University Council members should refer to Executive Coaching for University Council Members.

Washington State University has partnered with five external executive coaching firms who provide professional coaching services to senior leadership. These consultants specialize in organizational development, executive and leadership development, team development, and strategic planning. Each firm has experience with higher education institutions along with state and public agencies.

WSU has contracts with each of the five firms in accordance with University and state processes.

Benefits of working with an Executive Coach

Through the Executive Coaching program, WSU senior leaders have access to coaches from five executive coaching firms who have a variety of specialties and experience in a wide range of settings. Many of our coaches have master’s degrees and several with PhDs. In addition, several of the coaches have certifications in their specialties, such as, the Meyers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI).

Executive coaching offers many benefits including: new outlooks on personal challenges, improved decision-making skills, increased confidence, and greater overall effectiveness. Those who utilize coaching services have seen a substantial improvement in productivity, satisfaction with life and work, and the accomplishment of significant goals.

Getting Started

  • Obtain time commitment and financial support approval from your manager to participate in Executive Coaching.
  • Click on the links below to view profiles of the firms and executive coaches.
  • Select the one that best fits your needs.
  • After consulting directly with the executive coach of your choice and discussing a coaching plan that fits your needs, your coach will submit a Coaching Proposal to Human Resource Services, Pullman.
  • Human Resource Services, Pullman will receive authorization from your appointing authority to expend the costs associated with executive coaching.
  • Human Resource Services, Pullman will forward the requisition and proposal to Purchasing Services to initiate the contract process.
  • Purchasing Services will coordinate with the Executive Coach to ensure the terms of the proposal are in accordance with University policies and procedures.
  • Purchasing will finalize the contract for signature.
  • Once your coach and Human Resource Services, Pullman have received the signed proposal from Purchasing, coaching services can commence.

Coaches — please send coaching proposals and/or any questions to:

Attn: Jaide Wilhelm, Assistant To

Human Resource Services
Washington State University
PO Box 641014
Pullman, WA 99164-1014

Or email them to:

Invoices and Billing

To utilize a coach, you must have approval from your appointing authority. Areas and colleges will be responsible for all costs associated with using an executive coach including fees and travel.

All invoices will be submitted to Human Resource Services, Pullman then routed by Human Resource Services, Pullman to the appropriate department for payment.

Coaches — please send invoices to:

Attn: Kelley Kane, Administrative Manager

Human Resource Services
Washington State University
PO Box 641014
Pullman, WA 99164-1014

Or email them to:


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