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Coach Excellence School for Educators

What is Coach Excellence School?

In 16th Century England the definition of Coaching was: “To transport valued people from where they were to where they wanted to go.”

The Coach Excellence School curriculum is based on the world-renowned Principle-Centered Coaching™ system, proven effective for more than twelve years. This course has been designed and continues to be enhanced by master coaches, executive coaches and professionals.

The Coach Excellence School instructors are dedicated to delivering the best mediums for coach training, e.g. in-classroom facilitation, one-on-one coaching, group coaching and presentations. These are some of the many options that are available to address the unique objectives of your school or district.

The following are some of the many coaching program options available to address the unique objectives of your school, district or state.

Coaching Statistics

A top training organization studied the impact of leaders who increased their coaching effectiveness. They found a huge difference in results produced by the best coaches:

  • 8 times higher levels of engagement and commitment.
  • Over 3 times more willingness to “go the extra mile” for the team or organization.
  • 2.5 times higher levels of job satisfaction.
  • 2 times higher ratings of supervisor effectiveness.
  • Half as many team members thinking about quitting.
  • Dramatically higher levels of service and satisfaction.

Coaching Program Options

Skill Development –

Discover the Value of Coaching

(3 Hours of Training)
Participants will understand what coaching is, how it can be used within a school system, a brief overview of the skills necessary to be an effective coach, and how the application of coaching can empower others.

Fundamental Coaching –

Learn to Communicate with Impact

(2 Days of Training)
Discover the coaching skills necessary to improve communication and increase educator effectiveness. Throughout this training, participants will gain knowledge of the coaching process, including how to create a coaching relationship, engage in coaching conversations and clarify committed actions. These skills will transform how participants interact, engage and empower the people they lead and serve.

Advanced Coaching –

Creating a Coaching Culture

(4 Days of Training)
Now that it has become imperative to apply more relational and collaborative models for leading and influencing, the education system is evolving to initiate coaching cultures that support individuals within their schools to think and work together more effectively. Based on the research conducted by the National Staff Development Council (NSDC), the quality of professional learning is directly in proportion to student learning. Advanced Coaching supports administrative teams to naturally collaborate, coach and apply empowering communication skills. Administrators and teachers will discover how the application of coaching skills with students can significantly increase their desire to learn, improve self-esteem and elevate overall academic performance. Coaching facilitates transformation within a school system in a way that successfully supports administrators and teachers to reveal each student’s capacity and ensure that they are college and career ready.



Grace Keohohou Hao

Grace K. Hao

President & Co-Founder

Grace Keohohou Hao Co-Founded the Coach Excellence School with her business partner and mother, Nicki Keohohou, more than 12 years ago. Grace is a Co-Author of several Best Selling Books. She is a Certified Coach with the Coach Excellence School and is a WABC (Worldwide Association of Business Coaches) Certified Business Coach™ (CBC).

Grace has been teaching the Coach Excellence School® for Educators in Hawaii, Texas and South Dakota.

Nicki Keohohou

Nicki Keohohou

CEO & Co-Founder

Nicki began her career as a teacher and athletic coach. She is currently the Co-Founder of the DSWA and Coach Excellence School. Nicki teaches and travels the globe providing inspiration and education to learners worldwide.

She is a Certified Coach with the Coach Excellence School and is a WABC Certified Business Coach™.

She was also recently named one of the Top 30 Female Entrepreneurs in America.