I am so proud to announce that I have earned my official designation as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) from the International Coach Federation —credentials I’ve been pursuing for a year! I received my coaching certification from New Ventures West in June 2014, and since then have accrued more than 750 hours of client contact. To get my credentials, I had to submit a detailed client log proving my hours, take a 155-question test to assess my competence as a coach (tough questions!), and file other paperwork. And just today I found out they approved me!
What I’m most proud of is that because of my extensive coaching over the last year, I now join the ranks of this esteemed organization as a PCC, their mid-level designation, not their entry-level designation, Associate Certified Coach (ACC). The highest level designation, Master Certified Coach (MCC) requires 2500 hours of client contact, as well as expert reviews of recorded coaching calls. It’ll take a few years, but I’ve got my sights set on that next! :)
Having said all that, this really isn’t about the numbers. As much as I appreciate and value the recognition of my hard work, I don’t need validation or proof that I’m doing what I’m meant to be doing with my life. I feel it every day, in every coaching conversation, in every hour spent with every client. They are my inspiration, and it is an honor and a privilege to bear witness to their growth, their insight, their courage and their spirit. I have learned that human beings are capable of literally anything when they give themselves permission to try.
Thank you to all of my clients — past, present and future. And thank you to you, my friends and family, for being such an incredible support to me as I go along this journey filled with intellectual, emotional, physical, and spiritual challenges every step of the way. I am so deeply grateful. THANK YOU!