The MBA Career Coaching program, Coaching Connections, is an integral part of the MBA program. We partner with students, faculty and other stakeholders to offer personal and professional development coaching services. We believe in guiding students to find their clarity and focus as they seek their “next step” in business and leadership. We connect our clients to applicable resources and bridge relationships for their defined success. We seek to offer a sense of belonging through active engagement and uplifting encouragement.
“The coaching sessions played a crucial role in enhancing my resume, expanding my professional network, and providing valuable career guidance. Thanks to these sessions, I successfully secured a position that I am genuinely enthusiastic about.”
“Since working with the coach, I have expanded into new spaces along with received a promotion in my current work.”
“I learned so much! I was able to see what I do every day is much of what I want to do later but I just didn't know the terminology. I was able to see how what I perceived as weaknesses can be used as strengths.”
“The coaching and mentoring helped me keep my focus on my core values and what was truly important to me as I worked through many professional issues.”
“The coach really helped me find my direction. Now I am focusing all my energies into shaping the life that I want."
“A positive environment and feedback.”
Discover your talents by taking the Gallup Strengths Finder assessment for free! Through the coaching engagement, learn how to aim your strengths to make decisions for your professional and personal goals and in your daily activities. Using your unique strengths assessment results, the coach partners with you by asking insightful questions for you to better understand self and to gain clarity with your direction and next step.
Becoming a new manager/leader can feel overwhelming, especially if you transition from an individual contributor role. Over the coaching engagement, the coach partners with you to help you better understand your leadership style and to explore possibilities in a variety of managing situations. These coaching engagements have resulted in MBA students becoming more confident in their new leadership roles.
Coach Lisa Fournier brings years of leadership, project management and entrepreneurial experience to the Coaching Connections program. Lisa partners with her clients and guides them in aligning who they are with where they are going. In addition to holding a Doctorate in Strategic Leadership and a Master in Project Management, Lisa is also a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach and Integrative Health Coach.
The Herberger Business School MBA is accredited through the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AASCB International), the world’s leading business-school accrediting agency.