Industry supporters
EMBAC also invites corporations that support the executive education industry to become corporate members. Corporate members participate in the Executive MBA Council Conference, and a corporate representative also serves on the Board of Trustees.
Amazon Kindle Education
A Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) opened on the web in July 1995. Today, Amazon Kindle Education offers a wide variety of education solutions and products for schools that are making the transition to digital education. To this end, Amazon Kindle Education has created the Whispercast tool, a powerful SAAS platform that enables schools and programs to discover, procure, manage, and deliver eBooks, eTextbooks, apps, and documents quickly and easily at scale to most any device that students own including Fire tablets, Kindle eReaders, iPads, PC, Mac, and Android devices.
Austral Education Group
Based in South America, The Austral Group helps organize visits to South America for Executive MBA and MBA Programs. In additional to handling all logistics, The Austral Group offers the local knowledge and contacts necessary to provide a complete South American business educational experience.
BetterUp
A mobile-based platform, BetterUp, combines behavioral science, AI technology, and human interaction to drive personal growth and professional development. A global leader in professional coaching, counseling, and mentorship, BetterUp puts dedicated one-to-one care, curated content, coaching, and more in the pocket of every individual. The cutting-edge technology and science provide real-time actionable insights that connect individual growth to organizational outcomes — driving program effectiveness and ROI. Whether in the classroom, the workplace, or at home, BetterUp provides the tools that individuals need to thrive in all aspects of their lives.
BusinessCAS by Liaison
For more than two decades, BusinessCAS by Liaison has streamlined the processes that higher education institutions use to manage their applications and market their programs to prospective students. Through Liaison’s admissions management and enrollment marketing solutions, more than 31,000 programs on more than 1,000 campuses nationwide reach prospective students, minimize administrative tasks, and create exceptional experiences for applicants during the full enrollment cycle — from first interest to first day on campus. Its Centralized Application Services CASs™ processes more than 2.5 million applications per year.
CarringtonCrisp
CarringtonCrisp works with universities and business schools to offer imaginative approaches to your ever-changing world, using data and creativity to drive analysis, insight, and practical solutions. Since 2004 we have worked with more than 180 institutions in over 35 countries, rebranding, reviewing, and relaunching programs, defining strategies, and building new approaches to higher education. We help universities and business schools change.
Executive Core, LLC
Executive Core focuses its services on more quickly developing global leaders through a unique, innovative, and cost-effective approach. Executive Core provides executive coaching, leadership development classes and modules, faculty retreats and advanced facilitation instructional design skills, action learning experiences, and online collaboration for cohorts.
Financial Times
Financial Times publishes a global newspaper on business and also offers a comprehensive education program to incorporate global business news into students’ lives.
GeniusMesh

Founded on the belief that EMBA Program alumni, with their deep corporate experience and broad business knowledge, are uniquely positioned to successfully lead companies, GeniusMesh offers a global EMBA network for career advancement, networking, and job opportunities. GeniusMesh helps connect the world’s top organizations with the leaders they need to help their businesses grow. Through the GeniusMesh online platform, alumni gain access to unpublished, confidential roles that can’t be found elsewhere, network with an exclusive group of global alumni, and tap career advancement resources.  

