Neumann to Offer Coaching Program

Faculty Member: Christine Coward, MSW, PCC

Program Graduate: Robin Otto

Neumann University has partnered with the Habit Change Company to offer a professional coaching program, designed to train and support graduates in helping people and organizations make powerful, positive changes and achieve their maximum potential.


The three course series gives students new and applicable skills to use right away in their own lives and with coaching clients. Each course utilizes a values-based approach to coaching along with experientially based teaching and learning models consistent with programs for adult learners at Neumann.

Certified Habit Change coaches work with employees, career-changers, hospital patients, and many other individuals and groups from varied disciplines on a contracted basis or as employees. The coach’s job is to provide support to enhance the skills, resources, and creativity that the client already has.

The program consists of three courses; Habit Change Coach I: Becoming the Coach; Habit Change Coach II: Being the Coach; and Coach Residency: Doing Coaching. Habit Change Company, a subsidiary of Whole Life Health, developed the Habit Change Process and works from a proven model of how habit change really works and how to sustain positive behavior change.

Faculty members include Christine Coward, MSW, PCC, and Sherry L. Read, MS, MBA, CPC, CEC. Coward is the VP of Coaching Services for Habit Change Company and has been coaching since 2004. She works with leaders in organizations, helping them leverage their strengths and change their behavior to go from good to great. Read has been coaching professionally since 2006 and previously taught with the International Coach Academy.

The Habit Change Coach Training Program is approved by the International Coach Federation as an accredited coach training program.  Students who complete all the requirements to become a Certified Habit Change Coach can apply to receive Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credentialing.

Classes will begin this May. For more information, contact Dr. Sam Lemon, program director, master of science in organizational and strategic leadership, at 610-361-5239.



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