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Executive Coach Training Series

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Executive Coach Tools: Help Clients Lead in Their Organizations with Backbone and Heart  
7-week live webinar course
14 hours

Suite of ROI Offerings: Taken ala carte, or all together, your choice. Here are the courses:

Calculating the ROI of Your Executive Coaching

The Leadership Vision Kit

Live ROI Q&A Teleclass with Mary Beth

Overview: A Short Introduction to Systemic Executive Coaching with Backbone and Heart
1.5 hours

Pattern Shift Executive Coaching: Help Clients Change Leader-Team Patterns that Drive Them Crazy
On-Demand prerecorded webinar
1.5 hours

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Training for OD/HR Executive Coach departments

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with Backbone and Heart

by Mary Beth O'Neill

Products Available on the Store Page: Practices to Increase Leadership Effectiveness 

Leading with Backbone and Heart
Shifting Leader-Team Patterns
Leadership Vision
Leadership Team Alignment
Leadership Team Coordination
Cascading Alignment
Performance Management

Executive Coach Training

If you are an experienced professional in any of the following roles, the Executive Coach Training Series is for you:

  • Executive Coach
  • OD Consultant
  • OD VP/Director
  • HR VP/Director
  • Leadership Developmental Specialist
  • Transitioning to the Role of Executive Coach
  • Building Executive Coaching Skills into Your Current Position
  • Colleague Whose Work intersects with Executive Coach Programs and Coaches

Note: This Series teaches advanced coaching skills, specifically designed for the business environment. Participants need to have mastered basic coaching skills in order to get the most out of the training series.

"I'm experiencing great success with my consulting business and I attribute a lot of that to the clarity I gained from your coaching seminars and your thoughtful and authentic facilitation and guidance. "

Paula C. Dillard
President/Principal Consultant

Executive Coach Tools:
Help Leaders Lead Their Organizations
with Backbone and Heart

(Delivered as a live webinar course)

Total ICF 14 hrs.


Discover How to Help Leaders Build
Engaged and Productive Teams ...

(even when they underestimate
the effort, skill, and attention that it takes).



  1. Shift Your the Leader's Perspective
    Gain effective ways to provoke new thoughts, raise the leader's curiosity about the role they play in their systems, and create a discussion for generating a different viewpoint than they had before.

  2. Strengthen Teams
    Discover productive approaches and effective tools to help and support leaders to truly understand, embrace, and execute the specific changes they need to make with their

  3. Transform the Leaders’ Use of Authority
    Help leaders use their authority humanely.

  4. Increase Your Credibility as a Transformative Systems-Oriented Executive Coach
    Discover the leverage points in a leader's individual development that can create the greatest change in their organizational system.


Help Leaders Solve These Vexing Dilemmas

  1. Avoidance of Responsibility for Their Team’s Engagement/Performance
    The use of “too busy” or other distractions by fighting fires and other culturally accepted excuses for keeping attention off of themselves as leaders of their teams.
    You discover how to help leaders face the challenges they tend to avoid.

  2. Belief that They Have No Power to Influence and Shape the System
    Abdication of the power they do have because of this belief.
    You acquire tools to help leaders map where in the system they do have influence to change the status quo.

  3. Dealing with the Onslaught of Change
    Overwhelm, which leads to essential conversations that do not happen; freezing in the face of constant disruption.
    You gain ways to help leaders identify the difficult but strategically significant conversations they need to have, and how to have them.


Here Is Everything You Get When You Sign Up For
The Executive Coach Tools Course

You get models, practices, and tools that cover each of the 4 steps along this
Executive Coach Success Path.

success path

"We have used your elegant model with great results. By focusing on specific business results, we can help our clients zero in on what is most important. In addition, the model helps our clients to quickly recognize their strengths and weaknesses."

Jennifer Joyce
Leadership Development Specialist



The Executive Coach Tools course a includes:

  • 14 hours of live online training.
    (7 two-hour sessions over 7 weeks so you can apply your learning immediately)

  • 4 pre-recorded content modules to view before the live online training.
    For the modules in the middle of the course, there will be course content videos to view before your live sessions, so you can go further and deeper into the material in the live sessions.

