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Building a Coaching Culture

A coaching culture is one in which an institution invests in its people so they can grow, thrive, and perform to their full potential, improving how faculty interact with each other, the institution, patients, and the community at large.

How can we create a coaching culture among faculty?

  1. Learn coaching skills and adopt a coaching mindset.

    Faculty members may take our Coaching 101 Course – a 20-hour intensive coaching introductory workshop where faculty practice and experience coaching skills first-hand.

  2. Expand your skillset with professional coach training to impact any faculty member's local sphere of influence.

    Utilize our Faculty Coach Certificate Program – a 10-month intensive program with:

    • 52 hours of in-person core learning
    • 8 live online learning sessions (90 mins each)
    • 3 hours of mentor coaching
    • 20 hours of coaching experience

    Program completion provides the education necessary for faculty to apply to be an International Coaching Federation Associate Certified Coach (ACC).

  3. Create a coaching network of leaders and professionals across UT Southwestern.

    Our faculty peer coaches who are participating in the Faculty Coach Certificate Program are available to provide confidential and free coaching to connect with each other in a transformative process that engages faculty in an accountable partnership.

What can a coaching culture do for UT Southwestern?

Coaching facilitates growth and fulfillment in faculty’s professional and personal lives through the identification of who they want to be, the ownership of challenges, and the creation of meaningful action plans for success. A coaching culture can improve engagement, align individual purpose, mission, and talents with UT Southwestern’s missions, enhance creativity, innovation, collaboration, and retention of our faculty as they shape the future of our institution.

What are my options for coaching at UT Southwestern?

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Faculty Peer Coaching

Partner with a faculty peer coach who also works at UT Southwestern and believes in helping others with the process of self-discovery to pursue personal and professional success.

Peer Coach Network

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Faculty Professional Coaching

Partner with a professional coach for faculty approaching new leadership opportunities or challenges to discover how to be successful as a leader in your new role.

Professional Wellness Coaching

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Integrated Faculty Health & Wellness Coaching

Partner with an integrated health and wellness coach to find out how to explore and pursue personal and professional wellness.

Health & Wellness Coaching

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Faculty Group Coaching

Join a group coaching opportunity for faculty to understand how to leverage the strengths of your team members and overcome challenges.

Group Coaching Events

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Faculty Skill Coaching

If specific skill coaching is needed, reach out to Organizational Development and Training (link requires VPN) to contract with an external coach (usually funded through the sponsoring department or division).


Questions about coaching for faculty at UT Southwestern?

facultywellness@utsouthwestern.edu the Office of Faculty Wellness.