Graduate Program Recruitment Solutions (GPRS)
Graduate Program Recruitment Solutions  (GPRS) is an exclusive and highly revered provider of professional services to business schools. GPRS has delivered successful outcomes for EMBA, MBA, specialized master’s, and executive education programs nationwide, working with more than 50 colleges and universities across more than 120 graduate programs. GPRS specializes in growing enrollment for new and existing graduate programs, as well as helping with the transition to online learning.  GPRS provides demand generation consulting, contact center recruitment solutions, and the industry’s first lead analysis and peer benchmarking platform.
Hilltop Global Group
With offices in Washington, D.C., and Nairobi, Kenya, Hilltop Global Group supports development initiatives in Africa. Hilltop facilitates turnkey African business residencies for business school programs and universities. With a leadership team of alumni from Georgetown University’s EMBA Program, Hilltop offers expertise to deliver standard and customized program services, which extend well beyond logistics to cross-industry consulting project sourcing and design, including key growth industries, unique cultural and humanitarian experiences, and much more.
International Study Programs
International Study Programs provides fully customized academic tours for Executive MBA and MBA Programs to destinations worldwide, with a focus on offering access to a range of companies and key figures in business, government, academia, and the press.
Ivy Exec, Inc.
Ivy Exec facilitates an online network of more than 400,000 members who are accepted into the community because of their demonstrated professional success. Ivy Exec provides original career opportunities, professional development resources, and content to members while sharing career-enhancing resources from outside the Ivy Exec community. It also works with EMBA Programs and universities worldwide to market their programs to members and help them recruit high-achieving Ivy Exec community members as program participants.
Kuoni Tumlare
Maestro By Kuoni Tumlare Educational Programs offers a full menu of services for the EMBA and MBA international residency. Kuoni Tumlare marks more than 40 years of unparalleled success as a leading travel provider. With 20 offices throughout Europe and offices in Japan, China, Kuala Lumpur, New Delhi, Bangkok, Boston, São Paulo, and Mexico City, Maestro By Kuoni Tumlare Education Programs provides destination knowledge and an ability to meet all your program’s needs, from travel logistics to educational and corporate content.
RNL + Converge
A higher education resource for digital marketing, RNL + Converge leverages data-driven digital marketing practices to maximize enrollment for undergraduate, graduate, and online learners, as well as giving from alumni and donors. Campuses turn to RNL + Converge for digital advertising, student recruitment, donor engagement, fund-raising campaigns, website development, and analytics and reporting. With years of on-campus and industry experience, the company’s deep roster of experts understands firsthand the challenges that face higher education professionals today. More than 3,000 colleges and universities have turned to RNL + Converge to meet their challenges, develop solutions, and achieve lasting success.
Southbridge Access
Based in South America, Southbridge Access provides turnkey solutions for business school programs with needs beyond standard travel logistics and ground support. Our company offers exclusive insight into key trends and access to ground-breaking companies and high-level executives in addition to a complete range of ground support and logistics, lodging, and group management services.
Study.Net
A recognized web-based learning resource, study.net makes learning more convenient, accessible, and successful for students and faculty, who use study.net to manage the assembly and electronic delivery of academic content – regardless of content type, source, cost, copyright information, or viewing platform. Study.net also facilitates forums, self-publishing, and access to a store of related resources.
The Washington Campus
The Washington Campus is a non-profit business school consortium headquartered in Washington, D.C. The Washington Campus provides intensive, experiential seminars on business, politics, and public policy for EMBA and MBA students, as well as for executives and other audiences, from around the world.
Wordstrides ISA Custom Programs
Wordstrides ISA Custom Programs supports all aspects related to travel and academic planning for the EMBA international residency. In business for nearly 45 years the value, quality and stability of the organization has been recognized with recent institutional accreditation by AdvancEd. The organization operates worldwide.
Featured corporate member: BetterUp
International Study Programs

In 2020, 36 students in the Executive MBA Program at the University of Iowa took part in a different kind of coaching experience, one designed through a collaboration with the program and EMBAC corporate member BetterUp.

The students began their journey with a 20-minute assessment, then selected and connected one-on-one with their coaches through BetterUp’s secure mobile coaching technology platform, tapped extensive custom-recommended resources, and reflected on the impact of the coaching.

In 2020, they completed 665 personalized coaching sessions. More than 45 of those sessions focused on pandemic-relevant topics, such as navigating uncertainty and working parents. At the end of 2020, measurements showed that:

  • 90 percent of students said working with a coach made them more effective at their jobs
  • 97 percent of students said BetterUp was a valuable use of time
  • 100 percent said their coach helped them make meaningful progress toward their goals

They also improved their skills in coaching by 15 percent, recognition by 14 percent, and relationship building by 9 percent. They succeeded in enhancing the psychological resources that help them better cope in times of change, posting a 15 percent increase in cognitive agility, 11 percent increase in self-compassion, and 10 percent increase in focus. Overall, they rated their BetterUp experience a 9.2 on a scale of 10.

