The Doctor of Professional Coaching (DPC) is specifically formulated as an applied and practical study for the working coaching professional. The DPC program is designed to address the critical dimensions of effective leadership and coaching at an advanced level. The unique program combines a pragmatic management and coaching approach with the academic rigour of a doctoral degree. The program provides a platform that enables the participant to develop as effective leaders and coaches by examining their personal skills, beliefs and value-sets as they relate to those with whom they interact. Participants will develop insight and skills to mature into more effective coaches, leaders and managers through rigorous doctoral level research and application.

Applied & Practical

The program employs a blended learning methodology that includes one-to-one coaching, practical workplace application, applied leadership scholarship and individual reflection. Success in the program is defined as higher performance as a leader and coach in the real world of the participant’s existing workplace. The program covers material considered to be essential to applied leadership. Contemporary themes covered include: Ethics and Social Responsibility, Leadership, Change, Sustainability, Congruency, Personal Psychology, Group Dynamics and Spirituality. The program is uniquely designed for the working professional who wishes to immediately apply the knowledge of the program back to their working environment. The program includes the following courses:

Coaching is a conversation for self-actualisation, the universal language of growth and change. In learning to master the art of coaching, we effectively rewire our brains to shift away from living life in constant reaction to circumstances, to a way of life lived from vision and possibility. Whether you do this for yourself or for your profession, it will create profound shifts in your life as a whole. This program brings together the latest trends in coaching coupled with a deeply transformational process. It encompasses three critical development areas: a theoretical exploration to broaden your awareness of the system you are impacting; a practical component to develop coaching mastery, and a deeply personal self-development journey, in a platform that enables you to fit this into your life.
Professor Savannah Steinberg - Professor of Professional Coaching

3 Years - Fully Online - Rolling Admission

Flexible Design

Rolling admission and personalized program agenda means increased flexibility.


Exceptional teaching and real world applications develops coaches ready to take a leadership role.


The program is capped with the completion of a professional manuscript focused on a domain within executive coaching.


Evaluation is concluded through the submission of papers and case studies. There are no examinations.

Dual Degree

Participants completing the program will also be awarded the Master of Executive Coaching degree.

Monarch Digital Campus

Is the central hub for your studies. It is also your passport to success in your program at Monarch. As a graduate research institute technology is key to the smooth development of research. Monarch has used digital technology as a driver for research success within its various programs since its inception. From the MDC you can access the Monarch Cloud storage, the Nobilis Learning Management System and the suite of Microsoft Office 365 apps. The MDC also includes access to the Monarch Digital Library databases, access to the Dissertation Wikis, and the research database. All resources are available on mobile devices through the Google or iPhone store.


Monarch Business School is in the accreditation process through EMCC at a Senior Practitioner Level. EMCC’s Global Quality Award (EQA) offers the market place the much needed framework to enable the quality of mentoring/coaching services to meet and be recognised for meeting high quality standards of the profession. EQA ensures that successful candidates meet the research-based competence standards presented in the EMCC Competency Framework.

Certification & Memberships

Monarch Business School is the first distance-learning business school to achieve triple certification by the International Standards Association (9001, 14001, 18001). Monarch Business School is a member of EFMD-The Premiere European Accreditation Agency, ACBSP-The Association For Collegiate Business Schools & Programs, CEEMAN-The Central and Eastern European Management Association and ACUNS-The Academic Council of the United Nations System.

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