Philosophy IB Partners with American University

Offers Leadership Coaching for Organizational Performance Program

Florham Park, NJ - JULY 01, 2016 Philosophy IB, a boutique management consulting firm committed to helping clients execute strategy by changing the way people work, announced today that it will offer its Leadership Coaching for Organizational Performance program in partnership with American University this Fall. According to Chris Brookfield, the program director and leader of Philosophy IB’s executive coaching practice, “We are delighted to partner with American University to offer continuity of this extremely successful Washington metropolitan area program (previously held at George Mason University). American has a national academic reputation and their partnership and interest is a testament to the program’s quality and value, and it expands the reach of the program.”

The offering of the 132-hour program, accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF), begins on September 27th and will run over the course of the next six months. The course is suited for experienced management, human resources and executive professionals; executive coaches without a certification; and midcareer professionals with a strong interest in developing executive coaching as a vocation. The program is offered on an open-enrollment basis, and applicants can submit their qualifications and learn more about program structure and content at

Philosophy IB established the Leadership Coaching for Organizational Performance program in 2010. The program’s unique focus on leadership coaching within an organizational context has attracted many professionals looking to make an impact on their own selves as leaders as well as those seeking to assist leaders. Graduates of the highly-participatory program gain a professional certificate and meet the education requirements needed to apply for one of two credentials offered through the ICF: Associate Certified Coach (ACC) and Professional Certified Coach (PCC).

A former graduate, Jeff Hurwitz, Founder & Principal of CoreChoice and former General Counsel at D&B (Dun & Bradstreet) strongly recommends the active learning and problem-solving focus of the program. “I was attracted to this particular program for a number of reasons, but I thought it would equip me with deeper skills to work with management teams as they wrestle with real-world problems,” Hurwitz said. “I came with high expectations, and not only did it meet them, it exceeded them. It’s been an extraordinary program, run by an extraordinary group of people. I feel so much better equipped to be a coach now and apply these skills to serve others well. I couldn’t give a stronger recommendation to the program.”

If you would like additional information relating to the Professional Certificate in Leadership Coaching for Organizational Performance Program, please visit or contact Janice Machlovitz at janice.machlovitz(at)philosophyib(dot)com.

Philosophy IB, LLP ( partners with clients to achieve meaningful and sustainable performance improvements by bringing their innovative, bold strategies to life. Since we believe it is people that make strategy real, we focus our efforts on positively changing the way people work.