Based on the results, the University of Iowa is exploring additional opportunities to integrate coaching into the curriculum, programming, and research partnerships.

BetterUp launched in 2013 to deliver on a mission of unlocking greater potential, purpose, and passion in people. With a patent on its mobile coaching platform, BetterUp is helping expand the reach of coaching – often only accessible to the very top levels of an organization – to individuals at all levels and places in their lives, says Angela Lindberg, Ph.D., who leads strategic partnerships at BetterUp.

BetterUp uses three key pillars as the foundation to achieve its aim. “Science, coaching, and technology are what drives our engine,” says Lindberg.

Applying science and research to all it does, BetterUp draws on the talents of PhDs in organizational psychology, psychology, medicine, and related fields, as well as tapping experts, such as organizational psychologist and bestselling author Adam Grant. Based on the science and research, it takes a holistic approach to development, looking at overall well-being, including basics like sleep and nutrition and their relationship to performance.

“It’s not just about developing inspiring leadership behaviors,” says Lindberg. “It’s also about how you are thriving as an individual and taking care of yourself – showing up so you can show up for others.”

A strong focus on positive psychology helps in promoting a mindset of growth and in supporting changes in behavior. BetterUp collects data throughout the process, which helps both in determining coaching impact and in defining areas for ongoing research and measurement.

How does the coaching process work? It starts with the assessment, which BetterUp uses to carefully select coach options from its pool of 3,000 coaches throughout the world. It offers three coach options to the participant, who makes the final selection.

“A successful coach-match is critical to an effective coaching journey and BetterUp invested heavily in this area,” says Lindberg. “We are 97 percent accurate in predicting that participants will still stay with their selected coach for three months or longer, but if at any time an individual wants a rematch or new perspective we can accommodate.”

With the annual license to use the BetterUp Platform, participants gain unlimited access to coaching for six or 12 months. Generally, coaches and participants meet once a week for 30 minutes. “But if there is a rough week, there may be a need for back-to-back sessions,” she says. Unlimited on-demand and extended network specialists coaching is also available.

BetterUp coaches come with extensive C-suite experience, and companies, such as NetApp, look to those coaches to boost leadership capabilities.

While Larry McAlister, vice president global talent at NetApp, wasn’t a great advocate of coaching, his perspective changed dramatically when he began working with BetterUp.

"I had bad experiences with coaching in my background," says McAlister. “I realize it wasn’t the coaching profession….it was how companies are using coaches. Go fix this person – they’re bad, make them better with a coach. That’s a recipe for disaster.”

His experience with BetterUp led him to a much different conclusion. “What BetterUp has helped us do is realize with the tool, the easy platform, the ROI numbers, and the advancement of themes, we can actually help people go from good to great.”

For the company, that means improved job performance and increased productivity. But it also has a ripple effect. “It starts permeating. They’re better at helping others succeed, so there’s exponential growth. At the top level, we can really show how engagement, growth, turnover, the common KPIs {key performance indicators} improve.”

Success stories like those have led to fast growth for BetterUp, now with 500 employees and multiple locations worldwide. “In September 2021, we hit a significant milestone of delivering more than one million coaching sessions to date,” says Lindberg.

In early October, BetterUp announced the close of its $300 million Series E fundraise. This round brings the company’s valuation to $4.7 billion and total funding to $600 million, making BetterUp the largest mental health and coaching company in the world.

Better-Up discovered EMBAC through its work with several EMBAC members and looks forward to sharing BetterUp’s advantages with members, she says. It also continues to pursue innovations, expanding its coaching options to include coaching circles with peers and building out executive cloud coaching.

“We want to make sure in all we are doing we are achieving our mission,” she says. “BetterUp is in the business of offering a transforming, life-changing product.”

For more information about BetterUp, contact Angela Lindberg at sales@betterup.co or visit www.betterup.com.

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“We want to make sure in all we are doing we are achieving our mission. BetterUp is in the business of offering a transforming, life-changing product.”
ANGELA LINDBERG, PhD
Strategic Partnerships, BetterUp