April 30, 2021

NYU SPS Department of Human Capital Management Receives Gift from Bravely—a Professional Coaching Platform—to Fund Scholarships That Will Support Rising Talent in the Coaching Field, Committed to Furthering Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging in the Workplace

Scholarship Awards Will Support Aspiring Students in the Department’s MS in Executive Coaching and Organizational Consulting & Executive Coaching Certificate Program

NEW YORK, April 30 , 2021—Thanks to a generous gift from Bravely, the leading platform providing on-demand professional coaching for employees, the NYU School of Professional Studies (NYU SPS) Division of Programs in Business, Human Capital Management Department will be able to advance its mission of leading the way in furthering diversity in professional and executive coaching. The gift will support scholarship awards for students in the MS in Executive Coaching and Organizational Consulting and the Certificate in Executive Coaching who have a passion for and commitment to increasing diversity in the field of coaching and furthering equity, inclusion, and belonging in the workplace.

“As we witness the diversification of the talent pool of employees and executives across industries, it will be critical for the coaching industry, which supports businesses and employees, to diversify the pool of professional and executive coaches within its ranks. This gift will provide critical scholarship dollars to ensure that NYU SPS serves as a trailblazer in educating the next generation of diverse coaching professionals.” said Anna Tavis, clinical associate professor and academic director of the Human Capital Management Department at NYU SPS.

The gift commitment will provide a $7,500 scholarship for a student enrolled in the MS in Executive Coaching and Organizational Consulting (ECOC), as well as $17,500 in scholarships for students enrolled in the Department’s Executive Coaching Certificate — totaling $25,000 a year.

Bravely’s gift underscores its belief in the importance of centering DEIB work in the coaching field. The disruptive impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing violence related to systemic racism have contributed to a significant increase in stress and burnout in the workplace over the past year, especially among members of historically marginalized groups. Through the Bravely platform, employees at every level across an organization can access on-demand confidential coaching to support their development and well-being throughout their careers. Bravely’s coaches are a global network of experienced professionals who are rigorously vetted and continually evaluated.

“We are thrilled to gift these high impact scholarships to NYU SPS, which will expand DEIB in coaching,” said Sarah Sheehan, co-founder and president of Bravely. “Members of underrepresented groups are navigating disproportionate challenges in the workplace, and there is a clear need that we believe coaches experienced in DEIB can meet. We are excited to invest in future coaching talent that shares our commitment and passion. The future of coaching will be led by those championing this work.”

The MS in Executive Coaching and Organizational Consulting was the first graduate program dedicated to the field of coaching in the United States, and was designed to address the growing demand for highly skilled and academically trained coaching and consulting professionals. The program can be completed entirely online, onsite, or in a blended format, with the exception of the one-week Immersion Fundamentals Residency. It is aligned with the International Coach Federation (ICF). Full-time students can complete the degree within one year, while part-time students can complete the degree in two years.

The Certificate in Executive Coaching focuses on developing coaches using a three-pronged approach—the theory and science, evidence-based models and tools, and ICF core competencies. Each course is 12 weeks long and provides 36 synchronous hours and 14 asynchronous hours, which will entitle students to earn 50 coach-specific training hours with ICF per course.

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About the NYU School of Professional Studies
Celebrating 86 Years of Excellence in Applied Professional Education

For 86 years, the NYU School of Professional Studies (NYU SPS) has been a deeply respected institution of higher education that is grounded in applied learning. From its early years, training returning World War II veterans to fulfill the nation’s urgent need for skilled technical workers, it has evolved into a professional education powerhouse that offers 20 graduate degrees, 13 bachelor’s degrees for traditional and post-traditional students, four associate’s degrees, and a plethora of non-degree courses and credentials.

NYU SPS is a thought leader, and serves as an incubator for new ideas in industries that are constantly changing, including real estate, real estate development, and construction management; hospitality, tourism, travel, and event management; global affairs and global security, conflict, and cybercrime; global sport and sports business; publishing; marketing; public relations; project management; executive coaching and organizational consulting, human resource management and development, and human capital analytics and technology; management and systems; translation; and professional writing. It is focused on building skills that open doors to opportunities in emerging fields and global markets. NYU SPS faculty members are leading experts in their areas of discipline, with a hands-on approach that encourages students to push beyond their limits and to break new ground.

Home to some of the largest and most prestigious industry conferences in the world, including the Schack Institute of Real Estate’s Capital Markets Conference, REIT Symposium, and National Symposium of Women in Real Estate; and the Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality’s International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference, the School’s invaluable connections to industry leaders is a truly distinguishing factor in the education that it provides. Through career development services and resources provided by the NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development at NYU SPS, guest lecturers, site visits, participation in numerous conferences and events, and Global Field Intensives, students benefit from an NYU education that will set them apart. In addition, they have the opportunity to learn from and network with more than 30,000 NYU SPS alumni who live, work, and contribute to innovation in industry around the world. To learn more about NYU SPS visit: sps.nyu.edu.

About Bravely

Bravely connects employees to on-demand professional coaching in the key moments that define the employee experience, making it possible for companies to foster a culture that attracts and retains talent. By scaling equitable access to confidential guidance and timely skill development, Bravely empowers employees at every level to do their best work and thrive in their roles.

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