SES One-on-One ECQ Coaching & Development (30 days)

Price: $3,700

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) advises that you should expect to devote 60 or more hours to developing your Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs). Most professionals do not have that kind of time to spare and don’t understand the unique standards and best practices involved in this graduate-level writing assignment. This service is designed to streamline the process and partner you with a coach and professional writer who will guide you along the way. Everyone is different of course, but most people using this service spend approximately 80% less time on writing their ECQs than OPM estimates. This is truly a partnership, and by the end of the process, you will have a fully developed set of ECQs. Projection of coaching and editing time by a seasoned Master Senior Executive Writer and Coach is estimated between 10 and 15 hours.


  • The process will begin with a 60–90-minute phone call during which the assigned Master Senior Executive Writer and Coach will explain the best practices and how to use the ECQ builder. They will also answer your questions, help brainstorm potential ECQ stories, and teach you how to flesh out your ECQ stories through the lens of the 28 executive competencies. You will leave this call feeling motivated by the clarity, powerful tools, and support you receive!
  • You will then spend the next 14–21 days completing our signature ECQ builder with your rough draft materials. This is a highly iterative process, where you send in the ECQ stories one or two at a time, and your Master Senior Executive Writer and Coach provides specific and tailored feedback, along with follow-up questions and guidance on how to best address the various executive competencies.
  • Once you have provided all of your inputs to your Master Senior Executive Writer, he or she will draft a polished set of ECQ essays that integrate our proven best practices and address the competencies using the Challenge-Context-Action-Result (CCAR) format, and providing executive-level accomplishments and results.
  • Your ECQs will then be sent to our in-house proofreaders, who will check for grammar, flow, consistency, and accuracy.
  • After your ECQs are proofread, your writer will send you a draft of your ECQs and you will have 14 calendar days to use the track changes function to indicate anything you want to add, change, or remove and ask any questions you might have. You are the final reviewer and approval authority of this document.
  • Your writer will advise if your changes are not aligned with best practices, make any and all edits you wish, and send you back a final draft that you can submit with confidence!

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