  • 14 ICF Core Competency CCE units. 

  • The training is interactive.
    Mary Beth talks with you rather than at you, while covering a lot of material.  There are many opportunities to have live conversations.

  • You work through one of your actual client situations, applying all of the frameworks you learn in the course.

  • There is an extensive Notebook for each module so you can take notes on the models.

  • You receive 8 Leadership Practice Tools preview copies from the Leadership Alignment Cycle to review what resources would be good for your clients, and to help you prepare for your sessions with them.

    Each tool has --

  • Best practices in leader-team interactions, 

    A leader self-assessment, 

    Backbone and Heart challenges your client must navigate, and 

    A leader's process checklist that can also be used to guide you in your sessions with your client. 


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Bonus #1
Live Teleclass
You join a group coaching integration session one month after the course ends so you can integrate the material, ask questions, and share experiences of using your coursework with leaders.  ($90 Value)
Free, included in the ECT course package 

Bonus #2
Overview of Systemic Executive Coaching course
On-demand video: A definition of the 4 phases of systemic live team coaching. Discover how adding a couple steps to the contracting, planning, and implementation phases of your coaching contracts can prepare executives to lead more skillfully through the systemic forces in their organization.
1.5 ICF Resource Development Credits ($75 Value)
Free, included in the ECT course package

Bonus #3
Pattern Shift Executive Coaching course
On-demand video: You discover how to help leaders identify and change patterns that get in the way of effective communication and productive outcomes with their teams. The course defines patterns and how to identify them between leaders and their teams, and shows you the process of how to help the leaders shift patterns, illustrating the steps with a real-life case study.
2 ICF Resource Development Credits ($167 Value)
Free, included in the ECT course package


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Mary Beth O'Neill
Course Faculty

Mary Beth O’Neill is the creator of MBO Consulting and the founder of the Executive Coach Training Series for experienced executive coaches and OD, HR, and Leadership Development professionals.

She is the author of Executive Coaching with Backbone and Heart, which is among Amazon’s top 100 books on management science, a classic in the executive coaching field, and a textbook in coaching schools.

Mary Beth has used these coaching approaches with clients in Fortune 100 and 500 companies, helping leaders increase their Team Leadership Intelligence™ in order to produce bottom line business results.

She has been a graduate faculty member for 23 years in the master’s program at the Leadership Institute of Seattle (LIOS) at City University, Bastyr University, and Saybrook University. Mary Beth has made multiple presentations to the World Business & Executive Coaching Summit (WBECS) and the International Coach Federation (ICF).

You receive the benefit of her 30 years as an executive coach and her 23 years of teaching these skills to graduate students.
You will learn what works best in order to partner with executives and help them achieve outstanding outcomes.


April 8 - May 29, 2020
Wednesdays, 12:00 - 2:00 pm USA Pacific Time 

Session 1: April 8, 2020
Session 2: April 15, 2020
Session 3: April 22. 2020
Session 4: April 29, 2020
Session 5: May 6, 2020
Session 6: May 13, 2020
Session 7: May 20, 2020

Bonus Teleclass: June 17, 2020, Wednesday 12:00 -1:30 pm USA Pacific Time

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A Suite of ROI Offerings

A Suite of ROI Offerings, taken ala carte, or all together

  Click here to get more information about the Suite of ROI Offerings  

Overview: Systemic Executive Coaching with Backbone and Heart

This is a recorded webinar, you get online access anytime.

Continuing Coach Education

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Pattern Shift Executive Coaching: Help Clients Change Leader-Team Patterns that Drive Them Crazy

This is a recorded webinar, you get online access anytime.

CCE 2 hours

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to get more information on Pattern Shift Executive Coaching  

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Our highly effective methods prepare internal coaching resources in your organization to amplify their success in executive development.
To set up Internal Coach Training in your organization, contact Mary Beth O'Neill (mbo@mboExecutiveCoaching.com)