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The Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching Announces New Partnership in Kansas

SHREWSBURY, NJ – The Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC), provider of the most comprehensive and experiential coach training programs in the world, today announced that its program, Coach Centric Leadership™ for Education Professionals (CCLEP™), is now available exclusively in Kansas through its new partnership with the Educational Services and Staff Development Association of Central Kansas (ESSDACK).

The Coach Centric Leadership™ for Education Professionals program was designed to help educational leaders, across public and private schools, build energized and engaged campuses and districts. Otherwise known as “cultures of engagement,” the program inspires the development of individual leadership attributes leading to high performance, creativity, collaboration, and building powerful relationships at all levels, from administrators to teachers to students.

“ESSDACK is a progressive leader in education and we are excited to be able to bring iPEC’s outstanding program to Kansas and are celebrating in the high levels of organizational efficacy and increased student achievement which will result,” Stacy Hebert, Managing Director Education Programs, at iPEC.

“Across the United States, school districts are experiencing the tremendous impact coach training has in increasing efficacy,” said Susan Gonzales, Chief Operating Officer, at iPEC. “It is no longer enough to focus on just the task of instructing; research has shown time and again that cultures of engagement drive and sustain high performance levels. But these cultures don’t just happen; the leader plays an integral role in creating environments for these cultures to flourish, and the use of a proven, competency based coaching methodology is key in sustaining them.”

The Coach Centric Leadership™ for Education Professionals program is geared towards educational leaders, specifically superintendents, central office professionals, principals, vice principals, and other education specialists. The program includes in-person trainings, the Energy Leadership Index™ assessment, mentor coaching sessions, professional development plans, peer work, and a post-program assessment to measure growth and outcomes.

Leaders walk away with a culture of transformational change, driving shared norms, values, and beliefs of the organization, as well as a sustainable climate for continued self-leadership.

The program is aligned with the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium standards, is approved by PA Act 45, and is offered throughout the United States and Canada.


The Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC), an ICF-accredited coach training program provider, offers the most comprehensive and experiential coach training program in the world and is the originator of the Core Energy Coaching™ process – the most effective leadership framework and change process in use today. Founded in 1999 by Bruce D Schneider, MCC and Ph. D., the Institute graduates Certified Professional Coaches in the specialties of life, career/transition, health and wellness, relationship, teen, business, corporate, and executive coaching.

In addition, iPEC offers the highly successful and deeply transformational Coach Centric Leadership™ program to K-12 school districts, universities, corporations, organizations, governments , law enforcement agencies, and non-profit organizations around the world. Most recently, iPEC earned recognition by Leadership Excellence Magazine as one of the Top Leadership Development Programs 2012-2013 and was voted as one of the “Best Places to Work NJ” in 2013.


Since 1983, ESSDACK has provided leadership, innovation, services, products, and solutions to educators in Kansas and across the country. Based in Hutchinson, Kansas, ESSDACK is dedicated to providing the highest quality staff development opportunities for educators through talented consultants and by bringing nationally renowned speakers to its operating area.

ESSDACK is continuously working to meet educational needs across the state, the country, and internationally. In addition, the organization provides a host of services, ranging from group health insurance to technology support.

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