University Partnerships




ICF-WA continues its strong partnership three state universities in their Graduate Schools of Business. Our goal in University Partnerships is to elevate the value and impact of coaching in the business world, for leaders who may not be exposed to the benefits of coaching at all, or until later in their careers. Graduate MBA students in all programs and the executive coaches volunteering, say they would recommend this program and its value to other students and coaches.

  • “My coach and I have developed a strong relationship. I have gained so much introspective work from the time I have spent with her that is hard to accomplish in the classroom. I could not recommend this (experience) enough.” UW Bothell MBA student.
  • “Growth can occur at any time, from any individual, at any age - we cannot put limits on how much others can teach us! Throughout the experience, I gained insights on my personal, professional, and educational inspirations.” UW Tacoma MBA student
  • “MBA students who collaborate with coaches will be better business leaders because of this experience. That was made clear to me, and I am grateful for the experience.” ICF-WA Coach Volunteer


University of Washington Bothell

Coaches provide four (4) one-hour sessions per graduate student over two quarters, with volunteer intake periods in Fall and Spring for the MBA and MS in Accounting programs. Students open enroll for the coaching option each quarter. Contact Marriot Winquist - UW Bothell MBA and MS Accounting programs, at mwinquist(at)brighttreeleaders.com


Sandeep Krishnamurthy

University of Washington Tacoma

Coaches provide three (3) one-hour sessions per graduate student in Spring quarter in the Becoming a Leader course, one of the final classes in their two-year MBA program. ICF-WA coach volunteers may work with more than twenty students in Spring quarter. This year we added a four-month coaching option (March-June), four (4) one-hour sessions per graduate student in an open enrollment approach. Contact Anne Reeve - UW Tacoma MBA program (Becoming A Leader or open enrollment), at anne (at) redrockcoaching.com


Tim Maule - MBA Graduate from Milgard School of Business UW Tacoma.

Richard Wilkinson - Executive in Residence, at Milgard School of Business, UW Tacoma

Washington State University

Coaches provide three (3) one-hour sessions per term to graduate student in three terms annually. Some coaches may elect to coach more than one student over a couple of quarters if matched again. Students opt into the program in an open enroll approach each term. Contact Desiree Briel Rodi - WSU EMBA program desiree (at)brielrodiconsulting.com

Our volunteer coaches hold an ACC, PCC, or greater credential, have completed an Accredited Coaching Program with 50 hours of coaching experience, or have multiple years in the coaching profession.

Please complete the coaching application form if you meet these requirements and are interested in volunteering. We will in touch to confirm your availability as we form the coaching pools for each program.

We hope you will join us!