Coaching Fieldwork

Coaching Fieldwork

Applying your knowledge of effective client engagement and coaching industry standards for ethics, you will contract with two clients for an eight-week supervised coaching engagement. Under the guidance of the instructor and a MSLOC Fieldwork Coach, you will complete a combination of coaching assignments and reflections to help you make progress in achieving your customized learning objectives. By the end of the quarter, you also will complete your OLCC digital coaching portfolio, which will represent your coaching philosophy, the defining elements of your coaching practice, evidence of your coaching effectiveness, and your critical thinking about the field of coaching.

Upcoming Sessions

Winter 2023

Date Time

Classes begin Jan. 3 and end March 11.
Virtual Class Sessions Wednesday evenings.

5:45 to 7:15 p.m. CST


  1. Implementing a Coaching Contract
  2. Developing and Tracking Coaching Plans
  3. Engaging In and Reflecting Upon Coaching Conversations
  4. Leveraging Theories to Improve Your Coaching Practice
  5. Sharing Your Coaching Knowledge and Expertise


  • Coaching practice with two real coaching clients, observed and supervised by a MSLOC Fieldwork Coach
  • Two personal coaching sessions with a MSLOC Fieldwork Coach
  • Developmental feedback from your coaching clients
  • A digital coaching portfolio you can use to promote your knowledge and skills as a coach

Required Text

Kimsey-House, Henry and Kimsey-House, Karen (2018). Co-Active Coaching: Changing Business, Transforming Lives (4th ed.). Boston: Nicholas Brealey Publishing.

Rogers, Jenny (2016, first published in 2004). Coaching Skills: A Handbook (4th ed.) Berkshire, England: Open University Press, McGraw-Hill.


MSLOC 420: Accelerating Learning & Performance

MSLOC 451: Building Transformational Client Relationships

MSLOC 453: Coaching for Learning & Performance


Contact Us

Master's in Learning & Organizational Change

1800 Sherman Avenue
Suite 3500
Evanston, IL 60208
Northwestern University

Phone: 847/491-7376

MSLOC Staff In-Person Office Hours - Monday - Thursday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

MSLOC Staff Remote Office Hours - Friday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm