I’m ready to reframe my world through coaching
With a desire to add a valuable expertise to her skill set, Teri Orsini, director of Human Resources at Queens University of Charlotte, decided to go back to school to pursue a Master of Science in Executive Coaching. "Everything I read and hear regarding the direction of human resources tells me that executive coaching skills are emerging as a highly desired and essential component for success now and in the future."
While many institutions offer certificate programs, Queens is the only school in the country to offer a Master of Science in Executive Coaching. The low residency, 24-month program is designed for working professionals with cohort groups working online and meeting on campus three times a year. Teri found the format to match her lifestyle as a working mother. "The biggest challenge I faced was carving out time for studies and assignments in an already busy life. I've had to develop a discipline about setting aside quality time to work on assignments, so that I also have time for my family, friends and volunteer activities. It's working so far!"
Teri is already experiencing the benefits of her Queens studies both personally and professionally. "This degree is helping me reframe my world. It's giving me confidence to approach coaching interactions at an advanced skill level. It's also giving me an understanding of the supporting theories that inform executive coaching practice. I am enjoying the experience of learning valuable skills and knowledge so that I can be of service to my community. I am also keeping a promise to myself and modeling lifelong learning for my daughter."