About LCOP

Professional coaching

Become a Certified Leadership Coach

The Leadership Coaching for Organizational Performance (LCOP) program is an International Coaching Federation (ICF) Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP). Unique to the program is our partnership with Heidrick & Struggles, a worldwide leadership advisory firm, which provides you with real-world applications of executive coaching. The program is designed to develop your coaching skills and provide you with a significant opportunity to put your newfound skills into meaningful practice.

After completion of the program, you have met the academic requirements for two ICF certifications: Associate Certified Coach (ACC) and Professional Certified Coach (PCC).

Why Earn Your LCOP Certificate at NC State?

North Carolina State Map

NC State University is located in the heart of the Research Triangle which boasts innovative organizations around every corner. Connect with like-minded professionals through the cohort-based program.


132-hour ICF-accredited coaching education program provides robust instruction in all of the ICF Core Competencies.


Intended for those seeking to become an external executive coach, an internal coach, or a leader who wants to set themselves apart by consistently bringing out the best in employees.

Request Info

Want to stay up to date with the LCOP Program, or have questions? Let us know!

Hear more from Sean in this testimonial video.

Program Details


Fall 2024 Cohort

  • Sept. 17, 18, 19
  • Oct. 8, 9
  • Oct. 29, 30
  • Nov. 19, 20
  • Dec. 17, 18, 19
  • 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • 12 full days of instruction over five months
  • Weekly telephone conference calls
  • Supplemental readings, journaling and coaching practice
  • Online, virtual classes taught in English via Zoom.

Invest in Yourself

A sampling of NC State’s program alumni who work for a variety of leading organizations.

Town of Cary Logo Cisco Logo Deloitte Logo Duke Energy Logo Duke University
Fidelity Logo GSK Logo NC State Logo US Army Logo Wake County Public Schools Logo