Last week I received word that my application for the next level of coaching credential was approved by the International Coach Federation. Formerly an Associate Certified Coach, I am now a Professional Certified Coach. Logistically, this means I have more than 125 coach training hours and 500+ coaching hours, have been mentored by my own coach for no fewer than 10 hours since my ACC credential was awarded, have passed a Coach Knowledge Assessment, and have demonstrated PCC-level coaching (assessed according to increasingly rigorous standards) in two recorded coaching sessions. In a bigger sense, though, this designation means that I have committed myself to a higher standard of coaching and to continual growth as a coach.
I would like to thank:
my first coach, Melissa Clodfelter, who showed me what a difference coaching could make,
the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship for inviting me to consider becoming a coach and then getting me started down that path,
all of my coach trainers over the years,
my mentor coaches in the process of attaining the Certified Christian Leadership Coach and ACC designations (Eddie Hammett, Brian Miller, and Bill Copper),
my mentor coach who got me ready to apply for the PCC credential, Janice Lee Fitzgerald,
and my family and friends who have encouraged me over the past 6.5 years of growing into this joy-filled ministry niche.
Above all, though, I am grateful to every person who has trusted me as a coach. I am excited to go to my office each day to find out about the good you are doing and to work with you on increasing the impact of your faithfulness, giftedness, wisdom, and experience. What a privilege!
Here’s to many more years of our journey together.