Leadership and Coaching

The Alberta Executive MBA is designed to hone and develop leadership abilities. Academically, the program is focused on sharpening and developing your overall business knowledge and leadership capabilities and strategic acumen. As such, our program offers additional supports to assist in your development through Executive Coaching, Executive Speaker Series, and Career Support.

Executive Coaching

Our Executive Coaching program is a results-oriented process that is designed to drive individual development, purposeful growth, and sustained performance enhancement. Executive coaching offers many benefits, including enhancing your leadership skills and your overall performance.

With our Executive Coaching program, you'll have the ability to influence the direction of your coaching sessions. In the past, students have used Executive Coaching to:
  • Enhance their executive presence
  • Develop a plan and work towards making their vision a reality
  • Navigate challenge workgroups and relationships
  • Focus their efforts on strategic decisions without getting pulled "into the weeds"
  • Manage the demands on their time to keep moving things forward

From our roster of coaches, you'll be able to select the individual you best connect with and work with that coach. You and your coach will engage in a series of confidential interactive conversations focused on an outcome. Through these conversations and the work in between, the coach (as your trusted partner), engages you to identify and make progress towards your goals.

Executive Speaker Series

In order to build your leadership capabilities, you need to interact with the individuals who are shaping Canada's major organizations today. Our Executive Speaker Series gives you the opportunity to consider leadership and strategy from the perspective of a senior executive. You will interact directly with business leaders who will describe how they tackle the tough issues and share their personal thoughts about effective leadership styles.


Steven Diep

"The Alberta Executive MBA has given me the necessary tools to solve complex business problems. It provides you with a completely different way of critical thinking that an individual without the program may take decades to develop just with work experience alone. The program provides you with the confidence to pursue business avenues that you never thought existed. When my colleagues ask if I would do it again, my response without hesitation is always yes, the University of Alberta Executive MBA changed my life!"

-Steven Diep, Senior Manager, Operations Engineering Enbridge Pipelines, 
EMBA 2016