UNH Certificate in Professional Coaching

The UNH Professional Coaching Certificate empowers individuals with the essential skills for successful coaching. Engage with core coaching competencies to acquire the foundational knowledge and skills necessary to be an effective coach. Throughout the program, you'll have ample opportunities to practice and refine your coaching abilities through peer-to-peer coaching, group practice, individual mentoring, and live demonstrations by expert instructors. 

Curriculum & Certificate Schedule

Classes meet monthly on Tuesdays, from 9:00am-3:30pm. All modules are Live Online on Zoom.

Module 1: Introduction to Professional Coaching | September 10, 2024

Module 2: Coaching Relationship October 8, 2024

Module 3: Coaching Conversations | November 12, 2024

Module 4: Powerful Questions | December 10, 2024

Module 5: Goal Setting | January 7, 2025

Module 6: Action & Accountability | February 11, 2025

Module 7: Identifying Stories & Observations | March 11, 2025

Module 8: Coaching Across Differences | April 8, 2025

Module 9: Coaching Applications & Business Development | May 13, 2025

Module 10: Course Review | June 10, 2025


* Tuition includes three individual mentor hours. Seven group mentor hours are built into the modules. Mentors will be assigned at the beginning of the session. 10 peer coaching hours are required to complete the program. Details and instructions will be provided to participants in each cohort. 

Instructor Bios


UNH Certificate in Professional Coaching

  • Thea Charles

    Thea Charles is a life and leadership coach and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) consultant. She has been coaching and facilitating workshops in her private practice since 2017. Thea is an ICF accredited Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and is Hogan 360 certified.

    Thea’s approach is methodical and structured. She helps clients see the big picture when they feel stuck in the details and is open to pivoting when presented with a new perspective. Thea has been a champion of DEI since the early 2000s by creating student-led initiatives and programs at her college and later by using a democratic approach to change management as a laboratory leader. Thea naturally gravitates to a coaching approach and is often said to not be the loudest in the room but leaves a lasting impact.

    In addition to her practice, Thea has served as the VP of DEI for New England Chapter of the International Coaching Federation. As the first person to hold the role, she established an engaged DEI committee and brought DEI focused education to her coach colleagues.

  • Laurie Dermody

    Executive Coach | Leadership Development Advisor | Organizational Change Consultant

    Laurie is a certified Executive Coach and past member of the ICF New England Board of Directors. Laurie is a leadership and organization development consultant with 20 years of experience in leadership and team development, executive coaching, and organizational transformation.  

    Laurie is passionate about helping leaders and teams achieve their goals through human-centric and business-driven practices. She has worked in a variety of industries including technology, financial services, healthcare, and biotech. Her areas of expertise include designing strategic alignment and execution initiatives for leadership teams, driving organizational transformation, and coaching leaders to excel in their current and future roles. She has also established internal coaching cohorts to enhance the development experience of leaders and provide growth opportunities for leaders to develop their coaching edge.

    Laurie holds a bachelor’s degree in management from Northeastern University and earned her master’s degree in Organization Development & Leadership (MSODL) and Executive Coaching Certificate from Saint Joseph’s University and a Coaching Certification from Center for Executive Coaching. She earned a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credential through the International Coach Federation (ICF). Laurie is a certified practitioner in Hogan Personality Index, Insights Discovery, Myers Briggs Type Indicator, Predictive Index, Learning Agility, and Leadership Agility.

  • Ivan Queiroz

    Ivan is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credentialed by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and holds certifications in Coaching for Innovation, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner (ELI-MP) and Applied Positive Psychology. Complementing his coaching expertise is a Master's in Software Engineering from Brandeis University and over 25 years of progressive leadership experience across technology, finance, fitness, and healthcare industries.

    From his early days as a programmer to roles as a Project Manager and Chief Technology Officer, Ivan cultivated a leadership philosophy grounded in respect, trust, collaboration, and inspiration. This well-rounded perspective taught him the criticality of agility and adaptability for thriving amidst volatility and change.

    In his coaching practice, Ivan leverages his business acumen and professional training to increase clients' self-awareness, overcome limiting beliefs, and explore new mindsets. He empowers individuals to actualize their innate resilience while adopting an agile mindset to confidently navigate inevitable changes. Ivan's diverse experiences allow him to serve clients holistically across multiple dimensions.

    Ivan's passion for coaching is rivaled only by his love of the great outdoors. An avid adventurer, he has hiked the 48 4,000-foot peaks in New Hampshire (currently on his second round!), plus Mt. Rainier, the Olympic Mountains, trekked in Nepal, among others. His spirit for exploration seamlessly translates into his coaching work of helping others scale new heights. He is also an ex-ultra marathon cyclist.

    Clients from Asia, Europe, North America, South America, and Australia – including S&P 500 companies – have benefited from Ivan's strengths-based approach. When not coaching or outdoors, he enjoys quality time with family, traveling, reading, listening to music, and volunteering at a local food bank.

Ivan Queiroz
Laurie Dermody
Thea Charles
5499.00 Workshop Fee
USNH Tuition Benefit Discount
PDT - 10% Alumni Discount
UNH Extension Discount
New to NH Discount
UNHOCE Discount