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Sherpa Coaching creates leaders who guide, empower and serve others by:

  • Making the world a better place for everyone by refining today’s leaders.

  • The Complete Leader: Great leaders must be role models for great business behavior.

  • Results: Good executive coaching creates permanent, positive changes in business behavior.

  • Collaboration: Leaders and their teams benefit from coaching and a working knowledge of coaching skills.

  • Reliability: For consistent success, executive coaches benefit from mastery of a proven process.

  • Credibility: Endorsements for coach training programs shouldn’t be bought and sold.

  • Transparency: Coaching methods should not be ‘trade secrets.’ If you’ve got something good, share it.


Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, Sherpa Coaching is home to world-leading educators and researchers in executive coaching.

We have trained and certified executive coaches since 2004. At the University of Georgia and Howard University, the authors of the classic text ‘The Sherpa Guide: Process-Driven Executive Coaching’ conduct the most widely-recognized program in the profession.

Our research team conducts an annual survey, the largest and longest-running in the industry. Full results are always made available at no charge, for the betterment of executive coaching.

Based on the most detailed coaching process in print, Sherpa Coaching provides coaching services through a global network, and offers workshops and training programs to refine leadership skills.

More information about the people of Sherpa Coaching is available here. 

Why do Executive Coaches use the Sherpa name?

In the Himalayas, the native guides that assist climbers to the top of Everest are called Sherpas. Sherpas have a global reputation because:

  • They predict conditions that makes a climb dangerous or impossible.
  • They know the terrain and design routes for the climb.
  • They offer suggestions, ideas and the tools of the trade:  skills and resources needed for the climb.
Sherpa executive coaches take on the role of the Sherpa climbing guide: enabling, advising and assisting in difficult environments with limited options. Our detailed interviews with the Sherpas in Nepal confirm that our approach is much like theirs.

Sherpa Coaching Mission and Vision

* To enhance the credibility of executive coaching by introducing
processes and standards of practice which become widely accepted.

* To be the leading source of research, education and certification
in executive coaching, and to earn that status by offering the best
instruction and support available.

* To provide executive coaching services which consistently deliver
excellent results, based on a solid and reliable process tailored to each
person we work with.

* To provide training and workshops which change business behavior,
providing managers and leaders with powerful coaching skills.

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