USC Coaching Program

Become a certified coach with the USC Coaching Program

The USC Coaching Program is a virtual certification, offered by the Goldvarg Consulting Group accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF), as Approved Coaching Specific Training Hours (ACSTH). It is designed to develop coaching skills and puts one on the path to become an ICF Associate Certified Coach (ACC).

As a trained coach, you will collaborate with other faculty and staff to maximize their potential, achieve objectives, become more effective, and bring more wellbeing to their lives. Becoming a trained coach will allow you to make a significant impact on your team, and at USC.

What is coaching?

ICF defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. The process of coaching often unlocks previously untapped sources of imagination, productivity, and leadership.

Why coaching?

Coaching is a life-changing experience that improves your outlook on work and life, while boosting your leadership skills. It helps you tap into your potential, unlocking sources of creativity and productivity.

By the end of the program, you will be to understand and apply the International Coaching Federation Core Coaching Competencies, enhancing your personal and work effectiveness.

Topics covered include:

  • Coaching agreement
  • Building a partnership
  • Communication skills
  • Coaching presence
  • Cultural diversity
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Positive psychology

The program includes coaching practice and working with a mentor coach who will provide feedback from recorded sessions.

Sessions are facilitated by Master Certified Coach Damian Goldvarg, PhD, has 20 years of experience training and developing leaders and empowering people at their workplaces.

2022 sessions

Sessions take place on the following dates:

  • April 1, 2, and 15
  • May 6, 7, and 20
  • June 3, 4, and 17
  • July 15, 16, and 29
  • August 12 and 13

Sessions meet every other Friday, 8 a.m.–12:30 p.m. and one Saturday per month, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Register here.


  • $3,800 – the program fee covers the price of required books for course.

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