95%. (citation: Joyce, B. and Showers, B. (2002) Student Achievement Through Staff Development Association for Staff and Curriculum Development (3rd Ed.).

iPEC’s Coach Training for Educational Leaders program is aligned with Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium standards and with the core propositions of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.

About iPEC Coaching

Founded in 1999 by Bruce D Schneider, MCC and Ph D., the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) is an Accredited Coach Training Program. The Institute graduates Certified Professional Coaches in the specialties of lifecareer/transitionhealth and wellness, relationship, teen, businesscorporate, and executive coaching.

IPEC is the most comprehensive coach training program in the world, developing the most masterful coaches anywhere. IPEC’s Core Energy Coaching™ process is the most effective approach to professional success in the 21st century.

The methodology and Core Energy Construct are based on Bruce D Schneider’s decades of experience in the field and science of energy and consciousness. In addition to that, iPEC has built upon the very best of other paradigms, such as consulting, psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), mentoring, quantum physics, and metaphysics, adult and accelerated learning theories, emotional intelligence, and leadership development.

iPEC operates schools in 11 major cities nationally, and accredited by the International Coach Federation.

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